Friday, August 24, 2012

Retired Stamps and Accessories - Totally Tools

I had the day off today and did some more planning for my trip of a lifetime to Africa which is coming along so very soon, but tonight I would like to share a card I made with my class ladies earlier in the month with one of my favourite stamp sets that make great masculine cards, Totally Tools which is available for $45.95 but only until 31 August to until sold out.

The card was a case that I had saved on my computer but I don't remember who created it so I can not acknowledge the person that came up with this design. The Just Add Cake designer series paper ($11.37 from $18.95) looks like a shirt with the carpenters work belt with all those tools.

I used the Stampin' Write Markers to colour in the tools. If you would like to purchase just a few colours they are only available individually until the end of the month as in the new catalogue you can only purchase them in there colour families.

Stamp Sets: Totally Tools, Party This Way ($26.95 wood, $21.95 clear)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Bravo Burgundy, Markers in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Basic Grey
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Whisper White, Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Mat Pack, Cutting Tool

Monday, August 20, 2012

Retired Stamps and Accessories - Cottage Garden

Well another day in August, the Stampin' Up retirement month, and I am sharing another card from my class earlier in the month, utilising the Cottage Garden stamp set and using two of the retiring in colours, Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz.

Grab a bargain before they disappear for good:-
  • Cottage Garden $32.95 to $24.71 wood or $24.95 to $18.71 clear
  • Oval All $29.95 wood
  • Pear Pizzazz A4 cardstock pack (24 sheets) $13.95 to $10.96
  • Peach Parfait Classic Stampin' Pads $11.95 to $7.17, Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad $11.95 to $8.96
  • Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon $16.95 to $12.71
  • Eyelet Punch $30.95
  • 2011-2012 A4 Smooth Card Stock (20 sheets - 4 sheets of 5 colours) $13.95 to $8.37
  • 2011-2012 12" x 12" Smooth Cardstock (20 sheets - 4 sheets of 5 colours) $18.95 to $11.37
  • 2011-2012 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock (20 sheets - 4 sheets of 5 colours) $22.95 to $17.21
Stamp Set: Cottage Garden, Oval All
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Accessories: Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Eyelet Punch

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Retired Stamps and Accessories - Simply Sent Great Day

Another chilly day here in the Adelaide Hills but I spent the afternoon yesterday creating some cards with some new products from the new catalogue that will be launched on 1 September.

However, I am sharing a bright and cheerful card today which is from the Simply Sent Kit, Great Day which is always fantastic value at $21.95 but it is on sale for only $16.46 until sold out or until the end of August. You can quickly create cards for any occasion with these beautiful printed cards - Stampin' Up have done all the hard work for you.

The contains all the supplies to make 8 wonderful cards:
8 printed cards (14 cm x 10. 8 cm) with 8 white envelopes
4 sheets of self-adhesive coordinating accents
8 Whisper White small flower buttons
8 precut Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon strips

I choose to include a "happy birthday" sentiment from my stash of stamp sets but you could keep them blank or include your choice of sentiment.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Retired Stamps and Accessories - Trendy Trees

It's really winter weather here in Adelaide today, raining, hailing and oh sooooo cold, but great weather to stay inside and do some stamping.

Another retiring stamp set I am using the Trendy Trees ($31.95 wood), a small set of 7 stamps but very versatile with two great sentiments "thanks so much" and "thinking of you" and the lovely trees.

I have used some other products that are great bargains at the moment, Paper-Piercing Tool ($6.95), Mat Pack ($18.95 reduced to $14.21), Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad ($11.95 reduced to $8.96), Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad ($11.95 reduced to $8.96), Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon ($16.95).

Stamp Set: Trendy Trees
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Card: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Retiring Stamps and Accessories - Baroque Motifs

I had my Stamping class this afternoon and we used stamp sets and accessories that are retiring, so in the coming days I will share these creations with you all. Check out the up-to-date list of items as some have already sold out.

Today, I am featuring one of the very first stamp sets I purchased way back in 2008 even before I was a demonstrator - Baroque Motifs which is available until sold out at $39.95 in wood.

I decided to use many shades of pink with a touch of River Rock, oh I love this design oh so quick with a touch of class with the feature in the right hand corner.

The 2010-2012 In-colours are retiring too, so be quick to purchase the Blushing Bride Stampin' Pad $11.95 to $7.17 or the Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon 13.7 roll for $12.71 (was $16.95).

What about most of Classic Stampin' Pads from $11.95 to $8.96 due to them being reconfigured, what a bargain to be had!

Stamp Set: Baroque Motif
Ink: Blushing Bride, Rose Red, River Rock
Card: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch