Stampin' Up! Triple Treat Flower &
Welcome to the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. Remember what it felt like May of your graduation year from high school. It was exciting to think about the future and new adventures, but at the same time it was sad to leave your friends. Some friends just from your senior year and some that may have gone back as far as grade school. Well that's how I feel every May when we anticipate the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I know that there will be many new adventures and exciting stamp sets unveiled. But I also know I will be saying goodbye to some very dear “friends” as well as we prepare to retire a collection of our stamp sets. Some have been around a short time and some for many years. This is my hommage to our dear friends leaving us. Clicking on the “Retired List” in the upper left column of my blog will take you to the complete list. But here are just a few that will be leaving us May 31st, 2012.
Stamp Sets -
- Triple Treat Flower (122909) Retires May 31, 2012
- Borderlines Clear Mount (122642) Retires May 31, 2012
- Upsy Daisy (111710) Retires May 31, 2012
- VersaMark® (102283)
- Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
- Cajun Craze Card Stock (119684)
- Basic Black Card Stock (102851)
- Well Worn Designer Series Paper (122359) Retires May 31, 2012
- Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129)
- Fancy Flower Paper Punch (118073)
Putting It Together Tips:
- I love the look of metallic embossing powder on black card stock. I think it is such a rich look. The Embossing Buddy is the perfect tool for preventing stray bits of embossing powder from adhering to the crad stock. This tool, unfortunately, is not currently available for purchase. I'll be sure to let you know when it is.
- I love coordinating punches for stamped images. The Triple Treat Flower stamp is perfect as it coordinates with three different punches, Fancy Flower, Five Petal, and 1/2'' Circle punches.
- Finding the right color to match with Designer Series Paper is as simple as referring to the Stampin' Up! Catalog. Under the DSP name is the list of coordinating colors. If you haven't already signed up for my newsletter, you should do that soon. I will be posting the DSP matrix that lists all the 1012-13 DSP choices with the coordinating colors in the form of a QRC that makes it a snap to determine the perfect color choice.
- Although Borderlines was only available for a year, I will really miss this stamp set. It's the perfect economical substitute for ribbon when you're making a lot of the same card.
Purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.
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