my paper pumpkin, retirement card

Wild About Flowers Card and Paper Pumpkin


Here is an idea for a retirement card. This card is made with the Wild About Flowers photopolymer stamp set. I decided on a quick and simple design as that is all you need with the images in this stamp set.  The cardstock used is Elegant Eggplant and Garden Green. I know it is hard to tell in the photo as the Elegant Eggplant photographed really dark.


I stamped some of the flowers on the inside. I hope Stampin’Up! will keep this set in the upcoming new Annual Catalog in June. They do retire their products and keep the product line fresh.


I added a little butterfly to the card for a pop of color. This butterfly was cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit that is currently retired.

My Paper Pumpkin News


My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription program by Stampin’Up! It is the 5th anniversary of this program and Stampin’Up! is celebrating by offering a FREE gift in the March kit which is valued at $6-8. So now is a good time to subscribe! Subscribe by March 10 to get the March kit! Remember you can cancel anytime or simply suspend your monthly shipment as long as you do so by the 10th of the month you want to skip. You would not be billed for skipped shipments.

I hope you like my retirement card and it inspires you to CREATE! I will list the supplies used below.

Consider trying Paper Pumpkin! You will enjoy the instant creativity this kit has to offer. You can subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin here.

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Happy Papercrafting,


Product List


Lots of Happy Card Kit

Do you need a gift for a friend who likes papercrafting? And do you need something with everything included so she can jump in and get started right away? This is an All-INCLUSIVE kit by Stampin’Up! called Lots of Happy Card Kit. And it is perfect for gift giving. This kit makes 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs.

lots of happy card kit stamp set

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It comes with the above stamp set that is exclusive to this card kit.

Lots of Happy Card Kit

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I absolutely love the die cuts in the kit. The floral design reminds of the Lots of Lavender stamp set which is a Sale-a-bration stamp set. The vellum leaves really add a nice soft look!


Also included in this kit are 4 Watercolor Pencils! The Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist colors are exclusive to this kit. You can view this kit in my online store here. The Blender Pens are recommended for the watercolor technique but you can also just color the images with the Watercolor Pencils without watercoloring.

I know you will enjoy this kit just for yourself too!

Have a great day and be sure to take time to CREATE!

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Happy Papercrafting,