The Retiring List – what’s a crafter to do?

2017 Retiring Header

I’ve had a little time to look through the list of products retiring from 2016-2017, and I have a few things to share with you. Products are selling out VERY QUICKLY, so don’t delay.  Here are a few things I consider noteworthy:

  • Bundles are retiring – in some cases, stamps will continue. Many have already sold out.
  • Many suites, especially in the Occasions catalog are retiring. Stock up on DSP and embellishments for things you already have
  • Project Life products are retiring, many at a discount. The cards packs are GREAT for card making!!
  • Gorgeous Grunge – Clear and Wood –  is retiring.  Don’t miss that one.
  • Botanical Blooms (discounted!) and the Pineapple Clear and Wood stamp  are retiring – if you do tropical cards, snap these up!
  • The Owl Builder punch is retiring. So.Much.Punch.Art.
  • Christmas Greetings Thinlits  are retiring – one of my absolute favorites.
  • Stars Framelits are retiring.  These are a holiday staple.
  • The Adhesive Remover is retiring, and I consider it a crafting essential.

Did I mention things are selling out quickly??  If you want the

Retiring Products page, start HERE.

Retiring Stamps page, start HERE.

Retiring Bundles page, start HERE.

Retiring Everything Else, start HERE.

But start NOW!!

 

RemARKably Thoughtful Branches

RemARKable Blog Tour

Welcome to the August RemARKable Blog Tour.  We’re featuring the exclusive, available-only-this-month scrum-tiddily-umptious Thoughtful Branches stamp set, paired with the Beautiful Branches thinlits.  I’m not featuring the thinlits today, but you can see them used HERE and HERE.  Instead, I’m focusing on the trees.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches

 

I elected to keep this card on the simple side.  You could use just about any sentiment – thanks, sympathy, hello or even Christmas.  I made it a birthday card because, well, #imbringingbirthdaysback.  Aren’t you?

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches

 

The color palette is Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  I’ve used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the Thoughtful Banners set for the sentiment.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Subtles Stack.  Oh, and of course I’ve used Stampin’ Dimensionals!

I love that you can stamp the trunk independently of the branches.  No more fussy markering the stamps!  (Ha!! My spell-check doesn’t think MARKERING is a word.  Silly spell-check.)

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches

 

This card is slightly stepped up – but not too much.  I used the Floral Boutique DSP and the Softly Falling TIEF for texture, and added a little sparkle with the Wink of Stella clear brush.  The image is cut with Ovals framelits, and I added a greeting cut from Silver Foil paper using the Christmas Greetings thinlits.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Thoughtful Branches

 

This beautiful, versatile set is only available this month.  You can purchase the stamps, the thinlits or the bundle, but whatever you do, don’t wait!

Next up on the tour is Audra Monk, and you know she always has a great RemARKable post.  Enjoy the tour!

RemARKable Blog Tour Next Blog

Nancy Amato  

Melissa Bolinger   

Tamra Davis 

Connie Deibler  

Arden Dougan 

Tracie Langley 

Deb Lehigh 

Anne Matasci  

Audra Monk 

Maria Pane 

Michele Reynolds  

Pam Staples  

Janet Wakeland  

Mary Jo Price Williams 

Sparkle and Shine for Christmas

Forgive me if I bypass Halloween and Thanksgiving for a bit…I’ll be back, but the Holiday catalog has such beautiful Christmas things:

Maui Stamper Home for the Holidays Christmas Greetings

  • Stamps:  None!!
  • Color Palette:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, GOLD
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Very Vanilla 1 1/4″ Subtle Stripes Vanilla Ribbon, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Home for Christmas DSP, Banner Triple Punch, Glimmer Paper, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch

Yes I fussy-cut the poinsettia.  It’s very forgiving.

Maui Stamper Home for the Holidays Christmas GreetingsLet me tell you about cutting out these words with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and the Precision Base plate.  The words pop right out of the Thinlit.  There are no funny bumps from the holes meant to help you poke them out.  The skinny bits don’t get twisted and pulled out of shape.  You need this.  I certainly do!

Shop HERE.