2017 Stampin' Up! Retirement List

2017 Stampin' Up! Retirement List
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

VCRocks Blog Hop - Celebrate the Old

Hello Fellow Stampers,

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This is VCRocks first blog hop of the season and we are "Celebrating the Old". We are sharing creations using items that are retiring this year or we can go back as far as desired and use retired stamps and/or products. I purchased "Perfect Blend" last year and hadn't even used it yet, even though I really liked it, now sadly it is going away, but I will keep it and know I will be using it again and again in the future. Here is a card I made.

 Card base is Baked Brown Sugar (retiring In Color), second layer is Early Espresso and then Very Vanilla.  I used "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set for the coffee droplets, stamped in Baked Brown Sugar (stamped off once for small droplets). Wrapped two layers in linen thread and adhered to the base. Sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla and punched out with dog tag punch (retired) and then ends trimmed off, punched another piece in Early Espresso and mounted the sentiment on it.
 
 Coffee cup was stamped on Very Vanilla and Early Espresso and cut out whole cup and then the lid and wrapper separately using a die I had gotten elsewhere for this set. Cup was popped up using dimensionals.

Decided to keep with the coffee theme and pulled out a picture of a project I did a few years back using the "Morning Cup" stamp set and the Petite Pocket Die (both retired). I'm not positive of the colors used now, but I believe it was Rose Red and Concord Crush (retired In Color).




Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoyed my creations. You can go to http://www.vcrocks.blogspot.com  to see more creations and get inspired!  

10 comments:

Krafting Karen said...

all very cute projects. I love the coffee cup set.

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Lots of fun with the coffee and tea. I hope we get some more of it in a future catalog - I need my caffeine! Thanks for sharing this with us "one last time."

Deborah said...

nice card. The second idea is a fun way to share a little something. Thanks for the inspiration.

Welcome to my Stamping Blog! said...

Cute projects!

Tania said...

Love your projects. I have both of these sets so I shall have to give them each my own spin. Love that you popped up the coffee cup. Plus a great use of Gorgeous Grunge. And the little envelope for the second project is very cute.

Carol Read Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator said...

Fun set Perfect Blend....sad to see it go, I never did get a chance to get it. Love your card. The tea set is pretty cute also.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Wow. Love this card. It really sadden's me that this is going away. I really love coffee sets and this was so fun to play with.Thanks for sharing.

Terri T. said...

Enjoyed your projects. Thanks for joining our blog hop!

Stace said...

Perfect blend and Gorgeous Grunge are some of my favorite sets. Love all your projects.

Sara Grafton said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I enjoyed seeing your fabulous cards and projects here. It is hard to see our stamp sets retire, but I am also excited about so many of the new products. :)