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En Route….to Retiring

When I stay in one place too long….I get the urge to move.  Maybe it’s because when I was growing up I moved a lot….by the time I was 14 I had lived in 4 different states Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Connecticut. and 6 different cities or towns – Joliet, Philadelphia, Lynchburg, Mystic, Downers Grove and Blacksburg.  When I got married, I married a Navy man…an A-6 Bombadier/Navigator.  You might have heard the slogan “Join the Navy, See the World”….so you’d think we moved a lot….nope all I saw was Virginia and Florida.  So we took trips ourselves instead.  When you navigate, you need maps….my husband reads maps like other people read books.


So it should be no surprise that we have a big map with push pins showing all the places we’ve been.  And I still have a bucket list of places I want to go.  We have two grown daughters….who both love to travel….they have been to more places than my husband and me.  Pretty sure they get their love of travel from their Dad.

CA73E3FE-D86F-4885-BEAE-4C2C520EC01ESo when I saw this stamp set En Route (above) and the matching Designer Series Paper, Best Route (below) I knew I needed to buy it…which I did finally in March….and I’m just now getting around to using it.


I cut pieces from all the papers, stamped lots of little planes, cars, boats, bikes and sentiments in all the fun colors – Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch and Gray Granite, and punched a pile of circles.  Then I just started pulling pieces from the pile and this was the first to emerge:


Wouldn’t this make a great Graduation Card?  May and June are graduation months, so maybe it’s fitting that it took me so long to use this stamp set.  But I did want to make sure that I showed it to you what great cards you can make with it as it is one of the stamp sets that is retiring on June 3rd….and the Designer Series Paper is retiring too!  They are only available while supplies last, so don’t delay if this stamp set is on your list to purchase!


If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need:

  • En Route Stamp Set
  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Scored at 4 1/4”  plus a piece cut      1 7/8” x 1 7/8”
  • Pineapple Punch Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Best Route Designer Series Paper  Gray map – Cut 5” x 3 3/4” and a blue map piece cut 5” x 1”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4” (for inside) scraps for circles and stitched square (or Cut 1 5/8” x 1 5/8”)
  • 3/4” Circle Punch
  • 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon in Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch
  • Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and Gray Granite (or Basic Gray)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Snail Adhesive and glue dots (for knotted ribbon


I made 3 other cards too….that’s what happens when you have a pile of pieces just waiting to be put on a card.  I’ll be sharing those soon!  If you don’t want to miss those posts, then please click on the “follow my blog” link in the sidebar!

And just a quick peak at the inside…


Happy Stamping!

June 3rd is the last day to purchase retiring items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog!  Several of the products I used in this card are retiring….the En Route Stamp Set and the Best Route Designer Series Paper.  These and other items are only available while supplies last….so don’t delay!  You can check out all the retiring items by clicking on the Last Chance Products below:


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