Good Morning Fellow Stampers ~
Well, here we are at Thursday already! We're going to focus today (and will off and on over the next several weeks), on some of my favorite soon retiring products from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. I have to say that I really do go through a mourning period each year when that Retiring List comes out. It just never fails, but Stampin' Up! retires something that I'm surprised by, and infinitely saddened over. Today's product focus is one of those collections that just has me surprised these items didn't carry forward; and sad to see them go!
When I first saw the Festive Birthday Suite [the opening suite of the catalog] last year, I was instantly smitten! It was one of my top picks for this catalog, and I had to have the entire collection right away! The Southwest/Mexico feel of the set, the color combinations of the Festive Birthday DSP, ~ it all just spoke to me. I loved the bright warm colors and the adorable Llama was by far my favorite!! Imagine my surprise that this cute stamp and die set did not carry forward this year. So, while we still have some time to enjoy it -- let's have a Fiesta!!! 😉
This fun card is cut from Paper Pumpkin cardstock, and layered with Melon Mambo and Festive Birthday DSP.
The top background layer is embossed with the Festive TIEF (also retiring).
Then comes the adorable cacti!! LOL
These are stamped in Cucumber Crush and cut with their coordinating framelit.
But what really makes this so much fun are all the little fussy cut pieces that I cut right out from one of the Festive Birthday DSP designs. How adorable is that!!! I love the little horse pinata, don't you?? LOL I made the cacti's cute little eyes with a long adored punch we are losing this year (sob!) - the Owl Builder Punch. If you are new to SU! and don't have the Owl Builder Punch, it's a "Must Have."
I used another soon retiring product to cut the sentiment out - sigh 🙁 This set of framelits is the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits. I'm really sad about losing our Project Life products - and I have used these framelits many times. They are so useful!! Another product that is still available and you'll want to snap up to have on hand!!
This mariachi band is definitely partying like there is no tomorrow - and although there is some detail to this card design, it is a ton of fun and well worth the trouble!!
This sweet little notecard is put together nice and quick using the Whisper White notecards and envelopes set.
I kept it simple with another piece of Festive Birthday DSP (don't you just love all these beautiful designs from that collection?)
which has been cut 2" x 5", and then punched with the Triple Banner Punch. So easy and fun!
It's really the stamped sentiment that takes just a little bit more time as I colored each section with a stampin' write marker so I could get the varied color combination -Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Cucumber Crush. The floral borders on the top and bottom are stamped in Pumpkin Pie, and the little tiny flowers are stamped in Crushed Curry.
The sentiment has been carefully cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits, with careful ingenuity 😉 LOL
So bright and cheerful, don't you think? Eeeek - I just LOVE it!!!
So sad this set is going away ~
But this bundle is still available (I just checked our lists to make sure) ~ and you can snap it up at the 10% discounted bundle price. So don't miss this one! You'll want it for years to come!!
And believe it or not -- the paper is still available too!! And seriously the bright colors and fun designs of this collection are not to be passed up.
I've added all of today's products in the carousel below. Just click and get your orders in today before it's too late!!!!
Until Next Time . . .