Best Wishes, Seasonal - Spring, Thinking of You

Let’s Be Insprired by……Inspiring Iris

It’s easy to overlook stamp sets in the Annual Catalog….especially when a smaller Mini Catalog come out a month of two after the Annual Catalog launch with even more fun stamp sets to play with and if it’s a set that carried over from a previous year, sometimes they don’t get a second look. Today is the last day that you can order items from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog  in the Last Chance Products Sale.  And the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set I used to make today’s card is on that list.  So I’m using it one last time (that I”m going to share) as this is a stamp set I plan to keep.

I also used a few other items on the Retiring LIst too….Can you guess what they are?  – Purple Posy Cardstock, Purple Posy Ink, Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper and Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack.  So many fun things that we have to say goodbye to.

This is one stamp set that you don’t need to do any coloring as the stamp in the set uses “two Step Stamping”   One stamp stamps the outline and the other stamps stamp either the flowers or the stem and leaves.  And because the have a bit of an “artistic” look, it’s perfectly fine for the ink to be “outside the lines”.

This is the stamp set that I used.  There are several other flower images in the set and each one has a corresponding stamp to “color” the flowers.

Did you know that you can emboss Designer Series Paper?  Most people only emboss cardstock, but embossing Designer Series Paper can add a little interest to your card too.  For this card I embossed the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper that is in the background with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder.


This paper set is also retiring, so if you love stripes, dots and other fun patterns, then make sure you place your order today so you don’t miss out.


If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need:

  • Inspiring Iris Stamp Set
  • Painted Texture Embossing Folder (optional)
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies (optional)
  • Purple Posy Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, Score and fold at 5 1/2″, plus a piece cut 3″ x 4 1/4″ (die cut)
  • Playing with Patterns  Designer Series Paper – Cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ (Emboss)
  • Basic White Cardstock – Cut 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ (front), plus a piece cut 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)
  • Ink: Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam and Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo
  • Adhesive: Stampin’ Seal, Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Snips

I also did a little stamping on the inside of the card.  Alot of times I don’t add a sentiment inside until I am ready to send the card, but this time I did!  I couldn’t resist the sentiment.  And of course I had to add another iris to the inside too.


And let’s do something a little different…stamp on the outside of the envelope!  If you are going to send Happy Mail….let the recipient start feeling happy when they see the envelope….and then be happier when they see the card inside!


Happy Stamping!  And have a great week!



GONE?  Don’t let those favorite products that you were thinking of buying and then didn’t slip away!   TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER FROM THE LAST CHANCE LIST!  Many items are already sold out and discontinued So don’t delay in placing an order HERE and use my HOST CODE: JMGRPBDR!  You can SAVE up to 60% off on papers, ribbons, embellishments, dies, and more! Some items that are currently marked as bundles (stamp sets and punches or stamp sets & dies) are retiring (as a bundle)…which means that the Bundle PRICING will no longer be available, but the products will be available in the new catalog, but as separate items.

You can see the list with all the retiring items here: Last Chance List – 2020-2021 Annual Catalog


Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park with the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit.  May’s Paper Pumpkin kit has a “throwback” theme and contains enough “grand slam” supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life!   Plus this month’s kit contains the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks, So chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

The deadline to order May’s “Batter Up” Paper Pumpkin kit is May 10th!   Subscribe now! 


Do you have your copy yet?  Would you like to get Happy Mail?  Introducing the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  You need a catalog so you can make a wish list of your favorites. I can’t show you what is inside on the pages until tomorrow but I’d be glad to send you a catalog in the mail if you are not currently receiving one!  Go to the catalog tab above and fill out the form! (US Customers Only)


Please click  HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my APRIL HOST CODE: JMGRPBDR  and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order,  please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!April Host Code

If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code  I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me!  If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.

These are the products used for today’s card.  Click on any item and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! store where you can purchase these items or get more information.

Paper Snips


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