Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic Thank You

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up Tropical Chic Cling stamp set has wonderful tropical images that can be used for any occasion. Pair it with the Tropical Dies and you expand the potential creative fun. When the set came out last year, Stampin’ Up! also offered a set of coordinating designer series paper or DSP. Well, that’s no longer available, so when I pulled out the set for the first time this week, I decided that I first needed to create my own DSP.

I was amazed at how easy it was to do! The different leaves are perfectly sized and coordinated to give you interesting texture and movement. The hibiscus flowers are great for providing that little pop of color and the little leaves are perfect for filling in those little blank spaces that you know need something, but don’t know what. Finally, that little striped thing that looks like a price code is perfect for giving you a striped texture where you need it. Imagine the reeds on the roof of a tropical hut, or poles lashed together to make a raft.

Plus – you can do it in any set of colors that you have! Let me show you what I came up with. As always, you can find the supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started out by randomly stamping the palm frond and philodendron leaf all over a panel of Whisper White in Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. I added some touches of the small leaves stamp in Early Espresso. I adhered it to a Granny Apple Green mat and then to a Flirty Flamingo card base.

I stamped the stripe stamp across a piece of Whisper White in Flirty Flamingo ink. I then die cut a panel of Granny Apple Green using the square leaf window die. I stamped the Thank You greeting from the Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic stamp set in Shaded Spruce below the cut out and attached the striped piece to the bottom. I popped it on the leaf panel with dimensionals.

I stamped and die cut the two each of the hibiscus flowers in Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade. I also die cut the philodendron leaf and palm frond in Garden Green. I arranged the die cuts on the panel and attached them with glue dots, and used a dimensional for the top Flirty Flamingo flower. I finished off the card front with clear epoxy dots.

The inside was decorated by stamping the stripes in Flirty Flamingo across the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I then stamped the tips of the palm frond stamp over the stripes in Shaded Spruce. I finished it by attaching the remaining hibiscus flowers.

Don’t those hibiscus flowers call for a cool fruity tropical drink – perhaps in a coconut? Definitely with a paper umbrella! The Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical dies are perfect for sending someone on an imaginary tropical escape. Where is your favorite tropical paradise?

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


These are the last two days of the Bonus Days earning period where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July.

On Thursday, August 1, the redemption period begins and we can start to cash in those coupons. Yay!! See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Flirty Flamingo – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Whisper White – (2) 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 3/8″, (2) 1 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ scraps for flowers
  • Garden Green – 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, 1 1/2″ x 3″ scraps for leaves

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence Beautiful Day Card

Good Friday Morning! Today’s card uses the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set to make a special card for someone special. I paired it with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper or DSP for a rich, elegant look. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by cutting a panel of the beautiful Perennial Essence DSP and adhering it to a Whisper White mat before attaching it to a Pretty Peacock Card Base. I took a piece of Whisper White and ran it through the stitched Lace dies, first the large panel, and then the smaller trim dies on either side so that I ended up with a faux lace ribbon that I attached to the DSP.

I then die cut a Blackberry Bliss frame using the largest square from the Stitched Shapes dies and the third smallest Layering Squares die. I took a piece of vellum cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set in Pretty Peacock. I waited for it to dry and then attached the vellum to the back of the frame and attached the frame to the card with mini dimensionals. The vellum is nice because you can kind of see the DSP behind it.

I then stamped two of the large solid flowers in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White. I fussy cut them and turned the bottom one upside down before attaching it to the top one with multipurpose liquid glue. This makes the flower larger and I’m surprised at how good it looks. I stamped the coordinating center in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White and adhered it to the flower center.

I used the leaf punch and punched two leaf clusters from Old Olive cardstock and two leaf clusters from Old Olive vellum cardstock. I arranged the leaves behind the flower with three strips of Very Vanilla scalloped lace trim and adhered it to the card. I finished off the flower with some Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

I decorated the inside of the card by adding a Blackberry Bliss mat to a Whisper White panel and adhering it to the card. I added another leaf branch cut from Old Olive vellum and a Flirty Flamingo stamped and fussy cut small flower with a Blackberry Bliss center.

The Stampin’ Up! Perennial Essence DSP has beautiful impressionist flowers and every card made with it looks like it belongs in a museum. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko


The Bonus Days earning period is winding down. Next week is the last week for the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pretty Peacock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Blackberry Bliss – 3″ x 3″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 2″ x 3 3/4″, 2 1/2″ x 6″ scrap for stamping flowers
  • Vellum – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • So Saffron – 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 2″ x 4″ scrap for leaves
  • Old Olive vellum – 2″ x 6″ scrap for leaves

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! First Frost Holiday Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is another Christmas in July themed card using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set to make a non-traditional Christmas Card. Instead of the traditional Christmas poinsettia, pine and holly, this stamp set features beautiful roses and broad leaf foliage that can be used for any special occasion. I have received and decorated with red roses at Christmas though, so maybe it is traditional. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I entered this card in the TGIF Challenge TGIFC#221 Inspiration Challenge – Christmas in July where they’re fighting the summer heat with dreams of Christmas. Check out the designer inspiration and other challenge entries.

I started by taking a panel of Whisper White and running it through the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and adhering it to an Old Olive mat. I then worked on the label by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in Versamark Ink on a piece of Whisper White and embossing it in Gold. I die cut it using the smaller label die from the Frosted Bouquet dies and cut a piece of Real Red cardstock using the larger label die from that set. I adhered the labels together and put it aside to work on the elements in the bouquet.

I stamped three of the long leafy branches from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in Shaded Spruce after stamping off twice. I stamped four of the large roses and two of the smaller roses in Real Red. I die cut these using the coordinating die from the Frosted Bouquet Dies. I die cut two of the leaf branches from the Frosted Bouquet dies from Old Olive cardstock and two of the Berry Branches from Gold Foil.

I used some retired red metallic thread from my stash to make some circles behind the arrangement. I adhered the label, leaves and flowers to the panel using glue dots and the large center rose with dimensionals.

I added clear Wink of Stella to the roses to make them sparkle and finished it off with a bow made from the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon. I adhered the panel to the Real Red card base using dimensionals.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the long branch from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in shaded Spruce after stamping off twice. I adhered the last large red rose at the bottom of the Whisper White panel. I attached the panel to an Old Olive mat and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Whether roses at Christmas is traditional or not, the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Dies make beautiful Christmas Cards. I hope you think so too. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ for die cuts
  • Old Olive – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Gold Foil – 4″ x 3″ scrap for die cuts

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around Special Day Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a very simple but very elegant special day card using the Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around stamp set and Stitched Labels dies. Coupled with the Country Floral embossing folder, the card comes together quickly and is great for any special occasion. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I ran a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock through the Country Floral embossing folder and adhered it to a white mat before attaching it to a Seaside Spray card base with multipurpose liquid glue.

I took a piece of Thick Whisper white and embossed the Enjoy Your Special Day sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around cling stamp set in silver. I cut it out using the fancy large label from the Stitched Labels die. I made a large bow from the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon and attached it to the bottom of the label with a glue dot and attached the label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front with three faux pearls.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the border from the Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around stamp set in Seaside Spray on the bottom of a Whisper White panel and attaching it to the inside of the card.

That’s it! This card is embarrassingly simple, but it lets the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! elements do all the talking. The beautiful elegance of the Country floral embossing folder paired with the silver embossed lettering and intricate stitches and curves on the label will make any card special. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Thick Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose Birthday Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is a floral birthday card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! To a Wild Rose cling stamp set. I think this is one of my favorite flower images and today I used it with the pretty floral lattice and label die cuts. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by embossing a piece of Whisper White cardstock in the Layered Leaves embossing folder and attached it to a Whisper White mat. Then I popped it on a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals.

I die cut the floral lattice from So Saffron cardstock and die cut the label from Whisper White cardstock. These are both from the Wild Roses dies that coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! To A Wild Rose stamp set. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set in So Saffron ink on the label. I attached these to the card. Then I stamped the large rose outline image using So Saffron ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I took the So Saffron Stampin’ Blends to color the flower, using the dark close to the center and under the petals, the light in the middle leaving the petal tips white. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I colored the center with a Pumpkin Pie marker. I stamped the outline leaves using Shaded Spruce ink on Old Olive cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating die. I attached the leaves to the card and then attached the flower. I colored some seam binding ribbon from my stash with the So Saffron re-inker and water and made a bow. I tied a piece of the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon and attached it to the back of the bow and attached both to the label. I finished off the card with three clear small epoxy dots.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the outline rose image in So Saffron ink and did the same with the envelope.

This rose stamps beautifully when you use the other two stamps to layer the color on, so I was pleased at how pretty the flower came out with using just the outline stamp and coloring with Stampin’ Blends. Plus I love yellow roses, don’t you? Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


Don’t forget that we are in the earning period of Bonus Days where you get a coupon for $5 to redeem in August for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


July 15 – 31 Host Code: CA7YRFE3

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • So Saffron – 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
  • Old Olive – (2) 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: