The excitement is building for all the new products that are coming our way, starting with a very limited edition suite that will only be available during May, and only while stocks last. More about that later. Meanwhile I’m continuing to sort through my retiring products and giving them one last outing. Today it’s the turn of the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder, along with quite a few other retiring items.
CABLE KNIT EMBOSSING FOLDER
I love the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (just not the length of the name!). I’ve used it on quite a few projects and am really going to miss the amazing texture this provides.
I began my project with a layer of retiring Powder Pink Card dampened slightly using clean water and a Stampin’ Spritzer. I placed the damp card inside the Cable Knit Embossing Folder directly on my multipurpose platform. Then I placed a single cutting pad on top and rolled it forwards and backwards through the retiring Big Shot. I removed the embossed card from the folder and set it aside to dry completely.
With the background done, my next task was the focal point for the front of the card. For this I chose the retiring Sweet Baby Stamp Set and the coordinating (and also retiring) Bouncing Baby Framelits Dies.
Using Smoky Slate ink I stamped the baby onto some Very Vanilla Card. Then I stamped the image onto a scrap piece from the retiring Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (DSP). Finally I stamped the cute hair bow onto the DSP too.
Using my Big Shot and retiring Magnetic Platform I cut out the images using the coordinating dies. Then I used my Paper Snips to cut the excess from between the baby’s legs on both pieces. With that done I cut the hands and head from the DSP baby before fixing the spotty onesie onto the other baby with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). More liquid glue was used to add the bow to the baby’s head.
To complete the focal point I placed some Tear & Tape Adhesive on the back of the baby and used it to secure some retiring Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon. Then the completed piece was attached to the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
PINNING DOWN THE LAST FEW DETAILS
Just a few final details remained.
Using Smoky Slate ink I stamped the diaper / nappy pin on the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I stamped it in each corner of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Using the writing tip of a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker I then added a couple of lines either side of each pin. Finally I added the sentiment verse to the Very Vanilla layer.
All I needed now was my card base.
I cut and scored a piece of Thick Vanilla Card using my retiring Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. To finish, I used liquid glue to fix the Powder Pink layer on the front and the Very Vanilla layer inside and I was done.
SPECIAL LIMITED AVAILABILITY PRODUCTS
It’s always sad when things retire, but I promise you there’s some great new products on the way, starting tomorrow!
For the month of May, and only while stocks last, you can order the very limited availability “Everything is Rosy Product Medley’. It’s a complete suite of unique products that all coordinate beautifully together and will not be available individually. You can place your order tomorrow, but in the meantime here’s a video showing you all the items in the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.
Make sure you come back tomorrow for more about this special offer.
Now I’m off to do a little reorganisation in my craft studio, so I’ll just leave you with the list of products I used for today’s project.
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Powder Pink Cardstock
- Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
- Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon
- Sweet Baby Stamp Set
- Bouncing Baby Dies
- Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder