May 8, 2012


It's a Retirement Party! It's the Pals Blog Hop! It's the Pals Retirement Party Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our favorite retiring products! You've probably hopped over from Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty, I'm stop number 3 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for retiring Stampin' Up! products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

The birthday card I made is showcasing the soon to be retired "in-colors" from 2010-2012.  The colors retiring are:  Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, and Concord Crush.  Before stamping the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, I colored each word with a different retiring in-color marker.   The retiring punch used was the "Doily Triple Layer" punch.  In the center of each doily is the matching retiring in-color glimmer brad.  The final retiring products used on this card are the satin Old Olive ribbon that is tucked behind the sentiment, and the stamp set entitled, "Happiest Birthday Wishes".

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog, stop number 4 on the Pals Retirement Party Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  • Angie Blake at Angie's Musings

  • Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty

  • Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin

  • Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog

  • Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements

  • Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

  • Laurie Mercer at My Stampin' Blog

  • Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole

  • Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti

  • Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner

  • Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

  • Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX

  • Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner

  • Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog

  • Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasyCards

  • Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan

  • Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space

  • Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping

  • Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

    1. Hi Kim....what a cute way to show the colors! I better get on the ball to use some of these products before they are completely retired!
      Susan Lankford

    2. Cute card! Great idea to showcase the outgoing colors!

    3. Looks like a quilt with all of the retiring colors!

    4. Love this look with the punches embossed into the base paper!

    5. love the inlaid embossing.
      hugs, m


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