Tropical Oasis Pineapple Delight

Stampin’ Up!’s Tropical Oasis Suite is one of my faves! Read further to see how I created this pineapple delight!

I can “hear” you frantically flipping through the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog (or maybe even the Annual Catalog) looking for the pineapple stamp. (Stampin’ Up! offered one a few years ago, and it’s retired). Inspired by Gina Shappa, I actually “created” my own stamps using the In the Tropics Dies and foam adhesive sheets (purchased from a big box craft store). Isn’t it super fun? I’m just loving the results.

Here’s the process/sandwich I used to make the “rubber” stamp images:

  • Use the Big Shot Platform as the bottom layer.
  • Working up, add a clear plate.
  • Place a piece of the adhesive foam (adhesive side down) on the clear plate.
  • Put your die cut on top of the foam, cut side down.
  • Add the retired tan embossing pad. (You can also use the current Silicone Craft Sheet, but it may make some cut marks in the silicone.)
  • Top it off with the 3D Embossing Folder Plate.
  • Run through the die cut machine. (I will caution you that the sandwich is a little tight, so practice with different shims until you can cut the foam with the die cuts. You don’t want to injure your die cut machine.)

When I had the foam images, (aren’t they amazing?) I placed them on a clear block, applied ink and stamped away. The colors used for this delightful pineapple are Old Olive and Daffodil Delight, coordinating colors in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.

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Flamingos for My Birthday

Flamingos for My Birthday

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Bundle

Flamingos for My Birthday!

I’ve been celebrating my birthday for a couple of weeks now! I received so many fun cards in the mail. This card came from friend and teammate Ginger Borneman. She’s all too familiar with my love of flamingos so she used them for my birthday card.

When I first got a look at Stampin’ Up!’s Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, I knew I was going to purchase more than just one package. (I’m going to have to do some trading to get extra sheets of the pages with the flamingo design!) This awesome paper can be found in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog on pages 38-40.

But, even though I grew up in and lived in landlocked states, I’ve had a love of everything tropical for a few years. The Tropical Oasis Suite just speaks to me–from the palm trees to the hibiscus to the palm fronds and more–and especially the flamingos.

Here’s a link to see everything that’s included in the suite:

Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Suite

When you purchase the Timeless Tropical stamp set with coordinating In the Tropics Dies as a bundle (you receive a 10 percent discount when you purchase them together) and add in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper, you qualify to receive one FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Choose from exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, a card kit, a flower punch, and more. These are great items to add to your crafting collection.

Thanks to everyone who sent cards, text messages, and email to help me celebrate my birthday. I’ll be featuring several other cards throughout the next few weeks. I know a lot of talented people!

Thanks for stopping by today. Look below to see a list of products Ginger used to create this card.



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Stampin’ Friends Birthday Bash

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Birthday Bash Blog Hop. This month’s hop features birthday cards. Everyone has a birthday, and we always need inspiration. If you are following along on the hop, you have arrived from Lisa Ann Bernard’s blog. Be sure to read through my blog, comment below, and continue to Heidi Collins’ blog.

Here are the projects I created for this month’s hop.

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

Stampin’ Up! Tropical Oasis Suite

My inspiration comes from many places, and a version of today’s card can be found in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. It uses brand-new items from the Tropical Oasis Suite found on pages 38-40. There are many fun, beachy, tropical elements to the suite: from the stamp set to coordinating dies, the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, Braided Burlap Trim, and the ever-so-cute Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

Here’s a link to the catalog: January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

i just love everything tropical, so this suite spoke to me. My favorite flamingo images can be found on a couple of sheets of 12 x 12 paper included in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. This birthday card could be used for both males and females.

The card is layered on a Crumb Cake base and includes a patterned piece from the Tropical Oasis DSP. I stamped the palm trees (found in the Timeless Tropical stamp set) with Early Espresso ink and cropped them with the palm tree die from the In the Tropics Dies. The birthday sentiment is stamped with Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White card stock. I punched the image with Stampin’ Up!’s Timeless Label Punch. I added a small strip of Mango Melody for some color and added a bit of Linen Thread tied in a bow.

In addition to the birthday card, I decorated one of Stampin’ Up’s Mini Pizza Boxes. This 3D item makes a perfect gift card holder!

Stampin' Friends Birthday Bash

I carried the birthday card design to the box, using pieces of the Tropical Oasis DSP, the palm trees, and the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop today. Please let me know if you have any questions about the card or the pizza box. I’m happy to help. Look for a list of products used (and links to my online store) at the very end of today’s post.

A list of all the blogs is below. Lots of great ideas!

  1. Rachel Rife –
  2. Kim Lamos –
  3. Teri Pocock –
  4. Cheryl Taylor –
  5. Jo Blackman –
  6. Steph Jandrow –
  7. Katja Ettig –
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard –
  9. Kim Quade –
  10. Heidi Collins –
  11. Maureen Rauchfuss –
  12. Jean Bolen Beaulieu –
  13. Anne Marie Hile –
  14. Barbara Welch –
  15. Melissa Thomas –
  16. Sue Vine –



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Tropical Oasis Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Tropical Oasis Suite by Stampin' Up!

Tropical Oasis Suite by Stampin’ Up!

The Tropical Oasis Suite in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog is one of my favorites! I’m always drawn to palm trees, pineapples, hibiscus, and flamingos. Who doesn’t want to be taken to somewhere warm and magical?

The card below (created by a friend) uses a host of products from this suite, which can be found beginning on page 39 of the catalog. Click below to view the catalog contents.

January-June 2020 Mini Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Timeless Tropical (153811)
  • PAPER – Whisper White Thick (140272), Whisper White (100730), Early Espresso (119686), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (151252)
  • INK – Grapefruit Grove (147142), Old Olive from Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (147155), Early Espresso from Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (147158)
  • OTHER – 5/16 Braided Burlap Trim, Basic Pearl Jewels (144219), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430), Paper Trimmer (152392), Paper Snips (103579), Snail (104332)


Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Whisper White Thick – 4 ¼” x 11”, scored and folded at 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – scrap for flower & palm trees
  • Early Espresso – 4” x 5 ¼”, 2 5/8” x 4 1/8”, scrap for aloha
  • Green pattern DSP – 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Flower pattern DSP – 2 ½” x 4”
  • Braided Trim – 5”



  • Color the bases of Palm Trees with Early Espresso Marker
  • Color the top of the Palm Trees with Old Olive Marker
  • Exhale on the stamp to remoisten the markers, stamp on Whisper White scrap
  • Cut out trees with Dies
  • Stamp smaller flower with Grapefruit Grove ink pad on Whisper White scrap, cut out with dies
  • Adhere the green DSP to the Early Espresso layer with Snail
  • Run a thin line of Liquid glue across the center of the layers and add Braided Trim
  • Wrap Braided Trim around sides and adhere on the back with Liquid Glue
  • Adhere the Early Espresso/DSP to card front with Liquid Glue
  • Add the flower DSP to the Early Espresso Layer with Snail
  • Add both layers to center of card with Dimensionals
  • Add Palm trees and flower with Liquid Glue
  • Add small Pearl to center of flower
  • Cut out Aloha with Early Espresso scrap and die
  • Add to bottom of card with Liquid Glue

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