Stampin Up Number of Years

Recently I have been sharing project ideas that focus on retiring items that I love and will keep – and the Stampin Up Number of Years stamp set HAS to be on that list!

The Stampin Up Number of Years stamp set is the one that coordinates with the Large Numbers framelits.  Truth be told, I use the framelits more than I use the stamp set – but that doesn't mean that I haven't gotten my money's worth out of it – I still use it all the time.

Today I am sharing another birthday card idea using it.  (Over on Stamping Family, there is a new video about to go up that also features this set – but for an anniversary card.)


The Stamp Set

Here is the entire stamp set.


Stampin Up Number of Years stamp set


It is a set of 29 and is only $27 – and it has coordinating framelits!  So less than $1 per stamp, is so very versatile, perfect for adding personalization, AND no fussy cutting for the numbers – that definitely qualifies it for home run status in my book!


The Recipient

This card was made for Lea.  Lea is a crafty girl, LOVES yellow, loves to hand stitch her crafts, loves to watercolor, loves bright colors.  She is full of sass, cheery and fun, loves to roller blade in a dress.  (Can you see why her and Emily are such great friends?)

I pulled in the same Watercolor Wash background stamp that I used here and here.  I also grabbed my Large Number framelits.  Obviously, the Number of Years stamp set – or else I REALLY messed up the naming of this post 🙂 and a few other accessories.


Stampin Up Number of Years | Card for Lea


The Stamping

The first thing I did (WHICH is not what I would recommend be the first thing you do – but we will get to that…) was to stamp the Watercolor Wash onto my Whisper White panel in Daffodil Delight.  Then I used the splatter stamp from Timeless Textures in Lemon Lime Twist on top.

Then I die cut my letters to get my spacing to cut out a partial circle on that same white panel.


Stampin Up Number of Years | the die cutting


What I Wish I Had Done

You know that moment after you finish something and you have that, what I like to call “light bulb moment”, Emily calls them my “duh moments” 🙂  After I finished this card, I realized a crafting missed opportunity.  You see, there are three birthday series.  Emily and two of her friends turn 12 next month, so I was getting ahead and made all three cards at the same time.  I used many of the same supplies, just looked for ways to pull in each girl's unique style into each card.

I made this card last, and it was the only 1 of the 3 that uses this stamp set.  I used Timeless Textures for my splatters, but could have used the little circles that are in this stamp set!  It would have been perfect!

I also would have done all my die cutting FIRST.  Why?  Great question 🙂  Being the frugal crafter that I am, if I had die cut my numbers first, THEN cut away the white circle, THEN stamped, I would have had a great size scrap for my bin.  (Yes, I do have the other side, but would have preferred to have both sides.)


Back to the Card

After die cutting away the white circle, I then cut a smaller black circle using the same Layering Circles framelits set.  You can see where I trimmed off just a smidge off the left side of the black circle.  I wanted that look of a straight line on the black circle to match the size of the white panel.  You do what you want with this – it did take me longer than I care to admit to get that look 🙂


Faux Stitching

This element was added specifically for Lea.  She loves her hand stitched projects, so I did my favorite kind of stitching with a marker!  Rather than doing the faux stitching around the circle, I pulled in the already curved sentiment from the Stampin Up Number of Years stamp set.



Stampin Up Number of Years | The entire project


Finishing Up

A wee little bow added to the 2 in 12 – and some Mini Dimensionals behind the numbers, was all the accessorizing this card needed.  If you struggle at all with tying bows, be sure to grab a 10 Second Bow Maker!!!

All that was missing was the card base and I went with Lemon Lime Twist for two reasons.  1) I liked the way it looked  2) It was already cut and scored 🙂  (Frugal and LAZY – that's right my friends!)


Stampin Up Number of Years | Look how those numbers POP



The Supplies

I left Timeless Textures OFF the list below, just because if I were to do it again, I wouldn't have used it.  The items that are retiring are:

  • Watercolor Wash Background Stamp
  • Number of Years Stamp Set
  • Large Number Framelits

Here is the entire list.  Simply click on a pic to order 🙂


Product List

To see everything that is retiring, click here, then click on Last Chance Products on the left hand side.

Thank You!

Thank you so much for joining me for this fun trio of projects.  Again, if you missed the other two, here is Emily's card, and here is Addie's.  Be sure to check back in tomorrow as I will be sharing a project idea that uses patterned paper scraps.  If you don't have any of those scraps, then be sure to be here Friday for a new Friday Flip!

I hope you see the value in the Large Number framelits – I am so bummed that they are retiring, and have been trying to do my best to make sure you see the value in them AND you get them before they are sold out. Hopefully this card shows you why I also think everyone needs the Stampin Up Number of Years stamp set too!


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