I love roller coasters. My son is a bit fanatic about them. So of course, I had to have this stamp set and coordinating pop-up Thinlets! Assembling the pop-up track is a bit of a challenge, but if you take it slow and easy, you can do it! And it’s certainly worth the effort. It’s really quite impressive.

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The Retiring list has been posted. Some items sell out very quickly. In fact, I should have posted this in the morning. Don’t delay!

Click here for the Occasions Catalog Retiring List.

Click here for the Annual Catalog Retiring List.

You will see lots of Bundles on the list. Bundle prices are no longer carried over to the next catalog, so don’t get fooled. Just because a bundle is listed, it does not mean the products are retiring.

You will also see a lot of card stock, stamp pads, and ink refills on the list. Stampin’ Up! needed to update the molds they use to make the stamp cases. It was also time for a color refresh. After careful consideration they decided to make all the changes at once rather than make changes this year and then make more changes next year. I’m so glad they did! So there are some of my favorite colors retiring and I am so sad to see them go. But there are lot of even better colors that will be introduced and even some favorites from previous years returning. Yay!

I loved the way Stampin’ Up! showed the array of colors in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog on page 183. They didn’t do that this year, but here’s my version of it with the new colors.

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Again, when you see collections on the list, it may mean that just a few products in the collection are retiring.

But some of my favorite products really are retiring.

Everyone who has ordered from me in the past year will get the new 2018-2019 catalog, so now is a great time to order from me!

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The Eclipse Technique has been very popular lately. I don’t know who came up with it, but I think it looks great. The Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlets work great together for this project. I think Eclipse cards look best when those centers from the letters are put in their right places. The hardest part is not losing those tiny pieces.

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I totally planned to post this video before Sale-a-Bration ended. Perhaps you were able to get them (free) and can make this card. If not, I’m sorry that you cannot order Amazing You now. I do have a list of other stamps sets you could use instead. You also can’t order the Celebrate You Thinlits right now, but they will be in the annual catalog on June 1st. I have a few other dies that you might consider until then.

(I also used “Fun Foam” usually found with kids’ craft supplies.)

Here are a few other stamp sets that would look great with this card.

And here are some word dies that could work as well.

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These party pandas from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration promotion are so very fun! I helped the panda with the balloon hang from some bamboo for this cute little 3″ x 3″ card. You can make this card if you hurry! Sale-a-Bration is almost over. It ends on March 31st.

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I posted a similar project at the beginning of February. That was for a swap where we just made card fronts. I shared this card at a recent Paper Play Day and we made the full card. The Stamparatus sure helps on the three-step stamping! And that placement works great for getting the square cut just right on the two layers of the card front. Easy peasy!

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Don’t miss out on Sale-a-Bration!

It ends in just over a week and products are “while supplies last.”

Shop Now using the Host Code TFC6EPVD, good until April 1st at 2:00 pm Pacific Time.  Collect Frequent Shopper Rewards for free products from me.

The products are not special Sale-a-Bration items, rather special Sale-a-Bration prices (with special Sale-a-Bration  items numbers).

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