Friday, April 27, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Sets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts official good-bye party, the Retiring Sets Blog Hop! Have you scoured through the retiring list? I recommend you mark up your catalog with all the retiring sets, and by all means, grab those talking to you before they are gone! If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Twila's blog featuring the Party This Way. Weren't her projects adorable?

Today I'm featuring the stamp set Nursery Times. This set would be great for a baby card or announcement, baby book or scrapbook page, or handmade brag book.  Today I thought I would show a few not-so-straight-forward projects with this set.

First, a z-fold card.  Using this fold, each image from the stamp set can be highlighted to create a cute little scene.

I brayered the background sky and created Humpty's brick wall with the Simply Scored scoring tool.

My daughter loves coloring, and she is actually the reason I have this stamp set, so I created a small coloring book for her, along with the appropriate nursery rhymes.

And finally I woke up yesterday with some inspiration (or I lost my mind).  This project took an entire day to make, and many a time I had to keep telling myself it will be worth it.  I had to keep going as I didn't have time to change gears.

Click on the picture to see it up-close.  The merry-go-round actually rotates.  It uses a template available on the web, and I was surprised when I put it together that the little images go up and down when it rotates.  Wow!  I added silver glimmer paper on the inside wall, reminiscent of mirrors, and I even stamped a reflection image for the backside of each character.  I'll share the link to the template on Monday.

Need more inspiration?  I also made a swap card for the Leadership Conference with this set.

If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Katherine put together using Pony Party. Her projects are always amazing.


The complete hop list:

1) Sara (lilyinkpad) -- Turtle & Co
2) Lisa (genesis) -- I {Heart} Hearts
3) Twila (tjdstampsalot) -- Party This Way
4) Heidi (hlw966) -- Nursery Times
5) Katherine -- Pony Party
6) Carmen -- Under the Stars
7) Yapha -- Season of Friendship
8) Debra (WebDeb) -- Flight of the Butterfly
9) Shelley (packerfan) -- Fifth Avenue Flower
10) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Inspired by Nature
11) Tanya (tanya27) -- Autumn Splendor
12) Kim (s1itcher46) -- Upsy Daisy
13) Betty (kittystamp) -- Nature's Nest
14) Krystal (skdeleeuw) -- Extreme Elements
15) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Borderlines

Thanks for stopping by!


Cindy Major said...

Wow, heidi, you really rocked this set!! I really like how you combined all of the images on a single card in the first picture. It looks great!!

And that carrousel? Oh my! LOTS of work, obviously, but it looks amazing! I cannot believe it spins and the images are moving. Unbelievable!


Jen Timko said...

Um, wow! And wow again! And then there is WOW!!! Can't really find another word but I think you get the point! :-)

Yapha Mason said...

WOW!!! That carousel is absolutely amazing! In fact, all of your projects are fabulous!! Love the Z-fold, and the coloring book!! Just incredible!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Heidi! This was an ambitious project but so worth the effort!

Shelley Z said...

Holy smokes! These are out of this world! That card is faboo, then you go down and see that coloring book and the other card and finally that carousel! Amazing!

Katherine said...

Wow Heidi! That is HANDS DOWN the most amazing thing I have ever seen! I can't wait for the link - that's a keeper for sure!!

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

Wow! Amazing work Heidi! Gorgeous projects!!!

Add Ink and Stamp said...

Great job! I LOVE the coloring book - maybe cause I love to color! :)
And the carousel is crazy amazing!

Twila said...

WoHoo Heidi! Super duper projects! Love the coloring book but that carousel totally is jaw dropping cute! Great job!

Kim said...

I love your Merry Go Round! Such creative ideas. This set is still on my wish list. Love the Humpty Dumpty image.

lisa808 said...

Your carousel is amazing! Such a cute & fun idea to make coloring books.

KilkennyVFX said...

You definitely need to submit that Merry Go Round to a Stampin' Up contest. AMAZING!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, the merry-go-round is AMAZING! WOW!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Holy Canoli! You've really outdone yourself girl!

SueBee said...

HOLY COWS !!! You totally blew me away with your projects !! SUPER cute !!!!!!!!!

Tanya Boser said...

Oh...My....Gosh!!! That carousel is amazing! So are your other 3 projects, but I bet the carousel took the most time. Way to go girl!

Krystal De Leeuw said...

Oh! My! Goodness!!!! Can you say adorable?! Love that carousel! Your "fussy" cutting abilities amaze me. Awesome job on ALL your projects!

marg0006 said...

Wow, what great 3d projects.
Loving Scrapper101

Mickey Roberts said...

Holy Cow, Heidi, that carousel is beyond awesome! And the Z-fold card is so sweet! Love all the projects!

Betty said...

"Over the moon" sure fits these projects! The scene card is precious and the coloring book with the crayon pocket is brilliant! As far as the carousel I can not imagine how long that must have taken but the end result is a work of art!

Paula said...

These are all amazing! That merry-go-round is just too amazing for words. I can't imagine how long it took you to do that.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

My golly, Heidi! I love the carousel and the z fold card, and the coloring book's all amazing!

Carmen said...

GENIUS!!! I don't even know what to say!!