Wow – this week I feel like I’ve raced into Friday in a full tail spin. But, we made it! It’s been a hectic week here at Papercraft HQ with lots of school activities including Mother’s Day afternoon tea, swimming lessons and parent-teacher interviews. Bring on the weekend!
What a fabulous way to start the weekend – with a Paper Adventures team hop. We welcome Teneale Williams as our guest designer. Not only is Teneale amazingly talented, she’s also one of the nicest (and most humble) people I know. It’s also a big hello to Sheila Pybus – Sheila usually joins in hops via her Facebook page but has this month made the leap to starting a blog! Such an amazing achievement!
The theme for the hop this month is Goodbyes. Although this theme could be interpreted in a number of ways, I’ve chosen to do the predictable thing and share a project with lots of items from the Last Chance Retirement List as we spend May saying goodbye to some amazing products from the Annual & Occasions Catalogues.
I’ve made a duo of baby cards – since if I make one in blue, I seem to need to make one in pink too!
These card feature the Sweet Baby bundle & Twinkle Twinkle DSP from the Annual Catalogue – all on the retirement list.
The blue card uses Pool Party cardstock. Apart from the 2017-2019 In Colors, all colours in the colour families are staying for the foreseeable future. Colour refreshes / revamps only happen every 5 or so years, so we’ll be enjoying the core colours for quite some time with some new In Colors to mix it up every year.
The pink version is Petal Pink. Although Blushing Bride is my go-to pink (until I get my hands on the new Rococo Rose colour!!!), I always match card colours with the DSP. Twinkle Twinkle features Pool Party, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Gray Granite, Night of Navy & Whisper White.
I’ve also used some products are that not on the retirement list. We’ll be seeing the Rectangle Stitched Dies and Well Written Dies in the upcoming annual catalogue (phew!).
I’ve layered the word die (baby) 4 times using Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock prior to cutting. I’m a no mess kind of girl, so sticky stuff on the back really suits me. Stampin’ Up! have discontinued their adhesive sheets but you’ll be able to find a similar product in other brands – or you can use strips of Tear & Tape.
The Rectangle Stitched Dies make it so easy to make a shaker card. All the hard work in done for you with an amazing stitched edge and perfectly sized border. Simply cut using 2 Stitched Rectangles (two sizes apart) and then back with Window Sheet. Add Foam Adhesive Strip to the back side and adhere to your card front, filling with shaker pieces before you stick it down.
My shaker pieces are made using the Twinkle Builder punch (on the carryover list) and two retired punches – Heart Border and Star Border. Retired does not mean no longer useful. I hold on to lots of favourites!
Shaker cards are perfect to add a bit of special to a card – and there’s nothing more special than a new baby coming into the world!
Next up on our team hop, saying her Goodbyes is our guest designer, Teneale Williams.
Thanks for joining us for this month’s hop!
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