Wood Textures Designer Paper: The Ultimate Masculine Paper

I don’t know which brilliant concept artist came up with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 2 years ago, but boy, did they hit the nail on the head!  This pack of 6″ x 6″ paper comes with 48 sheets of 12 double sided designs of various wood tones and styles.  I’m so sad to see this paper on the retiring product list.  I think, if I had to pick one product that I’m saddest to see go, it would have to be the Wood Textures DSP.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Studio

I went back to my archives and found a few of my favorite projects that feature the Wood Textures DSP.  For this card I used the One Wild Ride stamp set (which is also retiring) and stamped directly on the Wood Textures DSP.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, One Wild Ride stamp set, Stampin' Studio

For this second card I used the Tailored Tag punch and many of the different wood grain prints and created a bit of a mosaic pattern.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Tailored Tag Punch, Stampin' Studio

But wait, the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper isn’t just for masculine projects.  I created this feminine card by stamping the Southern Serenade stamp set (also on the retiring list) on the DSP with Memento black ink and colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends.

I just can’t say enough about this paper other than you really need to get it before it’s gone for good.

Retiring product used in today’s cards:



Farewell Old Friend: Lovely as a Tree

Ladies and gentlemen, Stampin’ Up! and the rest of us are finally saying good bye to Lovely as a Tree.  This stamp set was released in 2001 and after 18 years, it’s leaving us for good.  I must confess, when I joined Stampin’ Up! in 2003 and first saw this stamp set, I called it “Ugly as a Tree”.  I know, I know, that’s very rude, but it just didn’t speak to me.  There were so many other stamp sets that were calling my name, so I ignored it….

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

….until….I stated seeing samples created with it.  This stamp set more than any other in the history of Stampin’ Up! is the “GO TO” set for stunning techniques and simple stamping.  It’s fool proof for beginning stampers, and a comfort for the casual stamper and amazing for the avid stamper.  I looked through boxes and files for some of my card samples using Lovely as a Tree and couldn’t find a single one, so I googled it and came up with some stunning creations made by others.  I am not taking credit for any of these, I just wanted to share all it’s lovely-ness with you.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

Honestly, this is as simple as it gets…paper, stamps and ink.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

Kicking it up a notch with some patterned paper and ribbon but still just a black ink pad.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

For those who like layers and techniques, check this out ….

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Studio

….or fabulous techniques like the “mirror image”.

So now you can see why I think Lovely as a Tree is a must have in every stamp room, stamp table, stamp box, or where ever you create.  If you don’t own it yet and feel a need to add it to your list please shop my store.

Whohoooo! Shop Retiring Products While Supplies Last!

Stampin' Up! Last Chance products, Stampin' StudioHere it is!  Last chance to get some of the fabulous product that Stampin’ UP! is moving out of their inventory.  This retiring products lists contain items from the 2019 occasions catalog and 2018–2019 annual catalog. Products are available until June 3, 2019, or while supplies last only. Some items will sell out quickly, don’t wait to get what you love.

Want to print out the lists so you can page through your catalogs:  Here you go! 

2019 Occasions Catalog Retiring List

2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List
Click on each image to shop that category!

WAIT:  Important news about the stamp sets on the list:
With the new Annual catalog all red rubber stamp sets will be sold as the cling stamps, so many of the stamp sets that show up on the retired stamps list will still be around, just sold in the new type of cling stamp.   


Pop of Petals
Label Me Pretty
Special Celebrations
Itty Bitty Greetings
Botanical Bliss
This Little Piggy
Flourishing Phrases
Stitched All Around
Hold on to Hope
Peaceful Place
Barn Door
Accented Blooms
Birthday Backgrounds
Perennial Birthday
Dashing Deer
Winter Woods
Kindness & Compassion
Dandelion Wishes
Healing Hugs
Sorry for Everything
Love You to Pieces
Tropical Chic
Bee Thankful
Animal Outing
Little Elephant
Beautiful You
Painted Glass
Little Twinkle
Beautiful Day
Magical Mermaid
First Frost
Rooted in Nature
Country Road
Lilypad Lake
Sea of Textures
Artisan Textures
Gallery Grunge
Bokeh Dots
Crafting Forever

Please keep in mind that some items will sell out very fast, so be sure to order what you really want right away, before they’re gone for good.  Every year i have people that are disappointed that they miss out on some things they really want.