It’s time to say Good Bye

It’s that time of year when we start to say good bye to items that will be retiring from our current catalogs.  The 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual catalogs are both coming to an end.  But don’t despair I just saw the new catalog that is coming in June and it has lots of exciting and pretty new things!!  Until then let’s make sure you have what you wanted from these current catalogs. 

First here are a few notes about Stamp sets and Bundles that are retiring.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Wood-mounted and Clear-mounted stamp sets – all of these are retiring because we are switching to the new CLING stamps.  Some of the actual stamp images are carrying over but they are listed as retiring because our current inventory of wood/clear is what is retiring.  You can see this list CARRYOVER CLING of the ones that will continue in the new catalog as CLING.
  • Bundles – All bundles are retiring.  Bundles offer a 10% savings when they are first introduced in a catalog.  But when the components carry over to the next catalog they are offered as individual items and no longer in the savings bundle.  Get those now if you want the savings.
And some notes about other retiring items
  • 2017-2019 In Colors – Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, and Fresh Fig – everything with these colors is retiring.  Order refills for your ink pads and extra card stock and accessories now.
  • Designer Series Paper – all the Designer Series Paper is retiring.  We do have lots of pretty new paper coming but if you have something you love get it before it is gone.
  • Trimmer & Cutting Blades – the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer is retiring along with the blades.  A new solution is coming but I don’t know the time line for that right now.  Stampin’ Up! has ordered additional cutting blades based on sales history.  These will be available intermittently over the next several months.  If they are out of stock you can select to receive an email for when they are back in stock.  These will likely sell quickly every time a shipment arrives.  Quantities are limited to 6 packs (2 in a pack) when you do order. 

 

Download the excel lists I’ve created of the retiring items from the Occasions catalog and the Annual catalog.  The carryover sets that are switching to cling are not included.  Stamp sets offered in both wood and clear mount are on the same line.  Bundles are not included individually in these lists. 

Occasions Catalog Retiring List

Annual Catalog Retiring List

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The best place to see what is available is in the online store.  As items sell out they will be removed from the online store. I’d be happy to place an order for you but an item might sell out between the time you give me your order and the time I can get it placed.  If you have questions please let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them for you.

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Stampin’ Blends Smoosh Technique

Today I have the second technique from my Facebook Live video last weekend.  This technique was shared by one of the Artisan Design Team members on the Stampin’ Up! page – I think on the Instagram account.  If you don’t follow Stampin’ Up! corporate on social media you should.  The Artisan design team has amazing creations and fun techniques that they share regularly. 

This one also uses the Glossy card stock like my Ink Scrape Technique card.  But for this one we are using a Window Sheet and Stampin’ Blends to create our background.  You’ll also need some rubbing alcohol in a spritzer.  And paper towels.  This could get messy. 

Be sure you watch my Facebook Live video from Sunday, April 7th and you can see this technique in action and how I finished this card. 

Watch the video here – Facebook Live April 7th

I cut my piece of window sheet to be slightly larger than my piece of Glossy White card stock.  Using Stampin’ Blends scribble spots of color on the window sheet.  I used the dark version of Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green and Pineapple Punch.  Use paper towels to protect your work surface and lay the window sheet down with the ink facing up – spritz with rubbing alcohol.  Now lay the Glossy Card Stock facedown in the ink.  If needed flip them over and you can see where you need to smoosh around to blend the colors and fill empty spaces.  You can see this in my video. 

Supply List

  • #142314 Window Sheets
  • #144240 Glossy White Card stock
  • #131197 Bermuda Bay Card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White Card stock
  • #121045 Basic Black Card stock
  • #146877 Granny Apple Green Dark Stampin’ Blends
  • #147030 Pineapple Punch Dark Stampin’ Blends
  • #144579 Bermuda Bay Dark Stampin’ Blends
  • #126185 Stampin’ Spritzers
  • #144220 Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • #148536 Butterfly Beauty Dies
  • #148796 Well Said stamp set

This is another technique that is fun to try in different color combinations.  I tried a few others but this was my favorite for this card.  You will get different results every time.  Below you can see the card from the video as well as the earlier one that I made. 

 

I hope you enjoyed these fun techniques.  Try them at home and let me know how they work for you. 

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Ink Scrape Technique

I shared this fun technique with my Stamper’s Club last month and have been saving it until I could do a Facebook Live.  Well I was finally able to do that last weekend and now I’m ready to share it with you here.  I call it the Ink Scrape Technique.  I found this idea using paint but haven’t seen anywhere that it was done with ink.  And I figure if it could be done with paint I could do it with ink.  I’ve used Glossy card stock for this technique.  In my Facebook live I shared two different techniques using the Glossy card stock.  It’s one of those overlooked items in the catalog but it can be used for some fun things!

Be sure you watch my Facebook Live video from Sunday, April 7th and you can see technique in action and how I finished this card. 

Watch the video here – Facebook Live April 7th

I used one of my Stamparatus Plates for a work surface with the ink.  Put drops of ink on the plate – I used the five colors in the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and put them in rainbow order – Lovely Lipstick, Calypso Coral, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Night of Navy.  I used a bit of snail to hold my glossy card stock on the plate.  Then I used an old plastic card – like a hotel key or gift card – scrape through the drops of ink and across the card stock.  You can make wavy designs, start and stop to add the lines, etc.    Let it dry and then finish the card. 

Supply List

  • #149693 Stamparatus Plates (or the Stamparatus)
  • #144240 Glossy White Card Stock
  • #146953 Pineapple Punch Card Stock
  • #147180 Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • #147178 Call Me Clover Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • #147179 Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • #103033 Night of Navy Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • #122934 Calypso Coral Stampin’ Ink Refill
  • #146953 Pineapple Punch 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • #145739/#145742 Birthday Wishes For You stamp set
  • #119869 1/2″ Circle Punch
  • #101406 Jet Black StazOn ink
  • scrap of Whisper White card stock
  • #148805 Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots

It will be fun to try the with some different color combinations.  Each one turns out unique.  This photo shows the first one I made and the one I made on the video.

 

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Nine Lives Peekaboo Card

Today I have the second version of my fun Peekaboo card – this is the cat card featuring the Nine Lives stamp set.  It’s the second card I shared in my Facebook Live this past weekend.  This first card I showed was the Happy Tails Dog version.  Be sure you watch my Facebook Live video from Sunday, March 31st and you can see how I made both of these cards. 

Watch the video here – Facebook Live March 31st

The peekaboo cards peek through to the inside with a little surprise inside.  This one has the little mouse next to the fish bowl. I used a vase from the Varied Vases stamp set for my fish bowl. 

Supply List

  • #148703 Nine Lives stamp set
  • #144666 Cat Punch
  • #146644 Varied Vases stamp set
  • #146966 Subtles 6×6 Designer Series Paper Stack
  • #121045 Basic Black card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #132708 Memento ink Pad
  • #138299 1-1/2″ Circle punch
  • #124262 Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • #147015 Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine
  • #144605 Pool Party Stampin’ Blends combo pack
  • #144045 Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends combo pack
  • #145058 Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends combo pack
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

These were the cards I showed in the FB Live.  The dog card was posted yesterday.  

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