Greetings from Sunny Florida!
Why, you might ask, am I making 4th of July Cards at the beginning of May? There’s a simple answer: The Stitched Stars die set is about to disappear from Stampin’ Up!’s catalog! As a demonstrator, I definitely don’t have room to keep too many retired products in my Craft Room (even though, as a stamper, I’d love to!). I want to be able to have lots of new products from every annual and mini catalog to demonstrate. I need room for that.
The Stitched Stars Dies Make 4th of July Cards Easy!
As you might have noticed, each of these cards is made with just about the same products. The main products are the Stitched Stars Dies (retiring!). I first die-cut three stars for each card – one each in Basic White, Pacific Point, and Poppy Parade Cardstock. Then I cut a couple of the large swirl design. That design stands beautifully by itself. But you know what else is provides? All of those smaller gold stars, which are the pieces that fall out of the swirl once it’s cut. Those darlings are on all three cards.
In the first card, I used the gold swirl all alone layered on some Night of Navy cardstock. In the middle card, I cut the swirl into three sections, with each section behind one of the stars.
And I Used Other Retiring Products, Too!
First there’s the paper. The red and white striped print is one in the Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper set from the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022. The red in that print is Poppy Parade, which is why I chose Poppy Parade ink and cardstock over Real Red. As this is a “host” product, you can only buy it with Stampin’ Rewards. But if you place a large enough order today before midnight, you might just get your hands on it with Stampin’ Rewards
Another piece of Designer paper that I snuck in there is the Night of Navy print from the Naturals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper set from the 21-22 Annual Catalog. That paper will retire as of tonight. But there will be some new designs that will replace it. Hint: I like the new designs better and the old!
A Recap of Deadlines!
Products from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that don’t continue into the new Annual Catalog are available through the end of today only. If you’re trying to get something at the last minute, the “last minute” is 11:50 pm Mountain Time on May 2, 2022.
The January – June 2022 Mini Catalog is still open for business until Thursday, June 30, 2022. There’s only one product that I used in this set of cards that’s in that catalog and not in the new Annual Catalog, and that’s the Fan Baker’s Twine. I love that Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, so I may just have to sneak a bit of that into my stash before it goes away. But it’s possible that it won’t go away because some of the Mini Catalog products may continue into the next Mini. We’ll have to wait and see!
So that’s it for my last post about the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. A fond farewell to it – but I’m excited about the new catalog!