Monday, 15 May 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - May 2017

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop, a monthly blog hop run by the lovely Jessie Holton.  You are currently visiting Seeds of Thoughtfulness with Lorin Goodchild, from Australia. 

The theme this month is to design a creation/ cards using retiring products from the 2016 Annual or 2017 Occasions Catalogues.  This is the card I created:

Carousel Birthday Card

When the Carousel Birthday stamp set was first released in the Occasions 2017 catalogue, I was a bit skeptical as to how versatile the images would be, but having used them a couple of times now, it has become one of my favourites for younger girls through to their teens.  Everyone remembers going to the circus or fun park in their youth & riding atop the beautiful horses on the carousel, and this set evokes a happiness and youthful vibe about it which can be used for a range of occasions such as birthdays, thinking of you cards or general encouragement cards.

To make & assemble the card I used:

Card Base:
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Paper (retiring)
Gold Glimmer Paper  

Stamp Sets:
Carousel Birthday (Retiring)
Circle of Spring (used for the sentiment; retiring)

The sentiment "for you" was heat embossed in white, with gold ribbon trim (retired) placed behind.

I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Seeds of Thoughtfulness with Lorin Goodchild. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

I chose to use a couple of items from both the 2016 Annual & the 2017 Occasions Catalogues which unfortunately are not being carried over onto the new catalogue coming 1st June 2017.  Some of these items may still be available through my Stampin' Up! Store but are strictly while supply lasts.  Remember to use the May Hostess Code WSA6VG6V at the bottom of your shopping cart to receive a free gift from me (only available to Australian residents).

Product List
Gold Cording Trim
Gold Cording Trim

Thanks for stopping by, until next time...



  1. An elegant card, Lorin! Well done :-)

  2. Love this card!!! I love this stamp as I use to collect them.

  3. Wow, I really love this card :)

  4. I love your fresh take on Carousel Birthday! It's great with Pop of Pink.

  5. Such a pretty card ..Love the way you coordinated everything

  6. So striking. I love the colours

  7. I haven't seen this image used with these colours Lorin - it's gorgeous! xo

  8. This is stunning Lorin. I lvoe the gold accents you have used too.

  9. Wow! Stunning card & I love your blog banner, too! Thank you for playing along with the first Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop! xx

  10. Gorgeous card Lorin, so striking xx

  11. Great combination! I still got a pack of Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Paper. Thanks for the ideas.

  12. This is beautiful, Lorin! I love all of your pops of gold!