Perennial Isn’t Just For Flowers

When I’m planting flowers in the spring, I always look for the perennials….those flowers that will come back year after year.  I feel like I am getting more for my money if I don’t have to continually buy all new flowers every year.  But because I have such a black thumb, it’s always a guess to see if anything comes back at all.  Last year, only one of the three perennials I bought bloomed again this year.  I’m hoping that I will have better luck with a new stamp set I recently purchased called Perennial Birthday.  The stamp set has several different flowers, leaves, decorative dots and of course sentiments that are great for birthdays (obviously), but could be used for other celebrations as well such as graduations, anniversary or special day/event celebrations.


One of the fun things about this card is that you don’t even need any special decorative paper….you can create a card using just the stamps and your favorite colors.



Did you wonder how I got the white strip in the middle where I placed the Happy Birthday sentiment?  It’s all done by a technique called “masking”.  I used two post it notes that I cut to 1 1/2” and placed them over the area I wanted to leave blank.  Then when you are stamping, you can stamp on the edge to get the partial flowers.


I forgot to take a picture, so this is an after I already stamped….you can see where I overstamped the flowers.

If you’d like to make this card, the supply list is really short.

  • Perennial Birthday Stamp Set
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Scored at 4 1/4”
  • Ink: Your favorite colors or if you are making this for someone special, choose their favorite colors!

Pick 4 of your favorite colors, or be different and make it monochromatic and use one color for everything!  I wanted something bright and cheery so for my first card I used: Lovely Lipstick, Marina Mist (retired), Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  For my second card I used: Tempting Turquoise (retired), Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.

Stampin’ Up has has 50 colors of ink in the current 2018-2019 annual catalog…..How many combinations of colors can YOU make??

Happy Stamping!

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Did you know that I offer monthly classes and workshops?  If you would like to make your own cards to send that personal touch to your family & friends, then I hope you’ll join me and other crafters for a Card & Chat – a time of card making and fellowship.   You can find the schedule on my Classes and Workshops Page If you plan to attend a class or workshop, please make a reservation so that I will be prepared for you!

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