Stampin’ Up! Tulipe Times Two

Stampin up tulipe bigz die love

Have you been properly introduced to Stampin' Up!'s Tulipe Bigz Die?  I prepared two Tulipe cards today to give you the opportunity to build a loving relationship.  NOTE:  The first uses the cut pieces and the second the remaining stencil.  Nifty.

Stampin up tulipe bigz die birthday

So here's the thing . . . I saw this wonky color scheme on the chair below and decided to commit it to paper.  

Stampin up tulipe bigz die inspiration

  • Stampin up tulipe bigz die heart If you're not quite ready to walk on the wild side, imagine how sophisticated either of these cards would look in black and white with red accents or a stunning holiday scheme.
  • Try layering a pretty piece of designer series paper below the "stencil version" for a tr?s cool "see through" effect.
  • When cutting patterned or textured paper with Bigz Dies, remember "pretty side down."
  • Stampin' Up! makes Medium Whisper White Square Envelopes (107289, 5 1/2" x 5 1/2") that work delightfully with these 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" cards.
  • The heart on the Best Wishes card was created with the Heart to Heart Punch.  I was tickled to discover that it was a perfect fit on the tulip top.
  • Save the stencil, grab sponges or daubers and ink your way to a gorgeous "painted" design.  How about stenciling the new Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paints from the Holiday Mini Catalog (p. 27) for an incredibly cool finish?

DID YOU KNOW?  The Bigz Tulipe Die (p. 198 of the catalog) is a Stampin' Up! exclusive design.  In addition to paper, Bigz Dies can cut through fabric (quilter's take note), chipboard, vinyl, even thin tin (.008).

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Stamp Set:  Short and Sweet (115060)

Paper:  Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper (115687), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Tools:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Tulipe Bigz Die (113457), Photo Corners Punch (109042), Small
Oval Punch (107304), Heart to Heart Punch (113694), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stampin up tulipe bigz die oval all Stamp Set:  Oval All (113790)
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry (115316),
Pumpkin Pie Textured (Assorted Earth Elements, 108697), Melon Mambo
Textured (Assorted In Colors, 115538), Whisper White (100730)

Ink:  Melon Mambo (115656)
Tools:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Tulipe Bigz Die
(113457), Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889)

Perfect Touch:  Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon
(115613), Circle Rhinestone Brads (109111, Ice), Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. These are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing. Now, I need to go add that die to my wish list.

  2. WOW, this is fabulous! I love the multicolored tulip die-cut!! And how you used the leftover stencil as well.

    The original inspiration piece is really fun!


  3. Absolutely Gorgeous!

  4. Although I’m normally drawn to flourish stamps and dies, I passed on this one; just too many loose pieces! But the stencil look, now I’m down with that. Gorgeous! Wow.
    I’m putting this on my wish list now. A girl’s gotta have what a girl’s gotta have!

  5. Great ideas! And I LOVE your tip about the black and white with red accents! Thanks.

  6. wow Mary. Another fabulous post. The colours are so stunning. I think we are going to miss out on them in Australia. Such a shame. That razzleberry and melon mambo are so nice! Great work. You inspire me to make cards.

  7. Love the colors, and the 2 cards are beautiful! I don’t have this die … ummmm! maybe I need to get it? Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mary, were you ever in Denny’s in the late 1970s? This was their color scheme – I remember it well – late high school nights and hot fudge sundaes. That pink and orange went great with the high school humor and loads of sugar! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  9. This is super-GORGEOUS! I absolutely love the color scheme and your inspiration photo! This is a real WOW piece! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  10. I can hardly wait to try this wonky color scheme, not only because it is unique, but also because I like the word wonky! This die had never caught my attention before, but now that I see how it has been used, it definitely has possibilities! Great cards!

  11. you are one cooooool chickideedoo mary! i actually was looking at furniture and home mags today cuz of you, for color ideas! think you need the knack!!! LOVE the negative card you created from the positive. such smartivity!!

  12. LOOOOVE it! I guess I always just passed over this die when I’m tucked in for my nighttime “reading”. 🙂 The colors are super fabulous, love how you get your inspiration, I’ve been keeping my eye open more when I look at my various magazines, all because of you Mary. 🙂

  13. beautiful colors!! i SO love the combo! love that die too..great job!!:)

  14. Love the color combinations, and the idea of using both the negative and positive stencils. Great job. You always do such a great job.

  15. Love the color combinations, and the idea of using both the negative and positive stencils. Great job. You always do such a great job.

  16. Colleen Kramer

    Amazing execution from your inspiration photo! Incredible die…I’ve even seen the negative used as a “cake stencil” using powdered sugar.

  17. SO gorgeous! I love the inspiration and color combo. XO

  18. It’s amazing how you can get an inspiration photo turned into a card so perfectly!

  19. very pretty!

  20. Great job, Mary. I have this die on my Christmas list. And the color combinations are fab! (Did I just use the word “Fab?!”)

  21. Rosemary Olson

    Love the picture you used to inspire you! You are sooo creative, Mary. I have the tulip die too and am so surprised that others haven’t seen the amazing looks you can get with it. Have a fun week-end!

  22. What a fun colour combo. Great card, love the DP accents.

  23. Linda Callahan

    Nifty?? Way beyond nifty……….I love the whole concept – wild colors and all – perfect inspiration piece as well. The results are terrific!

  24. Can totally see how you were inspired! Great job showing it!

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