Casual Crafting Blog Hop - Pretty Perennials

I'm excited to join the Casually Crafting Blog Hop for the first time.  We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to stamp and love to share.  We share card and projects that are simple and easy to create with a few products and are perfect for the beginner and casual stamper.  Our blog hop goes live on the third Saturday of each month.  I hope you'll join us and "hop" around our group to be inspired!

My card today features the Pretty Perennial Stamp Set.  I've used the stamp set to create this beautiful background for a birthday card.


  1. Cut Thick Basic White cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Stamp 2 large flowers using Calypso Coral ink
  4. Stamp small open flowers around large flowers using Bumblebee and Flirty Flamingo.
  5. Stamp leaves around flowers using Old Olive ink - both open leaves and background.
  6. Stamp centres of flowers using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  7. Stamp polka dots in open spaces around flowers.
  8. Adhere to the card base using 
  9. Stamp "Happy" and "Birthday" on Basic White cardstock.  Fussy cut the words using Paper Snips.
  10. Adhere the sentiments to the card base using Dimensionals.
  11. Step Up Your card (Optional) Wrap ribbon around inside of card and tie a bow.

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Check out the other amazing projects in this blog hop: 

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Your Creative Escapes - Spring Edition

April 16th from 7-9pm and April 17th from 8am to 8pm.
The event will be hosted on Zoom as well as streamed to a private Facebook Group for the Make and Take Sessions.
The cost is $100 CDN which includes:
  • TWO stamp sets - Butterfly Brilliance (a brand new stamp set that will be in the Annual Catalogue that goes live in May) and Many Messages
  • 6 Make and Take projects (includes the supplies, but you provide the adhesives and inks) and PDF instructions
  • Pillow gift
  • Prizes throughout the day
There will be a raffle (tickets are extra) for additional prizes at the end of the day.
  • If you already own the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, you can substitute another stamp set ($23 value)
  • If you already own the Many Messages stamp set, you can substitute another stamp set ($30 value).
Add on Options
  • Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 3 for $13 (CDN)
  • Messages Dies (coordinates with the Many Messages stamp set) $51.00
  • Butterfly Dies $66.50 (coordinates with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set)
  • Butterfly Dies plus Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper plus Natural Touch Specialty Paper (will be cut to 6" x 12" if mailing required) $76.60
  • Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper plus Natural Touch Specialty Paper (will be cut to 6" x 12" if mailing required) $27.75

Registration closes March 23rd.


  1. Wow! I love your card, simple, elegant with a pretty colour combo, The ribbon at the side just draws it all together. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us. x

  2. Fabulous card Melva! Love the colours you have used! :)

  3. Lovely card, thanks for sharing!

  4. Melva I just love your card and the colours are amazing !

  5. Pretty card, love the colours.

  6. Love love your card...I must ink up my stamps

  7. Hi Melva, I love the color combination on your card!


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