Cards - All Occasions

Perennial Birthday Project Kit-More Than Just Birthday Cards

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Welcome to our March blog hop! Today's hop will feature birthday items and use stamps and accessories from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog. As you hop around, ask yourself how you could make each item work for another occasion. Sometimes all it takes is changing the sentiment to "thank you" or thinking of you" and your card is complete. With other projects, you would need to change the stamped focal point or the Designer Series Paper to make it work for another occasion. Tell me your ideas in the comments.

I hope you enjoy visiting all the blogs in this hop around the world; we have bloggers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

The Perennial Birthday Project Kit is so easy to assemble and makes 16 gorgeous cards with a beautiful box and dividers. Although it makes a great gift (I'm giving one a birthday gift next month), be sure to make an extra because you won't want to give this away! The Perennial Birthday stamp set goes with this kit, but can also be used on its own to create some gorgeous cards. Combine the stamps with a some other greetings and you can make cards for many occasions! Watch my blog for some additional ideas using this set.

The kit includes this beautiful box:


 and organizer cards, one for each month with room to record the birthdays of your loved ones on these cards.

The card with the balloons is truly a birthday card. If you have other ideas for this card, please add them in the comments.A6960BC0-2E0F-4B9F-BE2E-FACB38EF69CC

The next card can be used for many occasions: 


 The upper left card is what is suggested in the kit. The other three were made with stamps from the Heartfelt Blooms Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

The pink striped card also can be used for many occasions and I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set to make the other cards. The upper left card is the card suggested in the kit.


The last card in the kit is also versatile for many occasions. The upper left card was made as directed in the kit and the upper right card is the same with an additional flower in Wisteria Wonder. The other two cards use sentiments from the Petal Palette stamp set and Heartfelt Blooms Sale-A-Bration stamp set.


Please add a comment and let me know which samples you liked best or what you would do with this kit and stamp set.

Make sure you keep hopping along to see all the other birthday projects! Click on the "Next" button below to visit Sue Boerner's blog.

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All the supplies used in this post can be ordered through my online store. Tomorrow I will give you additional details and a list of all the items used.

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you place an order or join my sales team. Send me an email at [email protected] to get the conversation started.

Remember that Sale-A-Bration ends next Saturday, March 31. For every $50 or $100 in purchases, you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration offerings. The first set of product offerings can be viewed HERE, the second set, HERE, and the final set, HERE.

Here are links to all the blogs in our hop:

Shirley Merker, USA

Sandra Roberts, UK

Sue Kremer, USA

Sandy Ward, USA

Nicole Wilson, AUS

Emilie Poncelet, CA

Elizabeth Green, CA

Terri Stewart, USA

Joyce Hall, USA (YOU ARE HERE)

Sue Boerner, USA

Tracey Gouraud, USA

Susan Murphy, USA

Ginger Rabesa, USA

Darla Roberts, USA


Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes: Greeting Cards



I've been promising you greeting cards made with the Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes (FREE with a $50 purchase!) and I think these were worth waiting for! 

Tutti-frutti cards and Envelopes

These cards were made by some of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators. At our demonstrator gatherings we each bring a number of cards that we have made and swap with the other demonstrators at the gathering. We all go home with lots of new ideas and beautiful samples. The top sample was designed by Lynnie Schwiebert and the other two were designed by Deb Geier, thank you both for these gorgeous cards!

Would you like to join me for our demonstrator gatherings? If you sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, not only do you get to swap cards with talented demonstrators, but you get a discount on all your stamps and supplies! The best bargain in the catalog is the demonstrator starter kit and, during Sale-A-Bration, you can choose two free stamp sets to add to this fabulous deal!

For some gift packaging ideas using these cards, see my blog from Saturday.


These cards feature the following Stampin' Up! products:


Lemon Lime Twist Card (top):

Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes

Fruit Basket Bundle (which combines the Fruit Basket Stamp Set and the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack for a 10% discount)

Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Whisper White Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock

So Saffron Cardstock

Crumb Cake Cardstock

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Linen Thread

Soft Suede Classic Pad

Crumb Cake Classic Pad

Chocolate Chip Classic Pad

Pink Pirouette Classic Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Pad

So Saffron Classic Pad

Crushed Curry Classic Pad

Pear Pizzazz Classic Pad

Wild Wasabi Classic Pad

Old Olive Classic Pad

Paper Snips


Daffodil Delight Card (center)

Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes

You're Inspiring Stamp Set

Basic Black Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Daffodil Delight Cardstock

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuxedo Black Memento Pad

White Craft Stampin' Ink

Stampin' Blends

Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes


Calypso Coral Card (bottom)

Tutti-frutti Cards & Envelopes

We Must Celebrate Stamp Set

Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper

Tuxedo Black Memento Pad

Stampin' Blends

Whisper White Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock

Island Indigo Cardstock

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

White Perfect Accents (colored with Stampin' Blends)


You may be wondering what Sale-A-Bration is. During January through March, Stampin' Up! adds a bonus for every $50 or $100 purchase. You can choose from the FREE products in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There is also a bonus of $25 in Stampin' Rewards if you host a party of $250 or more. However, the best bargain is if you sign up as a demonstrator-you can choose $125 in products for only $99 and then choose two additional current stamp sets! On February 16, Stampin' Up! will add several new products to the Sale-A-Bration selections.

If you would like to place a Sale-A-Bration order and don't have a demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. You can shop now at my online store.

Thank you for visiting my blog; I hope you will come back soon! Please leave a comment and tell me what you liked or ask a question.

Happy New Year! Back to Blogging in 2018


 I hope you enjoyed your holiday celebrations with family and friends. Did you make new year's resolutions or set some goals for 2018? Post them in the comments if you would like to share them. My goal is to post lots of ideas on my blog this year.

In November I attended Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in Salt Lake City, where we received training on the new products available January 3, networked with other demonstrators and swapped stamped cards and other items. The above set of cards were ones I received in Salt Lake City.

They were all made with the Half Full Stamp Set that is in the soon-to-expire Holiday Catalog. The good news is that this stamp set will continue to be available after the catalog expires at midnight MT on January 2.

The Half Full Stamp Set is so much fun and very versatile. It is suitable for Christmas cards, but can be used for birthday cards when paired with a birthday stamp set. The above samples were made by (upper left) Candi Roberts, (lower left) Becky Hahn, and (right) Joan Eckert. The card on the lower left is a gift card holder as you can see from the inside:


This card was made using an 11" x 4 1/4" sheet of cardstock scored and folded at 2 3/8" and 5 1/2". A 1" Circle Punch was used to make the half circle cutout.

 Watch my blog on Wednesday; I will be posting a sample that uses some new products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and Occasions catalog. This post will be part of a blog hop that features Sale-A-Bration products.

Calla Lily Samples

This week's Weekly Deals feature the Remarkable You stamp set. Here are some samples that use the calla lily from that set:

Remarkable You with watermark

Thank you to Rachel Durtschi (sample on left) and Katie Johnson (sample on right) who made these cards. These deals are in effect until 11:50 pm Mountain Time Monday night (12.50 am Central Time Tuesday morning).

Products used for the sample on the left:

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Products used for the sample on the right:

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 If you have a question about how to make either of these samples, leave a comment and I will answer your question.