I had an absolute BLAST at my Catalog Kick-Off Party yesterday and I think everyone there enjoyed it, too! I had 13 lovely ladies come and do a make-n-take, check out samples, and enjoy some beyond-delicious Tropical Fruit Salad (see BONUS ROUND below). As soon as I spied the Tropical Escape Suite on pages 120-121 in the Annual Catalog, I just KNEW that was going to be my theme this year. Below are two samples of the cards everyone made. They were able to choose the DSP card layer and DSP square behind the die cut. So much fun!
Stamp Set: Tropical Chic
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Shaded Spruce
Lovelies: Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools: Starburst Punch, 2” Circle Punch, Tropical Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate
Here’s the recipe for my delicious Tropical Fruit Salad I served at the party…everyone raved over it!
TROPICAL FRUIT SALAD
11 mandarin oranges, sectioned
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 pineapple, cut into bite-size chunks
5 kiwi, sliced
3 mangoes, cut into bite-size chunks
Citrus Poppy Seed Dressing
1 mandarin orange
1 medium lemon
1/4 cup agave
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
Zest the orange, lemon and lime with a zester. Add to small bowl. Cut each in half and squeeze the juice into the measuring cup. (You should get about 1/2 cup juice). Add agave, ginger and poppy seeds to juice mixture and whisk until combined. Set aside or place in the refrigerator if serving later.
Prepare remaining fruit and place in a large bowl. Pour dressing on top of fruit about 30 minutes before serving. Gently toss to coat.
Serve and enjoy!
Makes about 12 cups
Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDF!
If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!