Stampin’ Up! Perennial Floral Essence Birthday!

Hey guys!  It’s the start of another week!  I’ve got a Fun FUn FUN day planned!  I get to take the van for an oil change.

AND – a tire rotation!

Ahhh – retired life is so so glamorous! 😉

My card today is all from the Annual Catalog – no Christmas or Holiday Catalog in sight!

Yep – I used the gorgeous Perennial Essence suite of goodies – the Floral Essence stamp set and bundled Perennial Flower Punch, plus some Perennial Essence DSP and the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set, to make a pretty birthday card!  Take a look-see!

The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

And it fits perfectly with the Global Design Project challenge, too!

I started with a piece of gorgeous Perennial Essence DSP that I matted on Old Olive card stock for the card front.

Using SNAIL, I adhered a length of Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon, then some 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, and finally a piece of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim.

On a piece of Old Olive, I stamped the leaves image from Floral Essence twice in Mossy Meadow and punched them out with the Leaf Punch.  I adhered the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I took a piece of Linen Thread and some of the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack) – tied a large, loose bow – and adhered it with a couple of Glue Dots.

On some Petal Pink card stock, I stamped the flower from Floral Essence twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and punched them with the bundled Perennial Flower Punch.

I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Mossy Meadow on a strip of Whisper White – bannerized the end with my Paper Snips, and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

Using my Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers, I colored the petals.  Then I curled them lightly with my Bone Folder and adhered them together to create the flower.  I adhered it over the bow with Liquid Glue.  Then I popped on a Perennial Essence Floral Center.

I finished off with a few Old Olive gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestone pack and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a Floral Essence sentiment in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I added a flower in Petal Pink, with a So Saffron center.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Petal Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Floral Essence flower on the front…

…and a little more of the Perennial Essence DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I am always astounded at the sheer beauty of the Perennial Essence DSP and the coordinating Floral Essence Bundle just plays off it so perfectly, don’t you think?  I hope you like!






P.S.  Not for nuthin’ – the Perennial Essence DSP is one of the papers included in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale going on thru the end of the month!  Be sure to get stocked up!


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Update!!

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies!  Yay!!!  Head over on the double to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

Of particular note….

This is a set of 16 (yes 16!!) Stampin’ Write Markers in current colors that you can pick up for only $19.20!  That’s a price ($1.20 per Marker!) that you can’t (SHOULDN’T!!) pass up – whether you need any of these colors to complete your Stampin’ Write Marker collection or (like me!) just want to have a spare on hand!

The colors in this marker pack are: Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam.

Click here to head over to my online store to pick up a set of markers for yourself before they’re gone!

Happy Deal-getting!

Who couldn’t use a dose of happy every month?!  We all could – and that’s just what our new Hello Happy monthly surprise bag delivers! Hello Happy is the small bag with a big impact. Inside, you’ll find a hand-picked selection of specially designed products and prints you won’t find anywhere else.  Get the deets on my Thirty-One Page!


The Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale!

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Running thru 30 Sep, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

Here’s the Deets:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • As you order online, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Here are the Designer Series Papers that are included in this great offer!  So…you could order three lower priced paper packs – and pick the higher-priced (and GORGEOUS!!) Pressed Petals Specialty DSP for FREE!!  Whoo-hoo!

Here’s a cool and colorful flyer to open up!

This is a once-a-year deal on our beautiful Designer Series Papers – so go ahead and start stocking up now!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Perennial Flower Punch (x20

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Leaf Punch (x2)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Perennial Essence DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix

This weekend, my Dad worked outside.

Look at what he did.  All by himself – he leaves me in the house with Mom, just to be sure I don’t get squooshed!


That big ole tree was dead and thinkin’ on falling on our house!

Tree-faller-downer and Reindeer sewer-upper.

Isn’t he just the bestest Dad ever?!?


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Perennial Floral Essence Birthday!

  1. Finn needs to fess up…it wasn’t really cuz his dad didn’t want him to get smooshed so much, it was because there was a big CAT outside and he really is afraid of cats…lol. Now, on to your card…I’m so glad I have this bundle now so I can CASE your card! I love the design, the colors, the embellishments and did I mention the DSP? Oh, that and Pressed Petals are my faves. Have a great week and fun at the mechanic’s today.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – a big ole YELLOW CAT!! Finn’s no dummy – he picks on things his own size. Or SMALLER!! 🙂 Thanks much, Karen – happy CASEing! 🙂

  2. Janelle

    Love the card and yes Finn you have the bestest Dad!

  3. What a pretty card! The colors and layering are just perfect! Glad that Finn got to watch the tree knock-down event from the safety of the house. Glad that all went as planned and the tree fell next to the house instead of on it! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Boy, that’s a serious machine…I’d be stayin inside too! Smart Finn! His Dad is multitalented! I love your card. That paper grew on me and I love it even more on your card.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it means business and gets the job done, for sure. And yes – Wayne can do pretty much anything he sets his mind to! It’s actually a little annoying sometimes! 😉 Thanks much, Susan! 🙂

  5. This is such a pretty combination of colours! I love that you’ve used this pretty DSP and taken the colours from it for the details. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  6. Gerri K

    Beautiful card Mary! I think that dsp is my favorite.
    Great photo of Finn & Dad!

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