It's that time of year with stamp sets and more retiring to make room for the new! It was hard to pick just one retiring stamp set, so I picked two; Flying Home (Occasions Catalog) and In The City (Stampin' Rewards set).
How'd She DO That tips for Flying Home Neighborhood card:
Stamps: Flying Home (retiring) In the City (retiring Stampin' Rewards set)
Crumb Cake (5-1/2" x 8 1/2" card base)
Thick Whisper White (5-1/4" X 4", scrap for 2-7/8" Layering Square)
Calypso Coral (scrap for 3" Layering Square-scallop)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Birds: Light Pool Party
Houses: Crumb Cake Combo, Calypso Coral Combo, Pool Party Combo, Daffodil Delight Combo
House Stands: Bronze
Other: Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelit Dies, Pool Party Solid Baker's Twine (retiring), SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals
Shopping Links: See below for a full supply list with links to shop online
Don't forget about Stampin' Rewards (Host) sets...they are retiring too! When looking for a sentiment to go with the Flying Home image, I recalled the "In The City" Stampin' Rewards set and found the perfect greeting! Stampin' Rewards sets are available to choose when your order reaches $150 or more (before shipping/tax). See Stampin' Rewards choices HERE.
If you are new to Stampin' Up! - every once in a while Stampin' Up! will add "new" past retired items to the discounted Clearance Rack (some items discounted up to 60% off). Today is such a day. Visit the online store to discover some fabulous deals!
I had so much fun this past weekend. I got to spend time with my DOstamperSTARS team and fellow demonstrators at the Stampin' Up! Milwaukee OnStage Local Event. Today I'm sharing the delightful make & takes (with new products coming June 1st from the 2018/19 Annual Catalog) we got to make Saturday. As well as photos from Friday's CentreStage event for leaders.
But first...at these events, they also celebrate milestones. It was SO exciting to celebration my Million Dollar Sales Milestone with my DOstamperSTARS team and friends!
Make & Takes
Nature's Poem Suite
Share What You Love Suite
Graceful Glass Suite
Delightfully Detailed Suite
This was the best On Stage yet! They just keep getting better and better. I'm looking forward to the next one in November in Orlando, Florida to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary. If you want to join me then, join my DOstamperSTARS and you'll be ready to attend the next Stampin' Up! event.
It's getting to be that time of year when I look around and find anything I've neglected. The Memories & More Perfect Days Card Pack (retiring) was one of those items. So I paired it with the new Tailored Tag Punch for today's photo inspiration challenge
How'd She DO That tips for Tailored Tag card:
Stamps: Pieces & Patterns
Emerald Envy (11" x 4-1/4" card base)
Whisper White (4" x 5-1/4" and 3-3/4" x 5")
Perfect Days Memories & More Card Pack
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Other: Tailored Tag Punch, Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon, Linen Thread, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Tutti Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, & Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tip: Don't overlook Memories & More packs for patterned paper.
punch out a variety of patterns.
arrange them onto a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White yardstick until you get a layout that is pleasing to the eye.
adhere with SNAIL adhesive, then use Paper Snips to cut off any that is hanging over the edges.
Shopping Links: See below for a full supply list with links to shop online
When I discovered the Tutti Fruitti Adhesive Backed Sequins (retiring) matched, I felt like I had hit the jackpot...love when things coordinate so easily!
Be sure to check your wish list against the Last Chance Retired list and get your favorites before they are gone!
This particular product can sometimes seem confusing when it comes to retirement time. Let me try to better explain...
As you may notice on the retiring lists - ALL BUNDLES SHOW AS RETIRING. That's because Bundles are available with the 10% savings only during the first catalog they are debuted in. Having said that...even though a BUNDLE retires doesn't always mean the product is retiring, some of the bundle products will carryover. So here is the list of bundled products that are officially retired and will be gone after 5/31.
BUNDLES RETIRING - will be gone after 5/31 If any of these bundles are on your wish list - get them now before they are gone. (See shopping links below)
Birthday Delivery - Annual
Celebration Time - Annual
Charming Cafe - Occasions
Fruit Basket - Occasions
Grown with Love - Annual
Home Life - Annual
Lovely Friends - Annual
Lovely Inside & Out - Annual
Magical Day - Occasions
Party Hat Birthday - Occasions
Picnic with You - Occasions
Sunshine & Rainbows - Occasions
**Sure Do Love You - Occasions (MUST-HAVE - in my opinion)
Truly Tailored - Occasions (stamp set going away, punch will still be available)
You Move Me - Annual
BUNDLES RETIRING, BUT - will be available as individual products as June 1st - without 10% discount If any of these bundles are on your wish list - get them now before the Bundle 10% discount pricing goes away!
A Little Wild - Annual
Apron of Love - Occasions
At Home with You - Annual
Barn Door- Occasions
Beautiful Bouquet - Annual
Bike Ride - Annual
Bubble Over - Occasions
Cake Soiree - Occasions
Climbing Orchid - Annual
Coffee Cafe - Annual
Colorful Seasons - Annual
Daisy Delight - Annual
Eastern Beauty - Annual
Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Annual
Hold on to Hope - Occasions
Label Me Pretty - Annual
Lemon Zest - Annual
Let the Good Times Roll - Occasions
Oh So Eclectic - Annual
Petal Palette - Occasions
Pocketful of Sunshine - Annual
Ribbon of Courage - Annual
Tabs for Everything - Annual
Wood Words - Annual
Here's my recommendation:
check the first list above against your wish list and get those first (sooner the better as these will only be available while supplies last).
then review the second list and if you'd like to save 10% on any of those - you'll want to get them by May 31st. Discount pricing will NOT be available after May 31st.
You'll find all BUNDLES in the online store retiring section. Shop for Bundles HERE.
It's that time of year! Time to say good-bye to some select products from Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Occasions and 2017-2018 Annual Catalogs. This will be your last chance to get them. Be sure to check out all the details below, then be sure to place your order sooner than later so you don't miss your favorites before they are gone
Last-Chance Products Information:
Dates: April 9–May 31, 2018
All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
Please note: Stampin' Up! is recommending that you use the online store during this promotion for the most updated list of available retiring products! You can search the online store to see which retiring items are still available; items that have been discontinued will not appear.
Additional note: As you review the retired list &/or retired category in the online store, you'll see that all of our inkpads are being retired. Having said that - most are staying, but will be refigured in a new styled ink case. See below about for more information about colors that will be going away.
Retiring Ink Colors
Stampin' Up! introduced a Color Revamp to demonstrators this weekend at OnStage (event for demonstrators).
On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors of our core color collection and the five 2016-2018 In Colors will retire and no longer be available.
If these colors are some of your favorites, you'll want to stock up on ink refills and cardstock.
RETIRING CORE COLORS are:
RETIRING 2016-2018 In Colors are:
Sweet Sugar Plum
You'll find a "supply list" for easy shopping on my March 30th post: HERE
*NOTE: while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.
Additionally - the ASSORTED cardstock packs, inkpads, ink refills, markers collections are retiring because the retiring colors listed above will no longer be included in those collections and will be reconfigured for the returning and new colors. (more information coming soon)
Retiring Colors Supplies (click on products to shop online)
This vintage floral kit is simply gorgeous! I've even made some of the original cards. But I've also enjoyed creating several alternate ideas too.
Here's what one of my Paper Pumpkin customers said about this month's kit..."I made four cards from the March Paper Pumpkin today…..and I'm thrilled about the cards…..they are so beautiful…..this is what I signed up for. HURRAY!"
Here are the original cards that came with the kit...
I love this one!! I'll be making all four of them...no alternates for this one!
This one isn't my favorite, so I'm using the rest of the pieces and some of the envelopes (which have pattern paper on the inside) to create alternate ideas (see below)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, and Soft Suede
If you're looking for other ways to use the May Good Things Grow KIt. I have a several cards to share with you today - see below!
May Good Things Grow Alternate Card Ideas
Note: the following cards use the Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (144236) with a panel of 3-3/8" x 4-7/8" Very Vanilla on top.
Hello Flowers in Fresh Fig
Stamp flowers (Fresh Fig) and leaves (Pear Pizzazz) on Very Vanilla panel. NOTE: I stamped off the Fresh Fig flowers before stamping on the panel. They seemed a little too dark for me.
Color images with a Sponge Dauber using the same ink colors. NOTE: For the flowers, I inked up sponge dauber that "dabbed" off some ink before applying to the colors - use a soft touch to create a lighter color.
Adhere a 1-1/4" x 3-3/8" piece of envelope to bottom of panel. Then add pink sticker.
Wrap Linen Thread around twice and tie in a bow.
Stamp greeting on scrap and cut with 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Adhere to 1-3/8" Fresh Fig Scallop Circle. Adhere to panel with dimensionals.
Adhere completed panel to folded Note Card. Attach Gold Faceted Gems and adhere wood element (from gift) with a glue dot.
Clean & Simple Mother's Day card
Cut Fresh Fig card using Decorative Label Punch. Adhere to die cut from kit. Then adhere both to Very Vanilla panel.
Wrap two lengths of Linen Thread around panel and tie in a bow.
Stamp greeting on scrap and cut with 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Adhere to 1-1/2" Fresh Fig Circle. Adhere to card with dimensionals.
Adhere completed panel to folded Note Card. Attach colored pearls from kit.
Scallop Floral Friendship card
Cut off scallop top of an envelope (from kit) and adhere to Very Vanilla panel.
Stamp floral image with Soft Suede ink on So Saffron & Powder Pink cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.
Adhere flowers & leaf (from kit) together with glue dots. Add dimensionals on back and adhere Gold Metallic Thread, then adhere to card.
Stamp greeting with Early Espresso ink (from kit)
Adhere completed panel to folded Note Card. Attach Gold Faceted Gem to flowers and wood element with glue dot.
Happy Birthday Floral card
Adhere a 1-1/4" x 3-3/8" piece of envelope to card panel. Then add pink & yellow stickers.
Stamp greeting with Soft Suede ink.
Wrap Linen Thread around panel twice and tie in a bow.
Stamp floral image with Soft Suede ink on So Saffron and cut out with Paper Snips. Adhere to leaf from kit with glue dot, then to panel with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Adhere completed panel to folded Note Card. Then adhere wood element with glue dot and attach colored pearl from kit.
By using the pieces in a different way, as well as cutting up some of the envelopes...you not only can create additional cards, but you make your Paper Pumpkin kit go so much further!
Discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two month of a new subscription.
How it works: A new customer can subscribe during April’s subscription period from March 11–April 10 or May’s subscription period from April 11–May 10 and receive the discount. If a new customer subscribes during April’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in April and May. If a new subscriber subscribes during May’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in May and June. If a customer suspends during their 2-month discount period, they will receive their discount during the first 2 months in which they reactivate.
For today's color challenge, these colors are found in the Tutti Fruitti Designer Series Paper. This collection of pattern paper is filled with fun fruitti images, but also more "generic" patterns on the backside for even more versatility!
How'd She DO That tips for Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts card:
Stamps: Friendship Sweetest Thoughts
Calypso (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base, 1/2" x 3" banner)
Watercolor Paper (scrap for 2-1/8" Layering Square Framelit)
Rich Razzleberry (scrap for 2-1/2" Layering Square Framelit - scallop)
Tutti Fruitti Designer Series Paper (4" x 5-1/4" )
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelit Dies, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Linen Thread, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon, Touches of Nature Elements, Aqua Painter, Glue Dots & Stampin' Dimensionals