This week’s Global Design Project is a color challenge, using Balmy Blue, Lemon Lolly, and Fresh Freesia. See how our designers used the colors, then create your own design, and hang it in our gallery.

I’ll be giving you a sneak peek of the Country Birdhouse Bundle from the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog, because a cute, little, bird from that set insisted on participating in this challenge. Her reasoning was that she is the color of Lemon Lolly, and her name is Lolly, so I HAD to use her.

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Lolly’s Ornament


Lolly said all I had to do was stamp her in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock, twice, and use her Country Birdhouse Die for cutting. After coloring two birds with Lemon Lolly Stampin’ Blends, I asked about the second bird. She said I needed to fussy cut the wing from the second bird, so I could lift her wing on a Dimensional. I liked her idea!


Next, Lolly said I could use her birdhouse later, because she wanted to make an ornament for this card. We found a large, Stylish Shapes circle die, to make a stencil. I placed this over a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, and used a Small Blending Brush with Balmy Blue Ink for coloring.

The Country Birdhouse Die Set has great flowers for decorating Lolly’s ornament. We cut five flowers from Fresh Freesia Cardstock, and glued them in place.

To hang the ornament, I stamped a chain, from the Country Birdhouse Stamp Set, in Memento Black Ink. Then, I added a Basic Black Cardstock bow, cut with A Country Birdhouse Die.


Lolly wanted to perch on a perfectly shaped, Stylish Shapes label. I stamped “Happy Birthday” in Memento Black Ink, and attached it with Dimensionals. I thought our card was complete, but she said the flowers needed some bling. So, I added Tinsel Gems to the centers of the flowers, and now she is very excited about her ornament.


My April Host Code Gift

Place an order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems, from the new catalog, in May. I used a few from my pack; your pack will be complete:)  Please add my 8 digit Host Code to your order.


Stampin’ Up’s new 2024-2025 Annual Catalog will be going live May 1st! That’s the day you can begin ordering from it, and a digital copy will be here on my website. If you have ordered a minimum of $50 from me in the last year, I’ll be sending you a physical copy.

If you don’t want to wait until May 1st to order, you can join today, and fill your Starter Kit with new products of your choice! Click here to get started!


May 1st is also the day you can no longer order retiring products. There are many retiring products, mostly from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. 

Click here to see the list of the most discounted products!


Along with the discounted products, the 2022-2024 In Color products are the first to sell out, so order early to avoid disappointment. This includes inks, refills,  cardstock, designer paper, specialty paper, Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends, and embellishments.


A number of Bundles from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog are carrying over. However, in the new catalog, the bundles will be offered as separate stamp and die sets, and you’ll no longer receive the 10% discount. So, order these bundles before May 1st to receive the discount: 


Another thing to consider is that some basic items are having a price increase, so order before May 1st to get the lower price.  Click to see the comprehensive list:



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