Retiring “Happy Birthday?”

Is Stampin’ Up! retiring the “Happy Birthday” die? The answer is “yes.” So, if you want to have it in your stash, order now, while supplies last.

The beautiful lettering makes easy work of creating a handmade card in a jiffy. For this card, I chose a Balmy Blue card base, layered with Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. The bubble print combines all of the colors in the DSP, which  is bordered with Fresh Fig, and “Happy Birthday” is in Tranquil Tide.

By Su Mohr for Seize the Birthday; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: retiring products, Happy Birthday die, In Colors, Tranquil Textures DSP, Adhesive Sheets; #retiringproducts #happybirthday #birthdaycards #floatingbubbles #handmadecards #handcrafted #stampinup #diy #adhesivesheets

Floating Bubbles


I decided to try the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for the first time. If you look in my Product List, you can see that the sheets are shown with “Happy Birthday.”

I was pleasantly surprised to discover the ease in using the Adhesive Sheets, however, I just found out this is also a retiring item!


This card took so little time to make, I decided to add some dimension with floating bubbles. I used a hole punch for bubbles in the cardstock colors in my Product List, along with a few in Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I “popped” them up (pun intended) on tiny bits of dimensionals. Can you see how they are floating?


Of these colors, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide are retiring.

I think this calls for a retirement party! But, I’m sharing my “Happy Birthday” card with Seize the Birthday


Bottom line is, if you want any of these items, “seize” them now, while supplies last.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

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Geared Up Garage Father’s Day Card

The Geared Up Garage stamp set is perfect for Father’s Day cards. Guys like cars, right? 

By Su Mohr for tgifc207; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Garage Gear dies, Geared Up Garage stamp set, Classic Garage DSP, Champagne Foil, Rectangle Stitched die set: #handmadecards #diy #stampinup #gearedupgarage #garagegears #classicgarage #champagnefoil #foil #handcrafted #fathersdaycards #cardsforguys #masculinecards

Garage Gears


The stamp set has sentiments to prove my point. For this card, I chose “Best Dad,” which has coordinating, Geared Up Garage, dies. I stamped the sentiment in Gray Granite ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, then cut the top piece from Gray Granite cardstock, and glued the two together.


How do you like the way I colored the car? Actually, it was cropped from a piece of the Classic Garage 6X6 Designer Series Paper. How fun is that!


There are many great dies in this set, and a favorite is the gears. They are made to shine by using some Champagne Foil.

The red leather background is also a piece of the Classic Garage 6X6 DSP, which I cut with a Rectangle Stitched die. The red leather is layered on Neutrals 6X6 DSP, which is layered on a Gray Granite card base.


After the car and sentiment were placed on dimensionals, the last detail was a small edge of gears in Basic Black cardstock, as seen in the TGIF Challenge.


On a side note, my mother drove a pale yellow, 1964 fastback mustang, and it was one of her prized possessions. It had beautiful, black leather seats, a gorgeous wood steering wheel, and she drove it until she could no longer see. Gals like cars too!


Thanks for stopping by!  Be safe on the road!

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Flourishing Phrases for What Will You Stamp? Design Team

The stamp set being featured at WWYS this week is Flourishing Phrases, my “go to” for sentiments with beautiful font and meaning.


My daughter’s birthday is later this month, and I found the perfect verse for her card in this stamp set: “God wanted to brighten up the world…”

By Su Mohr for WWYS Design Team and FMS383; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Flourishing Phrases stamp set, Flourish dies, VersaMark, Heat embossing, Stitched Shapes die set; #birthdaycard #handmadecard #handcrafted #daughter #godswork #flourishingphrases #flourishdies #stampinup #diy #handcrafted

God’s work


And, I love how the sentiment is completed on the inside, “SO HE MADE YOU.”

While I’m here, I’ll tell you that the border around the sentiment is a Swirly Frames stamp, the flower was made with a Flourish die, and  “Happy Birthday” is from the Piece of Cake stamp set.


Lemon Lime Twist is definitely a bright color, and I chose that for the card front.

I began by stamping the image of two leaves from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  Using VersaMark, I stamped randomly, and off the edges in places. Then, I sprinkled Clear embossing powered over my stamped leaves, and set it with the Heat Tool.

Although, hard to photograph, you can seen the shine when the light catches it.


I gave my heat embossed leaves a border of Whisper White cardstock, taped two pieces of Organza Ribbon (retired) in place, and glued it to a Granny Apple Green card base.

The sentiment is stamped in Black ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut with a Stitched Shapes oval die, and placed on dimensionals. 

The branch and three flowers are from the coordinating, Flourish die set. The branch is cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock, and the flowers are from Pineapple Punch, Calypso Coral, and Mango Melody cardstock. They just seemed to call for Black Faceted Dots in their centers.


The envelope flap is decorated with a piece of 6X6 In Color Designer Series Paper, which you can see in the first two pictures. I cut a piece of DSP, 5 3/4 X 2 1/4, use liquid glue around the edge of the flap, press the DSP to the flap. and trim the edge with Paper Snips, using the flap as a template. 

My layout was inspired by this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.


And, one final look at the completed birthday card for my daughter.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Keep scrolling to see my supply list, where clicking the pictures will take you to my store for shopping.

If you have this stamp set, please post your creation at What Will You Stamp? Yes, that is the question!

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