Saturday, April 30, 2016

Flowering Flourishes in Navy and White


Today's selection of cards (new and old) feature the soon to be retired stamp set, Flowering Flourishes. This is one of two that I just made. I'll save the other one for another day. 
Stampin' Up! Flowering Flourishes stamp set. Navy and White wedding card. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 I stamped one of the flourish stamps several times with Versamark. Then I embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Even though the embossing is white it looks lovely with Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. Of course White Ribbon would work too! 

What's retiring on this Navy and White card: Flowering Flourishes stamp set; And Many More stamp set; Word Window Punch; Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon 

The next group of cards are from previous blog posts with links. Even though some of the products used are retired, you can still get ideas of how to use this lovely stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flourishes stamp set with Punched Pumpkins. Handmade Thanksgiving card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 My blog post with details for the pumpkin card can be found here.


Stampin' Up! Flowering Flourishes stamp set. Handmade card with butterfly by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 My blog post with details for can be found here.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flourishes  stamp set with yellow flower. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
My blog post with details can be found here.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flourishes stamp set with Punched Pumpkins. Handmade Thanksgiving card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
My blog post for this pumpkin card with details can be found here.

If you would like to place an order for any Stampin' Up! supplies, please visit my Online Store found here.

The Retiring products can be found here. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

By the Tide Best Dad Ever


By the Tide stamp set - oh I love you - and will never part with you even though you will be retiring. Of all the retiring stamp sets, this is the one I love the most so I have a lot of blog posts that feature this set as you will see at the end of this blog post!

This is a card that I just made because: 1.) I am trying to make one last card with each of my stamp sets that are retiring. 2.) I love this stamp set and need a card for my hubby.
Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set. Father's Day Card. Masculine card. Birthday card. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
The background of Lost Lagoon was embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder because it reminds me of bubbles. Both of those items are retiring, as is the Chevron Ribbon that I used and ALL of the Scallop punches are retiring! That makes me very sad cause I love punches. They are so easy to use and are always handy. 

The sentiment which is from the And Many More stamp set (retiring), can be Father's Day, Birthday, or just because he is the Best Dad Ever.

If you don't have By the Tide and aren't sure you need it/want it, then I have a few more cards for some inspiration. Some of them have products that are no longer available by can easily be substituted.

Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set. Lobster and Fish card. Handmade Birthday Card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
Substitute Pool Party for Coastal Cabana. Don't forget the Candy Dots are retiring this year! Blog post with card details found here. 

Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 Also retiring: Scallop punch and Label Bracket punch. Details for this card can be found on this blog post.

Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set. Underwater scene with Fish. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
This is one of my favorites! The blog post with the details can be found here.  

Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set. Red lobster with blue and kraft. Handmade thank you card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
Ok, this is another favorite! I love the colors and all of the layers. The blog post with details can be found here

Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set. Red Lobster with Crystal Effects. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 Circle framelit - retiring. Burlap Ribbon - retiring. Candy Dots - retiring. 
Crystal Effects - retiring. The details for this blog post (and another card) are found here. 

The Retiring Stamps and other Retiring Stuff can be seen by clicking here. 

The supplies for the first card on this blog post are as follows.
Product List - all retiring.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

World of Dreams - Present and Past

Today's post is all about the retiring stamp set, World of Dreams. Here is a card that I made recently. I have so many favorite cards using World of Dreams so I thought I would include those at the end of the post. Enjoy!
Stampin' Up! World of Dreams stamp set and Pretty Petals paper. Handmade Anniversary card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 For this card, I also used the retiring paper stack, Pretty Petals. The inspiration for the colors and layout came from a swap card that I received a long time ago from Connie Tumm.

I thought the 2 birds and a nest would make a darling Anniversary card so I added the "happy together" sentiment from the (also retiring) A Dozen Thoughts stamp set. 

You can see the various patterns of paper a little better in the photo below.
Stampin' Up! World of Dreams stamp set and Pretty Petals paper. Handmade Anniversary card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp

And here are some of my favorite World of Dreams cards from times past.


Stampin' Up! World of Dreams stamp set with Sheltering Tree stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I combined the card above with Sheltering Tree. Blog post with details can be found here.

Stampin' Up! World of Dreams stamp set. Handmade thinking of you card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 I absolutely love this embossed and sponged card. It uses 2 colors that are also retiring this year: Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey. The blog post with details for this card can be found here.

Stampin' Up! World of Dreams stamp set. Handmade birthday card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
Even though the paper is retired, this is another favorite of mine! Details can be found on my blog post, here.

Stampin' Up! World of Dreams stamp set with Sheltering Tree stamp set. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 And one final card, also using the tree from Sheltering Tree. Details are on the blog post found here.

If you would like to see what else is retiring, just click here.

All supplies for these cards are Stampin' Up! The supplies for my World of Dreams card at the top of my blog post can be found below. 

Product List - all are retiring. Click on any picture for product details.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Open Sea in Black and White

 In the next few weeks I will be trying to focus on stamp sets and other products that will be retiring from the Occasions catalog and the current Annual catalog. I figure I will have plenty of time to use the new stuff so why not enjoy the old stuff while I can! 

Today's card uses 3 stamp sets that are retiring. The Open Sea and World Map coordinate beautifully and make great guy cards especially when paired with any sentiment from the set, And Many More.
Stampin' Up! The Open Sea stamp set. Masculine card with ship and map. Handmade birthday card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
There are so many color options for this card but I decided to just use neutrals: Black, White, and Smoky Slate. 
Sadly, the Mini Brads are retiring as well as the 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, 1" Square Punch, and Circle Framelits - all used on my card. I posted links to the retiring list, plus supplies used at the end of the post.

While the above card was made new this past weekend, I have a few cards to show you that are from previous blog posts. I love going down memory lane.

Stampin' Up! Open Sea stamp set. Pop Up Card. Masculine card. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
1. Blog post with details on this pop up card - and the story behind it, can be found here.
Stampin' Up! Open Sea stamp set. Pop Up Card. Masculine card. Handmade card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp


Stampin' Up! The Open Sea stamp set. Vintage card with map and ship. Masculine card. Handmade card by Lisa young, Add Ink and Stamp
2. Blog post with details on this vintage card can be found here.

Stampin' Up! the Open Sea stamp set. Masculine nautical card. Handmade thank you card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
 3. The blog post for this card (made a while ago with Coastal Cabana) can be found here.

Stampin' Up! The Open Sea stamp set. Nautical birthday card. Handmade masculine birthday card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
4. Now retired colors made this card but it could easily be made with current colors. The blog post with details can be found here.

Retiring stamps and stuff can be found here. Some are discounted!

Product List - all are retiring.

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