Friday, June 16, 2017

Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Retiring Stamps Blog Hop. Today we are featuring stamp sets that are retiring from Annual Inspirations 2016-2017 on July 31. On this hop here are almost 20 bloggers sharing projects they created with a retiring stamp set. If blog hopping is new to you, we try to keep it easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Haley Dyer's The Inky Scrapper***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I created a birthday card using Wise Guy Birthday. I wanted a pattern on my card front, but I wanted something more subtle than what I had in my paper stash, so I inked my embossing folder (the bumpy side) and debossed my paper. If you look carefully, you will see some ink of the flat surface too, but I think it looks a bit watercolored. I added Liquid Glass to the candle's flame and to the tassel and trim on the party hat. I used both 3-D and Thin 3-D Foam Tape on the Cricut® cuts to create dimension.

I used all of the Cricut® compatible stamps in this set. I carried the colors and patterns to the card inside

This was a fun card to create. Fun fact, you may not know that this stamp comes in French and Spanish versions (links to them below).

Before you head to ***Craft Happy by Darlys Recker***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
Other retiring items I used, that are still available as of publishing this post, are the 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive (and the 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive Refill) and Confetti Embossing Folder.

If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website. If you are looking for a list of the stamp sets that are retiring on July 31, I posted them on May 13th. There are Spanish and French options and Cricut® compatible stamps that are retiring. There are also some other items retiring from Annual Inspirations 2016-17 on July 31 and I posted that list on May 17th.

If you have a minute before you head to the next blog, I would be delighted if you left me a comment letting me know what you think of this birthday card. Thanks for hopping with us! So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Craft Happy by Darlys Recker***.


  1. Beautiful Card! Great job - love all the details.

  2. Awesome card, I forgot about this stamp set and it's retiring already!

  3. Very fun birthday card! I love the embossed background.


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