Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is all about the products that are retiring soon, when the current annual catalog ends on May 2nd. The sadness when the retiring list comes out is almost too much.... but the new products coming sure do help to take some of the sting away!
I'm losing so many stamp sets that it was hard to choose one for this hop. I ended up closing my eyes, reaching in the box full of retiring stamps/bundles, and just grabbing one. Prized Peony was the lucky bundle.
I chose two retiring In Colors, Magenta Madness and Just Jade, as well as some All Together DSP (not in the catalog) that also ends May 2nd. I love the black and white prints, and it really makes the peony pop!
The In Color Square Gems are also retiring, but did you notice a sneak peek at something new? The circle and banner die cuts are part of the new Stylish Shapes dies. There are four banner sizes, six graduated sized circles, and five graduated sized squares. And they all cut stitched (or pierced) inside and outside of the shapes so you can have a fancy window if you want.
That is all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.
Stampin' Up! products used:
- Stamps: Prized Peony
- Paper: Basic Black, Basic White, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, and All Together DSP
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, and Smoky Slate, plus Stampin' Blends: Light Magenta Madness and Dark So Saffron
- Accessories: Peony Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine,2020-2022 In Color Square Gems