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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Kre8tors April 2019 Blog Hop: Spring Color

Welcome to the Kre8tors April 2019 Blog Hop. For my contribution, you’ll be seeing a number of gingham cats and butterflies.


Spring colors are gorgeous, so if you want a bundle of inspiration, hop along with the Kre8tors today to see how we made this photograph come to life.

I have wisteria, the color of Highland Heather, growing over the gazebo in our backyard. It comes back, year after year, and I always look forward to its beauty.


For this month’s Spring color challenge, I used Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, and a few additional colors. I have a friend who owns a Veterinarian Hospital, and she asked me to make sympathy cards for cats and dogs. I was honored by the request, and couldn’t wait to get started. 


If you follow my blog, you know I enjoy using the Cat Punch, and my recently acquired Dog Punch. Along with the stamp sets, Happy Tails and Nine Lives, I was well equipped. I started with the cat cards, because I wanted the cats to be in Spring colors, punched from Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. 


I made ten cards of the same design, but varied the colors and paper. Here they are, already in glassine envelopes.


The hearts were cut with a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. The scalloped trim cuts at the same time, and I was able to mix & match some of the colors. The card base colors are Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue. It worked out perfectly that the Botanical Butterfly  Designer Series Paper coordinated.


I stamped “True love has four paws,” in the middle of each heart, and glued the heart, trim, and Butterfly DSP to the card bases. The cats were fun to punch from the Gingham DSP, and they received a couple layers of cardstock before I placed them on dimensionals.


I discussed the inside sentiment with my friend, and decided on, “Thinking of You….Please know that I care.” It’s from the retired, Thoughts and Prayers, stamp set.


The dog cards have been completed, and I have those scheduled to post on April 29th. I read every comment, and appreciate your effort to do so.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Please click to leave a COMMENT HERE.

  Now, off you go to be further inspired by the Kre8tors.

Just click the arrow to go to Tricia’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can also refer to the Roll Call List.

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison

Su Mohr   (YOU ARE HERE)

Tricia Butts

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Lisa Kmiec

Jacqueline Bobeldijk

Cheryl Taylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Linda Handford

Dorothee Buhn

Alexandra Rauf

Eva Pottsova – Crafting with Angels (UK)

Jacqui Lawrence

Kathy Maurer

Becky Browning

Jo Blackman (UK)

Laura Mackie UK

Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast

Anastasia Radloff

Cheryl Hamilton


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Quick & Easy Butterfly Card for Paper Players 437

Today’s “quick & easy” butterfly card just fell into place.

By Su Mohr for PP437 & GDP184; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Botanical Butterfly DSP, Tranquil Textures DSP, Beautiful Layers die set, Butterfly Punch; #handmadecards #thinkingofyou #Tranquiltextures #botanicalbutterfly #colorfulseasons #quickandeasycards #handcrafted #butterflyduetpunch #colorchallenges #stampinup #diy


This week’s Paper Players color challenge determined the colors: Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, and Calypso Coral.

My layout and butterfly idea were from the Global Design project. 


I started with a Thick Whisper White card base, layered with Daffodil Delight cardstock, and Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper in Balmy Blue. The two layers were cut with Rectangle Stitched dies, so I didn’t even have to measure.

The design behind the butterfly was cut with a die from the Beautiful Layers die set. Isn’t it great? It’s cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock, and raised in the middle on dimensionals.


The Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight, butterfly, was in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, cut with the Butterfly Duet Punch. The butterfly is mostly free, simply attached with a tiny strip of dimensionals.


The sentiment, “Thinking of you,” is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, which I stamped in Black ink on the Balmy Blue DSP. Happily, I used the Stamparatus, because it took more than one stamping to make the words dark enough.


If you need some tools to make this “quick & easy” card, you can shop at my store by clicking on the pictures in my Product List. Thanks for stopping by!

Now, off you go to visit more of the Paper Players blogs with loads of inspiration.

The Paper Players Design Team


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Clean and Simple Birthday Card with Retiring Colors

“Out with the old, and in with the new.” It’s that time of year when Stampin’ Up reveals its new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. But, we have become fond of our five, In Colors from 2017-2019, haven’t we? Today’s card is in honor of Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst.

If you love the colors, stock up now, before they are no longer available. Just click on the photos in my Product List to go to my store for purchasing.

By Su Mohr for cts317; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Eclectic Layers dies, In Colors, Stitched Shapes dies, Itty Bitty Greetings, retiring product; #retiringincolors #eclecticlayers #birthdaycards #cleanandsimple #ittybittygreetings #handcrafted #diy #stampinup #stitchedshapes

Retiring Colors


I’ve used the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch for my clean and simple birthday card.


The card base is Thick Whisper White with a section of diagonal black lines from Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. The square is also Thick Whisper White, cut with a Stitched Shapes die, and elevated with Foam Adhesive Strips. These strips are twice the thickness of regular dimensionals, which I like to use for extra height.


The flowers and leaves were made with well loved, Eclectic Layers dies, which may also be retiring. We will know in a few days! You can see the In Colors: Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst.

The dotted, flower centers, are from the 6X6 Designer Series Paper. The Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set provided “Happy Birthday, which I cut with a Bunch of Banners die.


I’m waiting with you in anticipation of all of the”new” to be revealed! Have an enjoyable day!


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