Top 10 Retiring Products I’m Gonna Miss Most!

Hi Stamping Friends!

The current Stampin' Up! Catalog will be coming to a close on May 31 and all items from the Retiring List will be gone forever (if they are not already sold out)!  It's time to take one last look at that list!  Did you get everything you wanted? 

Today I'm re-visiting my Top 10 favorite soon-to-be-retired products and giving them one last nod before we bid them farewell. See the project details and supplies list on the original blog post by clicking the links under the photos.  They are in no particular order.

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Build A Birthday Joy Fold Card Details

1) Build A Birthday Stamp Set

I'll miss building colorful cakes with this Build A Birthday stacking stamp set!  It works for birthdays for any age or gender, and it's also great for special anniversary celebrations! 


Crazy About You Card Details

2) Crazy About You Stamp Set & Hello You Thinlits

I'll miss mixing & matching the 30 stamped sentiments from the Crazy About You stamp set with the lovely die-cut words created from Hello You Thinlits (now sold out).  I used the heck out the "hello" and "thanks" die-cuts on many a cool background for quick & easy cards!  I love the flowers with this set, too, either combined with the words or on their own.  The coordinating Flower Medallion Punch is also retiring.


Petite Petals & Flower Shop Card Details

3) Petite Petals Stamp Set & Petite Petals Punch

I'll miss those adorable little flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set, and their coordinating Petite Petals punch. They are the perfect size for adding just one or two little accent flowers beside a greeting.  But, my favorite thing about them is that they layer so beautifully with the larger flowers from the Flower Shop set (don't worry, that one is NOT retiring!).  Each set features flowers in different styles, like hand-drawn, realistic, dotted or elegant, and the different patterns match up so nicely, as you can see on these cards from 2014.

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Traveler Ship Reflection Card & Traveler Train Masked Card

4) Traveler Stamp Set

I'll miss the amazing images from the Traveler stamp set!  The ship, the train, the globe, the suitcase…all ideal for masculine cards, thinking of you cards and especially good for graduation & goodbyes!  My stamp of the month class with this set is to this day one of my favorites I've ever created!  Goodbye, old friend!


Modern Medley Gold Grunge Card Details

5) Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set

I'll miss the most awesome background stamp set ever created by Stampin' Up!  The splatters, splotches and lines from Gorgeous Grunge were never the focal point, but like a bridesmaid or a supporting actor, the main event wouldn't be the same without them!  The cool textures provided just the right distressed, vintage or grunge patterns to change the "mood" of a card.  I liked using it for traditional stamping, but I LOVED those textures embossed! 

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Gorgeous Grunge was a MUST-HAVE for my Too Cool Faux Patina Technique!  Have you ever tried it?  Learn how here: Faux Patina Tutorial & Resources.

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Wetlands Tryptic Card & Wetlands Masked Ocean Card

6) Wetlands Stamp Set

I'll miss the beautiful birds and lovely sentiments from the classic Wetlands stamp set so much!  The goose and sandpipers made for awesome "thinking of you" and masculine birthday cards!  But, I got the most mileage out of those greetings with their elegant fonts and tried & true phrases!  I'm going to have a very difficult time giving this one up!


Flower Patch Card Organizer Details

7) Flower Patch Stamp Set & Flower Fair Framelits

I'll miss the beautiful blooms from the pretty Flower Patch stamp set and its coordinating Flower Fair Framelits.  I loved using the bold flowers and leaves to build a bouquet focal point on this Card Organizer.  So pretty!


Gold Embellished Ornaments Card & Silver Ornament Card

8) Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set & Delicate Ornaments Thinlits

I'll definitely miss the gorgeous ornaments from the amazing Embellished Ornaments & Delicate Ornaments Thinlits combo!  Talk about elegant Christmas cards!  If you don't have this pair in your collection, you're missing out on THE BEST ornament set that Stampin' Up! has ever offered!


Snow Place: Let It Snow Cards, Z-Cards & Igloo Cards

9) Snow Place Stamp Set & Snow Friends Framelits

I'll miss the cool snowmen and SUPER-CUTE penguin from the Snow Place stamp set!  I had so much fun dressing up that adorable little guy!  The top hat, the Santa hat, the scarf, the earmuffs, the ties and that candy "cane"…oh my cuteness!  I don't like to keep many retiring items, but I may have to hang onto this one for craft fair projects.


Wondrous Wreath Card Details

10) Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set & Wonderful Wreath Framelits

I'll miss this festive wreath that was one of the first stamp sets to teach me how see-thru photopolmer stamps were so completely amazing!  I love that it's not just for Christmas!  I had fun creating a fall door wreath card and spring cottage wreath card, too!

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