Stampin’ Up Life Is Grand

Good Friday morning my fellow stampers.  Well we made it through another week.  Is anyone doing anything fun this weekend?

For today’s card I’m using the soon to retire Stampin’ Up Life Is Grand Stamp Set and Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I’m also giving you a sneak peek of one of the new dies in the up coming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I’ve got a really quick and easy card for you here.  Here’s my card.

I started with a panel of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper as a card front and wrapped a piece of the Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon (retiring June 3rd) around it.  I adhered the card front to a Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from Life Is Grand stamp set in Rich Razzleberry Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using my Big Shot and the NEW Stitched Nested Labels Dies (available June 4th).  I adhered the label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (retiring June 3rd) to it along with a piece of the 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon tied into a knot.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Life Is Grand stamp set in Rich Razzleberry Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I added a strip of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP to the bottom of the panel using Snail.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to the inside of the Mint Macaron card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I adhered a piece of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP to the envelope front and envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you liked my quick and easy card and will give it a try.  Happy Stamping!!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

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Happy Stamping, Karen!


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If you’re on my mailing list I will be sending you a catalog as soon as I get them the beginning of May. If you want to be on my mailing list, you must have placed an order of $50 or more before May 1st 2019.


Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 3!

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 3, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement List Clarification

It looks like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired and that isn’t the case, the carryover sets are being transitioned to Cling Mount.

The stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).

If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

You can download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.


About the “Shelli” Kit

Shelli Gardner worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot.

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla

  • In order to receive the Hugs from Shelli kit, the subscriber must have an active subscription by May 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Don’t miss out on the May Paper Pumpkin.  Click HERE to subscribe.


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 2 1/2″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front). 3/4″ X 4″ (piece for bottom of inner liner), pieces for envelope front and flap


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