Retiring: Floral Affection …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It appears my computer is a bit temperamental today, but with a little perseverance I have today’s post! I wanted to share one of my favorite embossing folders that are retiring this year: the Floral Affection embossing folder. The beautiful In-Colors highlighted are here for another year yet … yeah!!

This is a great shot of the flowers from the Floral Affection embossing folder.  This is a set of two and was a big seller for me. It makes beautiful quick -n- easy cards! And in this busy world … isn’t that what we need sometimes?!

Oh yes, the beautiful “Rushed Ribbons” are also on the retiring list! These were one of my favorites, because the rushing made them so pretty and they were really easy to work with … they laid nicely on the cardstock and tied beautifully.

The second of the two embossing folders is this pretty double swap … it frames you greetings perfectly.  Again, these embossing folders add a beautiful texture and with just a bit of color make a perfectly simple card look so elegant.

Here is one more card created with the “Floral Affection” embossing folder. Simple yet pretty… and the color combinations are endless.

Thanks for hanging out and waiting to see what I had to share with you today.  Stop back tomorrow as I will showcase a parade of Designer Series papers.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help with your stamping.

Have an awesome day my friend ~

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

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Retiring: Bear Hugs!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this fine Friday? Hope this day finds you well and happy!

Today I’m sharing some cute cards and projects from the irresistible “Bear Hugs” stamp set. These two fun lovin’ bears are filled with good wishes as you’ll see on our first card “Wishing You a Day Full of Sunshine” …

Such a cute card for the “fisherman” in the family! Just think of all the things you can do with this stamp set. This adorable gift is perfect for the “honey makers” in the family!!

This next card was one of our Swap Cards at one of my Annual Retreats made by Peggy! This card is perfect for today because you don’t want to wave good-bye to this stamp set until you’ve added it to your collection!

Give as many bear hugs as you want to give— you’ll never run out if you have the Bear Hugs Stamp Set and the Bear Hugs Framelits Dies. Watch how easy it is to put a bear hug in a card and send it anywhere.

Although the “bundle” is no longer available the coordinating dies are.  Here are the cute grouping of cards and gift packaging that was shown in the video!  I loved the way they turned the “Wisconsin” Brown or Black bears into … Panda Bears!! Oh my gosh … too cute!

Although it states that our “retired list” is here until the end of May … that does not mean that stamp sets, accessories and such will be available for that long.  It states available through May 31st or while supplies last … and once they’re gone, their gone!

Check out the retired lists below … just click on the STAMPS, RETIRING BUNDLES of EVERYTHING ELSE bars – this will take you directly to those retiring lists.  Some items are discounted up to 50% off!

Thank you for stopping by today, and let me know if you have any questions, or need help placing an order.

Have a wonderful Friday … let the weekend begin!

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

Retiring: My Favorite Framelits!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s kind of sad to see one of my favorite accessories leaving … the STAR framelits!!  Many of you know that my downline (the group of people who signed up as demonstrators with me) team is named the Star’s by Design, so of course I love anything Stars, and these dies are no exception!

Today I’m sharing with you some of the wonderful cards that I have created using the Star Framelits … The designer paper used does not matter, this is a FUN layout – Christmas, Graduation, New Baby, Birthday’ and more … just change out the paper and the color scheme and you’ve got a great card!(Check out the card under the video near the end of my post and you’ll see what I’m talking about)

 

This luminary was very easy to make with the dies and designer paper.  That paper is no longer available, it’s retired, but you can use any designer paper (just like the card above!)All you do is cut out your star image from each panel (I used 3″ x 3″) then adhere vellum to the inside, and then I simply used “Washi Tape” to secure my sides together! Doesn’t get any easier than that.

 

I love this Old Fashion look of this card and so easy to create… a little sponging on the sides and you’ve aged your paper.  This was done with Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock! On this card I doubled the stars so you had a lot more dimension on the card.  Another Quick -n- Easy one to make.

Ahhhh … One of my favorites! Simple elegance done in Gold Glimmer paper and Very Vanilla. The stars were layered with the center cut out of the glimmer paper, exposing the Gold Foil paper underneath. So pretty! FYI … the Star’s Impressions Embossing Folder I used on this card is also retiring!

Not only are the Star Framelits retiring but the “Super Star” stamp set ….

And the “Shooting Star” stamp sets are retiring!!  These are two really cute stamp sets and the Shooting Star can be bundled with additional framelits to create “Slider Cards”!!!

Slider cards are keepers. They’re interactive, they’re fun, and they’ll be looked at (and played with) again and again—they’re a cardmaker’s dream! Watch this video to learn how you can make your own slider cards with the Sliding Star Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.


OK … One last card! I’m not showing you these to make you sad because they are leaving, I want to make sure YOU know what’s on that retirement list, because I don’t want you to miss out on any of these wonderful products.

We both know there are even more goodies coming in June, but until then … I don’t want you to miss out on these goodies!!

Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shown today & Thank you so much for stopping by ~

Have a great day and smile like a star!

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

Retiring: Botanical Blooms

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a very popular pair that will also be retiring! The Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. This was a fun one and you can create the most amazing cards and gifts.

Just look at the variety here …

This is a card that we did in our Technique group in which they learned the “Frosted Impressions” Technique.  It’s quite easy really … We ran a “Window Sheet” through the BigShot with an embossing folder and then we used a sanding block to create the “frosted” look.

These die cut flowers are so pretty and just a touch of sponging in the center gives you a multi-colored bloom … just like the real ones!

 

This was very easy to make with the dies and designer paper.  That paper is no longer available, it retired last year.  So if you have a favorite this year … get it now, they all retire!!

I love this simple yet elegant card and so easy to create. This one I doubled the flowers so you had the lighter one peeking through.

Not sure where I found this grouping … I may have pulled it off Pinterest or the Stampin’ Up! blog but again it shows how quick and easy it is to create with this pair: The Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.

Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shown today. If you love these pretty blooms, you won’t want to miss out.  You can click on the links below for more information, or to begin shopping.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ~

Hope your day is as beautiful as a tropical flower!

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

 

Retiring: Sunburst Framelits

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The sun is setting on one of my favorite dies … the Sunburst Framelits die. This die is so versatile and easy to use.  Today I have several cards using this die to share with you.

The thought behind the card was the use of the “Sunburst” Thinlits die. I cut out one in Basic Black and Basic Gray.  They are layered and then with a small twist, you’ll get a “peak” of the gray behind the black.  My background behind that is the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.

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This was adhered to a Basic Black mat and then onto the Melon Mambo base. My pretty little flowers that are also in Melon Mambo were cut from the “Botanical Builder” Framelits. After cutting them out on the BigShot I sponged some of the edges to create more depth on the flower.

The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and then punched out with our circle punches. This was popped up with the dimensionals to create the focal point.

If you like this card, here are a few more cards that I have shared with you in the past using the Sunburst Thinlits die …

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Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shown today. The Sunburst Framelit die is so easy to use and as you can see by the samples, can be used in many different ways.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a “sunny” day ~

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.

 

Simply Sunday: Retiring Hero’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s that time of year… the Retirement List is out! It’s so sad to see some of our favorites leave, but you know there are some great new stamp sets coming!

One of my favorite stamp sets retiring it the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”. This stamp set touches my heart, because for every stamp set I sell … Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald houses that host families so they can be near their children in the hospital with life threatening illnesses. I can’t image having to go through that, I’ve been very blessed to have healthy kids and grandkid … that’s why it touches me so.

This stamp set is so versatile it should be in everyone’s stamp collection!!  I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a card that wishes you well (and the little umbrella ties in with April Showers).

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The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!

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This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!

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Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.

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I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.

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 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!

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And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering this stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!

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SUGGESTED STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES …

Dragonfly Best …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m here to share with you my “alternative” project to the April Paper Pumpkin kit! Hope you all got your kit by now, because the card was created around the “FREE GIFT” that was included in this special kit… the Watercolor Pencils!!

With just a few strokes of the Watercolor Pencils in 3 of the 4 colors included in the kit, you can create a beautiful watercolor background.  They even included the paintbrush! Sweet 🙂  The watercolor paper was also included and cut to size!! All I did was mount it onto a piece of Melon Mambo and then onto the card base (also included).

I set that aside to dry and then cut my dragonfly from the “Detailed Dragonfly Framelits” from a piece of Basic Black cardstock in my scrap folder. Once the watercoloring was dry, I mounted my flower (pretty little embellishment included in the kit) added the dragonfly and stamped the greeting… Also included in the kit!!

So I didn’t have to add much to my card … just 2 pieces of cardstock to create this beautiful card. And at this time of year, I think it’s nice to give a little “Thank You” for all the hard work that some of our teachers do all year long.

Hope you enjoyed, and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Thank you for stopping back to see my “alternative” project from the April Paper Pumpkin kit!

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