Monday 13 February 2023

Taco Fiesta Card & Blog Hop


Warm greetings from Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada! I'm located just across the Skutik (St Croix) River from Calais, Maine, USA. This beautiful place (on both sides of the border) is the traditional territory and home of the Passamaquoddy, and I'm grateful that they share it with us.

I'm delighted to welcome you to a fabulous blog hop across the Stampin' Up!® world today, with cards from across North America, Oceania, and Europe! Contributors are all members of the fantastic Demonstrator Training Program organized by Kylie & Bruno Bertucci in Australia. We're showcasing the cards we make to say thank you to our lovely customers. You'll find the full list of Blog Links at the bottom of this post. 

My card features the wonderfully whimsical Taco Fiesta Stamp Set, Delicate Desert DSP, and Tailored Tags Dies. I'll include a clickable photo supply list for you at the end of this post.

My colour scheme is Calypso Coral plus 3 of the 2021-2023 In Colors: Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, and a touch of Evening Evergreen. I wanted to highlight the 2021-2023 In Colors because they'll be retiring at the end of April. Items featuring retiring In Colors tend to start selling out some weeks before official retirement, so I hope my card will encourage you to buy the 2021-2023 In Color items you love now, and avoid disappointment later. The 5 retiring colours are: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Fresh Freesia. 

To make this card, I started by using Tailor Made Tags Dies to cut a Basic White Cardstock tag. On it I stamped my image from the Taco Fiesta Stamp Set in Soft Succulent, then the face and sentiment in Calypso Coral. To finish the tag, I tied a knot through it with Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon. 

Next, I cut, scored, and folded a 4 1/4" x 11" Pale Papaya card base. Then I used Stampin' Seal to layer on three panels: a 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Delicate Desert DSP, a 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" strip of Calypso Coral Cardstock, and a 2" x 5 1/2" piece of DSP. This beautiful DSP makes me think of our wonderful trip of desert hiking in Palm Springs, California, for our 25th anniversary a few years back. Just look at the lovely desert-inspired patterns and colours:

To finish the card, I attached the stamped tag with Stampin' Dimensionals, then embellished with 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds. These translucent embellishments with a bit of sparkle come in the 5 colours retiring this April:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you loved the card! Below you'll find Blog Hop links, specials, classes, and clickable photo supply list.

Blog Hop Links

Special Offers

No selling required. You don’t even have to buy anything else, ever!

Find out more here

During Sale-A-Bration, choose from:

Option 1 - Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine ($86 value) + past Paper Pumpkin kit ($26.50 value) + choose $225 of ANY products for just $175

Option 2 - Choose $225 of ANY products + past Paper Pumpkin kit ($26.50 value) for just $135

NO shipping & NO tax in most Canadian regions!

Perks include membership in Creative Cafe, a monthly $10 craft class & minimum 20% discount on future orders thru July 2023!

🎨 Browse my Online Classes here

Dainty Delight & Sweet Citrus classes close today, 13 February. Come join the fun!

Here's a Sneak Peek from the Sweet Citrus Class:

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