Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – Favourite Retiring Product

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – Favourite Retiring Product

Follow Your Dreams


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Follow Your Dreams ….

Welcome to my blog on this second Sunday of May 2019. It is Mother’s Day here in Australia, and so we are celebrating Mothers everywhere.

Today I am hopping with the Stamping Sunday Second Sunday team, hosted by Sara Levin, the Artful Inker. We are featuring our favourite retiring product from either the Annual Catalogue or the Occasions Catalogue, both of which retire on the 3rd June 2019.

Beginner Casual and Avid Follow Your Dreams

Beginner, Casual and Avid Crafters

The whole Beginner, Casual and Avid crafter thing is really floating my boat. I am know to be a little “over the top” with my cardmaking, so it is wonderfully refreshing to have a “keep it simple” brief. Which type of crafter are you?

Follow Your Dreams Stamp Set

The Follow Your Dreams Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Chase your Dreams Framelits dies is are sadly retiring when the current Annual Catalogue finishes on 3rd June. I have loved this stamp set from the moment I clapped eyes on it, but sadly have not used it anywhere near enough.

Folow Your Dreams Bundle
Follow Your Dreams Clear Mount Bundle – 148370 – $63.00

Remember, this bundle will only be available until 3rd June (unless it sells out beforehand) so get it while you can. It is amazing!!

For the Beginner Crafter …

Follow Your Dreams for Beginner Stamper

Creating with Stamps, Inks and Paper only, this #simplestamping project was so satisfying to create. I used a Whisper White Note card, and just two ink colours, Balmy Blue and Soft Seafoam. I did use the Stamparatus for precision placement of the Dreamcatcher elements. And just a touch of Wink of Stella a a highlight in the centre of the Dreamcatcher.

Follow Your Dreams for the Beginner Stamper

For the Casual Crafter …

Follow Your Dreams for the Casual Crafter

This next card is probably my favourite of the three. It is suitable for an intermediate crafter, adding punches and some embellishments into the mix. I have used the same ink colours, Balmy Blue and Soft Seafoam.

Follow Your Dreams Casual Crafter

The Dreamcatcher has been heat embossed with White embossing powder onto a white folded card. Ink is then sponged over the top, and the embossed areas resist the ink.

I hand cut the feathers (assuming that the casual crafter may not have a die cutting machine), and punched the little central circular feature. That same stamp has been repeat stamped as a background with Soft Seafoam ink, and then stamped over the top with Frost White Metallic Shimmer Paint (I just smeared a little bit of shimmer paint onto a Silicone Craft Mat and picked the ink up on the stamp from there.

Follow Your Dreams for the Casual Crafter

The addition of Basic Pearls finishes off this Dreamcatcher.

For the Avid Crafter

Follow Your Dreams for the Avid Crafter

Yep … this is a Cheryll Over The Top Card! I made this one with the help of my VIP Customer group on facebook, and it was the first one made in this series. The ladies guided me along the way, choosing colours and giving “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” as we worked through the various elelments.

I love the exuberance of this card … the dreamcatcher is silver embossed on white card and then die cut. The smaller blue dreamcatcher is a detailed die and cuts wonderfully.

Follow Your Dream for the Avid Crafter

The background is brayered with Balmy Blue and Soft Seafoam, and then embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Sadly, this lovely embossing folder is also retiring on 3rd June. Another thing to make sure you get a hold of before it is gone.

Follow Your Dreams for the Avid Crafter

The word “dream” is a die from the Chase Your Dreams die set. It is die cut from Balmy Blue card and heat embossed a number of times with Clear Embossing Powder.

Which is your favourite?

I am so keen to see which retiring products the Stamping Sunday (second Sunday) team have chosen as their favourites. Here is the full list of hop participants … visit them all and be inspired.

The Stamping Sunday teams create a tutorial bundle each month. This month the tutorial projects feature Embossing Paste techniques and using current Stampin’ Up! products. Six fantastic, detailed tutorials with step by step pictorial instructions. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle

The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin’ Up! and have both metric and imperial (inches) measurements. So no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.

Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle – May 2018
All currencies accepted. Paypal will do the conversion for you.

If you are making a purchase from me during May, you will receive the Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle for free. And if you are an Inks and Whimsy team member, you will also receive this tutorial bundle for free each month.

Check out all the tutorials on my Online Class and Tutorial page.


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  • These are all so beautiful Cheryll! This bundle really was a sleeper in the Annual Catalogue wasn’t it? There are/were not enough samples out there. I love what you have done with it!

    • Thanks so much Ashley … yes, I am kicking myself for not using this set more often! Sob! 🙂 xxx

  • Cheryll, all your cards are amazing!!! Love the soft colors and all the fine details on the casual and avid cards. Beautifully done! 💙💙💙

    • Thanks so much Tami. I did have some assistance from my wonderful VIP group in choosing the colours and elements. They were lots of fun to create. xx

    • Hey Sara, Yes … there is a bit of story with the pearls, but they definitely make a BIG difference! 🙂 xx