Welcome to the May 2012 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.
This month we are featuring products found on the Retiring Stamp Set List and the Retiring Accessories Lists. Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from the fabulous LeeAnn Greff's blog, you may be one of my blog stalkers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did! Be sure to take the whole tour! Note: If you are arriving here on the 19th, please note that not all links may be working yet. The tour officially begins on the 20th.
This month, it is all about retiring products. First up are a pair of cards that use the Borderlines stamp set and some of the adorable sets from the Build-a-Bear line. Bear Hugs, Beary Best Friends and Beary Nice Wishes. These sets make the cutest baby and kid cards. The card uses straight stamping and coloring with markers as well as some punches and the Circles #2 Big Shot Originals Die.
Stamps: Borderlines, Bear Hugs, Beary Best Friend and Beary Nice Wishes (all retiring)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Inc: Chocolate Chip Classic Pad, Bashful Blue and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: 1 3/4 Cirlcle, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punches, Circles #2 Originals Die, Big Shot Machine
Using up some of my fabulous Melon Mambo Textured card stock and some of my Flirtatious Designer Series Paper!! This paper is on the retiring list and it is discounted 25%!! I used 4 x 5 1/4 sheets to make these simple cards. I also used the retiring Medallion Background Stamp. I inked the stamp in Versamark and stamped it in the corner of the DSP. I heat emobssed it with White Embossing Powder. The Flirtatious DSP comes with die cut doilies and I cut a few of those out and placed them over the embossed Medallion. A Brights Button and some Regal Rose 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon finishes it off.
Stamps: Medallion, With All My Heart-(both retiring)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Flirtatious Designer Series Paper for layer and doily (Retiring and 25% off)
Accessories: White and Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, Brights Buttons, Regal Rose 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Lastly, a 3D project for you. The super cute Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz XL Die and the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch are both on the Retiring Accessories List so I just had to use them for another project.
These cute boxes make the perfect place settings or can be used for small gifts including candy! The punched flower fits perfectly on top of this piece from the Peek-a-Boo Bigz L Die. I added some tiny flowers and a Mini Silver Brad to the centers. The Dot, Dot, Dot Mini Background Stamp is also on the retiring stamp set list so be sure to get this gem before it is gone!
Stamps: Petite Pairs, Dot, Dot, Dot (retiring)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush
Ink: Concord Crush
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz XL Die, Peek-a-boo Frames Bigz L Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Mini Silver Brads, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (retiring and 40% off)
That does it for me, your next stop is my uber talented and dear friend Dawn Olchefske and I know you will love what she has to share.
Thanks for visiting!!!!