Friday, 5 May 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 9 - Sorry You're Leaving

Hi Crafters,

I am joining the Global Stamping Friends on their ninth blog hop today.  Yes, I'm late to the party but can't wait to see all the fun we'll have on our hop!  Be sure to check in with all the blogs and let us know you've visited by leaving a comment.  We love hearing from you.

Our theme this month is Sorry You're Leaving, as we are saying a fond farewell to those Stampin' Up! items we love but that won't be returning with the new catalogue launch in June.  I have several favourites that I am sad to see go but it was an easy choice when it came to the products I'll miss most.  Of course, I'm talking about the Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch and Papillon Potpourri stamp set.  I have also used the outgoing 2015-17 In-Colours in my design, focusing on my three favourites - Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.

I used Watermelon Wonder cardstock for my base and created my focal image on Whisper White cardstock.  I actually used an old reel of ribbon to draw a faint circle to help place my butterflies.  My sentiment came from the Everyday Tags stamp set and is stamped in Mint Macaron.  I chose this set as, although I have used the butterflies on several different projects, the Everyday Tags stamp set had never been inked.  You could easily create this card for several different occasions, changing the sentiment or colour combo each time.

I also used the Envelop Punch Board (not retiring) to create a matching envelope from a sheet of the 2015-17 In-Colour Envelope Paper which won't be available after 31 May.  

I hope you'll join us saying goodbye to our favourites and check out our posts throughout the blog hop.  Which products will you miss most?

Happy Crafting,
Rachel x

2. Courtenay Heuston
4. Kimberley Anne Morris
5.  Angélique Stempelkeuken
6.  Lisa Ann Bernard
7. Rachel Macleod  (***You are here***)
10. Jenn Curtis Charles
11. Ilse van Vliet
12. Carole Anne Currie Patterson
13. Marieke Bart
14. Petra Wenninger

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Product List
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper


  1. Such a sweet little butterfly wreath :-D I am a little sad we'll be losing so many punches :-( Thanks for sharing your great project!

  2. Such a lovely project.
    I will defenately miss the punches and Watermelon Wonder as well :'(

  3. Oh, lovely Rachel. You have managed to create a beautiful butterfly project with your 3 favourite In Colours. Thankyou for sharing your project in the gallery for this weeks Global Design Project. Please pin your project on the GDP Pinterest board.

  4. Beautiful card! I will also miss the punches.

  5. Wonderful project and it made me realise that the butterfly punches and stamps were going - sad and surprised. But we do have some lovely new products to look forward to. Thanks for joining in.

  6. Clever project with the butterflies! Adorable.

  7. Sweet - Lovely butterflies I am super sad they are leaving as well