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Following My Own Advice * Use It!

It's been a beautiful weekend here so far, including a fun + fabby class yesterday and some enjoyable time creating this afternoon.    Since the Retirement List has been published (linked over in the right-side column!), I'm turning some of my focus toward items that are retiring, but not entirely ignoring things that are sticking around.  

Being a card-maker, I naturally send cards after making them!  So this afternoon I concentrated on one clean'n simple (CAS) design while using some of the retiring In Colors.  

Actually ...  I created several, then listened to my own inner voice.  We all like to use what we have, and I'm certainly no different!  
I often advise customers and team members to use what you have when modifying or recreating something later.   So, I browsed through my collection of sequins, buttons'n such and made a fun find!  

The left-over sequins from a previous in-color assortment just happened to work perfectly with the Lost Lagoon and the Tangelo Twist versions of this card.  And the gold sequins in the current Metallic Sequins Assortment provides the perfect flat bling for the Hello Honey version.  
So ... I've named a few retiring items ... and used more than I've named above.  There are 2 more items used that are retiring, so if you'd like to add either the Curvy Corner Trio Punch and/or the One Big Meaning stamp set to your collection, now is the time!  

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Pleated in Pink. Please!

Remember "pleated" skirts?  Maybe not, depending on your generation.  They made girls look "bulky", so thankfully the trend passed a long time ago.  But 'paper pleats'??  Now that's better!  I was in need of a 3rd class project when the Splitcoaststampers' Tutorial was posted, and knew that day that it would become a part of that class.  Here's what we did ...

I was near the crunch line for class designs, that day and happen to have a lot of Blushing Bride cardstock on hand.  A super-easy choice for coordination is the Birthday Bouquet designer series 12" X 12" paper from the Occasions Catalog.  It's such a lovely collection that I've ordered another package, which is pretty rare for me to do.   Not having any ribbon to coordinate wasn't an issue, as I simply cut 1/2" strips of Mossy Meadow cardstock, then added texture by running the strips through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  It works perfectly as the focal division between the pretty paper and the card base.  And the final little touch for the front is white sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.  These go with everything because they include white, black, silver, and gold circles, stars, and hearts!

Both sentiments and the floral images are from the Grateful Bunch stamp set.  I've really enjoyed using these two sentiments especially .... I like the phrasing and the fun font mix, as well as the sizing!  These fit perfectly on my Decorative Label punch, which I've also used as a layering element on both the inside and the front.

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Hope y'all had a smoochy-huggy Valentines day weekend (or whatever version of that puts a sparkle in your eyes)!  Thank you so much for your visit today.  It's my pleasure to share inspiration with you!

Inky (((hugs))),