4 Retiring Items you DON'T want to MISS out on!

This month we just introduced a new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book that contains lots of summer crafty goodies in fun themes like UNICORNS, LUMBERJACKS, CACTUS and BEACH. This book will be around for four months, then we'll switch to a brand new Holiday Expressions catalog.

In addition to these seasonal books, our catalog cycle includes an Annual Inspirations Idea Book that is live from August through the following July.

This means that the current annual book will be retiring on July 31. Recently, Close To My Heart announced which items will be retiring from this book and now all of these items are available only while supplies last. This means that once the current inventory runs out, they are GONE FOREVER!

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While I was expecting the Fundamentals line of products (paper, complements & ribbons) to be refreshed for the new year, there were some sad surprises for me on the list.

1.  How To Books 

The five original (big) spiral bound "How To" books are retiring! I LOVE these books and am glad that I'll still my copies on my shelf.

In addition to complete layout and card directions (from cutting to assembly), these full-color books are filled with tips and techniques to make your projects extra special.

There are two card making books, Wishes and Originals. And four scrapbooking books, Magic, Imagine, Cherish and Reflections.

2. State Stamps

These M-sized state stamps are a bargain at just $2.95 each and include the shape, full name and abbreviation of each state. Did you know we also have stamps for the Canadian provinces, Australia and New Zealand? Get them before they go!

3. Sea Glass Everything!

True to its title "Color of the Year" Sea Glass is going to retire after just one year. This light teal blue (or is it green) has been featured in many of our products this year -- it's amazing how well it coordinates with just about everything!

But like all good things, Sea Glass is coming to an end. You will find glitter paper, solid cardstock and inks on the Going Soon list.

4. Ruler and Stitch Guide

I hate it when some of my go-to products are retired.

For example, our clear ruler 14" ruler is going away! I use this ALL THE TIME and trust me, you don't want to miss your chance to own one. This ruler (along with my Versamat) is the reason things on my layouts line up properly. This ruler works so well for two reasons: it's clear and it's longer than 12". Other rulers just don't do the trick.

The Stitch Guide and Foam Mat are also retiring! This mighty combo allows you to create great dotted designs. I am really not happy to see these items go!

Other Retiring Items

In this post, I've touched on just a few of the items that are retiring. There is so much more!!! All of these items are conveniently located under the "Going Soon!" section of my website. Although the official retirement date is not until July 31, these items have already started disappearing as supplies run out. So check it out and get your order in before it is too late.

May Specials

Before you check out, be sure to check out the other May specials including the exclusive Live Beautifully line and the Stamp of the Month.