Retiring Custom Tee Bundle – NC Demos May Blog Hop

Welcome to the NC Demos May Blog Hop! If you’ve just come from Sharon Maranich ‘s post, I’m sure you’re inspired by her projects.  Thanks for stopping by to see my cards for this month!

This month, we are showcasing some of our favorite retiring products. The stamps and dies that I am featuring have only been available for a short period of time.  They have already become my go-to for cards for many occasions.  If you’ve been thinking about adding the Custom Tee Bundle to your collection, now is the perfect time.  [Hint- Rather than purchasing the bundle, you can save money if you purchase the stamps and dies individually.  The stamps and dies are currently on sale!  Remember – They are only available until May 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first.]

Here are my cards for this month:

Both cards are made using these steps:

  1. Cut a piece of white card stock and a piece of black card stock to use for the top layer of the card.  Cut the black card stock a little longer and wider than the white card stock.
  2. Die cut the t-shirt shape you would like for your card in both the white and black card stock.  Hint- You should be able to die cut both pieces at the same time which will make sure the cuts are in the same place on both pieces.
  3. Use a sentiment from the Custom Tee stamp set on the bottom right of the card.  I used Basic Black to draw out the black from the frame.  There are many great sentiments in the set that can be used for several occasions.
  4. Now – Here is the fun part.  Go grab your paper scraps!  I know you have them!  Don’t feel guilty.  We all have scraps 🙂  Pick out the colors you want to use.  [For the “congrats” card, I chose the colors for the university where our niece was just accepted.]  Cut your scraps to various widths and start glueing them to a piece of white card stock.  Trim off the sides when you’re done.
  5. Keep one of the scrap pieces to use to stamp the flower or pocket image.  There are corresponding dies in the set for the flower and pocket.
  6. Assemble the card as pictured.  I used dimensionals to add the top layer to the card.

Trust me – You are going to love making these cards.  They are pretty quick and super cute.  You can personalize the colors incredibly easy.  And – you use up your scraps – what else could you want?  I haven’t tried these cards with designer series paper yet.  That will be my next step!

To continue on the blog hop, click here and you’ll go to Frances Wagner’s project.  All participants are listed below.  Also shown below are the key products used for these cards.  If you click on a picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!

NC Demos May Blog Hop Participants:

Debra Ballance-Byrd

Tamra Davis

Jo Anne Hewins

Michelle Irinyi

Tracie Evans Langley

Sharon Maranich

Laurie Meier – YOU ARE HERE

Frances Wagner

Favorite Retiring Bundle – So In Love

The So In Love bundle helped me live up to my motto – one stamp set – three designs – endless possibilities.  The So in Love stamp set, the corresponding So Detailed thinlits dies, and the So in Love bundle are being retired.  [Hint:  Due to discounts, if you purchase the stamp set and thinlits dies separately, it’s less expensive than buying the bundle!]

Pictured below are a few cards that I have previously posted and feature this bundle.  I hope you find them inspirational and spark your interest in the endless possibilities with these stamps and thinlits!

If you don’t have these stamps and dies in your collection, you may want to take advantage of the sale price.  They are truly great designs and very versatile for many occasions.  To purchase the bundle or individual stamp and/or thinlits dies sets, click on the pictures below.  You’ll go to my website.  Remember – retiring products are available only while supplies last or through May 31, whichever occurs first.

Happy stamping!

Favorite Retiring Framelits – Star Blast

Sometimes I overlook products that are in Stampin’ Up! catalogs on my first, second, hundreth 🙂 pass through the pages.  Then, on the three hundreth pass 🙂 , I finally see the treasure that has been waiting for me.  That’s how I feel about the Star Blast framelits.

The Star Blast framelits are a wonderful set of fun, useful shapes.  The focal point of the set is the framelit used in the card pictured below.

To make the card, I used the star blast framelit to cut out three complimentary colors of paper.  The paper is a mixture of card stock and designer series paper.  There is no limit to the combinations that you can use to make this card.

“Congrats” is added as a piece of inlaid embossing.  That technique is super easy and very effective.  Simply die cut a word (or shape) of your choice in the main part of your card.  Save all the extra pieces like the middle of the “o”.  Die cut the same word from another piece of paper.  You could use card stock or designer series paper for the second die cut.  Take your second die cut word and fit it into the main part of your card where you made your first die cut.  Think of it as if you are putting a puzzle piece into the slot where it fits.  Add the extra pieces back to finish the word.  Below is a picture that highlights the inlaid embossing.

The Star Blast framelit set is still available, while supplies last or until May 31, whichever happens first.  And, it’s on sale!  Check out the details by clicking on the set pictured below.  You’ll go to my on-line store and will be able to add this fun set to your collection.

I’ll post another of my favorite retiring products tomorrow.

Happy stamping!