Retiring favourites – Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop April-16

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Welcome to this months Stampin’ Creative blog hop. So today we have been set the theme of retiring favourites, and there were lots of things we are saying goodbye to from this Catalogue which were favourites for me such as Swallowtail stamp and the Itty bitty punches however I decided to focus on the retiring In-Colours.

Which colour are you going to miss most, I am having a tough time choosing between Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss but I think Blackberry Bliss is the colour I shall miss the most it is such a lovely rich purple, but I know Stampin’ Up with have some fabulous 2016-2018 In-colours coming in June which will keep our colour offering on trend!

I have made a set of 3 note cards for my Friend and I really like this sentiment from this set ‘Friends are kind to each others hopes & cherish each others dreams’ perhaps this sounds a bit cheesy to some people? others may love the sentiment? but I like the idea of using this to send to a friends who have been really supportive or give to my lovely friends who can then send on.



So as you can see I made a set of 3 cards, 1 in Blackberry Bliss, 1 in Lost Lagoon & 1 in Hello Honey and all are using the Mossy Meadow as leaves – Plus I have decorated the envelopes to match. I have then added a belly band to complete the whole set and used Razzleberry ribbon to make the bow.


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  1. As much as I LOVE blackberry bliss, it has a lot to answer for. Many of my customers look like they’ve been let loose with something dangerous after using it! I too will miss these fabulous colours. You’ve showcased them so well on a clean white background.

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  4. Going to spook miss BlackBerry bliss, even the messy fingers that go with it. Love your projects! Simple but stunning.

  5. love these cards … this is one of my favourite sets and it works brilliantly in this colour combo. Going to miss Lost Lagoon the most ,….. but Blackberry Bliss comes in a close second.

  6. Oh my … that rich Blackberry Bliss belly band is just stunning! What a beautiful selection of cards and a beautiful send off to some much loved favourites. Farewell Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss, I shall be sad to see you go x

  7. Blackberry bliss is such a lovely colour and I am sad to see it go, along with the other in-colours retiring. But this card is certainly a fitting send off…

  8. Oh my those are just sooooo cute! You scared me slightly with the Garden in Bloom set choice – was panicking because I love it – but the Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey colours just show up so well with this stampset. I love the wording and I love how you’ve decorated the envelopes & the bellyband is a genius way to give that as a gift – a really lovely idea and set of cards.

  9. I love that set! Blackberry Bliss is my second fave that is going (Lost Lagoon being #1 for me) and that rich gorgeous bellyband just looks wonderful, especially paired with the rich razzleberry ribbon. Your envelope decoration is just too cute – the bee is my absolute favourite from that set! Caro x

  10. Love these projects, and the colours. The belly band certainly finishes it off fabulously x

  11. Oh they look fantastic. I love your projects they are so inspiring. Love the colours and the stampin up inks are so lush in colour and stamps are so clear. Can’t wait until the 28th to get new inspiration from you and the new catalogue xx

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