Stampin’ Up! For All Things for the Retiring Products Blog Hop

Hey, y’all – it’s Tuesday.  Today’s post is a little bit different from the normal “updates” – the ladies in Amy’s Inkin’ Krew (that’s the name of Amy Koender’s downline demonstrators!) are doing a Blog Hop!  It’s our first one and we’re excited!  For this inaugural Hop, we’re each bringing a project that celebrates one of our favorite Retiring Products!  I hope that you’ll hop thru everyone’s offerings when you’re done here! 🙂

As I put together my look-back post from Saturday – I realized that For All Things is one stamp set (among many!) that I’m really going to miss!  It’s just so pretty and gives us so many options for Fall-themed cards.  But – it works at other times of the year as well.  So, I teamed it up with a few other things I’m really really going to miss….Corrugated Paper, Venetian Crochet Trim, the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack and the Greetings Thinlits.  And one should never – ever! – forget about the Envelope Liner Framelits!  Take a look-see:

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My design for the layout of the card was inspired by the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #170:

CTS #170 Sketch
I began the layers for this card using a piece of the Kraft Corrugated Paper (retiring).  I created the angles for the Botanical Gardens DSP (retiring) by dry fitting and marking faint lines with a pencil – then cutting it with my Paper Trimmer.  I SNAILd them to the Corrugated Paper and then SNAILd the whole thing to a So Saffron card stock mat.

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Using some little dabs of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, I adhered the Venetian Crochet Trim (retiring) to the card front to create the crossed lines in the sketch.  I wrapped the ends around to the back and secured them with scotch tape.  Then I finished matting the card front, SNAILing the whole thing to a Cajun Craze card stock mat.

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For the sentiment, I pulled out a stamp image from For All Things (retiring).  I stuck a piece of Sticky Note tape across the word “Thanks” and stamped the rest of the words in Cajun Craze ink onto a piece of So Saffron card stock.  Then I cut it with the label die in the Chalk Talk Framelits (retiring).  I stamped a few of the wheat sheaf image (also in For All Things) in Old Olive by the sentiment.

To make its mat, I laid the die on a piece of Cajun Craze card stock, traced the outside edge lightly with a pencil and then cut it out.  I SNAILd the So Saffron label to it and then popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The sentiment, from the Greetings Thinlits (retiring), is cut from a piece of Gold Foil, and then I also cut two Cajun Craze versions – which I then adhered into a “thanks” stack with some Liquid Glue.  Finally, I used more of the Liquid Glue to stick it to my sentiment label! 🙂

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The flowers are cut with the small flower die in the Botancial Builder Framelits – two from So Saffron and one from Cajun Craze.  I folded/creased their petals and then added a tiny flower from a piece of the Botanical Gardens DSP.  Those are cut with the little flower punch in the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack (retiring – waaaaaaaaaaa!).  I adhered them to their larger brethren with Liquid Glue and added a Pearl Basic Jewel to each one.  The two So Saffron flowers are stuck on with Liquid Glue and the Cajun Craze is popped on with a little bit of Stampin’ Dimensional – and the card front was done!

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On the inside, I stamped the For All Things wheat sheaf image in Old Olive in the center of a Whisper White panel (the image was stamped off once on scrap paper).  Over that, I stamped a second sentiment from the stamp set in Cajun Craze.  I SNAILd the panel to a So Saffron mat, and then added a strip of Botanical Gardens DSP, also matted on So Saffron.  Then I SNAILd it all to a Cajun Craze mat and then into my Mossy Meadow (retiring) card base.

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I SNAILd the card front on (already have plenty of “heft” to the card!), and the card was complete.

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The Whisper White Medium Envelope simply got an Old Olive wheat sheaf from For All Things…

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…and added a liner from Botanical Gardens DPS, cut with my Envelope Liner Framelits (retiring – WAAAAAAAA)!

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Et Voila!  A mash up of retiring goodies – that you need to grab just as quick as you can!!  Let’s recap:

  • For All Things stamp set
  • Botanical Gardens DSP
  • White and Kraft Corrugated Paper
  • Venetian Crochet Trim
  • Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack
  • Greetings Thinlits
  • Chalk Talk Framelits
  • Envelope Liner Framelits

So – hit the Retiring List – there’s a link down below – and get your favorites!!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a little time and hop thru all the other ladies’ projects, okay?  Here’s a list with link’s to their blogs – just click a link and off you’ll go!

The Next Blog icon will take you right to Amy Koender’s blog, Previous Blog button links you to Jaime Barbarczy!


Jari Francis

Beth Hooper

Jaime Barbarczy

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Amy Koenders

Heather Wright-Porto

I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow – with another card to share!  



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Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (first card front and inner liner mats); mat for sentiment label; Botanical Builder Flower; Greetings Thinlit die cuts (2)

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (second card front and inner liner mats); sentiment label; Botanical Builder flowers (2); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Kraft Corrugated Paper: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);

Botanical Gardens DSP: angular pieces on card front; Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack flowers (3); 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope liner

Gold Foil Sheet: Greetings Thinlit die cut (1)

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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! For All Things for the Retiring Products Blog Hop

  1. Wow card today! Love all of the design elements going on as well as that stamp set with the Kraft paper and DSP! 🙂

  2. What a totally fun and cool layout!!!! I will have to borrow it lol — very nice 😀

  3. Awesome card Mary! I love the way that you used the die cut on your sentiment. Perfect!! Great colors and design! 🙂

  4. Mom

    Beautiful card anytime, but especially for Thanksgiving remembering.

  5. Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  6. Beth's Fancy Stamping

    Clever card,love the use of all the DSP, lace, colors, and the design is amazing. Fun to put together I bet! Great job.

  7. Susan K

    Great card. I’m impressed with your combination of so many retiring things. I go waaaaaaa on some of them too! Really enjoyed the blog hop and look forward to another one! TFZS

  8. Thanks, Susan – it’s painful that there are so many to choose from (retiring things…). 🙁 appreciate you stopping by – looks like we’re planning to do something once a month! 🙂

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