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Stampin’ Up!’s Retirement List is live, and in addition to the 2018-2020 In Colors (which I wrote about in a previous post) there are hundreds of products listed. How to sort through it all and make sure you get your favourites? Here are some tips to help you.

1. Every Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Annual Catalogue and 2020 Spring Mini Catalogue is retiring – they are only available while supplies last.

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2. Stamp sets are guaranteed until May 22, but retiring tools such as dies and punches are not, and some will go fast! Many of these (like the Starburst and Circle punches) are absolute staples for your craft room, so don’t miss out – get them before they’re gone!

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3. For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! has chosen to continue the bundle pricing on six selected bundles from the Spring Mini Catalogue.These bundles will still be available in the new annual catalogue:

Heartfelt Bundle
So Sentimental Bundle
Painted Poppies Bundle
Peaceful Moments Bundle
Mountain Air Bundle 
Timeless Tulips Bundle

For the rest of the bundles in the 2019 annual and Spring Mini catalogues, even if stamp sets and co-ordinating dies or punches are continuing, the discounted bundle price that saves you 10% will be gone after June 2nd. So for example, Forever Blossoms stamp set and co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms dies will both be available in the new catalogue, but you’ll see the Forever Blossoms bundle on the retiring list, because that bundle price will be gone. Below is a list of products that are continuing into the new catalogue, though the bundle price will be gone. Be strategic! If you know you’re going to buy these products anyway, you may as well get them this month before the price increases!

Grace’s Garden Bundle
Forever Blossoms Bundle
Last a Lifetime Bundle
Timeless Tropical Bundle
Under My Umbrella Bundle
By the Dock Bundle
Dressed to Impress Bundle
A Wish for Everything Bundle
Daisy Lane Bundle
Parcels & Petals Bundle
Good Morning Magnolia Bundle
A Little Lace Bundle
Path of Petals Bundle
Free as a Bird Bundle
Dino Days Bundle
Floral Essence Bundle
Band Together Bundle
Friend Like You Bundle
Bloom & Grow Bundle
Silhouette Scenes Bundle
To a Wild Rose Bundle
Sailing Home Bundle

Here’s a slideshow showing images of all the bundles listed above.

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4. Then of course, there are the bundles that are FOR REAL retiring. These products are gone for good on June 2nd, and until then, they are “while supplies last”. So if there’s something on this list you must have? DON’T WAIT! Some items are already sold out!

Pretty Pavilion Bundle
Royal Peacock Bundle
Cuckoo For You Bundle
It Starts With Art Bundle
Ride With Me Bundle
Wish For It All Bundle
Above The Clouds Bundle
Wiggle Worm Bundle
Praiseworthy Prose Bundle
Lovely Is The Day Bundle
Tasteful Textures Bundle
Parisian Beauty Bundle
Beautifully Braided Bundle
Honey Bee Bundle
Bonanza Buddies Bundle
Birthday Jubilee Bundle
Clubhouse Bundle

 

Here’s a slideshow showing images of all the bundles listed above.

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5. Stampin’ Blends are NOT RETIRING! You may have noticed that many Blends are listed on the Retirement List. This is because Stampin’ Up! has decided that Blends will only be sold in pairs from now on; no more singles available. They made this decision based on sales and ordering trends showing that customers prefer the combo pack, which includes one light and one dark Stampin’ Blends Marker. If you do a lot of colouring with your Blends, you may consider stocking up on the “lights” of your favourite colours; people tend to use the Lights about 70% more than the Darks. Single Stampin’ Blends Markers will be available until June 2nd or while supplies last. The Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter will be the only Stampin’ Blends Marker sold individually starting with the 2020–2021 Annual Catalogue.

Some more surprises ….

6. The Stamparatus is continuing, but Stampin’ Up! is discontinuing the sale of additional plates. If you want another pair of plates, get them now!

7. There is a new adhesive and refill in the new catalogue, which means it’s time to say goodbye to our beloved Snail adhesive. Both Snail and the refills are retiring and are only available while supplies last.

8. The Stamp Cleaning Pad and refill are retiring.

9. The Blue 3D Embossing Plate is being replaced by another plate that is exactly the same only not blue. If you have the blue plate already, don’t worry; it will work on the new die-cutting and embossing machine. If you don’t have the blue plate yet, don’t worry: there is a plate in the new catalogue that does the exact same thing.

10. The Hand-Lettered Prose dies are retiring. I bought these not too long ago and love them – I regret that I didn’t get a chance to demonstrate them at class before Covid came along and cancelled all my classes. If you like them too, don’t miss out!

View the full retirement list here. Don’t wait to get your favourites! And before you place your order, be sure to take a look at the Clearance Rack to see all the awesome deals available there as well. Contact me today to place an order, or shop 24/7 at my online store and be sure to use hostess code  XYWR66C7. Happy Stampin’!

 

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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Today’s video is a great showcase of the Noble Peacock Suite from the 2019 Annual Catalogue. All these products are retiring on June 2nd, so they are only available while supplies last! Don’t wait to get your favourites!

The cardstock measurements are:
Cardbase 5.5 x 8.5”
Foil layer: I’ve cut this with one of my Stitched Rectangle dies, it measures approx. 3.25 x 4.75
Specialty DSP layer: approximately 3 x 4.25
Additional white cardstock

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If you’ve made a project with any of the items from the Noble Peacock Suite, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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I just had to play with the 2018-2020 In Colors one more time. All these colours are retiring on June 2nd – and if supplies run out before then, they will not be restocked. If you love any of these colours (and why wouldn’t you?), don’t forget to get your inkpads, refills, markers, cardstock, and embellishments before they are gone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These colours aren’t the only things retiring – you can view the full retirement list here. Don’t wait to get your favourites! And when you look at the retirement list, remember – even if stamp sets and co-ordinating dies or punches are continuing, the discounted bundle price that saves you 10% will be gone after June 2nd. So for example, Forever Blossoms stamp set and Cherry Blossoms dies will both be available in the new catalogue, but you’ll see the Forever Blossoms bundle on the retiring list, because that bundle price will be gone.

Here are some cards and projects I’ve made with some of the items on the retiring list:

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Before you place your order, be sure to take a look at the Clearance Rack to see all the awesome deals available there as well. Contact me today to place an order, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

 

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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I’ve got some handy die-cutting tips and tricks for you in today’s Stampin’ Sunday video, featuring the Honey Bee bundle from the Spring Mini Catalogue.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 4 x 5.25”
Gold foil: 2-5/8” square
White: 2.5” square
Scrap white for bees and sentiment

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What’s your favourite die cutting tip? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Stampin’!

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I made this adorable treat box recently for Easter. It’s a fun and easy project I call the “one-piece box” because the box and lid are all one piece, and there is very little cutting involved to put it all together.


Cardstock measurement is 6.25 x 11.
Score cardstock along the long side at 1.5 and 4.75”.
Score along the short side at 1.5, 3, 6.25, and 7.75”.

Cut off two small squares as shown.

You will also need to use a scoring board, or the scoring blade on your trimmer, to create diagonal score lines on the remaining four small squares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another view of the cardstock, with the two squares cut off to create a flap. If you have one, you can use a corner rounder punch on the flap.

Next, burnish all your score lines (including the diagonal ones).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll need 4 pieces of DSP measuring 3 x 1.25″, and one piece measuring 3 x 3″.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My project used DSP that doesn’t have a right-side-up orientation. If your DSP does, you can use this photo as a reference for which side of your box will be the top once it is folded. The red print shows the top for the four DSP strips; the green print shows the top for the DSP square.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next four images show how to fold up the box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pocket created by this folded panel is where you will slide the flap of the box to keep it closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide the panel into place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Now you can decorate your box however you’d like! I used the Medium Daisy and Balloon punch to create bunnies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you’ve made a one-piece box, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Stampin’ Up! Blends markers are amazing for colouring in stamped images, but they can do so much more. Learn about three unexpected uses for your Blends in this week’s Stampin’ Sunday video!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock layer: 3.75 x 5″
Designer Series Paper: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8″

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Have you been colouring with your Blends? Don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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I had some time this week to play with a wonderful new stamp set from the Spring Mini Catalogue – Beautiful Moments. I really love the soft brushstroke style of these stamp images, as well as the lovely sentiments that go with them.

Here’s the first card I made, using my blends markers to colour in the image of the two little girls. It really reminds me of my sister and I, when we were little, going to the beach with our buckets to build sandcastles! I also used a small strip of the Flowering Foils paper from the recent Sale-a-Bration rewards, colouring that in with my blends as well.

If you don’t have too many blends markers, or don’t love colouring as much as I do, you might prefer the paper piecing technique. You can stamp the image with Memento Black ink on any DSP you like (here, I used a piece of Rococo Rose from the 2019-2021 In Color Stack). I did only a bit of colouring, on the hair and skin.

You can even skip the colouring altogether with splodge stamping (isn’t that a great word?). You can use any texture stamp you like to add colour, and it can be as abstract as you like. Here, I used one of the stamps from Beauty Abounds to add those dreamy bubbles.

I love the way these three main image stamps can be mix-and-matched with the sentiments to create the perfect card. There are some lovely additional images, too, such as the little birds, butterflies, flowers, and horizon line. This versatile stamp set really gives you the ability to create the scene just the way you imagine!

Contact me today to order yours, or shop 24/7 at my online store. Happy Stampin’!

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