I have discovered that I am loving the Delicate Desert Suite of products!  The colors are amazing and really remind me of my trip to Arizona last summer.  I am hoping you will find it just as exciting.


Stampin' Up!, Desert Details Bundle, Delicate Desert , Iridescent Pastel Gems, Jackie Beers


Stamps and Dies

This card is fairly simple, but shows off the individual pieces pretty well.  The Desert Details is the stamp and dies for today’s project.  The flower may seem a bit out of place, but it does remind me of the yellow and rust blossoms that are fairly prevalent.  And the green succulent plant was everywhere.  However my favorite is the background die!  The little details around the edges are simply perfect!

Stampin’ Up! has now named the dies that match a stamp set the same name as the stamp set.  This makes it so easy to know what goes together and half as many names to remember! The card sentiment is also from the stamp set and one that seems so appropriate for many occasions.  I was still thinking of my fun vacation, we landed and hit the ground running to get to everything we had planned.  And it was so Fun!!  I also have one little trick I have learned to share with you here.

New Tip:

Do you notice the inside sections of the succulent?  When that piece is die cut, the inside pieces fall out.  I am used to that happening and did not think anything of it.  However, while I was sick I watched quite a lot of stamping videos.  (Shocking I know! 🙂 )  One person, and I cannot find that video again, so am not sure who it was, shared a  great technique for this die.  And I am sure it would work with others.  When you finish die cutting. place a piece of post it note, or post it tape over the die while the image is still inside.  Then turn it over and add Tear And Tape to the reverse side and remove the die.  That is what I did for this succulent plant.  It allows the inside pieces that would fall out, to be secured at the bottom but left loose at the top which makes a more 3D image!  I love this!!!


I have recently been showcasing the paper first, but today’s card idea actually came before the paper.  Although I sort of new which paper pack I was going to use.  The inside of the background layer is from the Delicate Desert Designer Series Paper.  These colors and pattern work perfectly with the stamp and dies.  Actually they are both from the Delicate Desert Suite of products, so they should.  These two colors in the paper not only are beautiful but tie the card colors together and add more of the desert feel.

Yesterday’s card used the second paper that is included in the Suite.  It is the Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty Paper and is two pieces of two different designs.  They are gorgeous.  You can see that card and paper HERE.


This card has several focal areas and really does not require bling.  Of course if you know me, then I had to add some anyway.  There is gold bling that is part of this suite.  But I opted for more subtle.  The Iridescent Pastel Gems are actually in the colors of my card.  I spread them around and used three different colors and sizes.



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Smile and Keep On Stamping,