When I first saw that Ruby Red was retiring, I must admit that I was worried. I mean really, Ruby Red works so well with some of my favorite colors (Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip). Then I saw that Riding Hood Red was coming back and I started feeling better. Well, THEN I saw the new Cherry Cobbler and fell in love! You are going to “need” that red!!! Just like I have been doing with other retiring colors, I have started using it up. Yep, I’m committing to it all being gone. Since I was in a “retiring” mood yesterday, I pulled out some really old stuff to play with. As I looked around for inspiration, I went over to Stamping 411 and saw this really great sketch:
I needed a birthday card for a friend’s 40th. His wife threw him a fun party yesterday and he is a very good sport when I enable his wife on all things Stampin’ Up! I have loved the Wonderful You set for masculine cards since I first got it. I also had some old kits with tag stuff (I even forget what it is called). But it had the scalloped rectangles made with the Kraft paper, so I was ready to work on this layout. Kraft, Chocolate and Ruby….fantastic together for a “man” card! I made my own little tags but it just shows that I need another punch…LOL.
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Hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Wonderful You (ret), Short & Sweet; Paper: Ruby Red, Kraft, Chocolate Chip; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Chocolate Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Retired Tags product in Kraft
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