Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Heart is Breaking....

My heart really is breaking to see these items retire.  These are my all time favorite Stampin' Up! items.  I have made more valentines and thank you cards with the Sweetheart stamp set and Heart Treat Cups than I care to tell you.  Your kids will love them, they're teachers will love them,you'll love them!  Please I beg you...get them before they're gone...only 2 more days!!!  And, I just realized the Full Heart Punch is offered at a discount on the clearance rack.  Could this post get any sweeter?

Retiring  & Clearance Materials:

Other Materials:
  • Card Stock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
  • Ink:  Real Red, Garden Green
  • Tools & Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! If you hurry, you can celebrate with these cute cello bags and toppers...just kidding, the cello bags are sold out.  But don't worry here's an alternate project for you.

These cute pencil favors are made with the 1" x 8" cello bags that are carried over from the Holiday Mini.  You can usually find 12 pencils for $1 in the Target Dollar bins and they fit perfectly into the cello bags.

To make the favor bags:
  1. Place pencils in bags and seal
  2. Cut a 1 3/4" X 3 1/2" piece of card stock, fold over the top of the bag and staple
  3. Use the 1 3/8" Square punch to punch out an alternate color of cardstock
  4. Punch out a star from your choice of paper. (Star punch was retired last year and the glitter paper I used was not from Stampin' Up!)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bye Bye Beyond the Garden and Thank You Kindly

Here is another card created with my favorite Beyond the Garden designer paper. Actually, the polka dot paper in Wild Wasabi is from Just Add Cake designer paper which is also retiring.  The pretty flower stamp is from the Mixed Bunch stamp set  and was punched out with the coordinating Blossom Punch (both are carryover items from the Occasions Mini). The "Thank You" greeting is from the retiring, Thank You Kindly stamp set.

Mixed Bunch (125537)

Thank You Kindly (111700)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Almost Time to Say Good Bye

There is only one week left to order retiring items from the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog.  If you have some favorites, now is the time to get them! You can place an order at any time by going to my Stampin' Up! Online Store.  There you will find a link to the Retiring Items as well as the Clearance Section.  Great deals can be found in both areas!

Today I am paying tribute to my favorite retiring designer paper.  This card and matching gift card holder were created using one of the patterns from the Beyond the Garden designer paper pack. I love the colors in this paper!  I added some butterflies created with my Big Shot and Beautiful Wings Embosslit die.  The butterflies are embellished with pretty little pearls for a special touch.

Instructions for making gift card holders can be found here.

Beyond the Garden (122342)

  • Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake (cm - 121958 or wm - 121899)
  • Ink:  Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad (111837)
  • Designer Paper:  Beyond the Garden (retiring) (122342)
  • Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
  • Tools & Accessories:  Big Shot (113439), Beautiful Wings Embosslit (118138), Basic Pearls (119247)