Stampin’ Up Fabulous Flamingo Tropical Chic

Good Monday morning my fellow stampers.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Did anyone do anything fun?

For today’s card I used a couple different stamp sets that I thought looked great together.  I used the soon to retire Stampin’ Up Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Up Tropical Chic Bundle.  The bundle is only available until June 3rd at the discounted price, but will be available separately in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  Here’s my card.

My card today also played along with 2 challenges.  First off is the Color Throwdown challenge #540.  Here are their colors.

Next is the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #385.  Here’s their sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of Tropical Escape 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper to a Night Of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamparatus (thank goodness for that since I’m still working 1 armed), I stamped the flamingo image from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  I started with So Saffron Ink and stamped the 1st part of the flamingo on a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the 2nd part (the body) in So Saffron Ink again stamping off once.  I stamped the outline of the flamingo in Pumpkin Pie Ink.  I stamped the water image from the same stamp set on the bottom of the Whisper White panel in Night of Navy Ink stamping off once.  I stamped the grass image on the sides of the bottom of the panel in Granny Apple Green Ink.  I adhered the artwork to a Night of Navy mat using Snail and then adhered it to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a small panel of So Saffron cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Tropical Chic stamp set in Night Of Navy Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using the circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies keeping the sentiment towards the bottom of the circle.  I edged the circle using my Night Of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker.  I adhered some of the palms I had cut out using my Big Shot and the Tropical Thinlit Dies in Granny Apple Green cardstock, to the back of the sentiment using Snail.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped a couple of the hibiscus flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set in Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron Inks on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut them out using my Big Shot and the Tropical Thinlit Dies.  I adhered them to the top of the sentiment circle using Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

On the inside I stamped 2 different leaves from the Tropical Chic stamp set in Granny Apple Green on a panel of Whisper White cardstock, stamping off once on some of them.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Night of Navy Ink in the center of the Whisper White panel.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a So Saffron mat using Snail and then to the inside of the Night Of Navy card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered a couple more of the hibiscus flowers I had stamped and cut out to the side of the Whisper White panel using Glue Dots.

To finish my card off I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the flamingo from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set on the envelope front the same way that I did for the card front.  I stamped the hibiscus flower from the Tropical Chic stamp set on the envelope front and envelope back in Pumpkin Pie Ink.  I adhered a piece of the Tropical Escape  6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!

Don’t forget if there are any of the retiring stamp sets, paper, ink or embellishments that you are really wanting.  Now is the time to grab them before they sell out.


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Happy Stamping, Karen!


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If you’re on my mailing list I will be sending you a catalog as soon as I get them the beginning of May. If you want to be on my mailing list, you must have placed an order of $50 or more before May 1st 2019.


Stampin’ Up! has posted their retiring lists for the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog.  Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through June 3!

A few notes about the lists:

  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
  • Order deadline to get the retiring products:  June 3, 2019; 11:50 PM (MT)

Click the images below to head over to shop the specific retiring items:

Please note, some of the bundle items may be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  However, the bundle pricing will go away, so get them while you can at the discounted price!!

Stampin’ Up! Retirement List Clarification

It looks like every single stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog is being retired and that isn’t the case, the carryover sets are being transitioned to Cling Mount.

The stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first).

If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog!  All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Here is the list of stamp sets that WILL be in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  The stamp sets on this list will not be retiring, they will simply be transitioned to Cling Mount moving forward:

  • Accented Blooms
  • Animal Outing
  • Artisan Textures
  • Barn Door
  • Beautiful Day
  • Beautiful You
  • Bee Thankful
  • Birthday Backgrounds
  • Bokeh Dots
  • Botanical Bliss
  • Country Road
  • Crafting Forever
  • Dandelion Wishes
  • Dashing Deer
  • First Frost
  • Flourishing Phrases
  • Gallery Grunge
  • Healing Hugs
  • Heartland
  • Hold on to Hope
  • Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Kindness & Compassion
  • Label Me Pretty
  • Lilypad Lake
  • Little Elephant
  • Little Twinkle
  • Love You to Pieces
  • Magical Mermaid
  • Painted Glass
  • Peaceful Place
  • Perennial Birthday
  • Pop of Petals
  • Rooted in Nature
  • Sea of Textures
  • Sorry for Everything
  • Special Celebrations
  • Stitched All Around
  • This Little Piggy
  • Tropical Chic
  • Winter Woods

Any other stamp sets in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog that are NOT on this list will be retired.  Sorry again for the confusion!  Stampin’ Up! is aware of the confusion and hopefully will be posting an updated list for us.

You can download copies of the full retiring lists in PDF Form here:

  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the Occasions Catalog.
  • Click here to get a copy of the full retiring list from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.


About the “Shelli” Kit

Shelli Gardner worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot.

Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla

  • In order to receive the Hugs from Shelli kit, the subscriber must have an active subscription by May 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Don’t miss out on the May Paper Pumpkin.  Click HERE to subscribe.


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Night Of Navy Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″),      2 1/4″ X 4 1/4″ (artwork mat)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner mat), 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ (sentiment)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 1/8″ X 4 1/8″ (artwork), 3 3/4″ X 5″ (inner liner)
  • Tropical Escape 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front), piece for envelope flap


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up Fabulous Flamingo Tropical Chic

  1. I love the way you used the sketch! The flamingo is perfect for the vertical element. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


  2. What a fun card! I just love flamingos!! Tropical Chic is one of my favourite sets and it looks fabulous on your card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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