Well, the end is drawing near for our dear Retiring Stamps & Retiring Accessories! May 31 is the final day they'll be available before they are gone for good. I've spent the past two Sunday Showcases focused on Retiring Accessories and Retiring Christmas Items, and today we're highlighting Retired Stamp projects!
Don't forget that you can find complete details on the projects by clicking on the link below the photos. Let's take a look...
I have thoroughly enjoyed my Vintage Vogue stamp set and this scrapbook page is hands-down one of my favorites using this set. I'm sure plenty of that has to do with the purple color combination of Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant layered on Crumb Cake and Soft Suede neutrals—LOVE IT! The page also features retiring Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads and the retiring Eyelet Border Punch.
I also had to show the matching brag book that can be added to the scrapbook page for extra photos. This one really shows how much fun you can have doing a random-stamped decorative background with this set. I'll miss you, my vintage friend.
Here's another fun project decorated with several retiring products. Both DVD cases are stamped with images from the retiring Extreme Elements set. Talk about a fantastic set for stamping collage elements! It is terrific for backgrounds and interesting layers. The second case shown is stamped with the retiring Grunge Rock and Baroque Motifs sets, too. Love that look for teens! Also featured: retiring Chantily Crochet Trim on project #1, and retiring Concord Crush Poly-Stitch Ribbon on project #2.
Here's another pretty one with the Friends Never Fade set. I used the Watercolor Splash technique to color in the flower. Also retiring: Concord Crush card stock (sold out) and Old Olive Satin Ribbon.
The most perfect set to use for the Watercolor Splash technique is the retiring Fifth Avenue Floral set. The large spaces in this rose line image really shows off the beautiful watercolor blends. Paired with the Manhattan Flowers Impressions Folder, you can't miss!
I'm very sad about the retirement of You're A Gem. I love the cute little sayings that are unique and fun. The images combine nicely with the retiring Clearly For You stamps, which I used in the background.
I tried the Masking Technique on this retiring Vintage Vogue card. If you look closely, you'll see that I added Paper Piercing to the corners and bottom edge. The current Paper Piercer and coordinating Mat Pack with Piercing Template are retiring, but they are being replaced by some tools that I know you'll love even more!
Ahhh, Flower Fest! I feel like I barely knew thee. For some reason, I'm having lots of trouble letting go of this one. I didn't realize that I would fall so hard for the line-drawn images, but alas, I'm still captured under their spell (see yesterday's post). I love this look of burnished color inside the color embossed blooms. So pretty. The pretty matching border is created with the retiring Triple Layer Blossom Bouquet Punch. The sentiment is from the retiring Sincere Salutations. *sniff*
My absolute favorite technique with the retiring Flower Fest set is White Embossing and popping up the centers for dimension. All the Hostess Exclusive items will be retiring, including the Happiest Birthday Wishes set and Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper that I used on this project. Also retiring: the awesome Scallop Circles #2 Die and Concord Crush Poly-Stitch Ribbon.
Cute little leaves with cute little patterns! The retiring Falling Leaves set is more whimsical than your typical autumn leaves set which makes it perfect for a light-hearted greeting. Also retiring: Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain (all colors are going!) from project #1, and Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads from project #2.
Bwahaha! The retiring House of Haunts is so spooky looking, especially silhouetted against this brayered ink sunset background. Even the retiring Pinking Hearts Punch border looks creepy, and not so Valentine-y, when it's in Basic Black. EEeerie!
We created this watercolored cute brag book as a birthday party activity for some third-graders...the perfect party entertainment! It features the retiring Beary Best Friends and Beary Nice Wishes stamps, plus retiring Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads.
Well, there you have it! Don't miss your last chance to order your Retired Supplies today!
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Buy Old Stuff, Get 50% Off New Stuff!
I'm making room for new and exciting products in my Too Cool Studio, so get ready for a mega-clearance event! Mark Your Calendar and plan to attend!
Friday, June 22, 5pm - 9pm & Saturday, June 23, 8am - 2pm
Purchase my retired stuff, and you'll receive a 50% credit toward the purchase of New 2012-2013 Catalog merchandise! Choose from 100s of my retired stamp sets, designer paper assortments, ribbons, tools, ink pads, and embellishments! Whatever you purchase, take 50% of the total spent and that's how much "free" merchandise you can order from the new catalog (excluding shipping and tax). How's that for a Too Cool deal?!
Watch for more exciting details coming soon!