Nature’s Perfection Loves a Perennial Birthday Card for Retro Rubber

 Lovely Floral Birthday Card Featuring #NaturesPerfection, #PerennialBirthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp


We had the best time looking at all of the fantastic entries for our Anything Goes challenge! Wow, you crafters are so talented! Our next challenge is great because you can pull whatever you want from the photo inspiration. Like the images? Great! Love the colors? Wonderful! You get to decide what you love about this theme. Just remember to use at least one stamp that is over a year old. Nature’s Perfection was from Sale-A-Bration back in 2015 and I had never used it. No reason at all, because I really love it! I paired it with Perennial Birthday, which is a new stamp set in the current Occasions catalog. Coloring the flowers was super fun and fast with my Stampin’ Blends! The butterfly was inked up in Bermuda Bay and then Clear Wink of Stella was used all over the butterfly to make it sparkle, but you can’t it that in these photos. Wink of Stella actually picks up a tiny bit of ink and adds just a smidge (very technical crafting term!) of color over the Whisper White. I like it!


My Secrets to Make This Perennial Birthday Project

Easily removes small cut pieces from dies.
* Includes brush and 2 foam pads.
* Brush:1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ ( 3.8 cm x 14 cm).
* Foam pads: 4-1/2″ x 7″ (11.4 x 17.8 cm) each.


I have been looking at this card to see what secrets I could give you and the biggest secret I have is one you can’t even see! The Big Shot Die Brush quickly pokes out the little pieces from that beautiful frame. I remember the “old days” of trying to remove them and refuse to go back! This tool is a must-have and sits in one of SU’s large DVD cases right beside my Big Shot for quick and easy removal of all of the tiny pieces! Even if it doesn’t remove every single one, the rest are so easy to get out with my other must-have, the piercing tool. This work is now done in a fraction of the time!







Lovely Floral Birthday Card Featuring #NaturesPerfection, #PerennialBirthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Lovely Floral Birthday Card Featuring #NaturesPerfection, #PerennialBirthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp


Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Nature’s Perfection, Perennial Birthday
  • Paper: Fresh Florals DSP Stack, Berry Burst, Pink Pirouette
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Big Shot Die Brush, Butterfly Punch, Stampin’ Markers: Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist, Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Blends: Pink Pirouette; Non-SU: Stitched Banners, Loopy Rectangle Frame Die by Gina Marie Designs
  • Finishing Touch: Berry Burst Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon, 1/4″ Organza Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes


I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:


Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much-loved older stamps out and play along! Please READ the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win. The challenge closes on Friday, April 20th.


Challenge Guidelines
  • We require stamps older than one year. New papers/dies are great – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.  No back-linking prior to the beginning date of the challenge.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with others but in order to be eligible as one of our Top Five winners, you may not have submitted your project to more than 10 total.


I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

  • You can earn FREE products with my SS Rewards, even during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Need ideas to get your order over the top for these Freebies? Then,

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!


DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products


Nature's Perfection Clear Stamp Set

Nature’s Perfection Clear Stamp Set

Elegant Butterfly Punch

Elegant Butterfly Punch




  1. Beautiful layout, papers and colour combo, thank you for joining in the challenge at MMM.

  2. Didn’t know until now that Sizzix made a brush for cleaning out the die. Beautiful card and love the spring flowers as well as the stamped background. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Rubber Buggy and can’t wait to see your next beautiful project with us soon. Hugs, Nancy Hill, Design Team for The Rubber Buggy.

  3. So pretty! Great colors and such a sweet image! And I agree, that tool is awesome to poke out all those little die pieces, LOL!

  4. Dear Debbie,
    I love your pick on the inspiration picture. The colours are great and so is your card. … hihi, I like your secret 🙂 (shhhhh!). Actually when I made the card for the retro rubber challenge I fell in love with the colours and the combination so much that I used it on other cards as well. If you stop by my blog in the future you will be able to see them here and there. It was such an honor and fun to be guest designer in the RRC. Thank you so much and hope to meet you soon again either on the blog or one of the other platforms like instagram or FB.
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  5. Astunning card, gorgeous design and colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Make My Monday. Good luck. We would love for you to visit us again. Caz. DT.

  6. That is such a pretty frame die! I love the background paper you’ve used too. Lovely work, Debbie – it feels like spring.

  7. Debbie, this is such a pretty card, great way to use all the colours in the inspiration photo. Those wonderfully coloured flowers are my fave thing here…I think I need those in my life 🙂 Clairex

  8. Debbie your card is beautiful. I love all the bright colors screaming Spring (just where is it?!). The rectangle doily frame is so pretty it really makes everything stand out.

  9. Great card, thanks for sharing it in the MMM challenge Janet DT

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