Today marks the last day of the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog. BUT you can also begin ordering from the new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog today!
You can find the links to the PDF and Flip Book versions of the catalog on the sidebar. Remember that you can shop anytime you like by ordering online.
On the sidebar, you will also find a link to the Supply List for the new catalog. So if you are wondering, "How did they make the card on p.36?" You can take a peek at the supply list and see what was used. Usually this will help you determine how a project was made.
As a final hurrah! I made two cards using retiring items. The first is a Birthday Card using Circle Circus and Word Play. Both are sadly retiring. Technically, you can purchase these sets through June 3rd.....but I would not wait too long to order. The second card is based on the first...I changed the sentiment and turned the card on its side. The sentiment is from a long retired hostess set but I am fairly confident that you have a similar sentiment in your stash.
I designed the Father's Day card for my little guys to do as a craft project. It was the first time that I have given them a "class." Usually, they don't have to follow a design. Logan, my 7 year old, was ready! Gavin, my 5 year old, was very reluctant to follow my instructions. In the end, they both turned out great cards and had fun....I would post pictures of their cards too but they couldn't wait to get them in the envelopes.
I am not going to include a full list here due to lack of time to write this post, but here are the important retiring items:
Stamp Sets: Circle Circus, Word Play
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP
Accessories: Brights Designer Buttons
Have a Creative Day!