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Last call for Bird Banter stamp set!

I really like this funny stamp set called ‘Bird Banter’! I’ve made a few cards with this set already and I will share a few with you today and over the rest of the week. But remember it will be discontinued after May 31! So if you were thinking of getting it, don’t wait!

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Bird Banter #145852, 19 stamps, Photopolymer, only $21.00

I used the watercolor pencils to color these two cards.

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CS and paper: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Memento Black ink, Watercolor pencils and blender pen

Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits and Big Shot

Here’s one more! It’s one of my favorite! I used the stampin’ blends markers to color the parrot. In the background, I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

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Saying Good-bye to ”Rose Wonder” stamp set

The ”Rose Wonder” Stamp set is another one that I really liked, but it’s going to be discontinued at the end of May. I have 2 beautiful cards for you today made with this stamp set.

For the first one, I used the Watercolor technique, coloring the rose with the Aquapainter.

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For the second one, I used the Polished Stone technique. This technique is very easy. To learn more about it, please see my post here. This technique uses a cotton ball, rubbing alcohol and ink to make a very unique background!

I used Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride re-inkers to create the flower background, and Daffodil Delight and Garden Green for the leaves.

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Stamp set: Rose Wonder, Watercolor Wings

CS and paper: Watercolor paper, Calypso Coral

Ink: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Black ink

Saying good-bye to ”You’ve Got This” stamp set

This stamp set will be retiring at the end of May, so get it before it’s too late!  I used the Aquapainter to color the flower, simply pulling the Blackberry ink from the lines. I like the watercolor effect!  The background is stamped with the Timeless Texture stamp set to create a vintage look.

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Stamp set: You’ve got this, Timeless Texture

CS and paper: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Watercolor paper

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow. Aquapainter

Other: Blackberry Bliss satin ribbon and Very Vanilla lace

Retiring List- Get them before it’s gone!

The new catalogue is coming June 1st!  You know what that means! Some stamp sets will be retiring! So don’t wait, get them while you still can!  The stamp sets are guaranteed until May 25 while the rest of the items is while quantity last only.

To see the full list of retiring item, click links below.

List of Retiring stamp sets                  Retiring Bundles            List of everything else

Also, something very important to know! The ink pads are getting a new look! That’s why you will see every ink pad on the retiring list!  But don’t worry, only some colors are being discontinued.

Here’s the list of discontinued colors, make sure to stock up on your favorite!

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The good news is that some retired colors are coming back!

Some previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

Check the full new Color chart here: 02.13.18_COLOR-REVAMP_HEX-VALUES_USCA

Before I let you go, here’s a card with one of my favorite stamp set retiring… Butterfly Basics . The background is also the color I’m the most sad to see go: Island Indigo!

To see more cards with this stamp set, click here!

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Stamp set: Butterfly Basics

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand,

Ink: Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake

Other: Gold button and linen thread

Lots of Lavender

Sale-a-bration is still going until March 31st, so make sure to get your free item before it’s too late!!! The “Lots of Lavender” stamp set is one of the free item you can get with a $60 purchase. It’s a beautiful stamp set, perfect for any occasion card!

Here’s 2 examples of cards that I made with this stamp set. In the first one I used the stamp to color the flowers, using Sweet Sugarplum ink and Rich Razzleberry to add a few darker spots. In the second card, I used the markers to color the flowers. The 2 backgrounds are made with new embossing folders: Layered Leaves and Garden Trellis!

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Stamp set: Lots of Lavender, Beautiful Peacock, Swirly Bird

CS and paper: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky

Tools: 1″, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Layered Leaves 3D dynamic Textured impression folder

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Stamp set: Lots of Lavender

CS and paper: Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Whisper White

Ink: Black, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red Stampin’ markers

Tools: Garden Trellis embossing folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Oval Framelits

Birthday Panda Card

Today’s card combine a new Stamp set called “Birthday Wishes for you” from the new Occasion catalogue and one of the Sale-a-bration set “Party Pandas”. Get it for free with an order of $60 or more!

I used the Watercolor pencils and blender pen to color the balloons and the Happy Birthday. Overall, this is a quick card to make and it’s perfect for a child or anyone in your family!!!

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Stamp set: Party Pandas (**Free Sale-a-bration stamp set!**), Birthday Wishes for you
Paper and CS: Pacific Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black ink, Real Read, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Blue, Watercolor Pencils.
Tools: Blender pen, mini-dimensionals


Beautiful Peacock

“Beautiful Peacock” is another Sale-a-bration stamp set that you can get for free with a $60 order! This stamp set is really beautiful with a modern twist!

Here’s one card that I made with this new stamp set. I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder in the background. SAB 2018-003

Material used:

Stamp set: Beautiful Peacock

CS and paper: Basic Black, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

Ink: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Memento Black, Mossy Meadow marker (retired)

Tools: Oval Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layered Leaves embossing folder, 1″ circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch.

Other: Red Rose steam binding (retired)