Happy Flamingo Friday! No card today, because I’m now trying to get caught up, but if you go to my Facebook page, you can see the video of the baby flamingo that hatched this morning at the Cincinnati Zoo! For those of you waiting anxiously for the release of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, we’re almost there! If you haven’t got all of the retiring 2016-2017 stamps that you *need* to have in your collection, the time to buy them is running out. Stamps are only guaranteed to be available until Monday, May 22nd.
As always, I am sad to see stamps retiring, especially if they are well loved sets in my collection. This year I am mourning the loss of Endless Birthday Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge, Happy Happenings, and Tin of Cards.
Endless Birthday Wishes is a fabulously cute set that allows you to create your own sentiment for birthday cards. Very flexible, with current fonts, it has been very popular with my clients. Endless Thanks ($20, photopolymer, 138796) is a companion set to this one, also retiring, with the same fonts and flexibility.
Endless Birthday Wishes: $20.oo, photopolymer (140273)
Retiring this next set is going to hurt because I use Gorgeous Grunge often on cards and scrapbook pages. So versatile, it is the perfect background stamp set.
Gorgeous Grunge: $33.00, wood mount (130514) OR $24.00 (130517)
I will admit that I haven’t used all of the sentiments in the Happy Happenings stamp set, but I love that it has sentiments for both the front and inside panels of cards. The ‘Happy Birthday’ stamp is wonderful on its own because it is the perfect size for many projects.
Happy Happenings: $36.00, wood mount (138734) OR $27.00, clear mount (139381)
Finally, the sentiments in Tin of Cards work very well with our circle dies and punches. They are so easy to add to a project, and the font is very current.
Tin of Cards: $21.00, photopolymer (138946)
See the full list of available retiring products, including the retiring 2016-2017 stamps, in my Online Stampin’ Up! store. Shop Online 24/7 from the comfort of your home, and have your items shipped directly to you. Don’t forget, if your online order is $50 or more (before tax/shipping) I will send you 10 FREE Project Helper Sheets. Just add the May Host Code (GC9ER3QF) to your order. Orders over $50 also qualify for Flamingo Rewards. Make sure you download your tracking sheet today!