Pals Blog Hop – May 2015

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May where we are preparing for the retirement of some Stampin’ Up! products. Though it may be goodbye to some very loved supplies, it will make room for the much anticipated new catalog products. We hope you enjoy the Pals’ creative projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie, Number 28 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Since today’s blog hop features Out With the Old, we are saying goodbye to our favorite retiring items. I will be sad to see ALL of the 2013-15 In-Colors go.  I also am sad to say ‘good-bye’ to Bloom with Hope.   It is such a beautiful, sketched flower set with lovely sentiments for Birthdays and Sympathy.  I don’t know about you, but I think making Sympathy cards is one of the most touching things we card-makers can do.  Bloom with HopeAnd when you can’t seem to find the right words, this set features a sentiment for the inside as well:Bloom With Hope 133952GAlthough my project today says farewell to this set, don’t expect me to part with it anytime soon though; it is staying with me for quite a while.  Sadly, we are also saying good-bye to the Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon.  Actually we are saying good-bye to many colors of the Seam Binding Ribbon.  This is truly one of my most favorite ribbons ever.  It is so soft & flowing, and drapes so well.  It also makes the best double loop bows ever.  See what I mean?Double Loop BowSimple is all that is needed for a sympathy card.  I used the watercolor swish from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set in Crumb Cake ink for the background.  The bloom and the sentiment were both stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink (already sold out) 🙁   on a Very Vanilla panel cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″.  This panel was wrapped with the Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (this is sold out too!) and a double loop bow was added.  This panel was popped up on stampin’ dimensionals onto a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base for some dimension.  Quick & easy right?  Please stop back later in the week and I’ll share a video showing how to make the double loop bow.   The seam binding ribbon will still be available; just not in the Crumb Cake color.

Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think of this card.  Also please tell me what YOUR favorite item that is going to be retiring; you know, the one you just can’t part with.  Then hop along to see what the rest of Pals have created with their favorite retiring item.

NEXT: No.30 – Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps!
  6. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  7. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  12. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  13. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  14. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  15. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  16. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  19. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  26. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  27. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  28. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  29. — YOU ARE HERE —Nancy Gleason at
    My Stampin Space
    — YOU ARE HERE —
  30. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  31. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  32. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery

The next stop is Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles, number 30 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Happy Stampin’,

If you want to order any of the Stampin’ UP! supplies I used to make this card, hurry on over to my on-line store and get your favorite retiring items before they are gone or click on the quick link in the table below.

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About Nancy Gleason

I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! My blog contains everything you need to help you in your paper-crafting journey; whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned traveler on the paper-crafting highway.

4 thoughts on “Pals Blog Hop – May 2015

  1. Nancy, I love the use of color in this card. I’m starting to really like that look myself more and more. Nice work!

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