Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Bird Banter and Birthday Wit Belated Birthday Card


It's been a while since I shared a project, and this one I needed to make as I have missed a birthday...
I was going to enter this into a blog hop, but missed the deadline for that as well...

The parrot, branch and leaf images are from the cute Bird Banter set, and the sentiment is from the fun Birthday Wit stamp set.

I used Stampin' Blends markers to colour in the bird and branch leaves, and I have listed the colours below. I stamped the leaf image in Old Olive ink around the edge of the Whisper White panel, stamping it off first onto scrap paper, so that I have a lighter image. This is called second generation stamping.

The strip of dotty paper is from the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper stack.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the word bubble sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Peekaboo Peach ink. I used to sometimes get patchy images with solid stamps, especially inking them up for the first time. Now I have the fantastic Stamparatus I can ink up the stamp more than once and stamp until I get solid colour - here I stamped it 3 times. I then fussy cut the word bubble out and mounted it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I'm sad to see that both Bird Banter and Birthday Wit are retiring soon. If you would like to purchase either or both of these stamp sets, just click on the images below and you'll be taken to my online shop.

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Happy stamping,

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Retiring Colours from Stampin' Up 2017-2018 Catalogue

Hi there,

There's been a bit of confusion with the retiring lists that recently came out, so I thought I would write a few blog posts to help clarify things a bit.

This one is about the retiring stamp pads and ink refills.

The stamp pad has been redesigned and improved, and therefore all of the current stamp pads are retiring. The refill ink has been reformulated and improved, so that means all of the current refills are retiring also.


Not all colours are retiring. The Colour Revamp is freshening up the range of colours available, retiring some colours, bringing some old favourites back, and introducing some brand new colours.

Here are the 2016-2018 in-colours that are retiring. Flirty Flamingo is coming back as a core colour.

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If you need ink refills for the stamp pads, be sure to order them before they run out.

Here are the rest of the retiring colours, with links to the stamp pads and ink refills in my online shop:

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The Basic Black and Basic Grey Archival stamp pads and ink refills are retiring. Basic Grey will be available as a Classic dye based stamp pad and ink refill in the new catalogue.

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Happy Shopping!