After anger, denial and a little bit of depression, I’ve finally reached the acceptance phase in my cycle of grief over the retirement of Stampin’ Up!’s True Love Designer Series Paper. I accept that this AMAZING Designer Series Paper will no longer be available on June 30 or when supplies run out. I have REALLY, REALLY loved working with the black-and-white pages of this pack of papers, so I wanted to give it one last run before it goes away for good. Here’s my 4-1/4″ square card that also serves as a send-off to this gorgeous paper:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Black-and-White. Two amazing Designer Series Paper create the classy layout on this card – I cropped a black-and-white trio of flowers (with a bonus bud) from the retiring True Love Designer Series Paper and positioned them over a black-and-white, striped panel from Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog). Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the True Love Designer Series Paper – if you don’t have an extra pack of this paper on-hand, please consider picking one up now:If you’d like to see some of my other projects with the True Love Designer Series Paper, CLICK HERE. While there are some amazing stripes in the True Love pack above, I had a scrap of Pattern Party on my desk from the card I shared on Monday. That piece worked perfectly! Here are the colors and patterns in the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper: Here’s a closer look at the marriage of these two black-and-white papers:
- The Very Best. The long, slender sentiment on my card is exactly what I wanted for the card I was making – says what I want it to say and fits the design of my card. It also gives a proper send-off to the True Love Designer Series Paper. “I’m so happy I found you” could have also worked for the latter need. 🙂 The sentiment is from Friends are Like Seashells, a bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog that will also be available at the discounted price in the new catalog. Here’s a look: I cropped the slender sentiment with one of the thin dies in the Always Dies, part of the Forever & Always Bundle that’s retiring at the end of June or when supplies run out. Here’s a look:
- Color Combination. I was all set to give you a fully black-and-white card, but something tugged at me and convinced me to add another color to my project. At first, I thought I’d color the flowers but decided to leave them black-and-white. The thin sentiment and thin border were my chance to add color – the super-sweet Soft Sea Foam. If you like this mix of Basic White, Soft Sea Foam and Basic Black, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Friends Are Like Seashells Papers: True Love Designer Series Paper, Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Soft Sea Foam Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Always Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals
All of the Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog are retiring on June 30 or when supplies run out. If you’d like to take a closer look at these papers, check out my summary post about them here.
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Last Chance Retiring List
Stampin’ Up! has released the list of products in its January – June 2021 Mini Catalog that are retiring on June 30 or when supplies run out. There are a lot of great products that will soon be unavailable – and MANY of them are offered at a great discount right now.To read more about the sale, CLICK HERE.
To shop the sale in my online store, CLICK HERE.
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