Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CCMC 202 and Sweet Season

Greetings, Stampers! I have a fun card to share with you today featuring some about-to-be-retired products. The stamp set I used is called Sweet Season, and you'll find it in the catalog with the holiday stamps, though it can be used for much more. I had a housewarming card in mind when I designed this project, and I think this stamp is just perfect for the occasion.

I've been so busy with other projects lately that I haven't had a chance to play along with too many challenges. But when I saw the Color Challenge for Create With Connie and Mary, I had to play along! Two bright colors with some black for contrast, delish! I was immediately inspired.

Two different retiring designer papers were used here, Domestic Goddess and Pocketful of posies. I used markers to ink my stamp and then cut it out by hand. The background oval was punched with the Extra Large Oval Punch. The opening for the ribbon was cut with the Crop-A-Dile, also retiring, at the 1/8" circle setting. I used Dimensionals to pop the tag up a little, and stacked up two of them to the right of the tag to even out the layers.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Sweet Season
Card Stock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Designer Series Paper: Domestic Goddess, Pocketful of Posies
Markers: Poppy Parade, Basic Black
Tools: Extra Large Oval Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Accessories: Pearls, Linen Thread, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon

The clock is ticking and many of the items in the current Stampin' Catalog will be going, going, gone! Poppy Parade is one of the retiring In Colors, and the Sweet Season Stamp Set is one of over 300 stamp sets which will be officially retired on May 31. You have until then to purchase these sets. After that they will be gone forever!  

Click here to see the Retiring Stamp Sets List.

Click here to see the Retiring Accessories List.

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Inky hugs!



Mary Brown said...

What a fabulous way to showcase those retiring dsp prints! Love how you used a 'Christmas' set for a welcome card! Thanks for playing along this week with the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Kathy Skinner (Kat) said...

I love the way you used just a touch of black to make your design pop! Great card.

Deb said...

Oh so pretty! I love that you matted everything in black to make each layer and dsp stand out! And the flower and pearl is such a sweet touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Great use of that stamp set. I would have never thought about using it that way. What a sweet card. Thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

Connie Babbert said...

Super cute way to use that set other than Christmas! Love your card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

Darling! I love how clean and simple this card is even though your papers have patterns. Everything works/flows so nicely together. Great card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!