I am going to be focusing cards on products that are retiring for the next little while.    With the Last Chance lists out, we are all thinking of those items.   This may give you additional ideas for your cards.  And as usual, I have chosen to love most of the ones that are retiring!! LOL!!  The lists are at the bottom of my post.


Stampin' Up!, Joy of Noel, Merry & Bright, Basics Embossing Folders, Traditions of St. Nick, Jackie Beers


Stamps & Bundle

This card is made with the fabulous Joy of Noel Bundle.  The stamps are ones that are timeless and classic.  I love them!  The greenery is from the Joy of Noel stamp set and is cut with the matching Dies.  I added two additional sprigs of berries.  They are all stamped using Basic Gray for a little softer look, and colored with Stampin’ Blends.

There is an additional stamp set used for the fun sentiment.  It is the Merry & Bright stamp set.  Personally, I have fallen in love with the cut apart letters.  Having seen it done by others for quite a while, I was hesitant to try myself.  Now I am hooked.  For this card it takes down the elegant a bit to more of just a sweet card.

Papers and Embossing

The gorgeous DSP is what decided the green for this card.  It is from the Traditions of St. Nick Designer Series Paper.  This is one of the Online Exclusive papers and is still available.  The two tones of green gave me Mossy Meadow and Old Olive for the coloring of leaves.  Real Red for the card base was a given for the berries and ribbon.

The White layer is embossed using one of the pack of 3 Online Exclusives Embossing Folders.  They are simply called Basics 3D Embossing Folders.  And they are wonderful to have in your tool kit!  This one is floral.  I always thought of it as a summery type flower.  But after using it, it could very easily be visioned as a poinsettia.  Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think.


The ribbon seemed perfect for the attaching the greenery.  It is from the Real Red and Garden Green ribbon combo in the Annual Catalog.  I love that it is very easy to work with.  That is always a win.  And the finishing touch is the Basic Rhinestones Jewels for a touch of bling.


Last Chance Products



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Smile and Keep On Stamping,