I am continuing with last week’s theme of using retiring stamp sets.  It is a nice way to say goodbye, and hopefully may inspire you to purchase one that you love.  Needless to say, all of these I love.  Some are harder to let go than others and this is one of those sets.  Wild About Flowers was slow to grow on me when in debuted.  However after seeing a few examples made with it, I was jumping on the BUY button.  Here is a sweet card from that set.


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There is a lot of “retiring” going on in this card.  The background leaf is from Butterfly Basics and the Wisteria Wonder (a favorite color of mine) is also saying goodbye.

Other than the sad goodbyes, this is a versatile card that would take care of almost any sentiment.  I chose Happy Birthday because that is the card I most send.  The flower is a two step stamp.  I stamped the stem in Old Olive and then the flower in Wisteria Wonder.  This panel is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The ribbon is adhered using my favorite trick.  I tape the ribbon on the back and then with another small piece, simply tie a knot on the front.  It lies perfectly straight as opposed to when I try to actually tie the two ends together on the front.  If this is not already in your bow tying arsenal, give it a shot.

This card is part of a card swap with my Stamp Club from yesterday.  I hope they , and you, like it as much as I do.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Thank you for stopping by today!



Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:


Annual Catalog:




Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.