So, by now you’ve heard (and probably seen) the retiring list from Stampin’ Up of which things are going to be discontinued at the end of May. If you can believe it, some of the items have already started selling out! Just so you know – you SU fans like me – here is what has sold out as of this morning:
RETIRED ITEMS SOLD OUT ALREADY:
Washi Label punch
Trimmer replacement mat
Cottage Greetings Kit
Stack & Store Caddy
In Color 12×12 cardstock (2014-16)
Smoky Slate marker
But there are still lots of great items available and some are even discounted up to 50% off! Score! So, today I thought I’d share a card I made recently using a few of the items that will be saying goodbye at the end of next month. It is a fun card using the Botanical Garden suite products and the fabulous Enjoy the Little Things stamp set.
This was my variation on a card I saw online by Darlene Boardman. I loved the idea of die cutting out the fern-y leaves from the Botanical Builders thinlits and then using that negative space for the fern image. So, I cut a strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock just a little bit wider than the die and 5 1/2” tall and cut out the 4 ferns. (Save them for another project now that you’ve gone through the work to cut them out!) And then I started by adhering a piece of Whisper White cardstock beneath the cut outs so you could see them clearly!
Pick your favorite pattern papers… I liked this yellow linen pattern and the colorful florals from the Botanical Gardens designer paper… and layer them together – all are the full 5 1/2” tall. Depending on which papers you use, you get a totally different look!
Then we stamped the sentiment from the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set in Mossy Meadow and punched out with the 2” circle punch and gave it a Mossy Meadow mat using the 2 1/2” circle punch (SOB! I can’t believe they are retiring my 2 1/2” circle punch!!)
Add a little bit of linen thread looping out behind the sentiment and pop-up on dimensionals and you are good to go! Like I said, fun card… but sadly full of goodies that will be going away. Here is the run down of what I used that is now found on the retiring list.
How about a few Display Board ideas using Botanical Builder dies?
Well, on the plus side, the Botanical Builder thinlits will be carrying over into the new catalog. So, yay for that! Up on the display boards were a few projects using them. Here are a couple I found in my pictures that I could grab quickly.
This first is an AMAZING scrapbook layout that Stacey Lane from my Fun n’ Crafty stampers created. She made a TON of flowers and used some of the new In Colors – Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach to create them. The end result is just stunning!
Or you can keep it sweet and simple! Here is another fun card that uses the Work of Art stamp set and the “stamping off” technique to create a cool paint chip strip look. You stamp the darkest color and then just keep stamping without re-inking your stamp to get a slightly lighter image each time. Then they added one of the simple flowers from the Botanical Builders dies in white as a cute accent next to each sentiment (psst… new stamp sneak peek!)
So, I hope this gave you some fun ideas with the Botanical Builders die and a few of the retiring products headed for hills soon! You can check out all of the retiring items and see which are on sale and which you might want to grab while supplies last! And if your wishlist is $100 or more, consider upgrading your purchase to the Demonstator Starter Kit! You’ll get to pick out $125 in product, while only paying $100. Plus your have access right away to check out the upcoming annual catalog, purchase from it in May, and even better – you’ll become a part of my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group. A fun community of stampers who love to stamp, learn, create, and share!
Check out which of your favorites are going here:
View a PDF copy of all the items including indicators of which items are sold out
PDF Retirement List
And if your wishlist is $100 or more, consider upgrading your purchase to the Demonstator Starter Kit! You’ll get to pick out $125 in product, while only paying $100. Plus your have access right away to check out the upcoming annual catalog, purchase from it in May, and even better – you’ll become a part of my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group. A fun community of stampers who love to stamp, learn, create, and share!
Let me know if I can be of any help for you!