Stampin' Up! products that are retiring. You will get to see lots of creative projects from 22 ESAD members - that means 22 reasons to snap up bargains on retiring products before the end of May. Whether you are starting with me or have hopped over from visiting Cathy, you are in for a real treat.
As well as using some much loved retiring stamp sets and dies, I am determined to use up as much of my retiring Designer Series Paper (DSP), ribbon, washi tape and other embellishments before I fall in love with all of the new goodies in the Annual Catalogue and they all get banished to the lower drawers. Plus if I use them all up I will have more room for new goodies......win-win!
Perpetual Birthday Calendars are the perfect way to use up all of my supplies as well as solve the problem of what to make for Mother's Day.
These are really easy to make. Grab an empty CD case, cut 6 pieces of DSP to 12 cm x 14 cm, add a month panel to each and decorate. Good to go!
I have kept the decoration quite simple as you need to be able to shut the CD case so can't have too much bulk. I really love the Botanical Blooms stamp set and coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits. I think they teamed really nicely with the Urban Underground DSP and washi tape and the Pop of Pink washi tape.
I added an information panel for the the back as well.
Closed up and secured with some retiring baker's twine.
Now....on with the rest of the hop. Make sure you hop around to see all of the great projects. You will get lots of great ideas and reasons to snap up some great bargains on retiring products. If you get lost you can get back on track with the participant list at the end of each post. Next up is my super talented and creative friend Kelly Kent. You will love her cards.
Blog Hop Participants:
1. Lou Kitzelman - You are here!
2. Kelly Kent
9. Libby Dyson
10. Rebecca Jacovou
11. Rosalie Desmond
12. Megan Lenske
13. Leonie Schroder
14. Kristel Rimmer
15. Tanya Bell
17. Pauline Bennetts
18. Mandy Depiazzi
19. Ellen Woodbridge
20. Monique Fielder
21. Maree McIntosh
22. Cathy Pinchbeck