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.
Now, I shouldn’t tell you because I want the blog candy but the Operators over at Stampin’ 411 are offering some amazing blog candy for your participation in this challenge. There is a fun game to play over there too, so check it out!
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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I’m sorry to see some of the colors retiring also! But I’m sure there will be plenty more in the future to choose from.
What a pretty card! Love the layout too. This will be a great card for your friend.
I was sad to see Ruby Red go too, but I’m thrilled with the new colors!! Great job using up what you’ve got. I love all of the layering you’ve done here, and the little tags are the perfect touch!
Gorgeous! Love the tags and the scallops.
Great card. I love everything about it.
This just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along this week with us during our First Anniversary!! Here is to many more!!!
Your card is stunning! Love the CAS look of it, but your details are divine!
Thanks so much for playing this week!
I love your scallops – they look amazing! Such a pretty colour combo too! Id love to receive your card. 🙂
I LOVED your witty comment about the blog candy! 🙂 Good luck!
i love your color combo too.
This is adorable. I love your awesome color combination!
Awesome card!!! I love all the layers, but the tags hanging from the ribbon is my favorite.