Tag Archives: Retiring List

Retiring Stamp Idea #5 – “I Meant to Do That!”

By | May 25, 2016

In my last post I showed you an example of how to use this gorgeous retiring Swallowtail stamp with Aqua Painters on a card made of Shimmery White cardstock: Today I’ll explain how I took this a step further to make the Butterfly Bliss card shown above, and how this card came to be! The… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #4 – Swallowtail in Plum

By | May 13, 2016

The large Swallowtail background stamp is retiring, and it is truly a beautiful piece of art. It is considered a background stamp because of the size, but it is usually used as the centerpiece of a card design as I did here. Although it’s a little hard to distinguish in these photos, I used the… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #3 – Going Places!

By | May 4, 2016

On pages 38-39 of the Spring Occasions catalog you can see the wonderful Going Places Suite of products, including the Going Global stamp set, all of which are retiring in a few short weeks. While all of the examples were done with a color palette that includes some of the retiring 2014-2016 In Colors, this… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Idea #2 -Flip Over This Paper!

By | April 28, 2016

“Sitting in an English garden, waiting for the sun…” Well, actually I was sitting in my garden this morning, enjoying the California sun, but I thought using the retiring English Garden Designer Series Paper for our projects today would be great! This time I used the big, pink watercolor roses on the front of the… Read More »

Retiring Stamps – Idea #1!

By | April 27, 2016

Here’s a thought: use a greeting from the retiring Sassy Salutations set, add a flower from the retiring Beautiful Bunch stamp set, mix well with retiring Hello Honey card stock and finish off with a piece of the retiring Bohemian Designer Series Paper. What have you got? A pretty Thank You card made quick and… Read More »

Going, Going, Gone!

By | April 20, 2016

Every year at this time Stampin’ Up! releases the “Retirement List,” those stamps, tools and accessories from the Spring Occasions and regular Catalogs that will not be returning in the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, coming June 1st. The good news is you still have until May 31st to get many  of the items you’d like… Read More »

Honeycomb Happiness for Easter

By | March 29, 2016

There’s nothing in the world cuter than a little baby, and that goes for the animal world too! So when sister Kathy’s card arrived, I was charmed by the fat little chick from the Honeycomb Happiness set (free with your $50 order, but only through March 31st!) She actually sent a photo of a variation… Read More »

Recycling Rubber Stamped Cards

By | March 8, 2016

One day recently I showed my co-worker Lindita a birthday card that I’d made for my son and she told me about the card ministry that she is a part of in her church. The ladies in the group all write upbeat personal cards or notes to someone in their congregation who needs cheering up… Read More »

Lovely Lighthearted Leaves

By | December 2, 2015

I had dinner with a friend and higher-up in the company the other night; Denise Waddell has been a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! for 25+ years! While we chatted and shared a light meal at Panera Bread we also shared some of our recent project ideas with each other. I love this card that she… Read More »

Goodbye, Adieu…to Holiday Stamps!

By | November 17, 2015

While some items will be carrying over to the Spring Occasions sales period, most of the stamps and products in the Holiday Catalog will be retiring soon! They will only be available, while supplies last, through January 4, 2016. To view the Holiday catalog, click the image on the right sidebar, or call or email… Read More »

The Clearance Rack – SU!’s Bargain Basement

By | July 2, 2015

It’s almost too good to be true, but that’s why I feel obliged to tell you – you can always find good deals on Stampin’ Up!’s Clearance Rack, you don’t have to wait until Tuesday’s Weekly Deals! And from now until August 3rd, SU! is going to be adding new things regularly, at Bargain Basement… Read More »

A Rose by Any Other Name…

By | May 27, 2015

Here is another nice example of my sister Karla’s work, made into a thank-you note for a recent birthday gift. While most of my sisters use rubber stamps in their papercrafting, Karla does pen and ink drawings, and this dot technique is something that she learned as a high school art student in Vermont. The… Read More »

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

By | May 23, 2015

Here’s a totally different take on the same stamp that I used on my new product Sneak Peek from the Friendly Wishes set several days ago, but this time I’ve made it with a more masculine feel, and I’ve used a couple of products that will only be available for another week and a half… Read More »

I’m Impressed!

By | May 18, 2015

The small frame-type embossing folders are nice, but sometimes it’s frustrating to use them because they show the edge lines which makes it necessary to cut the frame out and glue it on another piece of card stock. Well, “fussy-cut” no more – here is a way to use your smaller embossing folders and eliminate… Read More »