Stampin’ Up! Releases Last-Chance List

It’s always sad when Stampin’ Up! releases its last-chance list, its announcement of retiring products. But we know something has to go to make way for new and awesome offerings in the upcoming Annual Catalog which goes live June 3, 2020.And, I’m telling you, the catalog is fabulous. (Demonstrators received their first peek at the new catalog today! Let me know if you want to join and get the same perks!)

Stampin' Up! Releases Last-Chance List

This card features a number of products that won’t be around much longer, including the Perennial Birthday stamp set, the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, and the 2018-2020 In Colors of Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, and Blueberry Bushel. Think stamp pads, ink refills, card stock, coordinating Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more.

Last-Chance List

Click here to see the entire list of retiring goodies from the Annual Catalog. It includes stamp sets, ink, Designer Series Paper, framelits, punches, embossing folders, ribbons, embellishments, adhesives, and more.  If there’s something you want, I encourage you to order it sooner rather than later. Several items have already sold out. Some of the items on the list are also discounted!

Click here to see the list of retiring product from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

Order directly from my online store at: or contact me directly to place your order! I’d love to help!

Just a couple of quick notes:

  • The Stampin’ Blends are not retiring; they are just being repacked. Single light and dark options will not be available in the new catalog, so if you need replacement singles, order them now.
  • The Layering Circles, Squares, and Rectangles are also not being retired, but they are being repackaged for the next catalog.

Hinge-Step Stamping

Stampin’ Up’s stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus, helped me achieve the fun design on the front of this card. This tool is a must-have for rubber stamping. It helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage. It works well with cling stamps and photopolymer stamps.

The Stamparatus was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want: two strong magnets to help keep the paper in place; a foam mat for use with photopolymer stamps; rulers on two sides for quick measuring; two open edges so you can use larger paper; two reversible plates for four sides to work with; and magnet storage area. Additional accessories include grid paper, a deluxe foam mat, and a cool carry bag.

Watch this video to learn more about the hinge-stamping technique.

Product List

Click on any of the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store where you can purchase the items discussed in today’s post!

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How To: Masking Technique Video

I’m sharing a new how-to video showing the masking technique with Stampin’ Up!’s Timeless Tulips stamp set.



I hope you enjoy this quick video I recorded demonstrating how to use a Post It Note and rubber stamps, ink, and paper to create lifelike images for your card making. This technique works with a variety of stamps and images. Be creative and see what you can do.

Here’s the tulip card I demonstrated. See this blog post for details.

How To: Masking Technique Video

Here is another card I created using one of Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, The Gang’s All Meer. It shows how I used a mask with the cactus to give them a real-life appearance.

How: Masking Technique Video

Thanks for taking the time to watch the video. Please let me know if you have questions about this or other techniques!

On Another Note

Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog is nearing the end of its run. The sales period ends June 2. A retiring list publishes April 22. We do know the 2018-2020 In Colors retire. They include: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel. So, if you love these colors and need ink pads, ink refills, card stock, ribbon, Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends, or Designer Series Paper containing these colors, get them now. They’ll go fast once they are officially announced on the list.

All-Inclusive Kits

Looking for something fun and creative to do during our stay-at-home time? Stampin’ Up!’s all-inclusive kits offer a great value. This link takes you to the online store where you can view these kits. They include: Looking Up Card Kit, Notes of Kindness Card Kit, and Lots of Happy Card Kit. You may need additional adhesive; be sure to include a SNAIL or Glue Dots with your order.

Stampin' Up! All-Inclusive Kits

Lots of Happy Card Kit

Stampin' Up! All-Inclusive Kits

Notes of Kindness Card Kit

Stampin' Up! All-Inclusive Card Kits

Looking Up Card Kit

Thanks for stopping by today! Please let me know if I can help with any of your crating needs!



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