New, Current, Retiring and Retired

As far as I can tell, there are two schools of thought for blowing out your birthday candles. You can think of a wish and then ensure that it will be granted by looking at the cake and blowing out the candles, or you can concentrate so wholeheartedly on the wish that you close your eyes and hope your aim is true. Which method do you use?

Our friend on today’s project definitely falls into the latter category. She is probably, like I am, wishing that she could have time to use all of her stamping favorites: New, Current, Retiring and Retired. Well, this card uses products from all of these categories–do you know which is which?

Animal Outing Giraffe

New: Two new stamp sets are featured here: Animal Outing offers us the sanguine giraffe and Pick A Pennant provides the abbreviated birthday banner. You can see other cards made with these sets here and here.

Current: Happy Birthday Gorgeous, is a great set that can be used for more than just birthdays, and until May 31, you can get bundle pricing for the set and the fantastic Happy Birthday Thinlits die. And my go to Stitched Shapes Framelits and their coordinating layering shapes–must haves!

Retiring: Don’t you just hate it when you take a while to fall in love with a color, and then you find you can’t live without it, and then two years fly by, and then it’s already retiring? Hello, Peekaboo Peach. Goodbye Peekaboo Peach! I’ll miss you!

Retired: Well, this one’s a throwback, but do you recognize that cake? It’s from Happy Moments (Sale-A-Bration 2010), and if you knew that, you are a hard-core and/or long-time Stampin’ Up! fan! Today you could order Happiest of Days or Celebration Time, both of which have cakes that would be the perfect substitute. And I kind of miss those 2 mm pearls on the cake (from 2016-2017), but I love the layout and sizes on our current pearl packaging–overall a much better offering. Finally, the diagonally striped Designer Series Paper (DSP) and 5/8″ Organza ribbon are also from 2016-2017.

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp Sets: Animal Outing, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Pick a Pennant,
Accessories: Banner Triple Punch, Basic Jewels Pearl, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Ivory, Pumpkin Pie), Stitched Shapes Framelits


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