After 2 years, its really close to the time where we say goodbye to the Stampin’ Up! Retiring In Colours. Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe & Watermelon Wonder have been staples in my stamp room all that time, but now it’s time for ‘out with the old, in with the new’!
And this week’s Global Design Project challenge focuses on doing just that! I’ve decided to use the colours along side other retiring favourites in my collection for today’s project – scroll down and see what I will miss most from the current Stampin’ Up! catalogue:
The challenge this week is a colour challenge, to use three of the Stampin’ Up! retiring In Colours. Here is the challenge:
STAMPIN’ UP! RETIRING IN COLOURS:
And here is what I made! I couldn’t use just three! I decided to use a little of all 5 instead for my card. I’m really going to miss Watermelon Wonder the most – it’s been my favourite.
When the retired list comes out, I immediately move all my retiring product to a box in my craft room. I’ll still use it over the month, but I like to separate it out from the remaining products. I only focus on my stamps, dies and punches right now – I’ll deal with the paper and ribbons later.
Of the items I’ve removed, and take a look through and see what I will keep for my own personal use. This varies from year to year – sometimes I keep lots, sometimes none! This year we are losing quite a few box dies (curvy keepsake, baker’s box etc). I’ll hold onto those dies as cute boxes are always handy. I’m also keeping 4 stamp sets – including the two featured here – Perpetual Birthday Calendar (I can’t live without the swash image in it) and I’ll hold onto the Tin Of Cards stamp set a little while too, as I really like the sentiments/fonts in this set.
I’m also keeping the Labels & Tags Framelits too, as these are great shapes – a really good size and handy when you want an alternative to a circle!
I’ll be sharing how I created this card in my Facebook Live Craft & Chat tomorrow at 10am GMT, so don’t miss it. We’ll also take a look at the stash I’ll be getting rid of, and that I’ll keeping of course! I hope you can join me then.
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I’ll be LIVE on the Stamping With Val Facebook Page tomorrow sharing how I made this card, along with my usual fun natter while we create – I hope you’ll join me.
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