Tropical Catalog Kick-Off Party Success!

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!

Tropical Kick Off Party

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

BONUS ROUND!
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 lime
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!

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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!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/

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Kalyn’s Shaker Card!

Yay! Kalyn received the card, so now I can share it with everyone! A super fun Shaker Card! I had a blast making this – who doesn’t love an interactive card that moves when you shake it?!? I decided to go with a clean look of a white card base and a little border of color. The diagonal stripes lend a little whimsy that is perfect for this layout. The Layering Squares framelits work like a charm to make the open frame.  And Stampin’ Up just added Foam Adhesive Strips to their already wonderful line-up of adhesives. Let me tell you. These strips are so convenient! They are 9″ long and you just cut them to the length you need – no wasting!  And no cutting a bunch of dimensionals, either. This exclusive product is a must have – and you’re definitely going to see more shaker cards from me!

Kalyn's Shaker Card

Stamp Sets: Painter’s Palette, Balloon Celebration
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack, Gold Foil Sheet, Window Sheet
Ink:  Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  2013-2015 In Color Sequins*, White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Sprinkles Punch, Foam Adhesive Strips, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*Retired Product

jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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! https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/