General Cards, Paradise Palms, Seasonal - Summer

Paradise Palms in Real Life

Summer is the time for vacations and if your vacation go to spot is a beach….a beach with white sand and clear water, then this stamp set is for you.  It is 7:30 a.m. and I am currently sitting on the veranda of a condo on Ambergris Caye, Belize staring at the palm trees blowing in the wind (and I mean blowing!), watching the choppy water and eating a bowl of Lucky Charms.  Doesn’t get much better than this.

unless it’s this

I used the Paradise Palms Stamp Set to create the beach scene.  This stamp set is the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog….BUT….it also carried over into the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, so you can create your own beach scenes for the next year!  It is currently a bundle with the Palms Dies and you can save 10% off if you purchase the bundle by June 30th.

Beginning July 1st, you can still purchase these items, but not at the bundled price.  You will need to purchase each item separately.

I paired this stamp set with the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Papers.  While the front of the papers has loads of beautiful flowers, the backside has these wonderful shaded backgrounds.  It looked perfect for a beach scene.

I turned the paper 90 degrees from what is shown and cut off a 4” strip and then cut a piece 5 1/4” off then end to make the background of my card.

I stamped my design on Basic White Cardstock using Soft Suede (sand), Pool Party (water),  Early Espresso (tree), Garden Green (palms) and Mango Melody (sun) and then used the Scalloped Contours dies to cut out my scene.  I wrapped a bit of the new 2022-2024 In Color Twine in Sweet Sorbet  around the Designer Series Paper before adhering it to my card base, popped up my die cut on Dimensionals and added a few Iridescent Rhinestones to finish it off.  And I stamped my sentiment right on the Designer Series Paper!  Yes!  You can do that!

In case you are wondering how I got the sun “shaded” to look those colors…..well, I just have to admit that my Mango Melody stamp pad needed to be re-inked and there was a great color variant where I put my stamp on the ink pad!  If you want yours to look like that and you have a freshly inked stamp pad, try this: Ink your stamp, then stamp off on a piece of scratch paper. Use a sponge dauber to add a little ink back on near the edge and stamp.  You might want to test this first on a piece of scrap paper to make sure you get the desired effect.

If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need.

  • Paradise Palms Stamp Set
  • Scalloped Contours Dies
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score and fold at 5 1/2”
  • Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper – Cut 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock – Scrap to stamp and die cut (about 3” x 4”), plus a piece 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Mango Melody
  • 2022-2024 In Color Twine
  • Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Want to change up the card a bit?  Just change the background.  I used the other end of the 4” strip that I had cut to make this card.  The only difference is the background paper, and I used Linen Thread instead of twine.  You’ll notice that I cut off the darkest color of purple off the end

Which background is your favorite?  Leave a comment with your choice!  

Happy Stamping!


The January-June Mini Catalog will expire on June 30th and that means it’s time for the Last Chance Products Sale!  Items in this catalog are up to 50% off!  There are some great deals on a few retiring Designer Series Papers, stamp sets and embellishments!  The sale began June 1st, but there is still time to stock up on a few of your retiring favorites!  Some products have carried over into the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, but any bundled savings (stamp set & dies or stamp set & punch will no longer be offered after June 30th.  Check out what is on the list below!


You read that right!  During the month of June all kits are on sale!  Buy one, Get one 50% off and the best part is that you get the most expensive kit as the 50% off item!  Haven’t bought a kit yet?  Kits are a great way to make quick and easy projects as everything you need – papers, stamps, ink, embellishments, die cuts – is right in the box!  Kits are great for gift giving (you can get a head start on your Christmas gift list!) as well as for having a crafty get together with friends!  There are also several kits that are great for kids!  

To check out all the kits currently available, click here:  Stampin’ Up Kits

This offer is good until June 30th!


June 2022 PP Banner

Nothing is better than a trip to the local Farmer’s Market to get fresh produce….except maybe when you can get a fresh new Paper Pumpkin Kit filled with fresh ideas, designs, cards and crafts delivered right to your mailbox!

The June Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kits includes: 

  • All the supplies you need (cardbases, die cuts, etc) to create nine cards, 3 each of 3 designs, with coordinating envelopes.
  • A Calypso Coral Stampin’ Spot
  • A cute market-themed stamp set with sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, You’re the pick of the crop”, You’re the sweetest” and more!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments that you can mix & match, plus specialty vellum pieces to add a fresh touch to your cards
  • A Mini Shopping Bag (5-3/8″ x 6″) which can hold several cards for gift giving!  And you can stamp on it too! (Additional bags will be available to purchase separately on June 13th.)
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent 

The deadline to order the June Paper Pumpkin Kit is June 10th!  You can order your Paper Pumpkin Kit HERE.


Do you like this card and need supplies?  The link below contains all the supplies for this card so you can shop for what you need.  Simply click this link below:  

Paradise Palms Card Supplies

You will be directed to a shopping list where you choose the products you’d like to purchase. Both options of purchasing the bundle or seperately purchaing the stamp set and/or punch are listed. Once you have chosen what you would  like to order, just click on the “Add to Cart” button! You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional products from your wish list too!  And please add my HOST CODE UAQFYG72 when prompted. If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.

I appreciate your shopping with me!  If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code  I will send you a package of Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels embellishments as a thank you from me!   (Please note: Substitutions may be made if item is not available)

If you need help placing an order,  please contact me using the tab at the top of this blog post.

These are the products used for today’s project. If you need more specific information about the products, you can check them out by clicking on the product image below.  And don’t forget to use the June Host Code: UAQFYG72 when prompted during check-out.


Paper Trimmer




Paper Snips




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