CTC228 – Retiring Stamp Set

Welcome to another week of the CASEing the Catty Design Team’s Blog Hop.  First of all I’d like to wish all of the mum’s out there a very special Mother’s Day.  I hope you have been spoilt and had a lovely day.  You may be starting here with me or you may have hopped on over from Judy’s lovely creation.  Either way, welcome and I hope you enjoy tonight’s hop.

This week we are using our Favourite Retiring Stamp Set.  Where do I start?  There are so many stamp sets that I will miss, some I realised that I haven’t even inked up as yet! (my bad).  So I decided to fix this and chose a stamp set that I hadn’t inked and would be perfect for a Mother’s Day card for my mother-in-law… Aprons of Love.  This stamp set is so cute and perfect for many occasions whether it is Mother’s Day, a birthday, Father’s Day etc as there are so many different images in the set.

I ended up using 2 main colours which I have never put together before but I’m happy with how the card turned out, Poppy Parade & Calypso Coral. I used a Poppy Parade card base and then added a layer of Calypso Coral that I cut out using the Rectangles Stitched Shapes Framelits and then the Subtle Embossing Folder to add a little texture.  I then added another layer cut out with the Rectangles Stitched Shapes Framelits from the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper in Poppy Parade.

I made the apron using the apron outline, apron pocket, stems, flowers, “best mum ever” stamps from the Apron of Love stamp set and cut the apron, pocket, flowers, bows, strings etc out using the matching Apron Builder Framelits.

I finished the card off with the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and added two of the felt hearts in Calypso Coral from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit which will be available from the new Annual Catalogue from 4th June 2019.

Make sure you keep hopping around to see the rest of the creations.  Next up on the hop is Sandra.

We’d love to see what you come up with using one of the retiring stamp sets.  Make sure you share your new creation made for this challenge on our Facebook page by clicking the image below.

Until next time, happy stamping



  1. Love those little felt hearts. And all the stunning die cut pieces that work with the apron as sooooo cute! Love the colours together.

  2. Gorgeous card, I never would have thought to put those colours together but they really work. And those felt embellishments are now on my list – super cute!

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