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Say Goodbye to…

… the Beautiful Friendship stamp set. My daughter picked this stamp set out for me to get but I really haven’t used it often. I think part of the issue with not using it is that I forgot to make an insert for it in my stamp catalog. I forgot I had it! The distinktive nature of these stamps really makes them beautiful.

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J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Beautiful Friendship

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop. This month’s theme is birthday cards. I decided to use the retiring Zoo Globe stamp set because I never got around to using it and it can make such cute kids cards. I also used one of my last Snow Globe shaker domes that are also retiring. I think I would have used these more if they were a little flatter so I could mail them. This will be an in-person birthday card.

I die cut both the patterned Bumblebee paper from the World of Good paper pack and the white cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle dies so I could line them up exactly. I then die cut the snow globe from the Bumbleebee paper and traced the opening on the white cardstock so I would know where to stamp. The gray background is embossed with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder to give it some texture and the metallic ribbon was colored with the dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend. The sequins are left over from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.

Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Alejandra Gomez
Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Kirstie Pattrick
Linda Moore  ● Mo Rootes  ●  Libby Fens
Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Aurélie Fabre
Narelle Fasulo  ●  Sandra Mastello  ●  Karen Henderson
Susan Simpson  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Melissa Faust
JoAnn Pollock  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jo Blackman
Jill Chapman  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford
Terry Hamilton  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Satomi Wellard
Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Ann Krucek 
Chris Smith  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Teri West

Stamp Sets – Zoo Globe
Die Cutting & Embossing – Snow Globe Scenes dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, Old World Paper 3D embossing folder
Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad, Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter, Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends, Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends
Paper – World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic White Thick cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Snow Globe Shaker domes, Linen Thread, Silver Metallic Edge ribbon, Whisper White Polka dot Tulle ribbon
Coloring Tools – Silver embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat Tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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