We always have a great time at our Stampin' Up! events, and even with the changes, it was a total blast! The next On Stage Live will be in Australia, so most likely I will not be attending that one, but maybe I will be able to make it to one of the local ones in the US.
Since we just received the brand new catalog at On Stage and also the retired list, I thought I'd use some of the items that will be retiring soon, namely Cherry On Top DSP and Silhouettes and Script (host only) stamp set, as well as the 2 1/2 in. Circle Punch and Decorative Dots embossing folder. These items are only available while supplies last, so don't wait!
On my basic card, I cut the paper on a little bit of a slant to give it some interest and stamped the hat with Crushed Curry. Easy card to make for a last minute party or if you need to do several at a time. Great to put on a gift or as an invitation!
The stepped up card I turned the other direction and stamped the hat in Crushed Curry and Watermelon Wonder and fussy cut around the hat and top and mounted with Dimensionals. I ran a piece of Pool Party through the Big Shot in the embossing folder for texture and added some beautiful Whisper White 5/8 in. Satin Ribbon (which happens to be on sale right now!!)
I am always a bit sad when they announce the retired items! Some of them I have loved and used regularly, but I know that to make room for the new, some of the 'oldies but goodies' need to say goodbye. I have seen the new catalog, (okay, it's sitting next to my bed so I can peruse it every night!!) so I am excited for it to be released to the customers--I'm pretty sure you are going to LOVE it! Please contact me if you want your own copy of the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog!
Time to head over to see the rest of my crafty friends and their creations!
We've had some lovely days here with the occasional rain storm, but I think we've finally said "so long" to the snow in the valley...finally!! Hope you are enjoying some beautiful, sunny weather!