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BOTANICAL PRINTS Product Medley by Stampin' Up!

This MEDLEY has everything you need to make some elegant cards to send or to gift!  The Medley includes stamps, paper (48 sheets of 6" x  6"), dies and accessories  (ribbon, laser-cut overlays, 4 sheets of pretty die-cut accents, and 12 little copper colored bees)!  You can see samples of the stamp set and everything included on page 61 in the Spring Mini catty.  I am posting more samples here today and I am including a pretty PROJECT SHEET for you.  I have an order going into Stampin' Up! very soon so let me know if you would like to add this kit!


Cajun Craze Thank You card

Card w oranges & bee embellishment

Crushed Curry Card

Here for You card

Botanical Prints Project Sheet

Download Botanical Prints Project Sheet

Cards by Stampin' Up! Friends

I love to add cards to my blog that have been created by my Stampin' Up! friends ~ they provide INSPIRATION to all of us.  The first card ~ the handsome rooster with the fabulous embossed tile background is by Katy Bryant.  Thanks for sharing Katy!

Katy's card w rooster

Lynn's Shoe Card

Lynne Henderson used the stamp set and die bundled together ~ Best Dressed Suite on page 54 - 56 in the Spring Mini catty.  More about Lynne and this stamp set coming soon!

Mere distance card

My clever friend, Dixie Murafsky, sent me this card a while back and I hadn't posted it so here it is!  I had to include it because, of course, it is absolutely PURRRRFECT for today!  Those Meer Cats are so funny!  Thanks Dixie!

And, then there is my friend, Barbara Schweiger, who has been stamping her little heart out!  She is used to being very busy with school children every day but I think she is adjusting well ~ look at all she has accomplished!

Barbara's Red Rlower Card 

Barbara's Tulips

And, I know that there are many of you who have the Timeless Tulips Bundle (page 43 in the Spring Mini catty) so here is a Project Sheet to get you started.  I want to thank everyone for letting me share your fabulous creations on my blog ~ a big virtual thank you hug!


Download Timeless Tulips

Back Ordered Items Have Returned

We have had a few items on backorder for a while and I'm happy to say that they are back and you can now place an order.  Look below and click on any of the pictures to visit my online store.

Detailed Bees Dies                                Honey Bee Bundle
Garden Gateway Dies                             Grace's Garden Bundle
      Poppy Moments Dies                          Peaceful Moments Bundle
Painted Labels Dies                  Painted Poppies Bundle
            Bonanza Dies                                  Bonanza Buddies Bundle
Some of you have been asking for these for a while and I'm happy to have them back.  The Bumble Bees are probably my favorite.  Happy Shopping.

Clearance Rack Update!

Stampin' Up! has added new products to the Clearance Rack and you know what that means ~ SAVINGS for all of us!!!  Yes, there are dies, paper, ribbon, kits and more up to 70% off!!  Click on the link above the pretty pink picture to order and while you are there stock up on your favorite adhesive, cardstock and envelopes.  Use HOSTESS CODE:  Q736RF2M.

If your order is $40 or more I will send a handmade (of course) THANK YOU card made with the new ORNATE GARDEN suite of products (you'll love it) and a stack of Designer Series Paper cut 4" x 5 1/4" for you to use on your own cards.  I added pictures of some of the items in the new Clearance Rack but there are so many more so be sure to check them out!


Clearance Rack 4-14-20 Clearance Rack 1 Clearance Rack 2 Clearance Rack 3

COLORLESS ~ but not for long............


The upcoming May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to make 8 full-size cards and 4 note cards and will feature the new 2020–2022 In Colors (which will be revealed April 24)! This means that Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be among the first to get their hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit! Coordinating Colors: new 2020-2022 In Colors and Purple Posy (a 2019-2021 in-color). Kit contains supplies for 8 full size cards (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and 4 note cards (3-1/2″ x 5″).
You won’t want to miss this kit!



Project Sheet Tuesday

This bright card uses the TECHNIQUE ~ MASKING.  You will make a mask using a large post-it note, stamping the butterfly and cutting it out with your SNIPS.  Next you will stamp the center butterfly on the Whisper White cardstock and cover it with the mask.  Stamp two more butterflies.  When you take the mask off you will have these three to color.  The Project Sheet suggests using Blends but other possibilities include the retiring In-Color markers that we talked about yesterday ~ Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch.  You can find this stamp set, BEAUTIFUL DAY, on page 131 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.

Beautiful Day Butterflies

Download Beautiful Day Project Sheet

Stop Wondering When............

Stampin' Up!'s RETIRING LIST for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog will be out on April 23 which is right around the corner!!!   Besides the current IN-COLORS, below, the products on the Retiring List will only be available while supplies last.  This does not include stamp sets but does include Designer Series Paper (page 165),  Cards & Envelopes (page 168), Paper Basics (page 169), Memories & More (page 170), Ribbon (page 174), Embellishments (page 176), Punches (page 186) and Accessories.  

Now, the CONTEST to see who can guess the stamp sets that will be on this year's RETIRING LIST.  Email me a list of twenty stamp sets that you think will make the Stampin' Up! List this year.  The list comes out on the 23rd so you must have your list to me by Wednesday, April 22, at 6 PM.  The winner will win the LITTLE LADYBUG STAMP SET that was given to hostesses during Sale-A-Bration this year.  (If you were a lucky hostess and already have it I will substitute another stamp set or you can gift it to a friend!)  In case of a tie ~ I have two stamp sets!  Get your list to me ~ I KNOW you have time so I am expecting a lot of entries to this contest!  (Also, check out those pretty in-colors ~ is there a ink refill you need or another package of cardstock in these colors.  If you and a friend want to order colors I will be happy to split them for you ~  I know that sometimes a whole package ~ 24 sheets ~ is too many!)