Retirement Parade: So Long, Sweet Peach!

The New at SU! Design Team is bringing you a POP-UP PARADE featuring some of the products we have loved and are sad to see leave as the Retiring List for the Annual Catalog has been released. These items are only while supplies last, so don’t miss your opportunity to order them!

I chose to spotlight my beloved Sweet as a Peach Suite. The Designer Series Paper! The Stamps! The Dies! They have inspired so much creativity in my studio and this is actually the pop-up birthday card I made and sent my team members over the past 12 months:

It opens up to an EXPLOSION of peaches and birthday wishes:

It’s easy to make this explosion insert: Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 6″ x 6″ and fold in half, then open it up and fold it in half DIAGONALLY in the opposite direction. Unfold it again, tuck the diagonal folds inside and glue the square pieces on the outside of the mechanism to the inside of the card. TIP: Observe the direction of your patterned paper and insert it into your card with the patterns going the right direction.

The best way it fits in your card is by making a binding on the top (or side, depending on orientation) of your card. For this card, I used a piece of 11″ x 4-1/4″ card stock scored at 5-1/2″ and 6-1/2″, then tied that shut with a piece of linen twine, with the second score on the top side of your card to help it open well. It makes the opening smaller than a traditional card and the explosion piece fits nicely inside.

The Sweet as a Peach Bundle (stamps + dies) is on sale through March 21st for 20% off in the Savings are In Bloom sale (along with the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine that the dies fit in), so now is the time to collect it for your craft stash! Retiring items are only while supplies last.

You are now ready to travel through the rest of the Retirement Parade! Hop through all the gorgeous retiring product projects below ~ you won’t want to miss any of the other “last chance” products we’ve loved and collect the fabulous ideas shared!

If you want to add these products to your craft studio before they are gone, you may order them from your demonstrator. Don’t have a demonstrator? Click the links below to shop from my Stampin’ Store!

Product List

Ready (or not) for Retirement

Last-Chance Products

Ready or not it’s Retirement Time! Stampin’ Up! has just released the list of retiring products and some items are on sale. Now is the time to get those items on your wish list ordered before they are long gone.  

Here are my Top 3 Tips for the Retirement List:

  1. In Colors: All 2020-2022 In Color inks, paper, and embellishments are retiring. These items usually sell out quickly so don’t forget to add ink refills and extra cardstock to your craft stash. You don’t want to miss having these gorgeous colors in your collection!

  2. Bundles: Bundles, with their 10% savings, all retire! Even if the bundle items carryover to the next catalog the discount does not – so if you have your eye on a bundle, get it now and save!

  3. Stamps vs. Accessories: Retiring stamps are available through 2 May 2022. All other retiring items, such as paper, embellishments, and dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out.

VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS LIST ONLINE


Stampin' Up! In Color Collection

Save on Retiring Jan-June Products!

Last-Chance Products

Summer is here and that means it’s time to wish the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog bon voyage! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog set sail for retirement. But, it means you can get some great discounts now and we can look forward to new products coming soon!

Now is the time to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies.

What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available until June 30th or while supplies last. Retiring and sale items usually sell out quickly so don’t miss out!

DOWNLOAD RETIRED LIST PDF

VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS ONLINE

STAMPS

PRETTIEST BIRTHDAY CLING STAMP SET

154497 HOT DOG PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

FLOATING & FLUTTERING PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

#154516 HEY GIRLFRIEND CLING STAMP SET

QUITE CURVY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

OVAL OCCASIONS CLING STAMP SET

#154448 A CUT ABOVE CLING STAMP SET

 #155321 WOODLAND WONDER PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

#154525 WONDERFUL AS YOU CLING STAMP SET

VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS ONLINE


DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Retiring items such as; bundles, paper, embellishments, dies are only available while supplies last, so you don’t want to wait and miss out.  Some of these papers are 50% off.

154558 FINE ART FLORAL DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

154301 DANDY GARDEN MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES

154288 SAND & SEA DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS ONLINE


BUNDLE

Did you know that Bundles of stamps and punches or dies are available at a 10% discount? Here’s an important tip! If you love the coordination of stamps and tools then don’t miss saving 10%, because all bundles in the current Mini catalogs will retire and take the 10% savings with them. Some of the stamps, dies, and punches will still be available in future catalogs, but not as bundles, so the 10% savings ends. Bundles, because they include more than stamps are only available while supplies last, so you wont’ want to wait to get your bundles ordered.

PRETTY PERENNIALS BUNDLE 156234

TRANQUIL THOUGHTS BUNDLE 156265

SIMPLY SUCCULENTS BUNDLE 156264

FRIENDLY FLAMINGO BUNDLE 156212

DELICATE PETALS BUNDLE 156258

SNAILED IT BUNDLE

VIEW LAST-CHANCE PRODUCTS ONLINE

Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up! has just released the list of retiring products and many Last Chance Products are on sale!

In Colors: All 2019-2021 In Color inks, paper, and embellishments are retiring. These items usually sell out quickly (some are already gone!) so don’t forget to add ink refills, accessories and extra card stock in your favorite colors to your craft stash.

Stamps vs. Accessories: Retiring stamps are available through April 23rd. All other retiring items such as; bundles, paper, embellishments, dies are only available while supplies last! Some are discounted up to 75% so don’t hesitate to get your favorites ordered.

Some beloved crafting *essentials* you may want to snag before they are gone are the Stitched Shape dies and circle punches…I am mourning their retirement, and won’t be selling mine in my BOGO sale during my New Catalog Reception because I use them all the time.

Bundles: Bundles (with their 10% savings) all retire! Even if the bundle items carry over to the next catalog, the discount does not… so save on bundles while you can. Bundles are only available while supplies last.

ORDERING TIP: Your best bet for grabbing items before they sell out is to order online!

Host Rewards: Exclusive Host Reward stamp sets also retire. If your order qualifies for host rewards, you may want to select those stamps. You may also apply your Host Rewards to the cost of your Starter Kit.

DID YOU KNOW: When you purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit between April 1 and May 3 you get early access to add new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog preorder items in your Starter Kit? Ask me for details!

New at SU: Happy Trails to Happy Tails

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Welcome to our NEW AT SU! Blog hop: Today our international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are hosting a “Retirement Parade” showing you some of our favorite stamps that will be retired by June 2nd.

I chose the Happy Tails stamp set in memory of my walking companion of 10 years who we had to say good-bye to not long ago. While Tiger (my dog) wasn’t a Dalmation, it seemed to fit this fun-fold card perfectly:IMG_5341-(W)-2

It’s a tri-fold card and I started with a 12″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock (scored at 4″ and 8″) and used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a frame on the front flap of the card.  IMG_5343-(W)

Once the card is completely open, there is plenty of space to write your message:

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The Happy Tails stamp set is retiring, but the Dog Builder Punch will be carrying over to the new catalog (with no coordinating stamp set) so this is the time to get your paws on both of them!

Tiger was a loyal, patient and loving dog who was a blessing to our family and is missed. Happy Trails, Tiger and the Happy Tails stamp set!

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You can move backwards or continue forward through the other awesome projects in our Retirement Parade!  You are sure to find a reason to contact your demonstrator ASAP to get something you won’t want to craft without before it’s gone 🙂

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The May 2020 Blog Hop Participants:

Joyce Whitman- StampinScrapper

Jackie Lawless- Stamping Jack

Pat Ertman- Gifted Hands Ink

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Cynthia McQueen- A Crowning Creation

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Margriet Siekman- Margriet Siekman

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Terry Montgomery- Terryfic Cards

Mary Ann Rossiter- StampinMak

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Save the Last Stamp for Me

We have turned the corner into the last stretch of the Stampin’ Up! year and as we near the finish line, it’s time to announce the retirement of some of our beloved products.

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There are a few facts to note:

  • We will not be offering Wood Mount stamp sets in the new catalog, so there may be a few stamps on the list that WILL be offered in our new (super sticky) CLING MOUNT offering in the next catalog. There may be a chance that if you order a wood mount set and it is sold out, it could be substituted with the Cling version (lucky you! You’d be the first!).
  • While there is not a die cutting tool in the 2019-2020 catalog, there WILL be new dies and embossing folders…please be patient as we improve your die cutting experience and stay tuned!
  • Due to difficulties with the manufacturer of our Stampin’ Trimmer, it has been discontinued from our current offering and Stampin’ Up! is working to create another excellent paper cutting option as soon as possible. You may order replacement cutting blades as long as they are available (limit 6 packages per order). They are currently refilling what they hope to be a 6 month supply.

ON TO THE FUN STUFF! I’m sharing a few of my favorite stamps and accessories on the retired lists today so you have the chance to add them to your collection before they are gone forever!

From the 2018-19 Annual Catalog, I’m really going to miss my Lemon Zest stamp set and coordinating Lemon Builder punch! I’m not sure who made this card I received in a card swap, but isn’t it so cheerful?! It’s been a favorite for getting my “creative juices” flowing.

CLICK HERE FOR .PDF OF RETIRING ITEMS FROM 2018-19 ANNUAL CATALOG

I’m also sad to say goodbye to the Amazing Life Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog: I’ve showcased it in a previous post, and have enjoyed the versatility it offers.

CLICK HERE FOR .PDF OF RETIRING ITEMS FROM 2019 OCCASIONS CATALOG

There is still time to get your retiring favorites AND if you are ready to start a fresh new year with Stampin’ Up!, ask me for a new 2019-2020 Catalog!

2019 catalog ask for copy

You can also pick up a catalog at my Catalog Reception on June 8th if you are in Utah County!

Retirement: You’ve been good, but now you’re gone…

A bittersweet day at Stampin’ Up! when the Retirement List is posted: Parting is sweet sorrow for many of my favs (So long, dear stamps…for some, I never used thee!) but the anticipation to fill my shelves with NEW products cheers my heart. I will warn you as you look at the following lists: Everything is available while supplies last (some are already gone!!), so grab your highlighter and mark the ones you must have and ORDER them ASAP!

Click on the images for a printable PDF file including retiring accessories

Here is an appropriate and elegant card I made at a Shoebox Swap during Convention (designed by demonstrator Sharon Fisher?) that showcases a few of the *soon-to-be-retired products:

Card Recipe:

  • Stamps: *Build a Blossom and *Word Play stamp sets
  • Ink: Basic Black and Versamark
  • Paper: Very Vanilla & Basic Black card stock, First Edition Specialty DSP (121878)
  • Accessories: *Blossom Petals punch (121808), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (120175), Big Shot (113439), Heat Tool (129053), Black embossing powder (109133), Dazzling Details glitter (124177),  2-Way Glue Pen (100426) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

*Soon-to-be-retired products

Helpful Hints for creating a card like this:
1. Ink one side of the embossing folder with Versamark and place DSP inside and run through Big Shot to emboss design. Immediately sprinkle the wet (Versamark) side of the DSP with black embossing powder, shake off excess and heat to set.

2. After stamping, punching and assembling flower, “paint” on petals with 2-Way glue pen and sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Shake off excess.
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