Swaps and the Year-End Closeouts!

By | December 16, 2016

I got together with a couple of my friends a few days ago to visit, stamp and trade some Christmas cards that we had created:


Nancy, Kathy and I are currently Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, or have been in the past, and swapping is a favorite activity, of course!

Nancy’s card was made with the retired Thoughtful Branches set, given the white-out treatment compliments of the Softly Falling embossing folder (139672) and some Whisper White cardstock (100730.)

Kathy used the Festive Flower Builder Punch (139682) and the coordinating Reason for the Season photopolymer stamp set (139730) to create a big Poinsettia on her card, with a glittery Gold Glimmer Paper center (133719.)


My card was made with the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies; (141482) even though they have been available since the new Annual Catalog came out in June, I just got these myself and I am loving them! I have made birthday, sympathy, thank you and now Christmas cards with this die set. The best part is, these dies are on sale for 50% off ($14.50) as part of the Year-End Closeouts, through January 3rd, when they will revert back to their regular price of $29.00.

To see all of the Year-End Closeouts, which include retiring Holiday Catalog products, selected excess inventory products, and deeply discounted Clearance items, check here.

Just remember, retiring Holiday catalog and Clearance Rack products will be available while supplies last only. Excess inventory products that are offered at special sale prices now will go back to their regular prices on January 4th.

Here are all of the products that I used to make my Detailed Floral Christmas Card. The current Hostess Code is 44VNGYRC, and if you use it when placing an online order, I will send you a reusable handstamped thank you card (make sure to allow Demonstrator Contact!)

Price: $110.00

Note: With a detailed thinlit like this, I have had good results getting all of the little pieces out of the die by running it through the Big Shot 3 times and then using the Big Shot Die Brush on top of the die to push the cut pieces out easily!

4 thoughts on “Swaps and the Year-End Closeouts!

  1. PaperPuff

    You are so lucky to know so many creative people!! All great again. I have a bit of envy of that die you used for yours though!! Probably even more useful than my snow one has been for me!

    1. ValoryDegree Post author

      Oh, it’s a pretty thing, that die! Can you interest you sister in coming over and putting some ink and stamps to the paper? That’s really all it takes to start a full-blown addiction (ha!) One time I had a friend in town who was a big stamper and she had gone to the “big city” and bought a bunch of cardstock in all colors at a great discount, then called all her friends to come over and buy smaller increments from her. I went over too, of course, and my husband was waiting in the car, and when I got back, he observed that it looked like a “drug house,” with random women going in, and then coming out shortly after, clutching small baggies…

      1. PaperPuff

        Great story – and I like your husband’s sense of humour! I don’t think my sister has room in her brain, or her home, for card making stuff. She already makes jewellery, clothes, quilts, cushions, and art dolls. And now she has just taken up making teddy bears. She also blogs but has not been doing it much recently. Busy woman!

        1. valorydegree

          Wow, I guess so! You both must have always been working on some artsy project when you were little girls; my sister and I always were. I’m pretty single-minded today; I like paper. My sister does pen & ink drawings (and makes them into cards) and jewelry also.


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