Weekly News / Retired List

By | April 20, 2015

Retired List:

The new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog is coming out on June 2!  In anticipation, Stampin’ Up! has released the list of retired products from the current catalog!  You can see the Retired List HERE (by page number), which includes both stamp sets and accessories.  Stampin’ Up! is discounting many of the items on the retired list from 15 to 50% off, so be sure to check out the list.  Stampin’ Up! has indicated that it will continue to produce the retiring stamp sets until May 26 to meet demand.  However, retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last, so be sure to order your favorites before it’s too late!


Digital Downloads and Print Products on Sale:

All Digital Downloads and MDS Printing are 30% off!  You can see a price list of the sale items HERE (alphabetically) and HERE (by item number).  Be sure to check out all the great digital content!  These downloads will only be available until June 2, and then Stampin’ Up! is closing down its digital store.  Stampin’ Up! digital content coordinates with its products and comes in its exclusive colors.  You won’t find downloads like these anywhere else.  So, don’t wait until the last moment!


New Annual Catalogs:

I will be sending out FREE catalogs to all my customers who participate in my monthly Stamp Club, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, and / or subscribe to Stamps In the Mail.  Additionally, I will be sending out FREE catalogs to any customer who placed an order with me in the past year for $25 or more.

If none of those circumstances apply, but you would still like me to order you a new catalog, please leave me a comment below.  Catalogs are $5.00 each.  I need to have all orders in by April 30.  The new catalogs will be mailed by Stampin’ Up! on approximately May 12th.

As an added bonus, if you place a $25 order with me after receiving a catalog, I will reimburse you for the price of the catalog.


Weekly Deals:

Here are this week’s featured products on sale.  Additionally, Stampin’ Up! has added new items to the Clearance Rack.  You can check those out at my online store.  See the link to the right:

Weekly Deals April 21


For today’s inspiration, I have a thank you card made from the Painted Petals stamp set.  This set works so well with watercoloring!  It’s amazingly easy to create this look, yet it looks so pretty.  If you missed the Technique Thursday where I explained how to do it, simply stamp on watercolor paper, then spritz with clear water until you get the desired amount of bleed.  It’s best to do this technique one color at a time.  I admit that I was a little impatient on this one, and I stamped the Blackberry Bliss and Pacific Point flowers together, then spritzed.  It worked because the two colors blend well.  After those two colors dried, I stamped all the Wild Wasabi stems and leaves, and then spritzed again.

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Another tip is to let the paper dry on its own between colors.  If you use a heat tool, it can add water marks, such as the one I got in green on the bottom center. (Oops!)

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I attached the 5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon with sticky tape, then finger folded it into shape.

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I unraveled the gold thread from some Gold Baker’s Twine, and used both the gold thread and vanilla twine separately.

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To attach the gold thread behind the thank you circle, I used five glue dots to adhere the loops.

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Supplies used on my card:

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Hope you have a great week!

Tami Hewlett

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