Botanical Prints Thank You Card & Pillow Box

Hello, welcome to the Pals Blog Hop! This month our theme is “Goodbye to January-June Mini and 2019-2020 Annual Catalogs and Hello to 2020-2021 Annual Catalog” where the Design Team is showcasing their favorites from the retiring catalogs or products in the new catalog! You’ll find the full line-up below to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin Up Botanical Prints Thank You Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Although many of my favorite sets are retiring, I had no problem deciding which of my favorites to spotlight today.  Botanical Prints Product Medley was at the top of my list!  Everything about this kit spoke to me:  the stamps are pretty, petite florals with simple sentiments, it has coordinating dies, the Designer Series Paper is so versatile with patterns that could be colored if you wished and classic black and white patterns, laser cut paper, ribbon and pretty copper embellishments.  This is one of the best all-inclusive kits I’ve seen and it’s on the retirement list at a deep discount.

Stampin Up Botanical Prints Thank You Card Idea-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

For today’s project, I created a Thank You card and coordinating treat/gift card holder using a few more retiring favorites.

Stampin Up Botanical Prints Thank You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The retiring Thank You dies are the BIG 3 in my opinion: big, bold and beautiful font.


  • The A2 card base is Basic Black cardstock
  • I randomly stamped a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock with the floral image in Smoky Slate ink and colored it with Stampin’ Blends creating my own DSP.
  • To give it a little texture, I embossed it with the Subtles Embossing Folder after coloring it.
  • I then cut a rectangle from the center using the Stitched Rectangle die that measures 4″ x 2 5/8″.
  • The Stitched Rectangle was glued to a piece of Basic Black cardstock measuring 2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″.  Both were glued to the larger piece of Whisper White making sure to line up the images and to cover the area where the rectangle was cut.

Stampin Up Botanical Prints Thank You Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I cut the Thank You once in their respective colors and two more times in Basic Black.  The black die cuts were glued together and the colored die cut was offset just a little to give it an outline and glued.  The added layers give the sentiment a pretty “lift”.

Stampin Up Botanical Prints Thank You Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment comes from the Country Home stamp set, which will be in the new Annual Catalog.

Stampin Up Botanical Prints Thank You Cards Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

For the coordinating gift card/treat holder, I used the retiring Kraft Pillow Boxes.

  • I created a pouch instead of a box simply by cutting a small oval using a die from the Layering Ovals dies.
  • I built the label by cutting the large lacy label from the Stitched Label dies in Whisper White, then a circle from the Layering Circles die in Basic Black, another circle from the Stitched Labels in colored cardstock, followed by a Whisper White circle from the Stitched Shapes dies.
  • The floral image is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment comes from the Varied Vases stamp set, another retiring favorite.  I stamped it in black ink and fussy cut it, along with a mat of Basic Black.  The black mat really emphasizes the sentiment.
  • After filling it, tie a bow around the top with the 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

I think this is such a pretty card and a sweet little present that you could make for just about any occasion. The pillow boxes are so pretty and lend themselves to so many creative ways to decorate them.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for June 10th, with our theme “New 2020-2022 In Colors.” We can’t wait to show you the newest In Colors in the Stampin’ Up! color family. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Thanks for hopping with me today!

Take care,








Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  3. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  14. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  19. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  20. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  27. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  28. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days



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  1. These are gorgeous. I love the colors and layers! Your little pouch with the handle is a great idea.

  2. Absolutely beautiful!

  3. I love these Rosanne. Your coloring is just beautiful and I like the two different color combinations. Such creativity. Thanks for sharing

  4. Boy does that black just makes everything POP. Nice!

  5. Such a pretty card. It is so nice when we can take a stamp and make our own DSP. Backing the die with black card-stock really makes it pop.

  6. Rosanne, these are so pretty! I have to tell you, before I read your post I thought you had hand-stamped all those flowers on your cards and colored them all! I was thinking wow! so ambitious! lol! That paper is so pretty. You highlighted it very well!

  7. Great cards. Your hand made dsp is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  8. A lovely duo here! So fun to see how you put your own stamp on the Botanical Prints!

  9. Mary Anne Schnettgoecke

    Fabulous cards Rosanne!!

  10. Jeanie H Stark

    WOW! You are so amazingly talented! Love both your projects and you know just love a matching set!! Beautifully done!

  11. These cards and gift pouches are absolutely stunning! I love how you made the background and added texture with the Subtle embossing folder. Wonderful detail! Beautifully done!!

  12. Beautiful cards! Love the Thank You die cut to accent all the cards. Love adding gift pouches too.
    Happy Hopping!

  13. I need to say THANK YOU…for your inspiration! Super-de-duper post!!!

  14. Cindie McDuffee

    These cards are absolutely beautiful! TFS!!!

  15. Beautiful Rosanne. The stitched label dies are my favorite of all time and they will never leave my crafty stash!

  16. Stunning! Beautiful! Superb coloring and ditto for every other comment.

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