11 April 2021

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Last Dance


 Hello and welcome,

It's Stamping 2nd Sunday latest blog hop for April and the theme is Last Dance for the Design Team. Our hop is a little bit different for this month instead of the list of names you can hop around by either going forwards or going backwards. To see Jay Soriano who is before me please click on his name and for Tami Hewlett who is after me. Please click on her name at the end of my blog.

Today you'll be seeing products that will be retiring as of the 3rd of May 2021 or unless SOLD OUT beforehand. Some of the products I've used have already finished like the Purple Posy Stampin' Blends and Cardstock they always seem first to go. You can visit my online store at the end of my blog to purchase any of the products that are available.

The In Colors for 2019 - 2021 are retiring and in particular Purple Posy is one of my favourite In Colors and I'm so sad to see it go. In fact all of them are so beautiful, I will miss them.

I've used the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set 149229 and Budding Blooms Dies 149548 for the main focus for my handmade thank you card and 3D project. I've always loved this stamp set as there are different flower images to colour in with I've chosen to colour them in with Purple Posy 154896 and Mango Melody 154888 Stampin' Blends. I'm really loving shades of yellows and mauves together they just brighten up my day! 

Using Purple Posy Cardstock 150887 a half sheet folded in half as my card base, adding a panel of In Color 6" x 6" DSP 153071 in Purple Posy measures at 10.5cm by 12cm. Layering the stamp images of the flowers around the Stitched Nested Labels Dies 149638 in medium size 9.5cm x 5cm in Shimmery White Cardstock and lightly sponging So Saffron Ink onto the piece of Cardstock.

To match with the Gold Mini Pizza Box I've added a couple of the delicate gold pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper 152493 to the card. 

Another set retiring is the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set 148726 and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Dies 151819. The smaller butterfly is in So Saffron and Gold foil for the die cut butterfly image. 

The sentiment is from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set, it's stamped in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black Cardstock with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. I've fussy cut out the Thank You. 

The Gold Mini Pizza Box 152068 coordinates with the card by using the same colours throughout the project. I've rapped around the box using the Vanilla Ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack 152475 and tied it in a bow. 

Using a square piece of DSP in Daffodil Delight which is from the Brights 6" x 6" DSP 152487 to form the base for the added layers. 

The gold pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper, Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies using a smaller die cut for the sentiment. I added a So Saffron Butterfly to finish off the box.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. To see all of the amazing projects at Stamping Sunday Design Team please now click on Tami Hewitt to see her stunning creations.

To purchase any of the above mentioned Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store here.

Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher


  1. Oh Vicki, these are lovely projects. I absolutely adore your colour choices and the sheer exuberance of your floral layouts! xxx

  2. Exquisite projects Vicki!!! I love this stamp set so much and you've shown it to perfection. Gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful color combo, Vicki, and your photos are fantastic! Someone will be very blessed to receive your creations!