You Are Simply the Best Varied Vases Notecard

Varied Vases Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Notecard by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

Today’s card is another farewell to a simple and modern stamp set that is very special to me.  I helped design the Varied Vases stamp set (RETIRING) after reaching a $1 million sales milestone – more details here.   I share more ways to use the  Varied Vases stamp set with the coordinating Vases Builder Punch (not retiring) in my  FREE Varied Vases PDF tutorials and video demonstration.

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Begin by burnishing the fold of a Very Vanilla Notecard with a Bone Folder. 

Wrap a 5 x 3 1/2 piece of Very Vanilla card stock with pieces of Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon layered with Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon, securing to the backside with Mini Glue Dots. 

Adhere to the notecard with Snail Adhesive (RETIRING).

Varied Vases Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Notecard by Mary Fish, Stampin' Pretty

Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 piece of Very Vanilla card stock. 

Cover (mask) the bottom half of the orchid stem (stamp) with Washi Tape.  Ink it up with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamp as shown. 

Use a Stamparatus to position and stamp the iris petals in Petal Pink Classic Ink.

Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Varied Vases Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Notecard by Mary Fish, Stampin' PrettyUse a Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  

LOVE THIS DISCOVERY!  Position and stamp the vase outline (Tuxedo Black Memento) and center (Petal Pink Ink) as shown over the word “simply.”  Crop with the coordinating Vase Builder Punch.  It fits!

Adhere as shown with a Stampin’ Dimensional. 

POP OF PERSONALITY!  Add three Champagne Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the iris as shown. 

Adhere a 5 1/4 x 2 piece of Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper (RETIRING & ON SALE) to the outside flap of the Very Vanilla Notecard Envelope with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Trim to size with a Paper Snips. 

Click to view the step by step tutorial

OH, SO PRETTY! Here is another of my creations (one of several) using my retiring Million Dollar Varied Vases Stamp Set!  Click here to see the details of the card below. 

Create a simple birthday narrow note card using Stampin Up Varied Vases - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

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  1. So sad to see this iconic stamp set retire. [Not from my stash!!] Like Beth, I think I have all the tutorials for your set. Thank you for showcasing it one more time in your inimitable style!

  2. Susie Patterson

    Mary, both of those cards are very lovely!! They sure make the vases stamp set look enticing!
    Thank you for posting those!

  3. It’s hard to believe your beautiful vases set is retiring. I have loved it since I first saw it. A lovely card today with the little trick of the “simply” fitting in the vase. Enjoy your day, Mary.

    • Say it isn’t so! One of my favorite stamp sets and coordinating punch ever. So glad I have it and I will continue to use it. You made such beautiful cards with this set and I have all of the tutorials. (I think. Lol) Have a wonderful day!

  4. Oh, Mary, this is so very sweet!

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