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Retiring Stampin' Up! Colors


Hey crafters! These 15 colors will be departing on May 1st from the Stampin' Up! Color Offering. There are four In Colors and 11 standard colors retiring. These will sell fast and NOT be restocked! Some discounts will begin April 4th. 



Retiring Colors on Chart

2021-2023 In Colors retiring:

Polished Pink 

   Pale Papaya

Evening Evergreen

  Soft Succulent  

Brights Retiring:

Mango Melody

Bermuda Bay

Pacific Point

Neutrals Retiring: 

Merry Merlot

Soft Suede

Sahara Sand

Regals Retiring:

Rich Razzleberry

Subtles Retiring:

Blushing Bride

So Saffron

Pear Pizzazz

Mint Macaron



And the Winner is...




SHARI BALL of Illinois


I offered my demonstrator Team, North Star Stampers, a random chance to win a product gift certificate from me. If they sent me a fancy fold birthday card, their name would go into a random drawing. Shari Ball, my direct Team member from Illinois won the drawing and has a Gift Certificate to ENJOY!! CONGRATS, to SHARI, who has been a demonstrator since 2004!!



Shari's floral card is an interlocking gate fold. Thanks to all Team members that entered!! I sure enjoyed getting your cards!! Hurray for handmade cards!!



Abigail Rose Suite #159052


Here is a lovely floral Vanilla Notecard #144236 with NO coloring! It's fast and elegant with Gold Foil embossed with the new Basics 3D Embossing Folder #161598 for texture. 



The Abigail Rose Suite Collection #159052 is filled with realistic images and lots of easy to use neutrals on the designer papers.



This notecard has sooo many uses! I like to leave the inside blank. When I have the need to mail this card, I will quickly add the appropriate sentiment for the occasion. You can't go wrong with this sweet floral collection of products!



Tropical Leaf Bundle #stampinup


Tropical Leaves are so colorful and interesting! Now we have Tropical Leaf Bundle with Punch #161249, as an Online Exclusive! That means this bundle is NOT in a publication, just at my Online Store.



These are handy Notecards with Envelopes #159232! The tropical leaves are stamped in Blushing Bride and Petal Pink colors, with a Real Red veining.



What great little notes to have on hand all the time! Check out this, and more Online Exclusives in my Online Store NOW!




Retiring In Colors & More

Retiring ColorsCheck your ink pad reinkers NOW. BUY reinkers you need NOW!! On May 1st, the 2021-2023 In colors, shown above will retire. Also, Stampin' Up! is having a COLOR REFRESH that begins May 2nd. HURRAY FOR NEW COLORS!! NOW is the time to check your inventory and make sure you have reinkers, card stock, and coordinating embellishments on any of your favorite colors that you wish to keep using. Reinkers always sell out, so do not delay!!




Hello, Irresistible 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper


This Double Box Fold card features the Online Exclusive: Hello, Irresistible 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #161139. The base card color is Soft Succulent.



This fancy fun fold collapses to the right and folds flat for mailing.



The backside has plenty of room to write your personal message.



The view from the bottom clearly shows the two boxes. Here are the fancy fold directions:

Download Double Box Fun Fold Card



Find "online exclusives" only in my online store and not in any Stampin' Up! publication.



Exclusive Online Stamp Club Openings

Starts April 1st

Limited openings

Join the fun and receive 2 exclusive handmade cards from me monthly when you JOIN my Online Stamp Club & purchase monthly!

 It's FUN and Inspiring!! Details: Next session of my Online Stamp Club runs April thru September 2023, during the exciting New Annual Catalog and Holiday Mini Catalog periods!! Each member is required to purchase a min. of $25 online each month. Each member has a turn to be host & select free products!! Average hostess earnings are $85, but not guaranteed.  Receive 2 exclusive handmade cards from me each month that will never be posted online. That's 12 FREE cards X $4 value = $48 plus estimated $85 in host rewards = $133 value. US mailing addresses only.

You will be one Inspired STAMPER!! 

Sign up NOW: [email protected]

26 yr. Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Pretty Prints 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper


This card was a recent class favorite! This gorgeous paper is Pretty Prints 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper #159245 which coordinates with the Sun Prints Suite in the Annual Catalog on pages 90-91. The coordinating card stock I used is Soft Succulent.



Inside. The designer paper that creates the card front is cut 4 X 5-1/4". This fancy fold shows off both sides of the designer paper.



The sentiment, die cut, and embossing folder on the envelope flap, are from the coordinating Sun Prints Suite of products #158805! So pretty and so versatile!!



Brilliant Wings Dies #155523

Brilliant Wings Dies #155523

I had fun with color! I use quite a bit of black card stock, all year around. Black POPS all colors! These butterflies are cut with the Brilliant Wings Dies #155523. I applied Adhesive Sheets #152334 to the back of the black card stock before die cutting. This creates a "sticker," so application is quick and clean!! The backgrounds are Subtles 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #159255. These paper packs are SO HANDY and great for envelopes flaps, too!!



This is a fancy fold. The base is 4-1/4 X 5-1/2". The center is simply a narrow card, cut 8-1/2 X 3", scored at 4-1/4" and mounted on the center of the base. Simple. Try it!







Just a Note #stampinup

Regency Park #160559

This sweet note can be used for many occasions! I have paired the classic Country Gingham 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #160388 with the Regency Park 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #160559, both from the Spring 2023 Mini Catalog.


Regency Park by Stampin' Up!

I grab the Go To Greetings #158783 all the time! The general sentiments are various sizes so fit my needs!


Regency Park 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper

Make a Card, Mail a Card!!





Regency Park 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper

Designer Series Paper #160559

Here is a FUN idea using Regency Park Designer Series Paper #160559. This fold shows both sides of the designer paper.



Working with designer paper is easy. The color palette is predetermined for you.


Regency Park 6X6

TIPS: These rectangles are cut 2-1/2 X 1-7/8". Cut the four rectangles as "one," so they are the same size.  Cut one template the same size, and then cut off the corner at a 45 degree angle. This template determines the fold of the designer papers so they are all the same. The center opening can be varied to accommodate the focal point. The deeper the fold, the larger the center opening. This flower is created with the Petal Park Builder Punch #160576.



Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit #161804


This adorable, colorful NEW kit makes NINE mailable cards with envelopes for only $23! It's a great craft-along kit for travel and vacation!! This is a perfect gift, too! Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit #161804.


Colorful_kaleidoscope contents


Colorful_kaleidoscope sentimentsThis is perfect wording to add to your stash! Find this NEW item in my online store under "Kits Collection." 





Hello, Irresistible Suite


Available NOW, this gorgeous product collection contains unique dies, soft colors, pretty embossing folders and beautiful designer papers!! This is the brand new online exclusive, Hello, Irresistible Suite #161154!



This collection has the option of using the Irresistible Blooms Dies #161149 to cut out the images from the Hello, Irresistible 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper #161139. This is a time saver if you are busy.



Look at this lovely background created with the Basic 3D Embossing Folders #161598, three designs! These colors are Smoky Slate and So Saffron with a Pale Papaya Ribbon.  SO pretty! To find this collection, go my online store and click online-exclusives. 



Always check CLEARANCE, too!