Saturday, December 5, 2009

SA Dormant Retiring Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Retiring Dormant List Blog Hop!  The blog hop will feature some of the different stamp sets that are retiring January 4th, 2010.  These are just a few of the 32 sets that are being retired.  Don't miss out on them.. soon they will be gone for good!

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you've just come from Michelle's awesome blog, where she showcased Classy & Fabulous.  My projects feature Flowers in Silhouette (#114498), one of Stampin' Up!'s gorgeous "Under $10" stamps.  Whenever I see this image, I can't help but think of elegance and simplicity!

This first project is a set of 3" x 3" Whisper White notecards and an adorable little box to hold them.  The box was made with inspiration from Holly (catrules on SA), using Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Scallop Envelope Bigz die.  The box will easily fit at least 8 notecards and envelopes, and is stamped with Flowers in Silhouette in VersaMark.  What a fabulous gift!

3" x 3" Notecards and Box supplies:  Flowers in Silhouette stamp and Short & Sweet stamp set; Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads; VersaMark ink; Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White cardstock; SU! exclusive Scallop Envelope Bigz die; Scallop Circle punch; 1-3/8" Circle punch; Whisper White organza ribbon

My next project is a card.  I love the colors brown and blue together...

And how gorgeous is the Eyelet Border Punch punched around a square like that?  It instantly adds more "frills" to your project!  Not to mention those pearls...

Newlyweds card supplies:  Flowers in Silhouette stamp and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set; Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pads; Very Vanilla, Kraft, Bashful Blue, and Chocolate Chip cardstock; Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper; Eyelet Border punch; Bashful Blue 3/8" taffeta ribbon; Half-back Pearls (Pretties Kit)

This brings us to my final project!  I've always admired pop-up cards, so I tried my hand at one with that beautiful stamp:

If you ever want to use a stunning color combo, try pairing a saturated color with black!  One of my favorite colors is Rich Razzleberry, and I think it looks amazing with Basic Black.  I'm not sure who was the original creator of the pop-up card, but whoever it was, they also designed it to fit into a standard sized envelope.  Here is my card "closed":

You can't see it very well, but the Flowers in Silhouette is stamped all over the Basic Black cardstock with VersaMark.

Pop-up Birthday card supplies:  Flowers in Silhouette stamp and On Your Birthday stamp set; Jet Black StazOn; Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad; VersaMark ink; Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock; Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper; Word Window punch; Large Oval punch; Scallop Oval punch; Rounded Tab punch; Whisper White organza ribbon; Pewter Jumbo Eyelets; Button Latte Designer Buttons; Linen Thread; Sticky Strip (important to hold the card together!); Crop-a-dile
I hope you enjoyed your stop at my blog!  Be sure to check out Krystal's beautiful creations using Grand Soirée, another beautiful and elegant stamp set!

The blog hop is over, but you can see all of the blog hop posts here:
1) Mary R - Branch Out - {scrap and stamp with mary}
2) Michelle - Classy & Fabulous - Come Stamp with Me
3) Melissa - Flowers in Silhouette (you are here already!  :) )
4) Krystal - Grand Soirée - Krystal's Cards and More
5) Yapha - Man's Best Friend - Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha
6) Cindy E - Ocean Commotion - Heart's Delight Cards
7) Kim - Quilt Quips - Stitchin n Stampin' on Paper
8) Heidi - Sip by Sip - RunningwScissorsStamper
9) Holly K - Sweet Stems - Rubber Redneck
10) Rhonda - Wonderful Watercolors - The Stampin' Bunny


  1. Wow, you put those great projects together quickly! I love the blue and brown combo too!

  2. Love your pop-up birthday card! Just awesome!

  3. what gorgeous cards - i love the set of 3x3 gift cards, so elegant!

  4. Melissa, these are fantastic as always! Love what you did with the eyelet border punch. So glad you joined the hop!

  5. You are so incredibly talented. These are all beautiful. TFS!

  6. Lovely work. I love the elegant simplicity of the silhouette stamp.

  7. You came up with so many great ways to use that one little stamp! Amazing!

  8. Wow you did a gorgeous job on all of these. So very elegant, you have a wonderful talent.
    Deb B

  9. Melissa, I LOVE how you used the eyelet border punch! That card, especially, just speaks to me, though I love them all. How big was the square you started with?

  10. Cindy - I started with a 3-13/16" square. It took a little practice at first, but I love the effect!

  11. Oh, my! These are gorgeous projects, and I'm going to dig that stamp out right now! I'd love to know a little more about the square with the eyelet punch. How did you get the corners so even? Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. You did an Awsome job!! I love everything! All the different ideas for one little stamp great! Love the Rich Razzleberry with the black so very stricking!

  13. Very Elegant and all beautiful projects! Love that very striking pop up card. Will have to CASE for my Mom's birthday in January. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

  14. Love all the things you made with the set. Great color combinations!


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