Goodbye, Pocket Silhouettes

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Since starting this 'last hurrah' series of cards using retiring stamp sets, I have been having such a lovely time and have vowed for the upcoming catalogue to make sure that I use my stamps a whole lot more while they're actually still current, rather than leaving it to a big emotional rush at the end!  I'm also vowing to take a lot more pictures of my creations, as I'm sure I made a lot more with this stamp set, but can only find a couple now...

Today I am saying goodbye to Pocket Silhouettes - a gorgeous set of tiny floral images and two sentiments, all in the same box!  Here is a bit of Pocket Silhouettes inspiration for your Thursday evening...

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The centre of the three pictures above is of one of a set of cards that I demonstrated at a workshop on the weekend.  I made up four of these little "love notes" with matching stamped envelopes and popped them in a cellophane bag with a First Edition DSP backing and tied with a ribbon.  So cute :-)

The final one is my 'last hurrah' card, completed just this afternoon.  It's based on this card that I pinned on Pinterest some time ago, then re-visited today as inspiration.  I added some additional shading to my version and absolutely love how it turned out.  So much so that I'm even sadder to see the end of Pocket Silhouettes now... :-(

If you're also sad to see it on the retiring list, act now to make sure that you get hold of it for yourself.  Contact me to order your set while you can...


Registration for the Perth leg of the Heartfelt Events on August 25th closes tomorrow August 17th!  If you would like to join me, several members of my team and my guests for a fabulous day of stampin' and frivolity, be sure to let me know asap!

For more information on the event, see my previous post HERE...

Just for your information, I will be presenting one of the classes at the event, so I would love to see some familiar and friendly faces in the crowd to support/heckle/cheerlead while I'm up there doing my thing ;-)

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A flourishing farewell...

I'm finding it hard to believe that we are a mere day away from the end of August, and I feel as though I haven't done some of the retiring items justice.

There are some stamp sets that I have loved a lot and will really miss so I thought I would take a minute to show you some projects that I have made with some particular faves...

I loved Frames with a Flourish from the start and have pulled it out on many an occasion when I have needed a frame of some description in whatever project I was stamping at the time.

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This one is a little box made with two Scallop Envelope die cut-outs and an extra strip of cardstock to form the base.  I have been demonstrating this at most of my workshops this past month, with a little set of four cards to go inside using the Frames plus Pocket Silhouettes as well.

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This is a card that I made absolute ages ago after I had an idea to use the dotted swirly frame in the set as a background.  I made the card, was satisfied that I had got the idea out of my brain and onto paper and never did anything else with it, hence the delay in putting it up here :)

The smudgy effect of the stamping was achieved by first stamping onto Kraft (soon to be Crumb Cake) cardstock in Chocolate Chip ink, then running over the top of the image with an Aquapainter to soften the lines a bit.

Here are some previously blogged cards (and a couple of books!) that I have made using Frames with a Flourish too.

Click on the thumbnails to see them in full size and in their original posts...

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So there was a little trip down Frames with a Flourish lane.  If you love this set as much as I do, I encourage you to get in touch with me before the end of tomorrow and I'd be happy to place an order for it, plus any other retiring products that you find yourself in need of :)

*Retiring products in red*

"Scallop Envelope Box" Stamps: Frames with a Flourish, Pocket Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments Paper: Kraft, Naturals Ivory Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand Accessories: Scallop Envelope Die, Word Window Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

"Thank you card" Stamps: Frames with a Flourish, Occasional Greetings Paper: Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Kraft Ink: Chocolate Chip, White craft ink Accessories: Pretties Kit, Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain, Aquapainter, Stampin' Sponge