Sunday, April 4, 2021

CTC #312 - Favourite Retiring Dies

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where utilise the projects within the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire our own projects each week. We also invite you to join with us in the challenge each week by using this inspiration in your own creations and uploading a photo to our Facebook page.

This week we are taking inspiration for our projects from the retiring dies.

I was inspired by this image from page 43 of the Annual Catalogue, and features the Many Medallions Dies. Now these dies are not something that I purchased from the catalogue but I did purchase the stamp set that was part of this bundle, Many Mates, and I am really sad to see this one go, I have loved the variety of sentiments in this set. 

Because I hadn't purchased the Dies I decided to be creative in how I re-created the background for this card and used some of the lovely Fine Art Floral DSP, fussy cutting the panel and layering over another piece of DSP from the same pack.  I stamped the focal sentiment in Cajun Craze and coloured with Pumpkin Pie Watercolour Pencils, boy am I happy those are not retiring!  Other retiring products featured on this card include Braided Linen Trim, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (so sad), and Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use samples using any of the retiring dies to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see what Siobhan has created this week.

Happy Stamping


  1. I hadn't noticed the Linen Trim on the retiring list, I will miss it! Your card is very clever - I love how you've fussy cut the DSP to substitute for the die cut. Fab card!

  2. Clever die replacement Monique! It does the trick very well.

  3. What a clever idea to cut the dsp!! Looks stunning!!

  4. Oh WOW, the fussy cut element of dsp looks amazing!! What a brilliant adaptation of the card.


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