Stampin’ Creative April Blog Hop – Retiring Favourites

By | April 30, 2016

You may have arrived from Mikaela or this may well be your first stop, either way you are very welcome. It is very hard to believe that we are already eagerly awaiting the launch of our new Annual catalogue in June, harder still to believe that June is just four weeks away – where is this year going?

And though we can hardly contain our excitement for all the brand new products that are coming our way – yes, as demonstrators we’ve seen them already, we’ve even played with a few!! – it is a bitter sweet feeling as we have to say good-bye to many  well-loved items on our retiring list and that is what we are showcasing today.

The last time I looked, the stamp sets I am using today are still available, unfortunately Lost Lagoon card stock and the Circle Framelits have sold out. So be warned, if there is something on the retiring list you wish to purchase, then head over to my online shop and purchase it immediately before it too sells out.

So back to my project. I’ve combined two stamp sets today, one from the Spring Summer catalogue and one from the Annual catalogue. Like many of you, I don’t feel I’ve used Project Life Let’s Get Away enough and it is a really great set, perfect for embellishing your holiday albums but great for many all occasion cards as it has images of cars, caravans, planes, birds and some great phrases too.

I stamped the compass from Going Global in Sahara Sand to make my own background and then I’ve used various Circle Framelits to cut out my circles and looped some Linen Thread (thankfully not going anywhere – everyone breathe a sigh of relief!) around the back.

SCBH Let's Get away outside-001

My thinking behind making this card is I might just treat my husband to a weekend away for his Birthday. I’m spending the first night away from my baby boy this week with some friends and if it goes well, I think I might surprise my hubby with a little get away. Mind you, if it doesn’t go well, we’ve a couple of months of training to do to get my baby more used to the idea – so never say never! It’s not like me to be organised for anything two months in advance so I’m feeling quite pleased with myself!

I even added a little stamped decoration to the inside…

SCBH Let's Get away inside-001

and I also created a couple of fun little tags using Alphabet Rotary Stamp (sadly aLao retiring) to get us in the mood for our trip…

SCBH Let's Get away tags-001

So I hope you like my projects today. This month you may have noticed that we have added an exciting little extra.  We’re running a Comment Blog Hop GIVEAWAY – yes that’s right – any customer from the UK can just comment on our hops and you’ll be entered into a FREE draw to win this fabulous bundle of loveliness. Comment on all the hops and get an entry for each one!… note this giveaway is only available to UK customers due to the postage costs for us! But even if you can’t join in the Giveaway, we’d love to hear from you too!  Here are the prizes…


All you need to do is comment on the blog post and you get an entry! Register your entry on the Rafflecopter widget below.

  • Please note this giveaway is only available to UK customers due to the postage costs for us! But even if you can’t join in the Giveaway, we’d love to hear from you too!
  • Giveaway closes on 28th May 2016 at 12.00am.
  • Winner will be contacted via submitted details and announced and should no response be receieved within 7 days then an alternative winner will be selected.

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Do then please hop over to Emma at Coastal Crafter. I don’t know about you, but I cant wait to see what she has created for us this month.  You can find this month’s full line-up further down the page should you get lost.

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Finally, if there is anything you would like to purchase do head on over to my shop or click on the link of the item below.


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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Creative April Blog Hop – Retiring Favourites

  1. Annette Tinworth

    This is a wonderful stamp set and coordinating punch set ideal for a total beginners as it so simplistic for birthdays celebrations etc . The punch is very versatile to as you can insert a strip of card stock and make bigger banners to stamp sentiments on . As with so many stamp and matching coordinating punches in Stampin up ranges it makes card and gift making easier with a rainbow or matching ribbons,card stock ink etc to give a quality finish on so many creative ideas for all ages

  2. karen ripley

    Love these projects, very sad to see this set go but hey ho! Lost Lagoon has been my go to choice of colour for the past year x

    1. Eimear Post author

      Me too Karen, it suited Male cards, Christmas cards, floral cards, need I go on??! But I think I could quite used to Dapper Denim, oh and Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum is growing on me too…

  3. Caroline Thomas

    That’s a gorgeous colour combo, Eimear. And I’m with you on Going Global, I’m so sad it’s retiring. But I’m fickle too, can’t wait for all the new stuff! Gorgeous little luggage tags and the comination of Going Global with the PL set is brilliant. I love it! Caro x

    1. Eimear Post author

      One of my favourite colour combos as you probably gathered from our team meeting! Will miss it a lot!

  4. Queen Pip

    Wow what a great little set! I think I’m the only person on the planet who actually didn’t purchase Going Global etc – and now it’s too late 🙁 bit sad when I see all these fabulous ideas to use them with!

    1. Eimear Post author

      I was hoping it would carry over as with many of my sets I just didn’t use it enough… But I’m fickle, roll on June lol!!

  5. Claire

    I have been toying with the rotary punch for some time – so useful for making up your own sentiments etc….So gutted that its retiring….

    1. Eimear Post author

      It is a great tool to personalise any project – we even made our own set of Top Trump cards with my kids!

  6. Mikaela

    Oh this set is right up my street. I love your choice of stamp set and colours here Eimear. Some fabulous shares x

    1. Eimear Post author

      Thank you Mikaela, it’s my favourite Lost Lagoon colour combo – been using it a lot recently to get the most out of it! 😢

  7. Louise

    great idea to create, and I so am keeping all my PL sets. Fingers crossed you guys get a well deserved break …. I’ll babysit the little one 😉 lol

  8. Jackie Powell

    Love the tags and so open to different themes, great, thankyou.

    1. Eimear Post author

      Thank you Jackie – good luck in the competition!

  9. Lesley

    These are certainly a hit for me, iand inmy favourite colours blue and cream too – clevergirl, how did you know? Lol! The PL set is staying firmly on my shelf as I’ve not used it much and has so much potential. I do hope you manage to get away for a break. Even if it is apart from that lovely boy, little chumpy chops! Lol!

    1. Eimear Post author

      I could only just manage a weekend away – any longer and I don’t think either of us could cope without them Lesley!!


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