Friday, May 8, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts official good-bye party, the Retiring Blog Hop! Have you scoured through the retiring lists? 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 Jen's blog featuring the Regarding Dahlias. Her projects are always fantastic!

Today I'm featuring the Starburst Sayings stamp set and framelits bundle.  I bought this set recently when it was on the Weekly Deals, and it hasn't even seen ink. I'd better get cracking!

I thought inlaid die-cuts would be fun to try.

One caveat, and it really drives me crazy, is to see the outline of the framelits on the card base.  One trick you can try is to cut the shapes from the back of the card panel.  In my case, after cutting all the holes, I removed the die-cuts and embossed, or so I meant to the first time.  Start again...  You really need to keep track of each step when you are making this card.  Should make for a fun club project, don't you think?

Stamps: Starburst Sayings; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise; Accessories: Bermuda Bay baker's twine, Wooden Elements, Tiny Triangles EF, Starburst framelits, Big Shot.

Everyone, especially my daughter, loves an interactive card.

I used the Stars decorative mask to create the background plus lots of sponging!

You can create the circle flap in a variety of ways, an e-cutter, circle diecut (place die slightly outside the top cutting plate so as to not cut all the way around the entire circle), or even pull out one of your older tools such as a Coluzzle or Circle Scissors Plus.

Stamps: Starburst Sayings, Kinda Eclectic, The Open Sea; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Silver Glimmer; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar (retiring), Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White craft, Versamark; Accessories: Clear EP, Hearts & Stars decorative masks, 1/2" Circle punch, Confetti Stars border punch, Aquapainter, Sponges, Starburst framelits, Big Shot, White acrylic paint.

I was thinking for a long time about what I could create with the wordless starburst image.  It really looked like a rotary blade to me. From there the idea for a mini table saw came about.

This is a dressed-down version that was created by Amanda Corbet for Craft Project Central in 2012.  For the base, I used the smallest dimensions for the Gift Box punch board.

This little 3-D doesn't really do anything; it doesn't open or hold anything.  Maybe Hubs will stick it on his desk.  In typical male form, he asks, "What for?"  'Cause it is cute... everyone knows that!

Stamps: Starburst Sayings, Woodgrain BG; Paper: Pistachio Pudding (retiring), Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black; Ink: Baked Brown Sugar (retiring), Smoky Slate, Basic Black marker; Accessories: Mini Silver brad, Gift Box punch board (Weekly Deal), 1/2" Circle punch, Owl builder punch, Craft knife, Starburst framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Krystal (yay Krystal is hopping with us again!) put together using Stippled Blossoms.  I can't wait to see what she created!



Mary's Stamping Happenings said...

Love all the projects but love the saw. How great to think of that. Super projects.

Krystal De Leeuw said...

Ah-Mazing!! Love the bright colors and textures of the first card. The earth card is so creative. And that saw!! Fabulous!!

Yapha Mason said...

Oh my word, that Table Saw is fabulous!! I love it! I may have to try something like that for Father's Day. Absolutely brilliant!

Donna said...

Jaw-dropping fabulous projects, all of them! Love Them!!!! TFS! :)

Tanya Boser said...

Holy Cow! What a stunning collection of projects! You always amaze me with your creative genius :)

Jenny Engelke said...

Whoa....these are some amazing projects!!!!

Cindy said...

SQUEEEE! Oh my word, that table saw is a-MAZE-ing! You never fail to knock my socks off!