Sunday Showcase—9 Cool Retiring Accessories Projects

Hi Stamping Friends!

The Retired Accessories List was announced just a few days ago and some items are already sold out.  Don't miss your last chance to get your favorites!  Some are even being offered at a discount of 25% to 60% off!  See what's left with this searchable Retired Accessories List Excel File

For today's Sunday Showcase, I'm spotlighting some of my all-time favorite projects and techniques that feature some of the retiring accessories on that list.  In fact, many of these projects wouldn't have been possible without the featured product.  So, if you find one you like, you definitely want to order it today!

Complete Instructions Already Posted—Since I've already previously posted each project, simply click on the link under each photo to see all the details on how to create it and complete supplies lists. 

Four squares tulips 
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Four Square Double-Embossed Tulips

Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die—I adore the "four-square" design layered on one of the scalloped squares from this versatile die.  It's a simple and classic layout that combines smaller designs into a lovely focal point.  I also love that this card features double-embossing with two different Texture Impressions Folders…click on the project link to see how it's done! 

Stocking die 
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Mocha Morning Stocking Gift Card Holder

Holiday Stocking Bigz Die—The stocking is so cute on it's own, but I loved adhering two sides together to create a super-cute stocking gift card holder!  This is a great project for kids, too!  Give them a selection of papers and embellishments and they can design their own stocking gift card holder for Christmas-time gift giving! 

Scallop envelope 
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Scallop Envelope Treat Tote

Scallope Envelope Bigz Die—This cute mini-envelope is fun for holding mini notes, but it's also fabulous for making a variety of boxes and holders.  This project uses two envelopes to make a treat holder for Ghirardhelli Chocolates. 

Other Ideas: I also recently used the Scallop Envelope Die to make a 3×3" Note Card Holder that I featured on last week's Sunday Showcase.  I've also lengthened it to make an easy gift card holder.  And, you can put four (or more) of them together to create a cute treat basket.  So many fun ways to use this die!  Sad to see it go!

Manhattan floral 
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Manhattan Floral Watercolor Splash

Manhattan Texture Impressions Folder & Glossy White Paper—Talk about a gorgeous technique!  Watercolor Splash is the perfect technique to try with this unique, rose embossing folder.  Use it on Glossy White Paper and all of the little flower sections can be filled with beautiful, blended ink color. 

Vintage wallpaper 1 
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Vintage Wallpaper Inked Impressions

Vintage Wallpaper Texture Impressions Folder—How can this classic pattern be leaving us already?  I love the Inked Impressions technique with this one!  This project shows the difference between inking each sides of the folder with White Craft Ink.  Both versions remind me of soft flocking. 

Faux patina vintage wallpaper

And, I'll always have a special place in my heart for Vintage Wallpaper, because it was the folder I chose for my Faux Patina Technique projects and video!  It looks SO good with that technique!

Ornament punch 
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Pop-Up Ornament Punch Gift Card Holder

Ornament Punch—I know we probably don't need this punch now that the Ornament Keepsakes Framelits are around, but I sure loved making this pop-up gift card holder project last season. It features the retiring Tags Til Christmas coordinating images, or you could use the retiring Delightful Decorations, too.  Easy and fun!  It's also great for making those Elf Shoes

Blossom petals 
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Build A Blossom Vellum Flowers

Blossom Petals Builder Punch—Another cool technique that just won't be the same without this punch.  I embossed the coordinating Build A Blossom (also retiring) petals onto vellum, then punched and assembled for a crisp and unique embellishment.  The Blossom Petals Punch also makes great "flames" on birthday candles, like the card I featured last week.

Shimmer resist   
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Just Believe Shimmer Resist

Frost White Shimmer Paint—I'm not happy AT ALL about the Shimmer Paints being discountinued.  I love "resist" techniques and Frost White did a wonderful "shimmer resist" on Glossy White Paper.  This is just one of the many shimmer resist (or Mother of Pearl) projects I've tried and it uses the soon-to-retire Just Believe stamp set. 


If you'd like to try any of these projects, get your retiring accessories ASAP!  They are only available while supplies last.  Check availability here: Retired Stamp List Excel File.  And, see the complete list of Retiring Stamps, too.

Order your favorites from my Online Store while they are still available.

Thanks so much for stopping by today's Sunday Showcase!


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