Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Floral Easter Greeting Card layout can work for many other needs


  • Stampin' Up! Dainty Flowers DSP and Brilliant Wings Dies
  • New 2023-2025 In Color
  • Check out the New Core Colors added to the Stampin' Up! Color Families
With a new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog coming in May, I'm using some of the beautiful products that will be retiring on 1 May 2023.  Today, I'm creating Easter and Spring greeting cards with floral and butterflies, and using some of the free Sale-A-Bration Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper I earned earlier this year. I'm also using Rick Razzleberry Cardstock, which is retiring and the Old Olive twill ribbon from the Old Olive & Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon Combo Pack, on sale right now on the Last Chance Sale  I'm also using the Framed Florets Stamps and Dies which will be retiring and the Brilliant Wings Dies, which are also retiring. You'll want to check out all of the items on the Last Chance sale as items are up to 60% off.  I love how the background on the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper looks like a textured background.  I added different sentiments using the Tailor Make Tag Dies, and I added Brushed Brass Butterflies to the corner of the tag.  I love that you can use any section of this print from the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper.  And you can add several sizes of butterflies depending on your floral paper design.  This card layout works for Easter, Spring cards, Birthdays or Friendship cards.  You can make multiples and stamp sentiments on the cards when you get ready to use them.  While I'm sad to see many of these items retiring soon, I just received my hardcopy 2023-2024 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! today, and I'm so excited to begin using fun new colors and stamp set from the new collection.   

Easter card using Butterflies and oval frames from Stampin' Up!

The basecard for today's card is Thich Basic White Cardstock.  Then a layer of Rich Razzelberry Cardstock layer.  Then a floral print from the Dainty Flowers 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper.     
Spring Greeting Card using Stampin' Up! Framed Florets, Tailor Made Tags and Brilliant Wings Dies

Next, I used the Framed Florets Dies to create an Basic White oval frame, and Brilliant Wings Dies to create Rich Razzelberry Butterflies. I added mini Dimensionals to the Framed Florets Oval frame and to the Butterfly to raise them from the floral print.  The floral print is different on all of three of the cards below, so the butterflies are positioned differently to show off as much of the print as possible.

Floral and butterfly Easter Cards using Stampin' Up! Dies

To finish my card, I  used the Tailor Made Tag Dies to create a sentiment tag.  I used Old Olive ink to stamp sentiments  While we have Easter sentiments in our current Easter Bunny Stamp set, I wanted something with a little more flourish, so I raided my retired stash of stamp sets an used the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set for my Easter cards.  Below, I stamped additional sentiments from additional stamp set.   I used a Spring sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set.  I used a Happy Birthday from the Go To Greeting Stamp Set.  You'll find this card layout lends itself to multiple uses.  

Floral greeting card with die cuts and tags

For a little bling, I added a couple of Brush Brass Butterflies to the edge of the sentiment label, and a bow of Old Olive Twill from the Old Olive & Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon Combo Pack.  This is a great time to pick up several of these items that are retiring and they are on sale in the Last Chance Sale, which started yesterday, 4 April.  Grab these items before they are gone.  

Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets and Dies use to create floral Greeting Cards

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  • Stamps:  Thanks A Bunch (Retired Sale-A-Bration set), Suite Sentiments (Retired), and Go-To Greetings (Will carry-over to the new Annual Catalog)
  • Ink:  Old Olive
  • Paper: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Rich Razzelberry, Dainty Flowers 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (Retired Sale-A-Bration) 
  • Accessories:  Tailor Made Tags, Framed Florets Dies, Brilliant Wings Dies, Brushed Brass Butterflies, Old Olive and Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon Combo Pack, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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

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Introducing New 2023-2025 In Colors

Each year Stampin' Up! Adds 5 new In Colors to the color line up that remain in the product line for 2 years. These colors help the Stampin' Up! product line stay on trend. Below are the new 2023-2025 In Colors

These new colors will be available in Cardstock, Stampin' Write Markers, Blends, Stamp Pads and Ink Refills, Designer Series Papers, Ribbons and additional accessories.  

New additions to the Stamin' Up! Core colors

Change is constant.  About every 5 years or so Stampin' Up! refreshes the entire product line with new Core colors in addition to the new In Colors.  While In Colors remain the the product line for 2 years, the Core colors remain in the product line until the next major Color revamp.  Some of the Core colors are new to Stampin' Up!.  Other's are returning favorites; many from past In Colors. 

Returning Core Colors
These are the Returning Favorites.  Check your stamping Stash as you may have cardstock, Stampin' Write Markers, Stamp pads and reinkers in these returning colors.

New colors added to the Core colors:  There are the new colors we are welcoming to the Stampin' Up! Core Colors.  

Fresh New Colors 

Take a look at at the video below to see how all these new colors fit together in the new color lineup.  Your new 2023-2023 Annual Catalog will include a complete color chart on pages 122-123.  New catalogs for my customers who have purchased within the past 6 months should begin arriving mid to late April and ordering from the new  2023-2024 Annual Catalog begins 2 May 2023. 

Please note:  Stampin' Up! in ink pads and inks refills contain chemicals that change over time, just like those old spices that are tucked into the back of your cupboard.  They are so much better when they are fresh.  For this reason it's best not to use your old pads with new ink refills--or new pads with old refills.  The ink and pads aren't defective, but as time passes, chemical changes may take place which could produce a less than satisfactory result.  In addition, older ink formulas mingled with new ink formulas could result in a sub-standard stamping experience.

What's the takeaway?  Please pair fresh ink pads with fresh ink refills.  Ideally, try to purchase both at the same time, as occasionally even current ink formulas need to be refreshed due to such factors as supplier changes or raw material availability.  We want you to really enjoy these terrific, vibrant colors to the fullest!

Retiring Colors 

As part of the new Annual Catalog color refresh, these are the Core Colors that will retire from the Stampin' Up1 product line.   These are 11 Core colors that will no longer be available after 1 May 2023.

11 Retiring Stampin' Up! Colors 2023
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Colors retiring include Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzelberry, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Mango Melody and Merry Merlot.

You'll want to review you current projects, and Paper Pumpkin Kits to ensure you have enough Cardstock, Blends, Markers, and ink refills to ensure you have the colors you need to complete your projects.

Typically, once Stampin' Up! announces retiring colors, they tend to sell out fast, so order your favorites before they are gone.

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Last Chance Products Up to 60% Off

The Last Chance Sale is in progress and you can find these Last Chance items in the Stampin' Up! Store.  Grab them here: 

You'll find many of the die sets are 50-60% off!  Also, this is a great time to pick up ribbons and gems that coordinate with your Cardstock and Designer Series Papers at great savings.  

Grab a yellow highlighter, download the Last Chance product list for the  January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog today, and select your favorites any items you need to complete or compliment projects you have under way.  Or perhaps you've had your eye on an items that you want to add to your craft collection that are perfect for future ideas. Act now for best selection.

The sales period for the January - April 2023 Mini Catalog and the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog ends 1 May 2023, but don't wait.  There are some genuine bargains offered.

If you've purchased from me in the past 6 months, you're on my list to received a new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog mid to late April.  Watch your mail box. 

Live in the US and don't have a Demonstrator, contact me for a new catalog here

New Catalog Pricing Changes 

While Stampin' Up strives to provide you with the best paper crafting products and experiences, without sacrificing the quality of Stampin' Up! is know for, all while being mindful of cost and other important consideration, we are all aware of the increases in costs we're seeing in today's market place. This is a heads up that price increase will impact several product categories in the upcoming new catalog.  

You'll want to consider stocking up on items such as Cardstock, Specialty Paper, Notecards and Envelopes, Ink Pads and Refills, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines and plates, Take Your Pick products, Storage, Clear Blocks, Select adhesives, and Paper Pumpkin.  Consider purchasing a Paper Pumpkin subscription (a prepaid code) before the 2 May 2023 price change to receive current pricing on your subscription.  Order Paper Pumpkin subscriptions here:

As soon as new colors are announced and we say goodbye to others, we often see several retiring colors sell out.  Since these products will not be restocked, now is the time to check your stock of cardstock, ink pads and refills, Blends and Markers and Designer Series Paper.  Place your order for the items you plan to continue using to complete current projects. 

Download Free Catalogs  

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like copies of these catalogs, contact me here

  • Download 2023 January-April Mini Catalog here 
  • Download 2022-2023 Annual Catalog here 

    For hardcopy catalogs, contact me here

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

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