The last chance / retirement list is up on us and the CASEing the Catty Crew are taking the chance to use retiring items for inspiration before they disappear.
This week it’s a favourite retiring bundle – stamps & dies, or stamps & punches.
I’ve chosen the Bloom by Bloom bundle – stamp set and coordinating punches. These products are part of the Happiness Blooms suite. It wasn’t an immediate favourite, but the bright & fun colours of this suite have grown on me and I’m going to miss them!
Each suite in the catalogue has a full page spread and I’ve taken inspiration from the card at the top of the image below (page 24 of the Occasions catalogue).
I love the colours in this DSP and the use of the stamps in the floral centrepiece, so with this as my inspiration, I’ve used these features in a triangular fun fold card. Click here to view the tutorial for this fold by Jackie Bolhuis.
This is what the card looks like when fully folded….
But then it opens up along the diagonal cut across the card front to reveal two flaps.
The card is incredibly simple to make!
Cut a piece of A4 cardstock down to 11-1/2″ and then score the middle along the long and short sides (4-1/8″ across the short side and 5-3/4″ across the long side).
Cut the cardstock in your trimmer from the top left corner to the bottom right corner (diagonally). One piece of A4 cardstock gives you two cards.
Fold the flaps down & inwards to create a card front and then embellish.
I’ve used a Sahara Sand Stitched Circle overlayed with a Vellum stitched circle and the decorated with flowers from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set.
Some of the larger images in this set are fussy cut, but the smaller flowers can be cut using the punches. There’s even the cutest little leaf in one of the four punches.
Although I’m excited about new DSP, I’ve stocked up on an extra pack of the Happiness Blooms DSP so I can make cards like this when I feel like a bright and cheery option.
All of the bundles in the current catalogues are retiring. Products that are ‘bundled’ together attract a 10% discount. Some of these retiring bundles may appear in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue – but no longer in a bundle and therefore without a discount.
Some of the projects you’ll see on the hop tonight show you products that will still be available in the next catalogue – but as single items. Some projects feature items that are going into the retirement zone, never to be available again. Whether you’re shopping for a discount or doing some last chance shopping, make sure to get what you need before it’s too late. Links for this project in the table below.
Next up on the blog hop is Peta Stephen with her last chance project.
We’d love for you to share your project with us. Join the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook group and show us your project inspired by a retiring bundle. You can see all the retiring bundles in the online store – click here to visit.
Thanks for hopping with us – I hope you have a fabulous week!