Check out the Retiring List from Stampin’ Up!


Check out the Retiring List from Stampin’ Up! Make sure you don’t miss out on something you wanted! 

I decided to give Sea Street a last outing. I made a fair few cards for my sons’ friends birthdays using this set when it first came out, but it’s been rather neglected since the No Bones About It set came out. Now Sea Street is sadly on the Retiring List from Stampin’ Up! and so it is time to say goodbye!

Sea Street Retiring List from Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I had fun making this card:

  1. I dug out a watercolour wash background from my unfinished projects basket and used that as my starting point, stamping the shoal of fish in Bermuda Bay;
  2. I then stamped the images from Sea Street onto Whisper White card stock;
  3. I then got out my circle punches and lined up the images with various punches;
  4. I partially cut around the tentacles of the octopus before punching out with the 2″ circle punch;
  5. I then layered the punched images onto larger circles of Pool Party card stock;
  6. I adhered the card front to a Bermuda Bay card base;
  7. I then stuck the ocotopus to the card front first and added the other images using Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise them up;
  8. The sentiment is from a new stamp set Thoughtful Banners, which will be available as a bundle with the co-ordinating Duet Banner Punch

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Retiring Stampin’ Up! 2014-2016 In-Colors

Retiring Stampin’ Up! ® 2014-2016 In-Colors

I’m off to Telford today for the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Local event! So exciting – we get to see the new annual catalogue and there will be some new product to see as well! I can’t wait!

I thought I would make some cards using the Stampin’ Up! In-Colors 2014-2016, which will be retiring at the end of May. If you have them and haven’t already done so, stock up on the card stock and re-inkers as soon as you can. The retiring list is out next week, Tuesday, and the In-Colors always sell out within a few days!

I’ve teamed them up with a stamp set that I’m wondering whether it will be on the retiring list next week – Butterfly Basics. It’s a beautiful set and I’m not sure why I think it will retire, I just do! I could of course be absolutely wrong – I’m just speculating!

Butterfly Basics 2014-2016 In-Colors from Stampin' Up! Tracy May 02

As is usual for me when I try to use a lot of colour, I ended up with a very minimalist look! However, I did use each of the five colours on each of the cards in this post! Lol – it’s only taken me nearly two years! I think I will need to use the current In-Colors and the new ones a bit more frequently than I have these, they really are lovely colours and I’m now quite sad they are leaving us – but very excited to see the new ones too!

Butterfly Basics 2014 - 2016 In-colors from Stampin' Up! Tracy May 01

I threw in some washi tape on this one too and used one of my all time most beloved stamp sets Papillon Potpourri – it was the first Stampin’ Up! stamp set I bought!

Well I’d best be off and finishing packing! Have a great weekend. Come back next week to find out more about OnStage and of course the retiring list mid week!

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Mosaic Madness bowing out in the Stampin’ Up! Retiring list

Stampin’ Up! Retiring List – Mosaic Madness is going. Check out the list soon as items are flying off the shelf!

It was a shaky start yesterday, to the Stampin’ Up! Retiring list, with all websites experiencing technical issues, but, at the time of writing these issues have now been resolved. I never cease to be amazed by how quickly items sell out though. I know that despite the technical issues some products are already gone. So don’t delay if there is something particular you would like, I would hate you to miss out.

One of my favourites from the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List is Mosaic Madness. I had a feeling it was going though, as you don’t tend to see it used too often these days. I used it a lot when it first came out, but until last week, hadn’t used it for an age.

Stampin' Up! - Mosaic Madness - Watercolour Card - Bedlam & Butterflies

I created a watercolour background using So Saffron, and stamped over it, whilst it was still damp. I also washed over the “for you” sentiment from the Mini Treat Bags Thinlits™ Dies with So Saffron and then stamped and punched out the shapes using the Mosaic punch (also retiring).

I hope you like today’s project. As I mentioned earlier the retiring items seem to be flying off the shelf, so don’t delay. Also whilst you’re there, check out the Weekly deals.

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