Get Retiring Products Before They’re Gone!

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We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before we do, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail. Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so be sure to get them before they’re gone!

WHAT’S RETIRING?  Click below to see the entire list.  Stamps, inks, papers, embellishments, punches, dies … so many fun things, and ALL AT A DISCOUNT!  WHEE!!

Here are the lists of all the retiring items:

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RETIRING LIST

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MDS RETIRING LIST

When you’re ready to start shopping :-) just click on the link below.  I’ve also included a fun video from Stampin’ Up! demonstrating all of the retiring products.

SHOP RETIRING PRODUCTS NOW

 

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Gold Sparkle Thank You Tags!

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I love to make pretty thank you tags for my customers, and this is the tag they are each getting this month with their orders.  I was inspired by our Stampin’ Up! magazine that’s exclusive to demonstrators.  I adapted the card to a tag and am so happy with the way it turned out!

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The new technique I used was watercoloring with the Aqua Painter.  I stamped the flower in Rose Red ink and then used the Aqua Painter to add water to the flower and basically pull around the ink that had been stamped.  It was quick and easy and I love the result!  It’s the first time I’ve used the Aqua Painter.  It was really fun!

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If you look close you can see that each card has some gold threads peeking out around the flower.  Those threads were pulled from the same ribbon used as a tie on the tag, the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  Isn’t it pretty?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great week.  And, don’t forget, tomorrow the RETIRED LIST comes out so you can see what products are retiring and grab them before they’re gone!  I’ll be posting the list for you, so keep an eye out!

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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THESE TAGS:

Stamps:  Choose Happiness, Another Thank You, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz, and Rose Red Classic Stamp Pads
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzaz card stock, Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch, 1″ Square Punch, Aqua Painter
Embellishments:  1/8″ Gold Ribbon

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Butterflies are Back!!


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Stampin’ Up!’s amazing Butterfly Thinlit Dies have been so popular since they came out!  Everyone loves them!  We haven’t been able to order them for awhile because they’ve been held up with that dock situation here on the West Coast.

But, NOW THEY ARE BACK AND AVAILABLE!!  And, Stampin’ Up! knew how we’d been waiting, so they’re giving everyone who orders the Butterfly Thinlits between now and April 30th a SPECIAL thank you!!

ACTUALLY THERE ARE TWO SPECIAL OFFERS:

1.  Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!  CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM!

2.  Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles (the beautiful Butterfly Basics stamp set -wood, clear or photopolymer- AND the Butterfly Thinlits Dies together!) at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

Have you had butterflies dancing in your head?  :-)  Then, this is a great time to take advantage of these special offers.

Here are a few cards I’ve made using this gorgeous stamp set and dies ~~

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Please email me if you have any questions!

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Blackberry Bloom!

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Blackberry Bliss ~ such a gorgeous color!  I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t love it.  But I have a question for you:  on this card, which purple is Blackberry Bliss?  There are three different purples on this card and you need to find Blackberry Bliss…

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Square Framelits were used to create the frame for this pretty bloom.  The Square Framelits are perfect for this, and you can frame anything.  It becomes a wonderful focus for your card.

The sentiment is embossed with white embossing power onto the purple (which purple?).  It really stands out, don’t you think?  This is probably my favorite font for a sentiment.  Love it!

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So, have you guessed which purple is Blackberry Bliss?  It’s the flower in the center!  This flower is from the Crazy for You stamp set.  It’s a gorgeous bloom, isn’t it?  FYI, the other purples are Elegant Eggplant for the frame, and Wisteria Wonder for the leaves.  Did you guess it?  (I know, it is hard to tell in the photos…)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Why don’t you pull out some of your purple card stock and start creating :-)

STAMPIN’ UP! ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO CREATE THIS CARD:

Stamps:  Crazy About You and A Dozen Thoughts
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Versamark, and White Embossing Folder
Paper:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, and Wisteria Wonder card stock
Tools:  Bird Builder Punch (for the leaves)
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Weekly Deals and Other News!

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OTHER NEWS!

We’re approaching the time when a new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out (June).  And when a new catalog comes out we have new colors, new stamps, new accessories and tools!  Yippee!

But also, we have products that retire, and Stampin’ Up! sells those products AT A DISCOUNT!  Yeah!

The Retired List is coming out April 21st, so

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
APRIL 21st!

THE RETIRED LIST IS COMING!!

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Beautiful Butterfly!

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Look at that lacy butterfly!  Isn’t it darling?  Today’s card features the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  I’ve had it for awhile but haven’t really used all the pretty stamps in the set.

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Here’s a close up of the beautiful flower stamp (lily?  what do you think?).  I fussy cut the flower and the leaves so they would really stand out.  The fern leaves in the background were stamped off once before stamping on the kraft paper.  That helps them to be in the background, letting the flower really stand out.

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If you don’t have this stamp set, you’ve got to order it!  Really, I think it’s one of the most beautiful sets Stampin’ Up! has.  The Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set is only $23.95.  This will be a classic, well worth getting now :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stampin’ Up! Items You Will Need to Make This Card:

Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Choose Happiness
Ink:  Rose Red an Old Olive Classic Stamp Pads
Paper:  Kraft Paper, Whisper White and Old Olive card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine; Butterfly Thinlits Dies
Embellishments:  Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, White Baker’s Twine, Pearls Basic Jewels

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Pink Painted Petals!

Petal tu 3Today’s card is a case from a wonderful demonstrator named Dawn Olchefske.  I saw a similar card that she made and just had to try it.  It’s sweet and simple at the same time.

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The Painted Petals Stamp Set is beautiful.  You can do so much with the stamps.  For this card I used Strawberry Slush for the flowers, Pear Pizzaz for the leaves, and Blackberry Bliss for the sentiment.

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It’s really an easy card.  Why don’t you give it a try?  Don’t have the Painted Petals stamp set?  Just CLICK HERE to check it out!

Happy stamping, friends!

STAMPIN’ UP! ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

Stamps:  Painted Petals
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz and Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Whisper White card stock

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Sweet Sympathy Card

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Who says sympathy cards have to be dark and dull?  We want to encourage people and brighten their day, don’t we?  Well this card will do just that.

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The Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper is SO beautiful!  I just want to use it for everything!  For this card I put one sheet of 4″ x 5-1/4″ on my Whisper White card.  Then I used a coordinating sheet of dsp, cut it the same size, and then tore it in half lengthwise from corner to corner and glued it on the base.  These papers blend together so beautifully, don’t they?

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A bit of a Tea Lace Doily, a trio of little flowers and a sentiment finish off this sweet card.  Now, truthfully, you could use a birthday or get well or other sentiment on this card.  It’s really a simple card to make.

Today I had a card class and we made this card.  Some of the stampers suggested making several of these cards without a sentiment, and then when you need it, just pull out a card and attach the appropriate greeting!  Great idea!

STAMPIN’ UP! ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

Stamp: Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp Set
Ink:  Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper: Whisper White and Daffodil Delight card stock; Painted Blooms dsp
Tools:  Petite Petals Punch, 1″ Square Punch
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Tea Lace Doilies

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Pretty Purples for the Pals!

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Oh my goodness, the Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week is full of purple!  If you love purple, this is your week!!  Here are the colors we are working with:

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The lightest layer on my card may not look like it’s one of these colors, but it actually is.  It’s Blackberry Bliss lightly sponged on Whisper White card stock that was first dry embossed with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.  I really like the way it turned out, and it added another shade of BB (ok, so this is my nickname for Blackberry Bliss!).

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The three tiny flowers are double layered.  The first layer is BB punched with the Petite Petals Punch.  The inner layer is Elegant Eggplant punched with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Then a rhinestone is in the center for a bit of bling :-)

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This actually turned out to be a fun card to make.  These challenges are just that ~ a real challenge!  It was a challenge to combine those three purples into something that blended well.  Now YOU give it a try!  Pop on over to palspaperarts.com, see what the other designers have come up with, and then create and submit your own card!  I’ll look for you over there!

STAMPIN’ UP! ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

Stamps:  Hello Life
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Elegant Eggplant, and Perfect Plum card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Happy Heart and Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folders; Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Embellishments:  White Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

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Amazing Weekly Deals and FREE Shipping!

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Wow, these really are amazing Weekly Deals!  Look at the Framelits!!  All at 25% off, and then – until this Friday the 10th – FREE SHIPPING!

Bloomin 2Here’s a card I made a while back using the Flower Fair Framelits.  Cute, right?  This card uses the coordinating Flower Patch Stamp Set.

Personally, I’m going to order the Hearts Collection Framelits.  I don’t have them and I want to save!!  What about you?  What are you going to order?  Just click on the button below and start shopping!

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