Retiring Showcase - Happy Birthday Time Flies Card

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Retiring Showcase - Happy Birthday Time Flies Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Last week was a very busy Stampin' Up! week. Each April Stampin' Up! posts the upcoming new catalog pdf, and the retiring lists for all products that are NOT carrying over to the new annual catalog that launches every June. Libby and I like to get together to walk through new catalogs. It is so fun to share in the excitement of sharing our thoughts about the content one page at a time.

We discuss the cover, any new marketing changes, as well as the specific products. Both of us work(ed) in marketing and we value the effort that goes into each catalog's design and layout. After spending a few hours chatting, we set a date to craft. 

Our crafting time was focused on using our retiring products that had seen little to no action. This is the first project. I suggested combining three different online crafting challenges. Two are still active so I have joined them, I have linked all three below.

Notable products NOT retiring include the stitched rectangle dies, the dotted mask, texture past, Blends markers and the cardstock. NOTE: Stampin' Up!'s SNAIL adhesive IS retiring, and will be replaced by a new adhesive product "SEAL"

I chose to create an "hb!" card using letter dies which is a first for me. The clock signifies time passing by quickly. This card is very specific for a co-worker from prior to retirement, which was over three years ago now. Time does literally fly by!

I colored the clock very quickly with Blends markers, Daffodil Delight light and dark.

Challenges this product has been entered in are as follows:

SUO Challenges -SUOC 427 - Embossing Challenge (this challenge is closed)

If you do not have a demonstrator or are looking for a change, I would love to have the honor. I am an active YouTuber and blogger, here are some other Stampin' Up! web activities I have for you to check out:

  • Shop at my online store - 24 x 7. Don't miss the clearance rack with up to 70% off! Be sure to use the monthly host code (upper right nav) for FREE gifts!
  • Be sure to try out my Stampin' Up! Sentiments Advanced Search tool that is loaded with the current catalogs' sentiments!
  • Check out my YouTube Channel! I have over 280 stamping and camping videos.
  • Consider signing up for the Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kit each month, I publish a monthly video of alternative card ideas to inspire you as well as offer a rewards program for long term subscribers. 
  • Contact me for more information or assistance on any of your crafty needs, let me be your crafting angel.
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Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!



Great use of retiring products! Those letter dies are tempting! I like the gold layers as well as the light touch on coloring the clock! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

love the colors the gold is a great accent for the sentiment back ground.

So super cute, Tracy - I love your use of these letters this way - I need to do more of this also! Looks wonderful in our colors! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Love all the colour and texture Tracy and the gold panels really add a rich and glam feel thats makes it special! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim


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