Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Last-Chance Products: Stylized BD Again!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Sometimes Stampin' Up's designer series papers are so utterly gorgeous that I have a hard time cutting into them. And that means I don't use them, because I'm hoarding them. Does that ever happen to you? I'm sad to see the Painted With Love Specialty DSP retire--but it's still available as of April 24! You can still get some, if you act fast! Several other DSPs are already sold out and gone forever.

Today's card also uses one of my favorite stamps--the "Stylized Birthday" stamp. I stamped it in Melon Mambo Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and then used my Paper Snips to cut it out. I thought that would be fun. Look!

The card base is Calypso Coral Card Stock. The 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Painted With Love Specialty DSP is adhered to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Melon Mambo Card Stock mat. I wrapped a length of Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon around before adhering to the card base.

I cut a scalloped mat using one of the Layering Squares Framelits from a Gold Foil Sheet and a square of Powder Pink Card Stock using a Stitched Shapes Framelit. I adhered these to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I adhered the fussy cut sentiment using both regular and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. And for a fun touch, I added some Berry Burst Glitter Enamel Dots. 

FAIR WARNING: Retiring stamp sets are only guaranteed to be available until May 25. All other products are NOT guaranteed and are only available while supplies last. ALL retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.


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Monday, April 23, 2018

Last-Chance Products: Tutti-Frutti DSP

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Earlier this month, I attended Stampin' Up's OnStage event in Hartford, CT. I usually make up a bunch of cards to swap at these events, but I ran out of time and went empty-handed. No problem: I had my trusty iPhone with me and I took pictures of cards that I particularly liked and wanted to recreate. Today's card is one that I fell in love with because of its simplicity of design.

I really like the way the original artist (whose name I don't know) framed a piece of the retiring Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper with a Basic Black Card Stock mat and then set it at an angle on her Crumb Cake card base. My DSP is cut at 3" by 4" and adhered to a 3-1/8" 'by 4-1/8" Basic Black mat. Just like the artist, I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon around this panel before adhering it to the card base.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the "Picture Perfect Birthday" stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink (retiring*) onto a Whisper White scrap and cut it out with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere this to the card and added some Lemon Lime Twist Self-Adhesive Sequins (retiring) for some added fun.

If you want some of this great Tutti-Frutti DSP, I suggest you act quickly because it seems like the DSPs are the first things that are selling out--several are gone already! You should also check out the Fruit Basket Bundle that's also retiring. It's an adorable set!

*The archival inks are retiring, but there will still be Memento Tuxedo Black and StazOn Jet Black in the upcoming catalog, along with a Classic Basic Gray Ink.

I'll be featuring more retiring products this week, so check back for a last round of inspiration before these products are gone forever! REMINDER: retiring stamp sets will only be guaranteed to be available until May 25. All other products are NOT guaranteed and are only available while supplies last. ALL retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Last-Chance Products: Stylized Birthday

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Today's card is a cornucopia of retiring products. Can you find them all? Well, you can start with the stamp--it's the wonderful "Stylized Birthday" single stamp. I can't tell you how many times I've used it. I love it and I'm certainly going to miss it. I might use it a few more times before it retires on May 31st (to make way for new stamps).
What else is retiring? How about the Dapper Denim Ink and Card Stock? Yep. That's a retiring 2016-2018 In Color. Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Peekaboo Peach are also retiring. (Flirty Flamingo is returning as a core color!) If you want any of these 2016-2018 In Color products, you will need to act fast. The retiring In Colors normally sell out early--so get a move on if you want them. Don't say I didn't warn you.

What else? Well, the gorgeous Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is retiring, too.  This rich, colorful paper has beautiful designs (like the two pieces on this card) as well as some gold foil sheets. They're beautiful! Don't forget to scoop them up before they're gone. (True fact: There are 3 DSPs that are already sold out: Whole Lot of Lovely, Coffee Break, and Delightful Daisy).

Anything else? Nope! The great Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon is NOT retiring and my much-loved Stitched Shapes and Layering Squares Framelits are NOT retiring. Whew! I almost couldn't take it!

Here are a few things to remember about the retiring items. Retiring stamp sets will only be guaranteed to be available until May 25. All other products are NOT guaranteed and are only available while supplies last. ALL retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.

Have a great weekend! I'll be sharing more last-chance products next week so come on back!


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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Last-Chance Products: Birthday Delivery (Part 2)

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I'm about to say a fond farewell to the Birthday Delivery Bundle.  It's retiring at the end of the current catalog period that ends on May 31st (unless it sells out sooner)! It took a while for this cute suite of products to strike my fancy, but as I continued to play with them over the last year, they all grew on me and I fell in love with the suite. I'm really sad to see it go.

The Birthday Delivery Bundle is a great deal. You get three items bundled together and save 10% off the cost of purchasing them separately. You get the "Birthday Delivery" stamp set, the Birthday Friends Framelits--that match both the stamped images and the images in the designer series paper--and the Birthday Memories DSP. Get this bundle before it's gone forever!! (item 145294 $62)

I've got two really cute and really simple cards today that use this bundle. Both cards are made with the same layout, one simple stamped greeting, cut-outs from the DSP, a strip of DSP, and a ribbon. Aren't they adorable? That poodle is so sassy!

 And this little girl and her gift are so sweet!
If you want to re-create these cards--or others--with the Birthday Delivery Bundle, you'll need to order them soon. When they're gone, they're gone. Don't forget to check out the other retiring and clearance items in my online store. Just click the "shop now" button on the right to get started! Or click on the items below and you'll be taken directly to my store!

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