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Retirement Card with Calypso Coral & Petal Garden

June 23, 2018













Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Petal Garden DSP 

Calypso Coral Cardstock

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Old Olive Stampin’ Ink

Eclectic Layers Thinlits 

Share What You Love Pearls

Big Shot

Bone Folder

Snail/Stampin’ Dimensionals


Base Card: (4 1/4” x 5 1/2”)

1.   Cut Calypso Coral Cardstock 4 1/4” x 11”

2.   Score at 5 1/2”

3.    Fold on score line & burnish with Bone Folder


Next Layer:

1.    Cut Petal Garden DSP 4 1/4” vertical x 3 1/2” horizontal 


DSP Trim:

1.    Cut 2 coordinating DSP strips 1/2” horizontal x 4 1/4” vertical

2.    Adhere strips to top & bottom of DSP with Snail

3.    Adhere DSP to center of Base Card with Snail



1.    Cut 3 3/4” Circle from Very Vanilla Cardstock with Eclectic Layers Thinlits

2.    Stamp ‘May the Very Best Life Holds for You be Yours in the Days and Years Ahead’                   in Old Olive Ink



1.    Fussy cut Flowers from Petal Garden DSP

2.    Cut Leaves from Old Olive Cardstock with Eclectic Layers Thinlits & Big Shot

3.    Adhere Leaves to back of Greeting with Snail

4.    Adhere Flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals

5.    Adhere Pearl to center of Flower







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