Fond Farewell ~ Timeless Textures Anniversary Card

We are in the last 8 days  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Timeless Textures Stamp Set ~ I truly have loved this set – and have used it on so many projects – the texture stamps are so versatile and todays card uses the stamps as the focal point – I shall miss this set when it retires at the end of the month.

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So Hoppy Together ~ Froggy Valentine

I shared a card using the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set last week – he is such a cute little guy – I could not resist using this set again ~ this time as a valentine card, since we are just a few weeks shy of February 14th, come to think of it ~ this may just be perfect for an anniversary, engagement or even a wedding card!

I was able to make this card using one of the free Sale-a-bration stamp sets, So Hoppy Together.    I think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Needlepoint Nook Suite

Decorative needlework such as cross stitch and free-hand embroidery has been one of my favorite hobbies since I was in my early twenties.  So imagine my delight when I opened the new 2019 Occasions catalog to find a suite of products spotlighting stitching!

Today’s card features the Needle and Thread Stamp Set, the Needlepoint Nook DSP and the Old Olive Linen Thread that is part of this suite.

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For You with Graceful Garden

The Graceful Garden Stamp Set is perfect for making a really peaceful and elegant card.  The ‘for you’ sentiment can be used for just about any occasion, birthday, anniversary, thank you, thinking of you, or simply ‘just because’

I have paired the stamp set with Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand which are peaceful colors as well and then a scattering of Basic Jewel Pearls to give even more of an elegant touch.

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Subtles and Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper

Last Thursday and Saturday I shared some projects using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper ~ I am so taken with the paper I used it again for my July customer thank you cards.

In July I hosted a Designer Series Paper Share and although it did not include any of this ‘lacy’ paper it did include the newly introduced 6 x 6 color collections for each of the color families, and I want to show what can be achieved with a 6 x 6 piece of paper.

This is double sided paper featuring ‘formal’ stripes and polka dots and ‘casual’ polka dots and stripes – so my cards have featured both sides of the paper and I chose to use the ‘Subtles’ collection.

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Time for Tea with Daffodil Delight ~ Stampin’ UP!

The Tea Room Suite on page 15 of the 2018 -2019 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog plays right into my soft spot…………  I am a tea drinker, preferably made in a pot using loose leaves and with milk – not lemon and  no sugar.  I will compromise and use a tea bag as long as it is Orange Pekoe or Assam but am not taken with some of the fancy ones out there like licorice, peppermint, beet!

So back to the  Tea Room Suite – my card today uses 4 of the goodies, the Time for Tea Stamp Set, the coordinating Spot of Tea Framelit Dies, the DSP and Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack,  I just cannot resist the little die that cuts out the teacup and saucer!

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Artistically Asian Anniversary

Last week I shared an anniversary card and that I have a number of anniversaries this time of year, brother, niece and long time friend.  The Artistically Asian  stamp set has been in the catalog for a couple of years now but I have not used it as much as it deserves.  I also dipped into the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set for my greeting (if you don’t have this one consider adding it to your next order – it is a great one to have in your stash)

My card colors are Tranquil Tide and Coastal Cabana, I tripped over this combination when designing a card for my June Card Class and have used it again today.

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Pop of Petals – making the stamp set and punch work together video.

Oh………… I have a new color combination that I have fallen in love with………….  Soft Sea Foam and Gray Granite, both are new members of the SU color family and they go together so very well.

I have a number of wedding anniversaries on the horizon and wanted to make some cards ready to send,  I also wanted to use one of the new bundles that was on the first order I placed after the new catalog went live on June 1st – Pop of Petals – a stamp set of the same name and the Four Petal Flower Punch.

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A Touch of Vintage ~ Graceful Garden

In 2006 our Best Man got married himself.  The wedding was held in a Scottish Castle which had its own private chapel where the service was held.  All the guests and the Groom gathered in the gardens and we were led to the chapel by a piper in full Scottish dress.  The bride arrived with her own piper a few  moments later.   I just love the bagpipes (not to everyones’ taste I know) but  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and I do!

It was a memorable day and each year I send them a card to commemorate their lovely day, this year I chose a rose from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set and the greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set.

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