A last look at some of my favorites
When Stampin’ Up! demonstrators got to preview the new catalog and see the list of retiring products this week, it’s always a bittersweet moment. We’re excited to see all the new things coming BUT it’s always hard to say goodbye to old favorites.
This release was a double whammy since there is a color refresh coming too. So not only are we saying goodbye to beloved stamp sets, but also to favorite colors.
The Long Farewell
Beginning with the live demo this past Thursday, I’m starting what I cheekily call the “Goodbye Tour” or the Long Farewell. Each week I’ll be featuring some of my favorite retiring products so you can get one last glance and one last opportunity to get these products before they are gone.
This week I highighted the lovely Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and matching dies as well the the retiring Stamparatus (gasp – I know! I was SHOCKED to see this on the retiring list). I also used retiring colors Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Mango Melody, Evening Evergreen, and Soft Succulent and the retiring Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. In fact, the only new product I used was the Cross Hatch 3D embossing folder from the On Line Exclusive line of products.
One Stamp Set, Two Designs
Every time I do a demo I like to show both a simple stamping card and one just a little more stepped up. For simple stamping card I just used one color for the ink and paper. I love doing tone on tone. You really can create some lovely projects just keeping it very clean and simple.
For my stepped up card, I used a variety of products to create a more colorful design. Lots of dye cuts with layering, two different ink colors, and even a little bit of fussy cutting!
Watch the Demo
You can always find the video tutorial on my Crafty Klock YouTube channel. I go live every Thursday at 7:30 PM Eastern and they are always available for replay if you can’t join live! Check out the video for the two cards shown above.
Measurements & Supplies
Simple Stamping Card:
- Pacific Point cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; scored at 4 1/4″
- 2 pieces of Basic White cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ – one for the inside & one for the outside
Stepped Up Card
- Soft Suede cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; scored at 4 1/4″
- Soft Suede cardstock 4″ x 4″ for die cut (back with adhesive sheet)
- Basic White cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
- Basic White cardstock – scrap for sentiment
- Sahara Sand cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Mango Melody cardstock 4″ x 4″ for sunflower
- Soft Succulent – scrap for leaf die cut
- Evening Evergreen – scrap for leaf overlay die cut (backed with adhesive sheet)
With the exception of the Basics 3D Embossing Folders, all of the above products will be retiring when the 2022-2023 catalog ends. If you want any of these products now is the time to get them as they are all while supplies last. Once they are sold out that’s it! So act fast to be sure you get your must have items before they are gone. I’ll be grabbing at least on more stamparatus to have for classes and events.
For a complete list of the retiring products, just click the buttons below.
I hope you enjoyed this last look at Celebrate Sunflowers. It’s alway hard to say goodbye to an old favorite but there are many new and exciting things on the horizon. Happy Stamping! (and happy shopping!)