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Hi there

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring products from the last chance (retiring) products list. There are lots of products to choose from with retiring stamp sets, ink pads and ink refills guaranteed to be available until 7 May (and all other products while supplies last). Use the Contact Me link in the side bar to get in touch with your order or go to my Online Store and place your order. Browsing the Last-Chance Products in the Online Store is the best and easiest way to see what is retiring.

Although it was not intentional, I have managed to incorporate a number of retiring products into my project. The focus of my card is the lovely 'Butterfly Basics' stamp set. This is a 2-box set of 11 stamps that is available in photopolymer, clear and wood mount. It has such a great range of images and you can create different styles of cards from clean and simple to layered and collage. I haven't given it much love recently, so I wanted to do something a bit different to my normal style. This is the stamp set and the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits Dies are also retiring.

I've started with a panel of Whisper White and stamped the little hexagon background all over  in Daffodil Delight ink. I masked off a half centimetre on the edges to give it a more random finish (this is so NOT me, lol). The lovely fern image came next, stamped in Old Olive, both first and second generation images.  Then came the Delicate White Doily which is another retiring product and my off-centre stitched square backed with vellum to frame the floral image. 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The greeting is from the 'Hello Friend' stamp set (another favourite that is retiring), stamped in Old Olive and popped up on a Marina Mist circle cut with the (retiring) 1-3/8" Circle punch. The finished panel was adhered to the Marina Mist card base. Marina Mist is a retiring colour that I will miss.


The flower was coloured with Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. As Pink Pirouette is a retiring colour (sob), the corresponding Blends markers are also retiring. I have fussy cut the flower and popped it up over the frame. I have finished with some of the small gold Metallic Enamel Shapes that are retiring and a double bow of white Baker's Twine. This photo shows more of the details of the layers and dimension.


For the inside, I've stamped the hexagon background at the base of the writing panel and topped it with the slanted line. On the side, the fern has been partially stamped with first and second generation images and I added the sweet butterfly in Marina Mist. The Bitty Butterfly punch is already retired, but it doesn't take much to fussy cut it.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Butterfly Basics, Hello Friend
Card stock & Papers     Marina Mist, Whisper White, Vellum
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes, White Baker's Twine. Delicate Lace Doilies
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot,  1-1/4 & 1-3/8 Circle punches, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight)


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Caroline Manwaring who is sure to have something fabulous to share with you.


Here is a full list of participants in case there are any issues.

 Thanks for visiting today! 


monika o'neill

Another beautiful card Judy, this is such a pretty stamp set. I love all the gorgeous details you have added to the card.
Mon xx

Claire Daly

Beautiful card Judy. Had a giggle about the random edge comment.

Christine Blain

There are so many lovely details on this card, Judy. I love how you've finished off the inside. x

Ros Davidson

Fabulous card as always Judy. Lots of fussy cutting on this one. Thanks for taking part in the retiring products blog hop.


This is such a lovely card Judy. I am going to miss Marina Mist as well. It's a colour I just starting using and I really like it. Your fussy cutting is perfect too and I love the vellum behind the frame.

Sharon Davern

I love what you have done with this stamp set Judy it is one of my favourites and I will miss it!

Aileen Wydeven

Love your colouring Judy a beautiful card

Catherine Proctor

Beautiful cards Judy!

Catherine Proctor

Beautiful cards Judy!

Tina Gillespie

Lovely card, Judy! Good on you for stepping outside of your comfort zone. I wouldn't have known if you didn't mention it!

Leanne Mitchell

Oooo very nice, Judy. I love that stamp set. I will miss it

Kate Morgan

Gorgeous Judy and another wonderful stamp set that we will soon farewell.


Beautiful showcase of the butterfly stamp set, Judy. I will miss them too.

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