The Perfect Father’s Day Card!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I want to share the Father’s Day card I made recently and it is a perfect card for my dad.  Though he can’t do much fixing or building things anymore, he was always the guy who could fix stuff at our house.  Here is what I came up with!

Cute, right?  Before I get into how I made the card, I should mention that the majority of the items I used to make this card are already out of stock.  That is the thing about the retired list, you have to be quick before the goodies are gone!

I started with a Basic Black cardstock as my card base.  I layered that with Very Vanilla and some Urban Underground DSP (this DSP is out of stock). I wanted the tools to look like they were in an old fashioned tool belt pocket. So I used Crushed Curry and made a larger and smaller pocket.  I cut a half inch piece of Crushed Curry to be the folded over top. I used my corner punch to make it look more real.  I then used a white gel pin and made dashes to look like it had thread sewn in.  Looks alot like the tool belt pocket, right?  To make the tools I used the Build It Framelits ( now out of stock) to first cut them in Silver Foil. Then I used Basic Black to cut the Screw Driver and Hammer handles.  The ruler actually just makes an impression of the ruler lines, so I fussy cut that out once I ran it through the big shot to get the ruler lines.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Nailed It stamp set (still available!) and cut it out with the framelit that matches the stamp.

Though much of the items on this card are sold out, I am hopeful that you can still find some inspiration in my ideas.

Now how about some other great news?  Stampin’ Up! Just added goodies to the Clearance Rack!

Click on the banner to see all the goodies, but here are just a few favorite items you can get at a super discount:

Get a jump start on your Christmas Cards with this ribbon!

You know Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love this paper, check out the great price!

Hearts can be used for so many occasions!  How can you go wrong with a heart punch for this price?

Is there ever a time we don’t need White Ribbon?

This is just a sampling, so go check it out!

Don’t forget to check and see what retired items are left while you are there.

Happy Crafting!

~Kristal

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A beautiful Congratulations Card with Stampin’ Up! So In Love stamp set!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a pretty card to share with you and some news!  First, let’s look at the card!

This card was made using the pretty flower and sentiment from the So in Love stamp set in the occasions catalog.  The news that accompanies this post is that nearly everything used to make this card is retiring! Yes, the retired list is out and I will share more about that at the end of the post.  So if you love this set, you better get it while you can!

To make this card I started with a Sweet Sugarplum  card base. Then I used Very Vanilla and my Falling Petals Textured Impressions Folder (retiring!) to make the pretty embossed background. The adorable DSP banners were made with the Falling in Love paper. I am sad to say that not only is this retired, it is already sold out! I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum and made that into a banner as well.  I put a heart over the top of the sentiment from the Sending Love embellishments (retiring!). I light added some soft sky ink to the heart to pull in the blue colors on the card. I also covered it with Clear Wink of Stella!  The centerpiece of the card was made by stamping the flower on vellum and then using my blender pins with Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo to color in the flower. This was done on the back side of the flower.  I cut out the flower with my Layering Circle Framelits.  I finished things off by add a pearl in the heart.

Now lets talk about the Retired items!

The easiest way to see what all is retiring is to click on the banner above, then click the shop now button and then click on the retiring products banner to see the items.  If you prefer a list of these items then click here.  The main thing you should do is check out what we are losing so you can grab your favorite things before they are gone!

If you need help with ordering then let me know!

Happy Shopping!

~Kristal

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