Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Birthday card idea using Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set


  • Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set
  • Last Chance Sale of Retiring Products Continues
  • New Beginnings Paper Pumpkin Kit Orderable Until 10 April 2022
I made a simple, but elegant Birthday Card today using the Flowing Flowers Stamp Set, a beautiful stamp set from the 2022 January - June Mini Catalog.  This set is so easy to work with.  ALthough the flower is beautiful alone, I stamped each flower twice and cut out the full flower and also the inner portion of the flower.  I layered the two pieces of the flower together to give it more dimension on my card front.  I added die cut leaves from the Artistically Inked stamp set and Artistic dies, which coordinate with Artistically Inked Stamp Set.  The flowers were stamped in Misty Moonlight, one of the In Colors retiring 3 May 2021.  I'm sad to see it go.  The Flowing Flowers set includes several beautiful sentiments in addition to the Happy Birthday, I embossed in white on Misty Moonlight Cardstock.  I cased this card from Connie Collins from Constantlystamping.com.  She created this card as part of the Global Design Project.

Handmade Birthday Card using floral images from the Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set

To create today's card, I used a base card of Thick Basic White Cardstock.  Then I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut another piece of Basic White Cardstock to use as my image layer. 

Floral Birthday card using Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set

I stamped the largest flower image from Flowing Flowers four times in Misty Moonlight ink.  I fussy cut two of the flowers-stamped.  Then I cut two of the inner layers of the flower and popped them up on Dimensional.  I layered a larger flower with the inner flower before adding them to my card front.   

I also stamped the double leaf from the Artistically Inked Stamp set on Basic White Cardstock using Misty Moonlight ink and die cut it with dies from the Artistic Dies.  I used another die fom Artistic Dies to cute several open white leaves.  I layed the Misty Moonlight leaves and the Basic White leaves under each flower. 

Stamp sets and tools used to create floral birthday card using Stampin' Up! Flowing Flowers Stamp Set

I finished the card by creating a sentiment layer of Misty Moonlight die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Then I selected the Happy Birthday sentiment from Flowing Flowers and heat embossed it onto the Misty Moonlight die cut using White Embossing Powder.  I added a few Iredescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to complete my card. 

Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Reminder that Stampin' Up! shipping costs will increase 1 April 2022, so you may want to stock up on staples.  Read more here, as previously announced.  Use the April Host Code for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  April Host Code:  RMUU6V6G  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify for Stampin' Rewards.  


  • Stamps:   Flowing Flowers, Artistically Inked (leaves)
  • Ink:  Misty Moonlight , Versamark (sentiment)
  • Paper: Basic White, Misty Moonlight
  • Accessories:  Stitched Rectangle Dies, Artistic Dies, Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

To learn more about any of these current items, visit my online store.


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Last Chance Sale Continues for 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Items 

One month from now, the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog will be released.  Check the Stampin' Up! OnLine Store for the Last Chance Products 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Sale.   Some items at deep discounts;  up to 50% off! 

Retiring List (with discounts) - See which products are on their way out once the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Retires 2 May 2022.  These lists were published March 23 and some items have already sold out.  Used the Shop Retiring Products Online link, below, for all currently available items.

How to get the most from the Retiring Lists


Know what's retiring:  I like to mark my current catalog with items I currently own, then I mark items that will retire.  Then I look through the Last Chance List for favorites I still want to order before they retire.  Retiring In Color Ink refills and Retiring In Color Cardstock tend to sell out right away.  Save now on the In Color Blends Markers in Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight, which are on the Retiring Products List

Carry Over Bundles:  Once my catalog is marked with retiring items, I decide if one of my favorite bundles is on the retiring list.  The bundle may retire, but the individual pieces may carry over to the next catalog.  Check the asterix on the Retiring List to identify those bundles that will no longer be sold at the 10% bundle savings.  These bundles will carry over as individual pieces in the new catalog.  While they will carry over, they will no longer be sold at the 10% bundle savings, which is generally reserved for new bundles.   The bundle savings of 10% over the cost of purchasing each piece separately from the new annual catalog makes it worthwhile to purchase now, before the new catalog launches, if its on your Wish List.

Carry Over Products - After you've marked your catalog with retiring products, it is easier to see which products will still be available (will carry over) after the current Annual Catalog Retires.  Since one of the unique points about Stampin' Up! is that our products coordinate between all current catalogs, you'll enjoy pairing what you have with new products becoming available in the 3 May 2022 Annual Catalog.  

Products Sell Out Fast - Once you decide which Last Chance Products you want, order as soon as possible so you don't miss out on these savings.  Availability of retiring products is only while supplies last.  Have a few "back-up" items to your Shopping List in the event an item becomes unavailable while placing your order.

Use my March Host Code for a free thank you gift Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Reminder that Stampin' Up! shipping costs will increase 1 April 2022.    Use the April Host Code-- RMUU6V6G-- if your order is between $50-$149 before shipping and tax to qualify for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify for Stampin' Rewards.  April Host Code:  RMUU6V6G

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New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogs coming 3 May 2022.  My current customers who have ordered within the past 6 months will receive their copy of the upcoming 2022-2022 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog in late April.   If you do not have a current demonstrator and would like a new Stampin' Up! Annual catalog, please contact me here

Catalog cover of the 3 May 2022 Launch of the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

New Beginnings Paper Pumpkin Kit for April 2022


Growing through life can mean growing pains.  Whether you're climbing the career ladder, moving out for the first time, retiring -- change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary--but isn't that what makes life beautiful?  Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures.  Let your loved ones know you'll be there to support them through all of life's chapters!

The Change is Beautiful kit includes enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change.  The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature.

Learn more about monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit in this video.  

What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.  Paper Pumpkin is a great introduction to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments.  It's an easy way to stock up on supplies and create small-batch projects you'll find joy in creating and giving.

Place your order for Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit  by 10 April 2022.

About the Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • The kit includes enough supplies to create 9 cards and 9 coordinating envelopes.  
  • Change is beautiful photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Card size"  4-1/4" X 5-1/2" 
  • Coordinating Colors:  Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apply Green, Melon Mambo
  • Order early:  Supplies may be limited towards the end of the subscription period
Order 1 mo., 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 Mo. subscription.  Add the item number below for the subscription length you desire.

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Free downloads of Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and January-June 2022 Mini Catalog

  • Download a Free copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog here.
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