I recently had a retreat for my Stamper’s Club. A weekend getaway at a cabin in the north Georgia mountains. It is fun to spend time with our girlfriends – we can be there for each other, get away from what is going on at home and be creative at the same time. One of my favorite things is to make them little gifts that I can surprise them with throughout the weekend. I do this at all my retreat type events and its so fun. In fact in June I’m hosting a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Getaway weekend – so if you are close to or willing to travel to the North Georgia area for a weekend getaway let me know and I’ll get you the information.
Today I want to share the Popcorn Munchie treats I made for everyone. Well I didn’t make the popcorn – another friend of mine did that – she actually does this as her full time business and has a popcorn stand in the Atlanta area. I was able to get some bags of caramel corn from her and used them at my retreat.
It’s fun to take a store bought treat and give it a makeover with our Stampin’ Up! supplies. For these popcorn bags I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (its retiring) and pulled out the Real Red Striped paper and cut and scored some strips the width of my bags to make a topper.
I used the Ready To Pop stamp set and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to decorate my topper. I used Whisper White and Real Red card stock and some Real Red ink for the labels. I decided to add some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (it’s retiring) tied around and in a bow to finish it off. It was fairly quick – i used my stapler to staple the striped paper to the top of the bag and then covered that with my label.
By the way the Ready to Pop Bundle – which includes the stamp set and the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies is on the retiring list – it will save you 10% if you order now instead of later. They will both be in the new catalog but not as a bundle.
Did you know that? When Stampin’ Up! releases a new bundle it will be available for a limited time – the length of the catalog it was released in. Then if the items are still available after that they are no longer offered as a bundle. The catalogs are filled with bundles so be sure to look for those and save!
Thanks for popping in today! Ha Ha – get it? I’m really not funny at all – so when I think of something funny I have to point it out! And if you tell me a joke and I look at you funny it’s not you or your joke – it’s usually me – I normally just don’t get it – my family teases me about that all the time.
Graduation season is here are you ready with your Graduation cards. My two oldest are done with school and graduations and my youngest still has another year of college – so in my mind I wasn’t thinking that I needed any graduation cards this year. But I was wrong! I actually needed a whole stack – I still had extended family and friends with kids graduating from both High School and College. I created this card and was really pleased with how it turned out. I decided to stick with a black/white/gold theme since I had various schools and both boys and girls – this theme would work for them all.
I used several retiring products on this card – probably things you already have on hand. And then snuck in a little sneak peek on the envelope – that’s a new stamp set coming out June 1st!
Here is a list of the products I used and the retiring items are marked with (R):
- Thick Whisper White card stock
- Basic Black card stock
- Whisper White card stock
- Whisper White Medium envelope
- 1″ circle punch
- Banner Triple punch
- Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (R)
- Gold Sequin Trim (R)
- Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack (R)
- B.Y.O.P. stamp set (R)
- Basic Black ink
- Happy Birthday Gorgeous (coming June 1)
A tip on making this card – punch the various patterns into 1″ circles and randomly attach to the Whisper White layer – letting the circles hang over the edges in places. Trim off the over hang and uses those pieces to fill in gaps along the edge.
I used just the black & white side of this paper but you could mix in the pink sides too.
Have fun – or use this idea with a different paper – bright colors perhaps and make a birthday card, or soft colors and make a baby card. An easy and versatile design.
Have a great day!
For this card I’ve combined several products from the retiring list. I hate to waste pieces of the specialty designer paper like this one from Affectionately Yours collection with copper embossed elements on it.
To maximize a piece of 12×12 paper I often cut it into 3×4″ pieces and use that on a card front. I stamped on the background piece with the flowers in the stamp set – it’s Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock. Then add the piece of Designer series paper to the front.
I used the Crazy About You stamp set to stamp the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strips of Whisper White card stock. Then added that along the front of the card. Finish with a die cut of Copper Foil using the Hello You Thinlits.
Be sure to order these products before they all sell out:
- Love & Affection stamp set pg. 45
- Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper pg. 172 SOLD OUT
- Crazy About You stamp set pg. 70
- Hello You Thinlits pg. 192
- Watermelon Wonder card stock & ink pg. 169
Here is the full retired list – Retiring_List_US
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I had an awesome time in Salt Lake City. I thought I had posted at least once while I was there from my phone – but apparently it didn’t work. Wifi in the hotel was not good at all and I was really busy most of the time – going from one thing to another. The new catalog is coming – it’s a great one with a TON of new things – which of course means the retired list is coming and its going to be a big one. Retiring items are while supplies last – so be sure to order early rather than waiting until it is sold out. There are a few shockers on the list. I’ll be sharing later this week with my display samples and other photos from the OnStage Live event. I had the privilege of being selected to stamp samples for the display boards – I had a brand new stamp set – you aren’t going to believe how versatile it is – and some other new products. My samples are all made featuring the carry-over In-Colors.
Here is the list in a pdf format – Retiring List.
And go here to shop in my online store – SHOP HERE. Categories are on the left – look under Retiring List to see what is going.
If you shop today you can take advantage of the last day of Weekly Deals – tomorrow they will be gone. And there are a bunch of great items on there.
Here is a quick peek at the new catalog cover:
And here are some photos from our first day of the event –
Those were the photos I tried to post and it didn’t work. I’ll have more later.
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Well my blog platform apparently changed since I was here last – I’ll have to get used to it again. I’ve been out of town at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local even in Tampa. I will share more about that in another post. For today I wanted to share with you that for the first time (I’m pretty sure it’s the first time ever) Stampin’ Up! is releasing a Retiring List for the Holiday Catalog before it is even over. In the past we always waiting a whole year until the next one started and we never knew what was returning. But this time we know so if you love it – get it now!
We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the holiday catalog; but before we do, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites. Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now’s a great time to place an order before they’re gone!
Here is the link for the PDF list. US_HolidayRetiringList.
Some of my favorites are on the list so don’t miss them – the ever popular Woodland Embossing Folder! Gasp – it can’t be true.
Things to Remember:
- Orders can be placed through me your demonstrator or online on my website.
- Retiring products are only available while supplies last. The lists of retiring products will be updated every business day – check the online store to see if its still available. I’ll add an updated list to my FB page as things sell out.
- Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we’ll keep producing retiring stamps until December 28 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).
If you are ordering online in my store you can use the Hostess Code – D2RPB23X – unless your order is over $150 then don’t enter a code and redeem your own Stampin’ Rewards – or contact me and learn how you can get a discount.
Here are some of my favorite things that will be retiring
Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com
I’ll be back tomorrow.
I wanted to share with you another little treat that I gave to all by stampers at the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat earlier this month. It was a birthday theme so everything was birthday related. And cupcakes are the perfect little birthday treat and all dressed up Stampin’ Up! style makes them even better!
I baked the cupcakes in a jar! I posted a cupcake in a jar a couple of weeks ago – those were when I was practicing to see if I could bake them in the jar and have them turn out. I add frosting, sprinkles and little edible flower decorations on the inside. I forgot to take a picture with the jar open. Here is a closer look at the front.
I made a banner using the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series paper (in the Occasions catalog) and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch (on the Retirement list and on sale). I strung the banners on some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine. I tied that around the jar with a knot and then added some of the Calypso Coral Pom Pom trim (already sold out – so sad) plus a candle and tucked a little wooden spoon behind. Then tied a bow with the twine.
A closer look at the top you can see more Birthday Bash Designer Paper and then I stamped the Sketched Birthday stamp set (on the retired list). I used Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay and my punches.
Everyone enjoyed their little birthday treats at the retreat. It was a really fun weekend and I can’t wait to do it again.
Here is the full supply list with links to my store.
Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com
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Blooming with Kindness is a wonderful stamp set in the catalog and sadly it is retiring. The wood mount set is even 25% off right now. I decided to pull this one out for my Card Maker’s class last week.
I had pieces and parts left from another card and decided to use those to create a card with this stamp set. It’s a challenge at times to use things already cut for something else. But if I have leftovers that I’ve cut and don’t need I hate to waste them especially when there is already a decent quantity of all the parts ready. I find myself doing this every other month or so – grabbing a stack of left overs from an earlier card and using a different stamp set resulting in something totally new.
Perhaps I should try to find the post for the card that these parts were originally for. I’ll add that back in at the end if I can.
The colors here are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. A soft card. I love the softness that Very Vanilla brings to a card. Whisper White is always bright and the Very Vanilla just softens things for me. Here is a closer look at the butterfly on the card.
I punched from a piece that was stamped with the Dahlia flower from the set – I think it gives the look of butterfly wings. I then went around the edge of the punch out with the edge of my Stampin’ Write marker so that it would be more defined. I finished by tying some Linen Thread around it. Linen Thread is my favorite!! I always worry that it will be on the retired list but it’s in the catalog for another year.
Here is the supply list for you –
Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com
So I couldn’t find the post with the other card and I looked back through my photos and it must have been in those that I lost when our external drive crashed earlier this year (which might be why it didn’t get posted). I’m not home to look for the actual card and take another photo of it but I’ll try to remember to do that when I get back.
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