I made a 4 x 4 card using almost all retiring products. Some of my favorites! The pink paper, the stamps, the EF and the punches are all going...sigh!
I two stepped stamped, embossed the side, roughed up the edges and then grunged them up by sponging them. I stamped the sentiment on a banner and then did the same to it. It is resting on dimensionals.
So, then while I was making this card I started thinking about how easy it would be to make a very similar one using all new product. This is practically the same card, but with the new goodies making their grand debut in just a little over a week!!!!!!
Same size, colors are close and the layout is identical! This one uses the new heart punch (part of a new Itty Bitty Accessories pack!) and new stamps from one of the beautiful new hostess sets!! (Every single new hostess set is swoon worthy!!!)
I am sad to see these well loved products going away, but am equally excited to start playing with all of the fun. new goodies!!
I think it is going to be an exciting Stampin' Up! year!! I am pretty darn stoked about it!!
Ok, well I have some other things to tend to today so I am off!! Hope you are having a fabulous Monday! I will be back soonest with more to share!