Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Blog Hop: Up, Up & Away Retirement Sale Showcase

Welcome to Richard’s first-ever Up, Up & Away Retirement Sale Showcase! The Make Amazing Girls are showing off some incredible projects, each featuring retiring products from Fun Stampers Journey. Make sure to visit each and every blog, because there’s a lot of inspiration to be had… and a chance to win prizes, too! And check out the incredible deals on fabulous stamp sets, patterned paper, and more HERE.



Here is the project I want to share featuring two of the retiring stamp sets called: Flower Stitch and Border Buddies. If you know Richard at all, you know that his favorite saying is "When in doubt....POP it OUT!"  And that's exactly what I did with this wonderfully colorful blossom adorning my pocket card!

Here's the steps I took to build my flower:

NOTE: You will have enough individuals petals to make up to 4 flowers at once if you choose.

1. Stamp one daisy stitched flower from the Flower Stitch set onto Whip Cream cardstock. Repeat for the number of flowers you wish to create (up to 4 without duplicating the following steps).
2. Using your Detail Pro Shears, cut out around these flowers approximately 1/8" from stamped images.
3. Stamp the same daisy stitched flower onto Riverstone, Orange Creamsicle, Lavender Fusion, Watermelon Fusion, Candy Apply, Pool Play, Lemon Grass and Banana Cream cardstock.
4. Before cutting out the individual petals, stamp the polka-dotted border stamp from Border Buddies across the petals of Riverstone, Orange Creamsicle, Lavender Fusion and Watermelon Fusion ONLY (TIP: Stamp the first border across the center of the stamped flower, re-ink your stamp then stamp again on the side, repeat re-inking and re-stamping for the remaining side.)
5. Grab a Whip Cream flower that you stamped in step one to use as the base to build your flower.
6. Cut out individual petals from each of your stamped flowers without the polka-dots (i.e. Candy Apple, Pool Play, Lemon Grass and Banana Cream) and adhere them over the petals on the Whip Cream cardstock using Small Foam Squares making sure to skip every other petal space.
7. For the polka-dotted petals you stamped in step 4, do the same. However, you will do a double layer of petals. So, first adhere a petal using a small foam square, then go back and adhere another petal on top using a foam square. This creates a wonderfully dimensional bloom.
8. Finish off the center with a Sparkle Drop.
9. Lastly, give your bloom some leaves that are cut from the patterned paper in the Journey Basics patterned paper pack.


Thanks for taking a look at my creation. I have listed all the supplies used for this project at the foot of this blog post. It is important for you to know the things I've used that are retiring are the two stamp sets: Flower Stitch and Border Buddies, and the patterned paper packs: Journey Basics and Black & White. All other products listed are NOT retiring! YAY!

You can only order these products through a Fun Stampers Journey Coach. A listing of those coaches can be found at www.funstampersjourney.com. If you need assistance locating one, please let me know and I'll be happy to give you some guidance.  You can email me using the link under my photo over there in the right-hand sidebar.

Here’s what you do:

• Visit each blog listed below
• Leave a comment on each blog; one winner from all comments received will win their choice of one retiring stamp set. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win!
• Comments close on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Midnight, PST.
• Return on May 8th to see the winner announcement on Richardgaray.com! 

Richard Garay
Kathy Martin
Tania Willis (that's ME!)
Angi Barrs
Mindy Baxter
Michelle Woerner
Laura Williams 
Fun Stampers Journey

Be sure to check out ALL the stops on this amazing blog hop and comment on each and every one to increase your chances for a FABULOUS prize!

Supplies:
Inks:
Black Licorice, Riverstone, Orange Creamsicle, Lavendar Fusion, Watermelon Fusion

Cardstock:
Riverstone, Orange Creamsicle, Lavendar Fusion, Watermelon Fusion, Candy Apple, Pool Play, Lemon Grass,Whip Cream, Banana Cream

Stamps:
Flower Stitch, Border Buddies

Die:
Pocket Card

Patterned Paper:
Journey Basics, Black & White

Embellishments:
Paper Clip Elements, Sparkle Drops

Adhesives & Tools:
White Liner, Journey Dots, Journey Foam Squares – Small, Crease Tool, Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer, Acrylic Block, Detail Pro Shears, Journey Grand Machine, Bloom Tool

52 comments:

  1. So fun! I love the "quilty" flowers, the stripes and the pocket die. The whole colorful card reminds me of a little girls bed all neat and tidy. :)

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  2. oohhh---like those flowers! Bright colors, and the quilty look! Look!

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  3. What a bright and cheery creation. Love the use of color and the clever pocket card die. This will brighten up anyone's day!

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  4. Love all the color on this card. Very cheerful

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  5. Love all the color on this card. Very cheerful

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  6. Love all the bright colors and 3D effect.

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  7. I love the bold colors and it is one of my new favorite stamp set!

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  8. OH how very pretty!!! Love how you put it all together!!

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  9. The bright colors of the card are so eye-catching.

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  10. Oh so pretty. Love the use of the flowers and the vibrant colors.

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  11. Lots of bright happy color! I love it!

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  12. Fabulous! You sure Popped it out! Nicely done!

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  13. Love all the bright colors and the pocket die AWESOME!!

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  14. Crazy about the bright colors!! Love it!!

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  15. So colorful. Love the flower.
    Have to check out the sale.
    thanks for sharing.

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  16. I had to pin this! I love how you did the flower petals!

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  17. Love the various colored petals. Great idea.

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  18. So cute!! I just purchased that Stamp set too!

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  19. Love love love the stitch flower idea!

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  20. Love this! So colorful and bright.

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  21. That cute flower reminds me of my quilting days! SO colorful and fun!

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  22. Love the flower! I am going to have to CASE this!

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  23. Those colorful flower petals are so fun!

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  24. Love the flower. Perfect for a teenager.

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  25. Love it - love the bright colors. :)

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  26. Love that Flower Stitch card! Awesome colors!

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  27. Clever! I will have to CASE this one!

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  28. This card is fabulous...I just love..Thanks for chance to win!

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  29. Happy Happy colors! Made me Smile!

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  30. The flower is great! Love all the bright colors!

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  31. Very beautiful. Love the double layering!

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  32. I love how you created the flowers...very cool!

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  33. Tania, I LOVE your card! (I wanted to pin it but couldn't see where/how???) I'll check again, its GREAT! TFS!

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  34. so bright and cheerful Tania!

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  35. love this! The colors are so bright and fabulous!!!!!

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  36. Just got my pocket die and love your design! Thanks for sharing

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  37. Wow! Amazing colors. You rocked it!

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  38. Such a pretty and fun card! I especially like how you used different colors for each petal.

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  39. What a gorgeous, bright fun card!

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  40. Thank you for doing this - I now know how much I need Lavender Fusion cardstock in my life!

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  41. So bright and cute...with that pop of black and white in the middle...Love it!

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  42. So cute. It makes me want to create.

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  43. Pretty flower----love the bright colors!!!!

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  44. Very fun - I love seeing ideas with this die.

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