This week I’m sharing a few of my cards that include some of my favourite products that are retiring at the end of the month when the current annual catalogue ends. Some of them are new and some are ones that I have made over the life of the catalogue. I’ll start today with cards that are older ones.
Note: If you wish to purchase any of the products mentioned, highlighted words will take you to the on-line shop. The products were still available at the time of writing, but availability is not guaranteed – get in quick if you wish to purchase!
The Mosaic Aperture card was one of the cards I did at my first class – way back in September. I really look forward to classes each month as I do enjoy sharing my love of crafting and Stampin’ Up! products with others.
The Mosaic Madness stamp set and matching Mosaic punch along with the Four You stamp set will continue to be available in the new catalogue. This is a versatile little sentiment set (hello, Thinking of You, Birthday Wishes, Thank You). However, as with all the DSPs (designer series papers) in the current catalogue, the Quatrefancy specialty DSP is retiring. The set includes a patterned window sheet which I used in the card to make the window, or aperture. While the Mosaic Madness stamps and Mosaic punch will be in the new catalogue, the current bundles of these will not be – so if you don’t have these and would like them both – think about getting a bundle (wood mount or clear mount) before the current catalogue finishes. You save 15% by purchasing a bundle when compared to purchasing the products individually.
The second card I’m sharing today is an engagement card that has three retiring products in it!
The Hearts A Flutter Stamp Set, the En Francais background stamp and the Set Designer Frames Embossing Folders are all retiring. The En Francais stamp has sold out already and is no longer available. The repeated “Congratulations” sentiment is from Sassy Salutations which is staying – yay! As is the other embossing folder I used in the card – Beautifully Baroque.
I did enjoy making this butterfly card to display the brights colour family and I am pleased the butterflies (Papillon Potpourri) and sentiment (Chalk Talk) are in the new catalogue. There are also some new butterfly stamps in the 2014/2015 catalogue that co-ordinate with the Bitty Butterfly punch and the Elegant Butterfly punch.
.So what is retiring on the card you ask? It is the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain ribbon. I had this ribbon in a couple of the available colours – but Daffodil Delight was definitely my favourite! It is even at a discounted price on the retired list – stock up while you can.
The last card for today is a Clean and Simple (CAS) card made by Beth that uses another sentiment from Sassy Salutations – I’m not the only one in the house that likes that set and is pleased it’s staying!
While some colours of Bakers Twine is returning in the new catalogue Calypso Coral Bakers Twine isn’t.
The pinwheels are from the set Sweets for the Sweet, which also includes lollipops and wrappers. The spiral shape you can just see on the inside of the card is one of the lollipop tops. While it is not always obviously in my photos, I always stamp inside my cards – they seem “naked” without something added for the recipient to see when they open the card. I also usually stamp the envelope with one of the stamps I have used. This is a preference that has rubbed off onto Beth’s cardmaking too!