It can be hard to plan projects for blogs these days. I like to showcase products you can buy, and some of the Holiday products are selling out in the Year-End Closeout. Once the retiring items are gone, they are gone. To get around that concern, I reached for products that are not retiring with the end of Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog on January 4. I reached back into the Annual Catalog and for some not-retiring papers in the August – December Mini for today’s festive card. Here’s my card:
- Annual Catalog Products. This card features the Toile Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Christmas Cardinal Dies – the bird, the leaves and the sentiment are stamped and/or cropped with these products. How gorgeous! Here’s a look at the Toile Christmas stamp set (LOVE those sentiments):And here’s a look at the coordinating Christmas Cardinal Dies that I used to crop the cardinal, to crop the sentiment and to crop the leaves that adorn this card: One more thing from the Annual Catalog – my bird is perched on a panel that’s cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. I love these dies and have used them SO MUCH!
- Holiday Catalog. The paper that provides the foundation for my regal cardinal is pulled from Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog. I was happy to use it for today’s card because it’s not retiring. “Wait!” I can hear you say, “Brian, we all know that Designer Series Papers retire at the end of a catalog. How can you say that Heartwarming Hugs, a personal favorite from this catalog, is not retiring?!” That’s because it’s not. Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper will reappear in Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Mini next year as a returning favorite. How wonderful is that?! Just look how beautifully these modern papers frame this classic cardinal: Here’s a look at the incredible colors and patterns in the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper: Get them now so you will be ready to restock when they are available again next year.
- Color Combination. The colors I used on my card are pulled right from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper – Real Red, Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow are amazing together. If you like this mix of red and greens as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Toile Christmas Papers: Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Thick Whisper White Inks: Real Red, Stampin’ Blends (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie), Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Christmas Cardinal Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stampin’ Up! kicked off the year-end closeout on Tuesday – all of the retiring products are being sold until January 4 or until they sell out. AND many of them are discounted. YAY! For a recap of this sale, CLICK HERE. To shop this sale, CLICK HERE.
Clearance Rack Refresh
The Clearance Rack was also refreshed on Tuesday morning – lots of great products at amazing prices. If that sounds good to you, please pop over now as these items will only be available while supplies last.
Pumpkin in the Fungeon
Every month, I host a Zoom call with my Paper Pumpkin subscribers to share the new kit and some alternative ideas with it. It’s also a fun time for my customers to share what they’ve made. It’s great fun! To learn more, click on the image below:
If you’d like to learn a little bit about December’s Paper Pumpkin kit, CLICK HERE.
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