Wow – did you take a look at the retiring products list?! There sure are a lot of items retiring; of course that means we’ll have lots of new items to replace them 🙂 I have to admit though, there are a few retiring products that I will miss.
I think I’ve had the Papillion Potpourri stamp set since I first joined Stampin’ Up!, 5 1/2 years ago! Of course then I bought the Elegant Butterfly Punch, then a couple years later, the Bitty Butterfly Punch when it arrived.
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch
It was great at Hallowe’en time to use these punches. What – butterflies at Hallowe’en? Of course – they transform into bats! 🙂 Here’s how.
Elegant Butterfly Punch Turns Into a Bat
It’s true that we will still have the Bold Butterfly Framelits, and the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. But it’s always nice and a little quicker to have the punches handy. I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll be hanging onto mine for a while longer 🙂
To see a selection of post where I’ve shared projects made with these punches and stamp set, CLICK HERE to bring up the list.
One item that I was shocked to see on the Retiring List is the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits. That is another of the retiring products I will miss – and I’ll be keeping, as well!
Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits
I’ve made so many different kinds of projects with these thinlits, for all different occasions. Check out just a few here in pictures.
Santa and Snowman Treat Holders
Pumpkins (they work great as luminaries, made from Vellum cardstock, too!)
If you haven’t already had a look at the Retiring List, make sure you do soon! Stamp sets will be available until May 22nd; all other products are while supplies last!