Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Last-Chance Products: Super Duper


#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Well, the day has come--the last time I'll be playing with retiring Stampin' Up products.  It's kind of sad--but only until I crack on with the NEW products in the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog starting tomorrow. I saved my favorite until last: the "Super Duper" stamp set. I love, love, love the sentiments in this set and I love the bold and fresh designs. I've made some really fun cards with this stamp set, including today's.

I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White Card Stock panel. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the YAY! sentiment in the center of the card in Bermuda Bay Ink. I cleaned the stamp and inked it up again with Versamark Ink--the Stamparatus allows for perfect alignment and re-stamping. Then I sprinkled on some Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Gun.

I stamped the "time to celebrate" sentiment in Bermuda Bay Ink and added some sparkles--they look like fireworks to me--in Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight Inks. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere this piece to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of the retiring Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. I wrapped around a length of retiring Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon before adhering the panel to a 4" by 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo Card Stock. Everything is adhered to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base.

Here's how the embossing looks up close and personal!  I wanted it to be shiny like the glimmer paper.


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. So get this super duper cute set before time runs out!!








 
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Last-Chance Products: Bird Banter

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Well, it's the last couple of days for me to play with Stampin' Up's retiring stamp sets and products. Beginning on Thursday, I'm switching over to NEW stuff from the NEW 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Before I get ahead of myself, let me say a fond farewell to one of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog: "Bird Banter." 

This set is too cute and it's one that you should have in your collection, especially if you like to color. I've colored these birds with Stampin' Blends (available again in mid-June), with Watercolor Pencils, with Stampin' Write Markers, and today's bird is colored using a Blender Pen and several classic inks. I think she turned out pretty cute--and I don't like to color!

I stamped the bird image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with a Layering Square Framelit. After I was sure the ink was dry, I used my Blender Pen to give the bird a Powder Pink cheek. I colored the top feathers, wing, and tail with Lemon Lime Twist Ink, and the beak and body with Daffodil Delight Ink. I added some Daffodil Delight Ink to the wing and tail feather, too. I used another Layering Square Framelit to cut a scalloped square mat from the center of a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black Card stock--and then used that as the mat under the Lemon Lime Twist panel.

I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock with the returning Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. I adhered this to the Basic Black Card Stock mat and wrapped a length of retiring Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon around before adhering to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock card base. I adhered the bird to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. She's just too cute, don't you think?

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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[102845]
$12.00

Monday, May 21, 2018

Last-Chance Products: Fruit Basket

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   We're getting close to the end of the Stampin' Up year. Loads of products in the Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog are retiring as of May 31st. One suite of products that I'm sad to see go is the Fruit Basket Suite from the Occasions Catalog. This suite has an adorable stamp set, "Fruit Basket"; a set of mini punches, Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack; and fun Tutti Frutti Designer Series Papers.  I made a set of cards using these products and I'll be using this design in a shoebox swap that I'm attending later this week. All the cards use the same design, but they're each a bit different.

The larger piece of DSP measures 3-3/4" by 3-1/4" and the smaller piece is 3-3/4" by 2-1/4". I adhered these pieces to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Whisper White Card Stock mat (the bottom piece overlaps the top piece a bit). I wrapped a length of ribbon--this one uses the retiring Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon around the card at the DSP seam and then adhered it to a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base. 

I cut a Whisper White circle using one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits and adhered it to a Crushed Curry scalloped circle that I cut with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. I adhered this element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next, I stamped the pears on a strip of Whisper White Card Stock in Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake Ink. I stamped the outline of the bowl onto the same strip in Crumb Cake Ink and then filled it in with the coordinating stamp, also in Crumb Cake. I used the Itty Bitty pear punch to punch out the pears and I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the bowl. I adhered the bowl and pears to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the "Fruit Basket" stamp set twice in Lemon Lime Twist onto a Whisper White scrap and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. I used my Paper snips to cut out the individual elements and I adhered them to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here's another version of the card using the pineapples stamp and punches. The pineapples are stamped in Crush Curry and Lemon Lime Twist. The bowl outline is stamped in Crumb Cake and filled in with Lemon Lime Twist. The ribbon is (returning!) Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon.

And here's my favorite version of the card using the kiwi DSP. I used the citrus stamps and punch to make the kiwi slices in Lemon Lime Twist and Memento Tuxedo Black Inks. The ribbon is the retiring Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon.

As of today, all these products are still available to order, but don't delay because things are selling out quickly. You can still get the Fruit Basket bundle--"Fruit Basket" stamp set and Itty Bitty Fruit Punch pack--for a 10% discount over purchasing the items separately (item 145977 $35).  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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