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Welcome to the August 2020 OSAT Blog Hop! This month’s theme is New Beginnings, so we’re featuring projects celebrating new job, new marriage, new school year, etc. I used the Senior Years stamp set to make a happy retirement card and gift box. You may think of retirement as the end of a career, but I think of it as the beginning of a new life without the day to day worries of a job. I used the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper and Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder to echo the plaid pants the man is wearing. When I think of a retired man, the first thing that pops into my head is a man wearing mismatched patterns to play golf. And this guy seems very happy with his wardrobe choice, from the Pumpkin Pie vest to the Blackberry Bliss plaid pants.

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Here’s what I made:

Senior Years stamp set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder, Tiny Treat Boxes, OSAT Blog Hop 08-2020, card and box by Candy Ford #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards #osatbloghop

 

Senior Years stamp set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder, Tiny Treat Boxes, OSAT Blog Hop 08-2020, card and box by Candy Ford #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards #osatbloghop

Senior Years stamp set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder, Tiny Treat Boxes, OSAT Blog Hop 08-2020, card and box by Candy Ford #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards #osatbloghop

Senior Years stamp set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder, Tiny Treat Boxes, OSAT Blog Hop 08-2020, card and box by Candy Ford #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards #osatbloghop

 

Senior Years stamp set, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder, Tiny Treat Boxes, OSAT Blog Hop 08-2020, card and box by Candy Ford #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards #osatbloghopS

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Cinnamon Cider card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Shaded Spruce CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 5″ x 2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base
  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 6″ x 2″ (2 pieces)

Stamped with the Senior Years stamp set:

  • man in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • front sentiments in Shaded Spruce ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • inner sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink onto the Whisper White CS for the inside of the card base
  • box sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS

Cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies:

  • man
  • box sentiment
  • scrap of Shaded Spruce CS to mat the box sentiment

Embossed using the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder:

  • Shaded Spruce CS layer

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • man in Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sea Foam, Blackberry Bliss, and Soft Suede

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • words of front sentiments cut apart

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • embossed Shaded Spruce CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP layer glued onto the Shaded Spruce CS layer
  • man and front sentiments glued onto the card front
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

Assembled the box:

  • burnished the folds in the Tiny Treat box and folded it to assemble
  • burnished the folds in the two DSP pieces
  • Inserted one DSP piece into the box around the front and two sides
  • inserted the second DSP piece into the box around the bottom, back, and top
  • put treats inside the box and closed the lid
  • Cinnamon Cider ribbon tied around the box and tied in a simple knot on top
  • die cut sentiment glued onto the die cut Shaded Spruce CS mat
  • Shaded Spruce CS mat adhered onto the front of the box using Mini Glue Dots

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Here’s the August 2020 OSAT Blog Hop:


 

Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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Bonus Days 2020 #stampcandy #stampinup

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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