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May Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the May edition of the Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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This month our focus is on retiring products. Our favorite retiring products. Grab some coffee and get ready to pin some great things! And, grab the tissues too…..and, check your fun spending money as well – some things you may really need after hopping around with us.

If you are new to Stampin’ Up, every year before the new catalog comes out, items retire. First and foremost, In-Colors, paper, ink, markers, ribbon…..we all know it. We all expect it. We even grumble and hoard because of it.

I wanted to maximize what I showed. So, I made this adorable Fry Container. Yes, the die and the Corrugated Paper its made from are retiring. And, the Spiral Flower, leaves (Bird Builder), Tag, Scallop Circle and ribbon – retiring, all of them. Whew.

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Now, what’s in the Fry Container? Cards! Mini cards! Five of them –

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I made these all monochromatic. One per retiring color.

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The Note Tag I used earlier on the box front.

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The Washi Tape along each tag, it’s in a set of all five colors. Retiring, but, hey it’s on sale!

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The stamps I used on each card tag front is from Something To Say. It’s a fabulous set because it has inside greetings too! Few sets have that. You gets lots for your money.

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The background stamping on all the cards is from Perpetual Birthday Calendar – a very nice underrated set. It’s so versatile! Sadly, retiring as well.

I did staple the tags together with a piece of In-Color Thick Baker’s Twine. It was from last years Sale-a-Bration. I adhered these with Dimensionals to the 2 x 3 cards.

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Then, hop on over to see what the others favor.

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Or, click on the names below to check out the others and their favorites –

Libby Fens – you are here!
 Anne Power
Happy Stampin’
Libby
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16 thoughts on “May Blogging Friends Blog Hop

  1. Beautiful card set, Libby! I think you win the prize for including the most retiring products in a single project! The loss of these In Colors is killing me! I love them so! I’m pretty sure the Perpetual Birthday stamp set is sticking around, though so I’m happy about that. I love that one, too 🙂

  2. What a great idea to make note cards to fit inside the Fry Box, Libby! So cute. I just love the Spiral Flower die – not sure if I can part with mine quite yet!

    • Sadly, I don’t part with most of my stuff year after year. I now have quite the collection! Thanks for leaving a comment Deb! What a great hop this month!

    • I decided to really challenge myself here. I think I did just that! I can’t wait to find someone to give this to! Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment!

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