I am excited to share in my first blog hop! If you are "hopping" then you just came from Andrea's blog Stampinlab.
I belong to a Stampin' Up! group called "Luv 2 Stamp". Nicole Tugrul is also a member of the group and started a Flashback Friday blog post on her blog. She has now started a blog hop featuring retired SU! stamps. So dust off those old stamp sets and start using them again!
Today I am using the retired stamp set called Simply Said. This set was released in 2006.
I actually purchased this set at a garage sale and never used it. Do you ever do that?? This was the perfect opportunity to grab this set and use it!
I decided for this project to use the new DSP paper from SU! called Gingham Garden. It is such a pretty pack and beautiful color combinations. I chose a layout to use this stamp set and actually ended up making two cards with two different colors featured: Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.
On the first card, I added the tiny SU! pearls as accents in the center of the flowers and the butterfly's.
I still have some Melon Mambo scallop dot ribbon so I used some of it on this card.
The next card I double stamped some of the larger flowers and cut them out with my SU! snips. I adhered them on the circle with black brads. I used the seam binding ribbon in Daffodil Delight to tie a pretty bow.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you come back again! The next stop on the hop is Vinnie click HERE!!!
***Please leave a comment if you would love to see the Flashback Friday Blog Hop continue once a month. I have LOTS of retired Stampin Up! stamp sets that I would love to share card ideas with you!***
You can view all of the stops at:
Gail Slagle - http://creationsinnebraska.blogspot.com/search/label/flashbackfridaybloghop
Vinnie Cespedes - http://stampinup.net/esuite/home/vinnie/blog
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight.
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets: Simply Said, Fabulous Phrases
Other: Swiss Dots EF, Finishing Touches edgelets, Black Brads, pearls, scallop dot ribbon and seam binding ribbon, SU! dimensionals, glue dots.