Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Birthday Card

This card features two bundles: Timeless Tropical and So Sentimental. I love these colors together and they are great for male or female recipients. Enjoy!

The Paper Cuts

  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″ and the largest label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  • Tropical Oasis DSP: 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, 1/4″ x 4″ and 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (bird of Paradis and, 2″ x 5 1/4″ (brown weave)
  • Old Olive Cardstock: 2nd largest label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and 3 leaf dies from In the Tropics Dies

The Creating

  • Adhere to DSP panels to the Pretty Peacock Card Base with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  • Apply Tear n’ Tape to a 4″ strip of Braided Burlap Trim and press firmly. Remove release paper backing and apply on the DSP seam.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the Old Olive label with Pretty Peacock Ink. Adhere it to the Pretty Peacock label with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. Pop the tags up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Adhere the two bottom leaves with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  • Adhere the top leaf with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Apply the sequins with Mini Glue Dots I stick the sequins to the dot while it is still on the roll and then use my Take Your Pick Tool to remove and apply them.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the inside panel with Pretty Peacock Ink. Apply the panel to the inside of the card base.
  • Add the small strip of DSP to the bottom edge of the inside with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  • Apply Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to the Envelope flap and apply the larger strip of DSP. Use your Snips to trim around the edges.

This Designer Series Paper and Braided Burlap Trim is going away June 2 with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Get them while supplies last.

Links for items used to make this card are listed below or you can browse for other supplies at my Stampin’ Up! shop in the side bar. Use the May Host Code for free gifts from me (if your order is $150 or more you don’t want to use it so that you get Hostess Rewards). See my Rewards Page for full details.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. FYI, the new one has been released to Demonstrators and will be available to Customers June 2nd. I can’t wait for you to see it!

I would love to know you and to help you create something beautiful.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

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Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


January-June 2020 Mini Catalog

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Watercolor

This card uses the Timeless Tropical Bundle and Stitched Rectangle Dies. It is accompanied by the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper and Lovely Lipstick Cardstock which we will be saying good bye to shortly. It’s time to stock up! Enjoy tonight’s card.

The Cuts

  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″; Rectangle Stitched Die (3 15/16″ x 2 5/8″), Floral Die, and 3-Leaf Dies
  • Tropical Oasis DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 4 1/4″ x 3/4″ Strip

The Creating

  • Use StazOn Black Ink to stamp the Hibiscus and 3 Leaves from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set. Stamp the Sentiment on the Stitched Rectangle and on the inside panel (This one came from So Sentimental). Immediately clean your stamps with the StazOn Cleaner. This prevents the permanent ink from building up on your stamps. Because StazOn is permanent, it will not run when watercoloring.
  • Use the Petal Pink, Lovely Lipstick, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler Ink to watercolor the flower with the Aqua Painters in layers from dark at the center to light at the edges. The Whisper White will tend to buckle more than Watercolor paper so don’t put too much water down. I just squeeze it into the color on the lid of my ink pads instead of placing it on my paper in this instance. Tip: I also lay the watercolored images face down on my grid paper and apply a large block to the top as it dries to help flatten it.
  • Use the Pear Pizzazz to watercolor in the entire surface of the leaves. Then add Old Olive to one side and Garden Green to the other leaving the veins Pear Pizzazz. Tip: The color inspirations are from the DSP.
  • I wanted more depth in the center so I used matching Stampin’ Blends to the black lines in the image for accent. I used Dark Daffodil Delight and Petal Pink on the stamen and finished with Wink of Stella. I added a little Dark Basic Black Blend to the very center around the base of the stamen. Tip: Don’t be afraid to mix mediums.
  • Use Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to adhere the DSP layer to the card front and the Stitched Rectangle to the DSP. Position and add the leaves. Also adhere the inside panel and DSP strip inside the card.
  • Pop the hibiscus with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Links for items used to make this card are listed below or you can browse for other supplies at my Stampin’ Up! shop in the side bar. Use the May Host Code for free gifts from me (if your order is $150 or more you don’t want to use it so that you get Hostess Rewards). See my Rewards Page for full details.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. I would love to help.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

stampdabbles@gmail.com
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Click here for a list of retiring items from the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog
  • Click here for a list of retiring items from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
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May Host Code:  AKZPKNYT

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


January-June 2020 Mini Catalog

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies Birthday Card

There are some stamp sets that just make me smile when I use them. This card is made with one of them…Bonanza Buddies. The animals are just so stinkin’ cute that you don’t have to be a kid to like them. And who doesn’t love those bright, cheerful colors? Unfortunately, this set is going away so get it now while supplies last. It’s linked below.

The Cuts

  • Terracotta Tile Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″
  • Bonanza Buddies Designer Series Paper: 5 1/4″ x 4″, 2 banner dies and a 4 1/2″ x 1/2″ strip.
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″, 4 3/8″ x 3 1/8″, 2 banner dies and a hat die. I like the way the black makes the colors pop and yet gives a calm place for the eye to settle.
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, lion dies, 2 hat dies and 2 pom pom dies.

The Creating

  • The lion is stamped in Crushed Curry and Terracotta Tile Ink.
  • The two hats are stamped second generation Terracotta Tile Ink. The front one is the white die stamped with the confetti package. I just wanted to change up the stripe pattern in the hat next to the stripe pattern of the lion mane.
  • The front pom pom is Terracotta Tile Ink and the inside is Crushed Curry Ink (both first generation).
  • The confetti on the Bermuda Bay layer is from So Sentimental (I put the two on the same block) and is stamped tone on tone with Bermuda Bay Ink.
  • The sentiments are Memento Black Ink.
  • The lions head is mounted on a Stampin’ Dimensional. The Mane has two. The tip of the tail has half a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional and the front pom pom has a Mini.
  • All other layering is adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. Note: I cut the blue banner in half and positioned around the orange one.
  • I accented with Wink of Stella to the front pom pom and the blue banner.

Links for items used to make this card are listed below or you can browse for other supplies at my Stampin’ Up! shop in the side bar. Use the April Host Code for free gifts (if your order is $150 or more you don’t want to use it so that you get Hostess Rewards). See my Rewards Page for full details.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. I would love to help.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

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  • Visit my online store here.
  • Click here for a list of retiring items from the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog
  • Click here for a list of retiring items from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
  • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
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April Host Code:  YQ2JUFAX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


January-June 2020 Mini Catalog

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppy Elements Cards

I realized today that I had not used the Peaceful Poppies Elements from the Peaceful Poppies Suite so I pulled them out and had some fun. I made two cards, the pink one is a CASE from Lori Pinto at Lollypop Paper & Ink and the red one was inspired by the tag shown on page 24 of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. I hope you will enjoy them and be inspired as well.

The Cutting

  • Whisper White Cardstock: Two card bases 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″; a 4″ x 5 1/2″ front layer; Painted Labels Die – large tag; scrap for a Sentiment
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ front layer
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ front layer
  • Basic Black Cardstock: Painted Labels Die – large circular

The Creating

  • Cut the large circular die from Painted Labels Dies from the Whisper White front layer. Save it for later.
  • Adhere the Flirty Flamingo layer on the card base and top with the Whisper White front layer used for the die. I used Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  • Mount the circular die back in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the center only.
  • Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount the flowers. There is a single layer on the part of the bottom flower not touching the circle, a single layer on the top flower where it is touching the circle and a double layer where it isn’t.
  • Stamp the Sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and fussy cut with Snips. Use double Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount to the card front.
  • Add sequins from Peaceful Poppies Sequins with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Run the Poppy Parade Layer through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder. Adhere to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments on the die cut tag. Adhere it to the circular die.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the poppy elements on the corners. Add the vellum leaf elements with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Add sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins with Mini Glue Dots.

Two quick and easy cards with minimal stamping…just the sentiments.

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Please let me know if you have any questions or need Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. I would love to help.

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April Host Code:  YQ2JUFAX

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


January-June 2020 Mini Catalog

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Celebration Card

Isn’t wet embossing the pièce de résistance of cards? It is so awesome and gratifying to see the change from flat and boring to raised and shiny. The camera doesn’t do it justice. Well, there’s lots of it on tonight’s card. The inspiration came from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog, page 130. Enjoy!

  • The base is Old Olive 4 1/4″ x 11, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • This is topped with a Very Vanilla 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel with the floral image from Bloom & Grow stamped with VersaMark Ink, sprinkled with Gold Embossing powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.
  • I stamped the second floral image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and repeated the embossing process. Then colored it with the Stampin’ Blends linked below. I cut it out using the coordinating dies. Then cut it in half and mounted it to each side of the Stitched So Sweetly label with Snail after the sentiment was embossed with White Embossing Powder (in hindsite, I think I would like this better in the gold as well).
  • I added some snail to the back center and looped the Gold Shimmer Ribbon to it.
  • Stampin’ Dimensions make it pop.
  • On the inside I embossed the message in gold on a 4×5 1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  • I added the sprig with Old Olive ink and colored it in with the Light Flirty Flamingo and Light Old Olive.
  • The layers are adhered with Snail.

You will find links to all the products used below. If you have any questions, please contact me at http://www.stampdabbles.com. I would love to hear from you.

Product List

Stampin’ Up has created products that coordinate with our favorite items from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Customers will be able to purchase them beginning February 4th for a limited time or while supplies last. Click here to see a flyer with the new products, what they coordinate with and pictures of sample cards using them.

Promotion Details

  • February 4–March 31, 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit for new Demonstrators. 
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until March 31, 2020 or while supplies last.
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Deadlines for Customer Sales Period

  • Phone: March 31, 2020; 6:50 pm (MT)
  • Online: March 31, 2020; 11:50 pm (MT)

January-June 2020 Mini Catalog & 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure Online!

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

And if you haven’t see the 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure, click here or on the image above to open the online PDF.


February Host Code:  QMDAST66

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


Please let me know if you have any questions. If you do not have a demonstrator I would love to send you the new catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure. Just email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
  • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.

Stampin’ Up! Gang’s All Meer Card

I hate to confess that this stamp set was not high on my wish list. As cards started popping up, I thought “Ok, it’s cute”. After using it tonight I’m in love these guys (yes, the bees have competition)…so cute and fun! Plus, it’s a free set with a $50 purchase before March 31, 2020. You can check it out in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure linked below.

The meerkats leaning on the circle was inspired by a Pinterest post I saw by a UK Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator named Sue Bridge. After stamping the images on the front panel and coloring them, I used an exact knife to cut the areas that would overhang. I really like how it integrates the images on the card. The party hat is fussy cut.

On the inside I used two stitched circle dies to cut a border and then stamped the sentiment inside after adhering it with Liquid Adhesive.

It’s hard to see in the photos, but there is Wink of Stella on the pom pom of the hat and the meerkat eyes are colored blue. I used a color lifter to make the Soft Suede sand lighter than the meer cat. You will find links to all the products used below. If you have any questions, please contact me at http://www.stampdabbles.com. I would love to hear from you.

Product List

Stampin’ Up has created products that coordinate with our favorite items from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Customers will be able to purchase them beginning February 4th for a limited time or while supplies last. Click here to see a flyer with the new products, what they coordinate with and pictures of sample cards using them.

Promotion Details

  • February 4–March 31, 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit for new Demonstrators. 
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until March 31, 2020 or while supplies last.
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Deadlines for Customer Sales Period

  • Phone: March 31, 2020; 6:50 pm (MT)
  • Online: March 31, 2020; 11:50 pm (MT)

January-June 2020 Mini Catalog & 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure Online!

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

And if you haven’t see the 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure, click here or on the image above to open the online PDF.


February Host Code:  QMDAST66

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


Please let me know if you have any questions. If you do not have a demonstrator I would love to send you the new catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure. Just email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
  • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.

Stampin’ Up! Dinoroar Easel Card Box

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a Stamp Camp. Thank you Joy Hall for inviting me. It was lots of fun and we did lots of projects. I thought I would share this cute Dino Box with you.

The Cutting

Pretty Peacock Cardstock

  • Drawer: 6″ x 6″, scored on all sides at 1″.
  • Handle: 1/2” x 4”
  • Drawer Surround: 4 1/8″ x 11″, scored at 1 1/8″, 5 1/4″, 6 3/8″ & 10 1/2″.
  • Easel Support: 4 1/8″ x 8 1/4″, scored at 4 1/8″ & 6 1/4″
  • Easel Front: 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Sentiment Layer: 3 1/2” x 2 1/2”

Dinoroar Designer Series Paper

  • Drawer and Surround Mats, six 3 7/8″ x 7/8″ (yellow)
  • Front Layer, 3 5/8” x 3 5/8” (yellow)
  • Box Top Layer, 3 7/8” x 3 7/8” (blue)

Silver Glimmer Paper

  • Front Panel, 1 1/2” x 3 5/8”
  • Dinosaur, 3 x 1 1/2”

Pool Party Cardstock

  • Front Layer, 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Front Panel, 1 3/4” x 3 7/8”

Whisper White Cardstock

  • Front Strip, 3” x 1 1/2”
  • Dinosaur scales, 2 1/2” x 1”
  • Sentiment: 3 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • Pterodactyl: 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

The Inks and Accessories

  • Pretty Peacock Ink
  • Pineapple Punch Ink
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones (eyes)
  • Metallic Brads (drawer handle)
  • Pretty Label Punch

You will find links to all the products used below. If you have any questions, please contact me at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

Product List

Stampin’ Up has created products that coordinate with our favorite items from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Customers will be able to purchase them beginning February 4th for a limited time or while supplies last. Click here to see a flyer with the new products, what they coordinate with and pictures of sample cards using them.

Promotion Details

  • February 4–March 31, 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit for new Demonstrators. 
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until March 31, 2020 or while supplies last.
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Deadlines for Customer Sales Period

  • Phone: March 31, 2020; 6:50 pm (MT)
  • Online: March 31, 2020; 11:50 pm (MT)

January-June 2020 Mini Catalog & 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure Online!

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

And if you haven’t see the 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure, click here or on the image above to open the online PDF.


February Host Code:  QMDAST66

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


Please let me know if you have any questions. If you do not have a demonstrator I would love to send you the new catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure. Just email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
  • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.