Retirement Party

Over the next few weeks my blog posts will feature Stampin’ Up products scheduled to retire when Stampin’ Up’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog launches on June 3rd. Look at the Last Chance Products page in the Stampin’ Up store to see what else is retiring. The items on this list are available until June 2nd or when supplies run out.

Today’s projects feature the 2018-2020 In Color collection and the Celebrate with Cake stamp set found in the 2019 Beginner Brochure.

(Note: some of these cards use retired products. Don’t let that stop you from coming up with a version of your own though!)

The 2018-2020 In Color collection featured vibrant colors that I think are well suited to the playfulness of the Celebrate with Cake stamp set. (Lovely Lipstick was my favorite from this group.)


I love the little bird and his hat from this stamp set. The bird and the hat are two separate stamps, so you can stamp the hat in a different color (or not at all).


I based this card off several versions of the hearts flying from the mailbox theme I saw online.


This final card features the flowers. The stems and flowers are on different stamps for easy separation of color. The set is clear photopolymer so it’s easy to line up the separate images.


Product List


Goofin’ with the beez….

If you’ve ever listened to or watched Harry Nilsson’s  The Point, the title of this post may make you chuckle. If you haven’t, you probably think I’m bee-ing a little silly. (I love bad puns.)

Today’s card uses some of the Golden Honey designer specialty paper, which you can earn as part of Stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-Bration promotion when you spend $50 or more on Stampin’ Up product. I really love this paper. I would probably want the paper even if there weren’t a coordinating stamp set.

The paper behind the vellum with the sentiment on it is actually gold foil. I wanted to mute it since the paper, cutout bee, and hearts are glitzy enough on their own.



Stamps: Honey Bee stamp set
Ink: Seaside Spray, Staz-On Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Metallic, Vellum, Golden Honey DSP
Other: Detailed Bees dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 7/8″ black ribbon