Monday, April 27, 2020

Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis and Ornate Garden Frames create beautiful cards

  • Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite Collection
  • Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Suite
  • How can you be the first to get your hands on new In Colors?  May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit! -- But only if you've already subscribed.  It's SOLD OUT!

Ornate Garden Frames and Tropical Oasis

Two suites that work well together are the Tropical Oasis Suite and the Ornate Garden Suite Collection.  Today's card uses parts from each suite to create this eye-pleasing card for a friend.  I also wanted to use some of the In Color products that will retire June 2 -- Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Pad, Lovely Lipstick cardstock and Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.  I'm so please with the way this card turned out.  I've used this color combination previously and the last photo shows another version of these colors.  Be sure to review the Retiring Products information I posted in my last post and order your favorites before they are gone.

The basecard for today's card is So Saffron.  Then another layer of So Saffron dry embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  Then a frame die cut from Lovely Lipstick using the Ornate Layers Dies.  The flower print is from the Topical Oasis Designer Series Paper.  

I used a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamp Set and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Leafy accents are dies cut using the In The Tropics Dies out of Garden Green Cardstock.  Bows of Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon accent the corner of the sentiment.  

Here's today's card along with an earlier card I created using the same color palette. You can find the recipe for this card in this post.  Tropical Oasis Suite including the Designer Series Paper, Stamp Set and Dies and the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder are all retiring June 2, along with Lovely Lipstick ink, cardstock and ribbons, so be sure to place your order for them today before they disappear.

Let's keep stampin' as we think of others who would love to know you're thinking of them.  Sending handmade cards is a great way to stay in touch when you can't be with distant loved ones and your cards will be greatly appreciated during these times.

The new Annual Stampin' Up catalogs will be available to customers June 2, but I'm submitting my list to Stampin' Up! at the end of this month.  My customers who have purchased within the past 6 months are already on the list to be sent a new catalog sometime in mid- to late May.  f you don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, contact me.   I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.      


  • Stamps: Honey Bee (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Lovely Lipstick
  • Paper: Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, So Saffron, Garden Green, Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, Layers Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, In the Tropics, Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon,   Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue 

To learn more about any of these items, click the photo of the items and you'll see more information in my online store.

NEW Stampin' Up In Colors for 2020-2022 with the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit - SOLD OUT!

The fabulous Paper Pumpkin kit for May will feature materials using the 2020-2022 In Colors, plus Purple Posy from the In Colors for 2019-2021.  But unfortunately, this Paper Pumpkin Kit sold in record numbers and May subscriptions have sold out.  This means that as a May Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you'll be first to get your hands on products using theses new In Colors.  However, new subscribers will not be able to subscribe until May 11, 2020, and will receive their first kit in June. 

The new colors, announced April 24, are: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight.     Here's what lucky subscribers who preordered this kit will get in the May Kit:

  • Kit includes supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 Cards:  5-1/2" X 4-1/4"
  • 4 Cards are note card size:  5" X 3-1/2"
  • Includes stamp set and ink spot
  • Coordinating Colors:  Four NEW 2020 -2022 In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019-2021 In Color Collection 
  • Subscribe now for the May kit by May 10

If you're limiting your craft purchases right now, these all-inclusive kits are a great way to add freshness to your existing supplies for not a whole lot of money.

Paper Pumpkin kits can be purchases month to month or 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions.  You can combine your subscription with your regular order, items on the Last Chance list, and Clearance Rack to maximize your Stampin' Rewards on purchases over $150 USD.  Again, new scribers will receive the June 2020 Kit, since the May

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