Retiring Stamp Idea #2 -Flip Over This Paper!

“Sitting in an English garden, waiting for the sun…”

English Garden Cards

Well, actually I was sitting in my garden this morning, enjoying the California sun, but I thought using the retiring English Garden Designer Series Paper for our projects today would be great! This time I used the big, pink watercolor roses on the front of the sheet for the first card, then flipped it over and used the buzzy bees on the back for the second one.

That’s the one of the best parts of DSP, you get twice the number of pattern choices in each package!

English Garden Roses Card

When you need to make a card quick, Designer Series Paper does a lot of the work for you. After putting a trimmed panel of this patterned paper onto the retiring Mossy Meadow card base, I stamped out a greeting from the retiring Petite Pairs stamp set, punched a couple of card stock ovals from the retiring Large Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches, and added some trim with retiring Seam Binding Ribbon in Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. Three pearl accents and a couple of foam Dimensionals to attach it to the card and I was done.

Here is the color palette for the English Garden Rose Card:

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English Garden Bees Card

I cut this panel of DSP on the diagonal, giving me two pieces, one of which I can use later on another card, either this bee motif again, or flipped over to the pink rose side (choices!) In addition to the retiring English Garden Designer Series Paper, the Hello Honey card stock and the Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon that I stapled to the sentiment tag are retiring, as well as the Chalk Talk Framelits Die set that I used to cut the tag (and it’s on sale for 30% off!)

Note: All of our Seam Binding Ribbon is being discontinued and it won’t be in the new catalog, so if you love it as much as I do, make sure you get some now before it’s all gone! Plus, all the colors I used and some of the others are on sale for 30-40% off, so check it out!

The stamp set I used is not retiring; it’s a lovely photopolymer set called Garden in Bloom (139433.) Notice what I did on the top and right-hand side of the card – I used the flower stem to outline and define the edges! Soft Suede ink (126978) and a few gold sequins as an accent (132983) were used to finish the card.

Here are the colors used in the English Garden Bee Card:

All of the retiring supplies used to make both cards are listed here. Click on any picture for more information or to go to the online store: (P.S. remember the Chalk Talk Framelits are 30% off!)

Just remember that while stamp sets will be available through May 22nd, all other supplies are limited to stock on hand. Some items have already sold out. To look at the entire Retiring List and check availability, go here.

 

 

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Online Extravaganza! – Save up to 50%!

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This is the week to make a list and check it twice – because Stampin’ Up! just put out a super list of things on sale, starting today, Monday the 23rd, and ending on Monday the 30th of November! Everything is listed here:

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As you can see, everything is organized by 50% off, 40% off, 30% off and 20% off, but at the beginning of the list there are two 24-hour sales; the first one is a group of items on sale only on Monday, 11/23 and the second are the things that are on sale only on Monday, 11/30.

The page numbers refer to the 2015-2016 Catalog (you can search each product by item # and order through the online store by clicking on the catalog icon to the right.) Call or email me if you’d like a copy of the catalog for your own use!

Online items refer to past Paper Pumpkin Kits such as these (reg. $17.00):

From top, clock-wise: Happy Thoughts Kit $8.50 (only available Nov. 23rd) Sew You Kit $10.20, Simply Snowflake Kit $13.60, Thanks A Latte Kit $11.90.

(Paper Pumpkin Kits include stamps and ink, but Paper Pumpkin Refills do not.)

Other online items are limited time Photopolymer stamps like these (reg. $16.00):

From top, clock-wise: Just Kidding Set $11.20, Banner Blessings Set $11.20, Gentle Peace Set $12.80.

My personal favorites on this sale are the selection of punches – don’t miss out if you need any of these!

50% Off Punches – Sweetheart Punch $8.00, Bow Builder Punch $9.00

30% Off Punches – Hearts Border Punch $11.20, Chevron Border Punch $15.40, Pansy Punch $11.20.

SPECIAL OFFER: IF YOU ARE A NEW CLIENT PLACING AN ONLINE ORDER DURING THIS SALE, USE THE HOSTESS CODE   ZTB2QXVN   AND I WILL SEND YOU A SMALL THANK YOU GIFT WITH A REUSABLE HAND-STAMPED CARD. BE SURE TO ALLOW ME TO HAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AS YOUR SU! DEMONSTRATOR SO I CAN SEND YOUR ITEMS TO YOU!

THANK YOU.

 

 

All Stamps on Sale? Yes!

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Yes! It’s only for five days, so you’ll have to think fast, but all of the regular stamp sets in both the annual catalog and the holiday catalog are on sale for 15% off through Friday, Oct. 23rd! That doesn’t include bundles (because they are already 15% off) or the already discounted hostess sets, Weekly Deals or Clearance Rack items.

But a good part of my Wish List is going to get ordered this week – what’s on your list? Here’s an idea:

Two Tree CardsSwap cards by Marcy Walsh and Grace Wong

You know how it gets busy around Christmas time and you’re trying to get everything done? Some simple to make but impressive Christmas cards are just the thing to lighten your load. The card on the left is made with the Lots of Joy set on page 69 of our big Annual catalog, and the card on the right is made with Festival of Trees on page 71.

Green Plaid Tree

This card is a snap with Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack on page 27 of the Holiday catalog cut with the Banner Triple Punch.

Red Trees

The next card couldn’t be quicker; it also uses the Banner Triple Punch, plus the Tree Punch and the Star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Notice how that Glimmer Paper really adds a “wow” factor to a very simple card.

Here are the stamp sets, specialty paper and punches that were used to make these cards – but remember, the stamp sets are on sale through Fri. Oct. 23rd only!

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