Monday, 25 April 2016

Mix It Up Monday: farewell to Tap, Tap, Tap

It’s Mix It Up Monday and time for another colour combination from my In Color charts.  

Aw, lovely Tap, Tap, Tap is retiring, which is a shame as it’s one of my favourite stamp sets. Don’t miss out, get it while you can! It’s already sold out in clear-mount (Europe) but the wood-mount version is still available as of this morning. 

While I’m on the subject of the retiring list, there are some things you should know:

Out of stock items
Before ordering, please download the retiring list afresh. Don’t rely on the one you downloaded a few days ago. Don’t panic, nothing new has been added, but each night the list is updated to show sold out items - these items are no longer available and have gone forever.

Look for the X in the right hand column to see what has sold out. That’s not to say it’s not worth inputting the item code on an online order on the off-chance – you never know, there’s a tiny chance somebody may have sent something back and you may get lucky. 

Stampin’ Trimmer
I’ve had a few people ask me about the Stampin’ Trimmer, because many of the accessories are retiring. Don’t worry, the trimmer will be in the new catalogue, along with the blades. 

However,  the rotary attachment is retiring, along with the cutting mat (the long track) – because you only really need to replace this if you use the rotary attachment. If you have the rotary attachment already, I suggest you buy in a couple of cutting mats (they are still in stock as of this morning). If in the future, you ever lose your cutting mat (it can fall out if you don’t remember to lock your trimmer closed), please get in touch with your demonstrator as you never know. If you don’t ask… etc

And now, back to today’s project. I threw it together in a hurry last night when I realised I didn’t have a Mix It Up Monday project for today. I love this colour combination so I don’t know why I’ve left it nearly to the end. After this card, I only have TWO colour combinations from my  In Color charts left to use. I honestly never thought I’d manage to create a project with all 45 combinations within the year. 

I’ve set the bar a little higher for next year, making it even more unlikely I’ll achieve it; for the 2016-18 In Colors, I’m creating 10 combinations for each – 50 in total – which only gives me two weeks of the year off! Watch this space as they will be coming soon…

PS: Forgot to add the blender pen to the list below. No time now, sorry!

Linen Thread


  1. Lovely card! I like this stamp set but somehow always struggled getting the elements into a card I like.

    1. Thanks, Lorene! Some of the elements are tricky but I confess I bought it for the typewriter alone. Not the easiest to colour but I do love it


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