Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sayin' Goodbye

Hi Stamping Friends!!
It's almost time to say goodbye to some fabulous stamp sets and accessories. The current 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! catalog will end on May 31st. So place your orders now!! Here is a card we made at my May Hostess Stamp Club...


Stamps: Charming, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP
Accessories: Designer Frames Embosslit, Modern Label Punch, Vanilla Seam Binding, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Pearls

The Charming set will be retiring. It was intended to be used with the Simply Adorned charms, and since the charms are retiring, so is this stamp set. Which is really too bad, since it makes such beautiful cards. I'm really sad to see the Lace Ribbon Border punch go. It is such a gorgeous punch. I love the delicate detail. It is really quite easy to use. I've never had a problem with mine. It is a punch that you have to set down on the table and press down on. You cannot hold it in your hands and just think you are going to squeeze it. It needs more pressure than that. But it cuts out a perfect border every time, if you use it properly. Not sure why Stampin' Up! is getting rid of it.

I almost always end up doing a "shabby chic" style card for my stamp club. And the Beau Chateau DSP is the perfect paper for this look. Too bad it is retiring as well. I have a love/hate relationship when it is time for a new catalog to come out. I'm always excited to see what fabulous new products Stampin' Up! is coming out with (because they always have fabulous new stuff!). But I am also sad to see some of my favorite things go away. Sigh!! What's a stamper to do?! Such a dilemma!! :) 

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Stampin' Connection (an online sight for SU! demos). Typical me. I rarely have an inspiration of my own. But with three busy kids and a student husband, I really don't even have a life of my own! So I am thankful to all the wonderful SU! artists out there who so wonderfully and graciously share their talents with all of us. Thank you!!

And if you want to get any of these products before they are gone, make sure and visit my website today and place your order!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

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