Sunday, May 26, 2019

NC Demos May 2019 Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's blog hop for the North Carolina Stampin' Up! Demonstators. Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog from 2018-2019 will retire June 3rd and the new catalog ordering period starts June 4, 2019.
For this month's blog hop, we were given this challenge:
"May is a happy and sad month as a SU demo. We are all happy that the new catty will be out soon, but we are also a little sad to see some of our favorite products retire. So, this month we will be saying a fond farewell to our favorite retiring products from the Annual and Occasions Catalogs."

Sheet Music background stamp set has been one of my favorite to use this year and I wanted to highlight what a cool stamp this is. The Large Alphabet Framelits are also retiring and I've used this set all year long for multiple cards.Here is a blog post from February highlighting this stamp and Framelits using different colors and letters but similar to today's:
For today's hop I made several cards. For some of the cards, I stamped the full Sheet Music stamp with Versmark Ink onto Whisper White cards stock. Next I sprinkled with White Emboss Powder and heat set. To ink blend (bottom to top) I used my much used Stampin' Sponges (cut into 6ths) with Lemon Lime Twist (retiring), Mango Melody, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler. The more you use and ink these sponges, the better they work.
The shaker card "YAY" was done with this technique, but instead of a full sheet of card stock as shown above, I masked off a 2" stripe and then completed it the same way ink blending from right to left. Using the letters from the Large Alphabet Framelits I cut out "YAY" in my Big Shot.
To complete the shaker card, the Foam Adhesive Strips are just perfect for they are higher and therefore you don't have to double-up tape like other brands. I used the Iridescent Sequin Assortment for the shaker bits. They have such a nice sparkle! A little tip is to run your Embossing Buddy on the inside of the adhesive before adding the shaker elements. It helps to prevent sticking to the sides.
I used the die cut letters to make this card, too. A nice frame was cut with 2 of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits from the ink blending panel.
The black & white polka dot is a retired paper from this year's Sale-A-Bration, but easily replaced with your own handmade stamped background or another DSP.
Nothing went to waste today. I made 3 more cards with some retiring products (the butterflies are not retiring) from bits and pieces on my desk:

Here are all 5 cards made for the hop all using Sheet Music: 
Thanks for stopping by and please continue along with the hop by clinking on the button to see what Jo Anne has created! She is always inspirational!
Or click on any of the following names to go straight to their blog post and check out their creative work:

To purchase any of these items before its too late click on the links below to go directly to my online Stampin' Up! store:
Product List
Heat Tool
Big Shot


Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. What a great assortment of cards, Anita! I love the Large Letter dies and will definitely be keeping mine for personal use. And I love that you used up some materials you had on your desk. I have a few little bags of odds and ends that I need to do the same thing with. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thank you, Toni. I wish it was only a few little bags. I just can't throw out all the unused bits!

  3. I am going to miss the music notes too and of coarse the large letters make such great cards and banners. Great cards Anita.

  4. What fun, bright and cheerful cards, Anita! I love them all! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks Tracie! I’ll miss using these sets.



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