Wow! It’s Easter Week…. how this has slipped up on me…. lots going on in the Stampin’ Up! world, Spring is showing off the daffodils, crocus, star flowers and love the Helebores or Lenten Rose as some people know it. This is a shade loving perennial and blooms quite early. Ours are surrounded by Hosta and the flowers get lost amidst the greenery. But for now, they show off their glory cuz the Hosta are just beginning to peak through the soil. :O)

Today’s card features the lovely and one of my favorite bundles in the Mini Catalog – Pretty Perennials – and it is retiring. While Stampin’ Up! has not released the retiring list from the Mini Catalog, as a demonstrator we get a preview of the new cattie – and this bundle is not in it! I have kept this card very, very simple and almost monochromatic. I definitely have an affinity for monochromatic cards… I may have to add a rhinestone to this, but for now…

Retiring Pretty Perennials – #1

Isn’t this fun? And the Stitched Whimsy Dies around the edge – love it. Products used in this card is a pretty short list.

  • Basic White Thick
  • Basic White
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP using Magenta Madness
  • Stitched Whimsy Dies (Jan – Jun Mini Catalog)
  • Pretty Perennials Bundle (Jan- Jun Mini Catalog)
  • Magenta Madness ink

Let’s get to the ‘how to’ so you can make this card.

I die cut several pieces using the Perennial Petals Dies and Basic White card stock and then used what I wanted – so there were some extras left over. I used the Stitched Whimsy Dies to create an impression on the Basic White panel, then stamped the word ‘happy’ before adhering anything to the card front. i began adhering the Petals die cuts with liquid glue, beginning with the leaf spray. Isn’t this a wonderful leaf spray die cut? Love the openness and as though it’s ‘blowing in the wind’ kind of look. I adhered each of the flower parts just in the center, as I wanted just enough dimension for a bit of 3D. This Basic White panel was layered on a slightly larger piece of 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP. I added dimensionals to the back and adhered this to the Thick Basic White card front.

Retiring Pretty Perennials #2 – inside

For the inside… I stamped the word birthday in Magenta Madness ink on another Basic White panel, then added more parts of the die cuts from the Perennial Petals Dies with liquid glue. I adhered this to a panel of 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP and into the inside of the card and voila!

Retiring Pretty Perennials – #3

For the envelope, I stamped the sentiment along the left in Magenta Madness ink and covered the flap with more of the 2020-2022 In color 6×6 DSP and the project was complete. What a simple and lovely card to have in my stash!

Now let’s talk a bit about some of the retiring items, cuz I don’t want you to miss out! The products that have surprised me the most are the Embossing Powders and some of the dies. While the embossing powders are not ‘on sale’ they are retiring and will not be available once sold out. Layering Circles, Layering Ovals, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes – all retiring!!! Oh my… Seabed embossing folder – 10% off, Scripty EF 10% off, Old World Paper 3D EF – also 10% off. While the Subtle 3D EF is not on sale, it is retiring… what?

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Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Excel Spreadsheet list
  • PDF list
  • A couple of beautiful dies at a fabulous bargain: Detailed Bands at 60% off, Butterfly Beauty at 40%, Friendly Silhouettes also at 40% off. Happy Dies are 60% off. Beautiful World Dies are 75% off… this is such a great deal – especially if you travel. This entire Suite is retiring – check it out in the annual cattie – pgs 24-26.

    I’m not going to go through the whole catalog, but have your cattie in front of you when reviewing the list. Mark those you want and order ASAP! As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – XTK4JNGQ– good Mar 16 – 31. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know.

    Below is a product list of items used in today’s projects. They come from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

    Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

    Card cuts for today’s project:

    Thick Basic White ~ 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2

    2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP ~ 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2)

    Basic White ~ 4 x 5 1/4 (3) one of which is used for die cuts, one for the inside, the other the front