My Thoughts on Retired Products

Even though Stampin’ Up! retires a product, if it’s something I love, I continue to use it. I encourage you to do the same. The beauty of Stampin’ Up! is how well their products coordinate. Often times, I am using something that retired years ago but still works with current product. I am warning you now, I will use the Subtle Embossing Folder (EF) for years to come. In fact, I ordered a second one in case my current one wears out! If you do not own it, do yourself a favour & order it while you can 🙂

Here are a few pet sympathy cards that I delivered to our local mail post. I made these using mainly retired product. Sadly, the dog punch is retiring. The cat punch will remain in the main annual catalogue. The heart dies retired several years ago. The pink & blue DSP is from this years Sale-a-bration. The “fur” paper is from the Playful Pet DSP that is set to retire. The stamp set is from a few years ago.


It is but a little piece of paper
That tells someone you care
It can be a ray of sunshine
It can be a wish or a prayer

It can simply say “I love you”
Or, perhaps “I understand”
It can be a little visit
Or the clasp of someone’s hand

It can be a word of comfort
When someone’s heart is sad
It can be a smile or a chuckle
To make one’s heart feel glad

It can keep folks together
Even though they’re far apart
It can show you are thankful
From the bottom of your heart

It can travel any distance
It all kinds of weather too
It has a magic something
Some big things never do

Yes it is just a little piece of paper
And it costs no big amount
But it proves that old, old saying
“It’s the little things that count.”
Authur Unknon