CARD: Flowering Foils



  • Going Gray Card Base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4";  4" x 1"
  • Whisper White:  4" x 5 1/4" (inside);  4" x 1"
  • DSP:  5 1/4" x 4";  4" x 3/4" (inside)


    1. Stamp sentiment in Basic Gray Ink.  Add color using Daffodil Delight ink pad and sponge dauber.  Set Aside
    2. Color in the flowers on your designer paper using sponge daubers.  Colors used:  Daffodil Delight & Old Olive
    3. Assemble your card as shown.
    4. Add 3 Silver Metallic Pearls to sentiment.

CARD: Happy Birthday to You



  • Whisper White Thick:  4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
  • Whisper White:  3 1/4: x 4 1/4"
  • Designer Paper:  4" x 1 5/8" (cut three)


  1. Stamp image on Whisper White cardstock, using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  2. Color image using Stampin' Blends.  Colors used:  Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate & Petal Pink.
  3. Cut out your image using your die cut machine and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  4. Adhere the three strips of designer paper -- I find it's easiest to center the middle piece, then add the top and bottom pieces.
  5. Adhere your image to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Tie a bow with your Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon, and attach using Glue Dot.
  7. Stamp "Happy Birthday" on the inside, in Lovely Lipstick Ink.


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The Mini Catalog Inspiration

Tropical Oasis Suite

The Tropical Oasis Suite is the perfect way to take yourself on a tropical vacation, if only in your imagination! The Timeless Tropical stamp (#151497) set is blooming with classic island images like hibiscus flowers, palm trees and pineapple. The coordinating In the Tropics Dies (#151495) cut out the stamp images, but also include additional coordinating images that make crafting beautiful projects as easy as a stroll on the beach!

The coordinating Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (#151252) is a gorgeous explosion of color while the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder (#151503) and Tropical Oasis Trinkets (#151253) add the perfect splash of texture and detail.

This lovely card features watercoloring, ink splatter, and a textured background created with die cut flowers. I think you'll bask in the lovely colors and enjoy a little mental vacation while you create this beauty!

Happy Stamping,



Tropical Oasis - Watercolor Card

Tropical Oasis - Watercolor Card


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STAMPS: Timeless Tropical (#151497)
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White (#100730), Old Olive (#100702), Rich Razzleberry (#115316), Pool Party (#122924), Pretty Peacock (#150880)
PAPER: Cardstock 8-1/2" X 11" Shimmery White (#101910)
INK: Jet Black StazOn (#101406), Old Olive (#147090), Blackberry Bliss (#147092), Blueberry Bushel (#147138), Pretty Peacock (#150083), Terracotta Tile (#150086), Crushed Curry (#147087)
ACCESSORIES: Whisper White Baker's Twine Solid (#124262), Sahara Sand 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Woven Threads Trim (#149499), Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#151193)
ADHESIVES: SNAIL (#104331), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Mini Glue Dots (#103683)
TOOLS: Aqua Painters (#103954), In The Tropics Dies (#151495)

TIPS: When using an Aqua Painter to splatter paint with ink, place your project on Grid Paper to protect your work surface. Mix a bit of water into the ink so it is fluid. Tap off the end of the brush so it is wet but not dripping to avoid large blobs of splatter.




Tropical Oasis Suite

CARD: Power of Hope



  • Bermuda Bay: 8 ½” x 5 ½”              
  • Blackberry Bliss: 5 ½” x 3 ½”; 2 ½” square
  • Whisper White: 2 ¼” square; 2 ¼” x ¾”
  • DSP:  5 ½” x 3 3/8”           


    1. Fold Bermuda Bay card stock in half and crease to form card base.
    2. Using SNAIL, attach Blackberry Bliss layer to card base; then adhere Lily Impression layer on top.
    3. Ink Japanese woman image using Memento ink and stamp onto Whisper White. Color using Stampin’ Blends.
    4. Die-cut Japanese woman and Blackberry Bliss layer using Layering Ovals dies. Adhere together using SNAIL.
    5. Adhere stamped and layered image to card front using SNAIL.
    6. Ink phrase using Memento ink and stamp onto Whisper White. Adhere to card front using SNAIL.
    7. Using Fine-Tip Glue Pen add three Metallic Sequins.
    8. Add strip of So Saffron Metallic Baker’s Twine and tie knot to complete card.

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Have you heard the news? Stampin' Up! has just released 5 exciting new Sale-a-Bration Reward choices! Which is your new must-have freebie? I just can't decide. The Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (#152312) is gorgeous on its own and is great for lots of coloring techniques. The Rise & Shine stamp set (#152303) has adorable, reversible photopolymer stamps and greetings that are sure to get any crafting day started right. Guess I'll have to get them both!

Sale-a-Bration is the perfect time to treat yourself to something fun for free while you stock up on your crafting essentials like Whisper White cardstock, embellishments, and envelopes!

Happy Stamping,


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Tags In Bloom Project Collection

The Mini Catalog Inspiration

CARD: The Gang's All Meer


This card was inspired (copied, really! :-) ) from a card I found on Pinterest -- see it HERE!


  • Whisper White Thick: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼
  • Bermuda Bay: 5” x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White: 4 7/8” x 3 5/8”; small scrap for birthday hat


  1. Stamp Meerkats toward the lower left of the Whisper White cardstock, using Tuxedo
    Black Memento Ink. Color with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.
  2. Stamp sentiment to the right of the meerkats.
  3. Stamp birthday hat twice with Bermuda Bay ink: once on card below sentiment, and
    once on the scrap of Whisper White.
  4. Cut out and attach to the meerkat, using Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
  5. Assemble card as shown.

CARD: Beautiful Day



  • Basic Black:            8 1/2” x 5 1/2”            
  • Whisper White: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”   Inside 4” x 5 ¼”


  1. Stamp Butterfly on large Post It Note or copy paper. Cut it out using your Paper snips part way inside of the line. It’s a bold line so I would say halfway into it. You want it smaller than the image by just a tad.
  2. Stamp Center Butterfly in Black Memento Ink onto white mat. Lay the Post It butterfly over it (that is called masking) and stamp the butterfly on the left a little further down than the center one and the one on the right a little above the center butterfly and angled a bit.
  3. Lift off the Post It Note Mask and you should have three butterflies but two that appear to be behind the middle one.
  4. Color with the Blends
  5. Using your Black Blend you can add Dots or marking to your Butterflies for interest.
  6. Once done coloring cut out the bottom around the butterflies
  7. Stamp Sentiment onto the top left of your image piece
  8. Attach to the Black Card Base with Adhesive.

CARD: Forever Blossoms



  • Whisper White Thick: 5 ½” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 ¼; 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Cherry Cobbler: ½” x 4”
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP: ½” x 4 – cut one of two different DSP Patterns


  1. Stamp the large floral image onto the Whisper White panel with Cherry Cobbler ink.
  2. Die cut this image with the Cherry Blossoms die.
  3. Stamp the words onto front of card base with Cherry Cobbler ink.
  4. Use Snail Adhesive to attach the thin strip of DSP and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, staggering their placement.
  5. Attach the die cut floral image as shown in photo, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Tie a knot in a small length of the Petal Pink ribbon and attach with a glue dot.
  7. To finish the card, adhere three Champagne Rhinestones to the center of each large flower.

CARD: Timeless Tropical

Good morning!  I wanted to share a card today that we made at my Stamp Club in February.  


I absolutely LOVE the Tropical Oasis Suite!  It's one of my favorite suites from the Occasions Catalog!  But, for some reason, I get a block anytime I sit down to stamp with it!  Luckily, others haven't had this problem! :-)  I CASE's this card from Marelle Taylor -- please check out her beautiful card HERE.

Here are the supplies used on this card: