ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop

Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop


Welcome! Today I'm joining in with the ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop and we are showcasing products that will be retiring on 31st May, 2018 with the release of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. If you're following the hop you would have come from Jackie's site and her (always) gorgeous creations, otherwise feel free to start here and work your way around!

Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop


Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop


If you've seen the retirement list then you'll know there are so many great sets that are leaving us. I'm going to focus on two of my faves, Birthday Blooms and Happy Celebrations.

So if you've been following me for a while you'll know how dear to me the Birthday Blooms set is and how often I use it. It has such lovely colouring images and the cutest ever font, I'm so sad it's retiring. Anyway, I chose to use it today for a feminine card (honestly is there any other kind for this set?) and decided my main colour was going to be one of my favourite pinks, Pink Pirouette, which is sadly also retiring.

I started with the piece of watercolor paper and using my aqua painter and the Pink Pirouette ink pad I simply drew lines across it. I let it dry before using one of the little accent pieces and embossing some gold over the top. The flowers of the stamp are coloured using Stampin' Blends, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. I mounted the flowers on a piece of Whisper White that I had cut using the (retiring) Lots of Labels Framelits Dies and simply stuck the whole piece down over the top of (yes, you guessed it) retiring 1/8" gold ribbon. The sentiment, also from Blended Blooms was stamped in Memento. Oh so feminine, what do you think?

Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop using Birthday Blooms by Stampin' Up!


Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop using Birthday Blooms by Stampin' Up!


My second card is made using the Happy Celebrations stamp set and was also extremely easy to accomplish. I used the largest circle stamp on a piece of Whisper White and stamped it in retiring blue tones - Dapper Denim, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise and Soft Sky. I embossed the main 'Happy' sentiment from the set in white onto some Basic Black cardstock and cut it out, mounting it over the top of some Burlap Ribbon and (yes, retiring) Dapper Denim Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. I finished it off by stamping the remaining sentiment 'Birthday to You' straight onto the background in Memento. I'm really happy this one turned out quite masculine as I find those the hardest cards to make but this was really very easy!

Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop using Happy Celebrations by Stampin' Up!


Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop using Happy Celebrations by Stampin' Up!


I hope you enjoyed both projects I made, one feminine and one masculine, and that you continue on with the rest of the hop. Peta is up next with some more projects that I'm sure will dazzle you!

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Blog Hop Participant List
1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kelly Kent
3. Bronwyn Eastley
4. Jackie Aitken
5. Jo Stubbings (You are here)
6. Peta Stephen
7. Sharon Dalton
8. Lauren Meiklejohn
9. Courtenay Heuston
10. Nicole Wilson
11. Jo Weeden
12. Libby Dyson
13. Cheryl Algie
14. Megan Lenske
15. Beryl Crisp
16. Fi Cobbin
17. Rose Packer
18. Cathy Pinchbeck
19. Carolina Evans
20. Renee Lynch
21. Sandra Mastello
22. Katrina Duffell
23. Rachael Lewsley
24. Leonie Schroder
25. Emily Campbell
26. Monique Fielder
27. Michelle Strazds
28. Jessie Holton

Product List - Birthday Blooms


Product List - Happy Celebrations

11 comments

  1. Great cards Jo. I too am sorry to see the Beautiful Blooms go :( will have to find another. Thanks for hopping

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  2. Two beautiful cards Jo. Can't decide on which I love more ... I am going to miss the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set for my male cards. xxx

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  3. I can see Birrthday Blooms are a popular choice for this hope. Love what you have done with it.

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  4. Beautiful cards. I love the softness of the beautiful pink card.

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  5. Sooo pretty in pink <3 Another Birthday Bloom card that I absolutely LOVE.
    AND the other set I don't own either looks like it would be a great masculine stamp set too. Thanks for sharing
    Cheers Shaz

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  6. I love the pink card ! Stunning !

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  7. Great cards Jo. You’ve picked 2 of my fave sets 😍

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  8. Woah! This hop is making me sad! Good bye old friends. You have used just about all my faves - and used them to perfection I might add! x

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  9. When I saw Birthday Blooms on the retirement list, I immediately thought of you, Jo. I have loved every single card you have made with this set, such stunning creations. Can't wait to see what you create with all the catalogue's new florals x

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  10. Two gorgeous cards Jo, I can't pick a favourite.

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  11. great cards Jo .. two of my favourite sets

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