Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays to You Dandelion

Good morning and HAPPY HAPPY HAWWWWMP DAY!!!  Yeah!

And – know what else today is?


Well – it’s the day that we SU! demonstrators get to see the new 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog in digital format!  Whoo-hooo!!!  Today at 3pm Eastern, to be exact.  So…you know what I’ll be doing then, right?!  Yep – perusing it to see what I want to PRE-ORDER on 1 JULY!

Want to get an early look and your hands on the new goodies early, too?  AND get $125 worth of goodies from the current catalog PLUS a free BUNDLE of your choice?  And Free shipping on all those goodies?? And 20-25% off on everything you purchase (including the aforementioned pre-order??!).

Well – NOW is the time to join the team!  But – this super-duper-Joining Special ends on 30 Jun, so….best get after it!  Check out down below for the deets and then let’s get you hooked up! 🙂

Now – with that plug out of the way, I have a card today that’s been on my gotta-make-it list since I saw the sample on page 103 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!  I love the new Dandelion 3D Embossing Folder – and…this card, paired with the new Happiest of Birthdays stamp set – is a beaut!  Take a look-see:

I loved the sample so much that I really wanted to make it for you without much change – all I did was tweak it a bit for the Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge.

I started with a piece of Vellum card stock that I embossed in the new Dandelion 3D Embossing Folder.

I turned the panel over and used my Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencil to color just the leaves and stems.

I used Glue Dots under the embossed parts of the vellum to adhere it to a Pool Party panel.  Then I adhered the whole thing to a Pool Party mat with Stampin’ Seal.

Using my Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend, I colored a length of Pool Party 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon.  When it was dry, I wrapped the ribbon twice around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I wrapped a length of Linen Thread around and tied a little bow.

I stamped a sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays in Mint Macaron on Whisper White then cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  I cut it and then I re-positioned the die and ran it thru the die cutting machine a second time to make the sentiment shorter.

Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped the sentiment over the ribbon on the card front.

I used my Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend to color some of the new Butterfly Gems (I colored the Seaside Spray gems) and adhered them to the card front – and the card was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp a second Happiest of Birthdays sentiment in Mint Macaron onto a Whisper White panel.  I added a few more of the colored Butterfly Gems.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Pool Party mat and into my Bermuda Bay card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Bermuda Bay butterflies from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set on the front…

…and a little Mint Macaron Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  What a big and beautiful sentiment stamp set this Happiest of Birthdays set is!

And – I love dandelion images of all sorts – and a Dandelion 3D Embossing Folder? Oh yes!!  My goodness!!

I hope you like and…will be adding these goodies to your stash post haste! 😉

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!






The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Want To Be Part of Our Fun Team??

I’d Love to See YOUR Face in Our Team Get Togethers!

Take a look-see at the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special!

We’ve got an Joining Special going on now – but only thru the end of June!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

And – there are THIRTY-FOUR to pick from!

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!





Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love paper-crafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!

New Online Host Club Starting in July!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!

You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…

Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the details!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Bermuda Bay Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pool Party Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (panel behind embossed Vellum card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment)

Vellum Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed card front)

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Mint Macaron):  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

Finn gave me one more day in “his” spot so that I can share the rest of the great birthday cards I got this week from my friends, teammates and customers!

This lovely floral card is from CNCK teammate Clara Shore!!

Inkin’ Krew teammate Barbara Simmons sent this Poppy beauty…

Elisha Smith, a fellow SU! demonstrator from Neil Armstrong’s birthplace in Ohio, sent a lovely fun-fold!  The middle piece slides up and off to reveal the gate fold!

A lovely friend, Susan Heine, who, along with a group of talented ladies, uses my retired papers, ribbons and embellishments in their quilt and card ministry for veterans – sent these two sweet cards!

My CNCK team member, Terry Lynn Bright, made a fun birthday card with the So Much Happy Bundle and Playing with Patterns DSP.

And, another of my lovely CNCK team members, Susan Kuenzel, sent this fun card!

Wow.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I have been so blessed with all the folks that I’ve met and become friends with since I joined Stampin’ Up!  I am so very grateful to each and every one of you for helping me to ring in my 29th birthday! 🙄😎

Thank you all so very much!


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays to You Dandelion

  1. Such a pretty card! Love that embossing folder, the vellum really shows it off! And the butterfly embellishments add the perfect finishing touch.

    Lots of awesome birthday cards! Happy 29th (or so) birthday!! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s one of my favorite things ever!! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Diane

    I hope you have had a fantastic 29th birthday week…you can never celebrate too much. Thank you for all you do

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Diane! I appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  3. You received quite a variety of lovely cards. I’m looking forward to 2 PM! I didn’t see anything about a “live” today for you so assume it won’t be happening at 1 PM.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – I was so wrong about the go-live time – it was 3pm. And…my YouTubes are on Thursday – so it’ll be tomorrow. Hope you can join me – and hope you enjoyed the “browse” thru the new catalog! 🙂 Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  4. Kathy L

    A belated Happy Birthday to you, Mary! I’ve been AWOL from the ‘net for a few days, and missed your special day, I hope it was grand. With so many lovely cards arriving, it certainly must have been. You are certainly a talent magnet, attracting all these gifted card makers to your team. Congratulations!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you very much, Kathy – and welcome back to the “net”! It was a good day – with lots of happy mail all week! 🙂

  5. Angie Latham

    Beautiful dandelion card! I will def CASE that one. The birthday cards are all lovely, as well, although I miss Finn. 🙂 I am curious how Elisha Smith’s gate fold card works. I don’t see a belly band, but the middle piece slides up and off. How does that work?

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a cool “locking” mechanism – and I’ll be making a card using this fold on my YouTube video tomorrow! Thanks, Angie – Finn will be back soon! 🙂

  6. Jenny Engelke

    This is so perfect!!!! The dandelion EF works excellent with the vellum…..and those little butterfly gems…I can’t get enough! Love it all! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Aren’t they so fun? And love I was able to color them a little with the blends! Thanks, Jenny! 🙂

  7. Stephanie Atterbury

    Absolutely lovely!

  8. Oh wow I love that embossed vellum – I really need to get some vellum in my stash. Our colours look so beautiful on this card – thanks for sharing with us at HSS this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Fiona! Appreciate you stopping by! And embossed vellum is so pretty, don’t you think??

  9. robbier52

    Gorgeous card. I don’t have that embossing folder yet. It is on my wish list. Love how you used it. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much! I love embossing folders and this one is so amazing!! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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