Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop! We are all going to miss some of our favorites from Stampin’ Up!, so we’re showcasing some of them for you today. My share is from Stampin’ Up! Party Wishes. It was really hard to decide on just one retiring stamp set, but Party Wishes has some really fun stamps for creating a birthday card, plus you can bundle the Party Punch Pack punches for a 15% discount. And, the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack is full of wonderful festive papers!
I made a Joy Fold Card. Click HERE for a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.:
If you are looking for a fun new way to make a quick card, this one is it! See how it opens:
The large front panel has balloons that were stamped in Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron, then punched with the balloon punch from the Party Punch Pack. The sentiments were both stamped with Versa Mark ink and dusted well with Black embossing powder and heat embossed. I made the balloon strings with my white Uni-ball Signo gel pen (also retiring).
And here it is fully opened:
I decided to use all of the same balloon paper on the inside flaps, but you could certainly use any paper you want in there. Even though I did not leave a panel to write on, you could use light paper inside where your sentiment is stamped and also write there. The cake stamp, from Party Wishes, was stamped onto Whisper White paper with Crushed Curry ink and the sentiment is embossed with Black embossing powder. I fussy cut the cake image with my paper snips and glued a strip of candles that had been colored with my Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry markers to the cake before attaching the whole image to the inside with glue.
Party Wishes doesn’t disappoint! So many fun stamp images and sentiments, plus great paper and punches! The envelope is lined with the same It’s My Party DSP as is used on one of the front flaps. The envelope liners Framelits are also retiring, so get them soon if you like to line your envelopes to match your card.
Are you ready for some more inspiration with retiring stamps? Here you go…..
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