Saturday, April 27, 2013

Stampin' Up!'s annual Retirement Lists are out!!!

It's that time of the stampin' year!  Getting ready for a brand new catalog.  The Stampin' Up! retirement list are out.  Click on the link below to see what's going and which of them are up to 60% off!

I know that some things we will all be sad to see go.  Remember that these are while supplies last, so if there is something on these lists that you've had your eye on, now is the time to get it!!!

Also, let me say, the new things in the upcoming catalog are FABULOUS!!!!  I got to take a sneak peek at it online and cannot wait to get my hands on a paper copy!

Now I'll show you a project I've been working on and what it led to...

I was working on this cute little box for Mother's Day.  It is made from our Craft Boxes.  I stamped it with the En Francais background stamp and added some of the die cut Delicate Doilies, Vintage Faceted Buttons and Organza ribbon.  I thought it turned out really cute.

Well, as it turns out, so did DD1.  She is going to a birthday party for one of her friends and after she saw the box I made, she asked me if I could make a similar one for her gift to her friend.  Only in purple and white.  No doilies.  This is what I came up with for her.  I used Elegant Eggplant (she picked the color) to cut out a box (so easy to make with the Simply Scored tool) and stamped it in white with the En Francais stamp.  The stamp was a tad smaller than the sides of the box, so I sponged all the edges to give it a feminine vintage look.  I tied Organza Ribbon around it then made a tag.  I stamped Whisper White with Elegant Eggplant, first with the stamp of writing in french from French Foliage (stamped off twice to mute the color) then with the "for you" stamp from Elements of Style.  I then punched it out with the Large Tag punch, used the 1/16 inch punch to make a hole and tied it to the ribbon with White Bakers Twine.  She loved it.  I'm sure her friend will, too!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'd love to hear from you if you liked this project.  Please leave a comment.  Until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!!!


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