This week has been very nostalgic – as I start to take my retiring items off my shelves, I’m giving many of them “one last spin” and loving every minute of it. What fun to play around with these goodies (many that I haven’t played with in quite some time) before they get boxed up and hauled away! For this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, I’m playing with Butterfly Basics and So Many Shells one last time. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge that inspired my card (the challenge goes live at 10am EST):
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Retiring Items. I don’t want you to miss out on all the wonderful items that are going away – to check out more about Stampin’ Up!’s Retiring List, click here. Here are the retiring items that I’ve showcased on my card today (you can click on the items below to see them in my online store):
- Butterfly Basics. This set has been around (and popular) for many years. While the stamp set have a very “vintage” feel to it, it’s still appealing for a clean-and-simple card. I love this cluster of flowers – perfect for almost any occasion.
- So Many Shells. This set features a lovely collection of seashells, but it’s the collection of sentiments that makes me happiest. If you love shells or sentiments, you should give this set a look!
- 1-3/8″ Circle punch. I love my punches, and I love my circles. I probably use my 1-3/8″ Circle punch more than the others, but I’ve already moved it to my “to sell” box. I have other punches and Layering Circles Framelits, so I’ll be set, but this punch has been very god to me. <3
- Note: The Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and Blushing Bride paper are NOT being retired and are being carried over into the 2018 Annual Catalog. Yay!
- Building the Sentiment. I really like the white heat-embossed flowers against this gorgeous hardwood paper – so rustic and so clean. The sentiment, though, made me very happy. Here’s a closer look at the sentiment: Here’s how I build the layering for this gorgeous sentiment:
- I stamped the sentiment from So Many Shells with Early Espresso ink on Blushing Bride cardstock and punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Circle punch.
- With my 1-1/2″ Circle punch, I cropped a circle from Early Espresso cardstock.
- I used a small scrap of Crumb Cake to crop the fun label from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies (coordinates with the Petal Palette stamp set). I snipped a segment from the middle of the cutout so that it fit perfectly behind my circles.
- Pink and Brown. When I use Pink Pirouette (like I did on Monday), I pair it with gray tones, and when I use Blushing Bride (like I did today), I pair it with brown tones. I love – and have always loved – the combination of Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. It’s a combination I come back to a lot. If you like it as much as I do, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics, So Many Shells Papers: Wood Textures 6″ s 6″ Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake Inks: Whisper White Craft, Early Espresso Accessories: 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/2″ Circle punch, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Be sure to check out the retiring list – these items are offered for sale through May 31 or while supplies last. Just click on the image above to see all of these items in my online store or CLICK HERE to read my post about the retiring items.