Stampin’ Up! Retro Spring

Stampin up spring
Groovy, Baby!  These funkalicious colors, flowers and Partridge Family-esque bird are screaming 60's retro.  Today's Perfect Touch, Robin's Nest Dew Drops in Flame are clearly outta this world.

Stampin up spring close
The circle image was stamped with the triple flower from Stampin' Up!'s Spring Solitude set (Basic Black ink).  Using Nestabilities Circles and a Cuttlebug, I cropped it out and added delectable Dew Drops in a palette of pink and yellow colors.  TIP:   A white edge can look bare.  The edges of the circle were sponged in Regal Rose ink to give it a "finished look."  Another crop of the Nestabilities Scallop Circle and the main image was complete.

The horizontal banner's branch was stamped in black.  Using my handy Stamp-a-ma-jig, I landed the Regal Rose bird perfectly on the branch.  It was then layered on YoYo and Regal Rose card stock.

The 4.25 x 5.5 card base is Regal Rose.  YoYo Yellow was embossed using a Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and layered on top.  TIP:  Reminiscent of the Word Window Punch (this is a lovely way to fake it and make it any length you want), the sentiment is a long 3/8" wide strip of Regal Rose, with one end snipped off courtesy of a Corner Rounder Punch.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig got one more chance to shine as I added my "Thank You sentiment in just the right spot.  One more little Dew Drop balanced things out and added a last touch of dazzle.  Far out 🙂

Hugs and Pretties . . . . M

Inkspirations:  Beate's Weekend Sketch #49, Splitcoast Challenges IC129, based on this design.

Stamp Set: Spring Solitude (Hostess Level II)
Paper:  Regal Rose, YoYo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black  
Cool Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Corner Rounder Punch, Sponges, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Circles
The Perfect Touch:  Robin's Nest Dew Drops


  1. Wow, this is bold, bright and beautiful. I love it. Those flowers are so cool. Joan

  2. What a fab color combo! Love all the dew drops! Great job on the sketch! hugs, Monica

  3. Grace Lange-Way

    I love the bright colors. Another great job Mary!

  4. Colleen Moreland


    I love it. I love the colors and the centers of the flowers are fantastic. Great idea!! I also have the nestabilities and I love them. I also love the Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug and seem to use them a lot. Great job!

  5. love it! you’ve had some wonderful creations that i havne’t commented on…Ruby is staring to demand that I don’t see much of the computer….and we just got back from a great trip to switzerland! i too love the dew drops…i keep looking for ways to get them onto my projects…they are so fun!!

  6. colleen kramer

    Okay, now you did it. The Partridge theme song is running through my head…”C’mon get happy!”….What a great take on Beate’s sketch!

  7. Love your card, Mary! So happy and fun. The dew drops as flower centers look wonderful!
    Thanks so much for playing! Hugs and smiles

  8. I love it! NOW you’re in my era! I just got that stamp the other day and can’t wait to try it. I love what you’ve done with it. Thanks for sharing!

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