Tropical Chic Card Sample

Sharing a card sample using Stampin’ Up!’s retiring Tropical Chic stamp set and coordinating Tropical Dies.

I love everything tropical! I love palm trees, the beach, the sun, the sand, and flamingos. Did I say palm trees? So, of course, Stampin’ Up!’s Tropical Chic stamp set and coordinating Tropical Dies have a place in my collection. (The Tropical Dies are on sale for $18.90.)

If you like the set and the dies, hurry to the online store and grab them! They retiring from Stampin’ Up!’s line up and won’t be available for purchase after June 2 (or while supplies last).

Tropical Chic Card Sample

Tropical Chic Card Sample

My Inspiration

While paging through a recent clothing catalog, I spotted a vibrant matching shirt and pant set. It immediately reminded me of the Tropical Chic stamps. Here’s a look at my inspiration. What do you think? Did I made it work?

The Tropical Chic Card Sample

I used the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors of Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, and Grapefruit Grove. As a reminder, these colors won’t be available after June 2. The ink pads, ink refills, card stock, Designer Series Paper, and ribbon are all on Stampin’ Up!’s Last-Chance list. A few items have sold out, but much is still available. Click here to shop the Last-Chance products.

In addition, I tried a modified version of the eclipse technique. Do you see the red palm frond on the right-hand side of the card and the blue frond on the left? After stamping, I used the Tropical Dies to die cut the image and popped the white card front up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Beginning June 3, we can shop from Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. As a demonstrator, I received a sneak peek and also got a chance to pre-order a selection of products. I’m excited because the new catalog is filled with some awesome new things.

If you’ve purchased from me in the last six to nine months, I’ve sent a new catalog to you through Stampin’ Up! Watch for it in your mailbox in a couple of weeks. If you aren’t currently working with a demonstrator, I’d love to get you a new catalog. Shoot me a message.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ve included a list below of all the products is used to create this card.


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2018-2020 In Colors Set to Retire

Stampin’ Up!’s 2018-2020 In Colors retire soon!

2018-2020 In Colors Set to Retire

This card achieves three of today’s objectives:

  • Call attention to Stampin’ Up!’s retiring In Colors: Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch. Grapefruit Grove, and Blueberry Bushel
  • Use Stampin’ Up!’s Stampartus
  • Create with my newest stamp set: Positive Thoughts.

Retiring In Colors: Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch. Grapefruit Grove, and Blueberry Bushel

We’ve been able to work with these colors for almost two years. I’m always sad to see the In Colors retire, but I look forward to the new ones. Stampin’ Up! announces its list of retiring products soon, and we know it includes these colors and all of the associated products.

If you love these colors, be sure to stock up now on the ink pads, ink refills, card stock, Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends, ribbon, embellishments, and 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack. These offerings are available while supplies last and are often some of the first to sell when the retirement list comes out.


Stampin’ Up!’s stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus, allows you to do some fun techniques (in additional to being able to stamp straight!). The unique hinge system facilitates this fun stamping of the butterflies. I call it Hinge-Step Stamping. Position the first stamp on the paper, ink the image, and stamp the paper. Then, remove the plate and move it down one slot. (Look for a video later this week demonstrating this technique.) Keep stamping until you have the desired design. Be sure to clean the stamp if you’re using several colors.

Positive Thoughts

The Positive Thoughts stamp set works perfectly for the times we are experiencing. Each day, I focus on sending cards to offer happy mail and let people know someone is thinking of them. The sentiments and images in this set are perfect for that. I’m just starting to play with the images.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to answer questions or help you with any of your crafting needs. Click on any of the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.


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