Serene Silhouette Club Challenge

Every month I give my Club Members a card challenge to do.  Usually it is a layout but sometimes I do a color challenge too.  They seem to like it and it makes them use the products they buy.  This is the challenge I gave them for May.

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This month I decided to participate in the challenge myself.  Usually I don’t but I am not sure why.  Here is the card I made.

Serene Silhouettes, Express Yourself

The first thing you will notice is my Designer Series Paper strips are the opposite of the challenge.  I could say I did this on purpose but I have this little habit of making cards and then realizing I put the stamps or paper on the wrong side so it opens incorrectly.  Yes, I did it with this card too.  Luckily I realized it before I glued on the cardstock that has the flowers on it and the sentiment.  Of course, one of the best things about challenges is you don’t really have to follow it exactly so I could have just omitted telling you that and you would have never known!


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Kaleidoscope Birthday

Kaleidescope DSP, Perfect Pennants

I must be on a role for making masculine birthday cards.  Usually I have a really hard time making them but this month’s posts have been full of them.  If you need any more ideas for masculine cards just click on the Search button on the left side of my blog and choose Masculine Cards.

I made this card using the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper that is in the Occasions Catalog.  As a reminder, when things such as Designer Series Paper run, they will not be ordering any more so if you like this paper (or any paper) you should order it soon before it sells out.  The chevrons on the bottom of the card were made using the Chevron Border Punch.  The stamp set is from Perfect Pennants.  The punch and the stamp set are both in the Occasion Catalogs too.

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Petite Petals Mother’s Day Card

Petite Petals

I made this card to send to my mother for Mother’s Day.  Usually when I send a card to my mom, I write inside it using a sticky note so she can use the card again (I do that with most of my cards so they can get recycled and sent to another person).  Last year, she called me and said how nice it was that I did that but I didn’t have to do it with a Mother’s Day card.  My mom is 89.  Her mother is no longer with us, so I guess she really does not have a need for it.  This year I will remember to write inside the card with the sticky note!

The flowers are from Petite Petals.  It has a matching punch also called Petite Petals and you can buy both in a Bundle and save 15%.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  That set has every possible sentiment you could want to make any card.  If I recommend any stamp set it would be Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I also recommend buying it in Wood Mount.  The stamps themselves are very small and easy to lose.  If they were in Clear Mount, it would be even easier to lose one.   I used the Linen Thread and the embossing folder called Fancy Fan.  The arrow comes from the set of Framelits called On Film.


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Retirement List & FREE Shipping


Stampin’ Up! has announced the items that will be retiring with this catalog. You can click on the buttons to the right or

Click HERE for the retiring Stamp Sets in PDF format.

Click HERE for the retiring Accessories in PDF format.

Click HERE  for the Retiring Stamp Sets in Excel format.

Click HERE  for the retiring Accessories in Excel format.


In addition to this, they are now offering FREE Shipping from April 21st – 25th (excluding expedited shipping)!  That is free regular shipping on everything!  Order $5 or order $500!  It doesn’t matter.  The shipping is free!

What a great way to get any retired merchandise before it sells out!  Don’t wait too long because once an item has sold out, it is gone for good!

Happy Birthday Balloons & Free Shipping Starting Tomorrow

Teeny Tiny Wishes

Have you tried Pinterest yet?  You really need to go look at it.  Once you get there “follow” me.  All you need to do is put my name (Susan Horr) into the search bar and all my pins will come up.  I have a few different Boards on there.  One of them is called Susan Stamps and it is the Board I post all of the cards (and projects) I made.  You can also follow my other Boards.  I have a ton of recipes of meals and desserts and a few things I ran across for the home.  It is easy to do and it will give you a ton of ideas!

I got this idea for this card from there.  It is not exactly the same because I changed it a little from the original.  I thought it would make a terrific kids birthday card or even a masculine card.  Everyone likes balloons especially on their birthday.  I used the Extra Large Oval Punch to cut out the balloons and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The Designer Series Paper is called Kaleidoscope and is in the Occasions Catalog.


Tomorrow Stampin’ Up! is posting their retirement list & every order has FREE SHIPPING (excluding expedited shipping).    Free shipping is from April 21st – 25th!  Make sure you come back to check out what will be retiring.  All products that are retiring will be available on a first come first serve basis.  When they are sold out, they are gone forever.  Don’t miss the opportunity to get that stamp set or accessory you have been looking at.

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The Open Sea Birthday Card

The Open Sea

This card uses another stamp set called The Open Sea that I hope will not retire.  It is one of the best sets to use for a masculine card.  I could be a little prejudice in this because I come from a family of sailors.  My Dad was a sailor and so is Rob, my husband.  His entire family is made up of sailors.  Even though my Dad sailed, he did not teach his three daughters to do so.  I am not sure if it was a sexist thing or it was the only way he could get away from all the women he was always surrounded by.

The background for this card was made using the World Map Background Stamp.  The ribbon is 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon in Marina Mist.


Don’t forget the Retirement List will be coming out on April 21st.  Everything on the list will be retiring as of June 1st or as supplies last.  If you want something, order it as soon as possible before it goes forever.  In addition to this, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING from April 21st – 25th!  Every order (except expedited) has free shipping!

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Happy Watercolor Hardwood


I think the two stamp sets I used on this card have become my favorite from the Occasions Catalog (well except for Petite Petals which is awesome).  The flower comes from the stamp set called Happy Watercolor.  I love the flowers in this set as well as the sentiments.  I know I used “thank you” on this card but I love the stamp that says “you make me HAPPY”.   The background of this card was made using my other favorite stamp called Hardwood.  It is a large background stamp.  I really hope both of these sets carry over to the Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog.

Don’t forget to check my web site on April 21st for the Retirement List.  Remember, everything that is retiring is on a first come first serve basis.  Once the item is gone, it is gone forever.  This includes stamps and accessories!

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