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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #292: Tropical Chic

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC292 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping  #papercrafting #tropicalchic

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Home Sweet Home" challenge.  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #292 - Home Sweet Home #dostamping

For this week's challenge, I knew immediately what Stampin' Up! products I would use, the Tropical Escape Suite

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC292 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping  #papercrafting #tropicalchic

From the first time I looked at the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog - I completely fell in love with this suite.  Two reasons, 1) I adore the color combination used in the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper and 2) The window leaf shape from the Tropical Thinlits Dies is to die for!  And I got to incorporate them both today!

How'd She DO That tips for Tropical Chic card:

  1. Stamps: Tropical Chic
  2. Paper:
    • Basic Black (11" x 4-1/4" card base)  
    • Blushing Bride(4" x 5-1/4")
    • Granny Apple Green (scrap for leaves die cut)
    • Whisper White (3-3/4" x 3-3/4" behind window, 2-3/4" x 1" greeting, scrap for flower & leaf.
    • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (4" x 1")
  3. Ink:  Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Tuxedo Black Memento
  4. Other:  Big Shot, Tropical Thinlits, Granny Apple Green Ribbon, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin' Dimensionals
  5. Tip: 
    • After die cutting window shape in Blushing Bride panel, adhere 3-3/4" white square to back side, keeping the adhesive to the edges of the square.
    • Die cut Granny Apple Green "nested" leaves together at the same time.  Adhere with glue dots.
    • Fold 3-1/2" of ribbon in half, wrap black twine around it and finish in a bow.  Adhere with a glue dot.
  6. Shopping Links:  See below for a full supply list with links to shop online

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC292 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping  #papercrafting #tropicalchic

If the Tropical Chic Bundle is on your wish list, you'll want to you'll want to add it to your shopping bag today & earn a $5.00 coupon (see BONUS DAYS below) ! 

Don't forget to get coordinating ink too: 

Enjoy~Dawn O


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DOstamping Supplies (click on products to shop online)


Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC292 #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping  #papercrafting #tropicalchic Stampin' Up! color combo Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #colorcombo 


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Color Your Season, Stampin' Up! August promotion includes Blended Season stamp set and Stitched Seasons Framelits #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting

Color Your Season Details:

  • Promotion Dates: August 1–31, 2018 (or while supplies last)
  • The Color Your Season promotion includes
    • Blended Seasons Stamp Set: an exclusive 10-piece stamp set with images for every season.
    • Stitched Season Framelits Dies: a coordinating stitched dies that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
    • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors!
  • Color Your Season items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Print: Color Your Season Flyer


BONUS DAYS are Back!  Stampin' Up! Bonus days!  Earn coupons in August and spend them in September #dostamping #stampingup

I'm excited that Stampin' Up! is offering BONUS DAYS again this year!.

  • For every $50 you spend August 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30, 2018.
  • There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month-long!
  • Print: Bonus Days flyer
  • Learn more HERE 




  • Have you been wanting to do something for yourself lately?
  • Why not start a brand new hobby . . . like papercrafting?
  • We make it easy when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin, because we do the shopping, designing, and cutting for you.

Now’s the perfect time to let your inner artist bloom with 50% off your first kit during the Blooming Savings promotion. Your all-inclusive kit arrives with a stamp set, an ink spot, and exclusive cards and projects.

When you subscribe with Dawn (that's me) - you'll receive additional BONUS project ideas each month!

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