Lipstick on a Cactus Card & Clearance Continues!

Learn how to create this friend card using the Flowering Desert Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Created by Stampin' Pretty, Mary FishToday’s card offers a sneak peek of the Flowering Desert stamp set, new in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I used yummy Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lipstick to top off the buildable prickly pear cactus (in Pear Pizzazz, of course) with flowers as well as the bold frame.  The Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration promotion begin Jan. 3.

Sneak Peek Alert

  • Flowering Desert Photopolymer Stamp Set #148700 $16.00 (Occasions 2019)
  • Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies #148551 $35.00 (Occasions 2019)
  • Here’s my Occasions & Sale-A-Bration sneak peek video reveal for a closer look at these and other new products. 


Start with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White Thick card base.

Build the cactus by mounting the various-sized cactus stamps onto similarly sized acrylic blocks, Ink them in Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink, and stamp onto the card base as shown.  

Stamp 3 flowers in Lovely Lipstick ink (full strength) and 3 flowers in Lovely Lipstick ink (stamped-off on scrap paper) to create two shades of color, as shown.   

Stampin' UP! Flowering Desert Stamp Set

Flowering Desert Stamp Set

Use the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform, the 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 and 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies to create a frame of Lovely Lipstick card stock.  Wrap with a piece of White Solid Baker’s Twine, securing with a bow.  Adhere the frame to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment (Flowering Desert Stamp Set) in Lovely Lipstick ink onto Whisper White card stock. Crop with the Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and 2 3/8 x 1 Rectangle Stitched Framelit Die.  Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add 2 Lovely Lipstick Glitter Enamel Dots for an added touch.

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The Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack was refreshed with oodles of additional products. You’ll discover lovely die sets, punches, embellishments, pretty paper, ribbon, ink and more with BIG discounts.  Discounted products sell quickly and are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  

SHOP the clearance rack thru me now by clicking here!  Please don’t delay or you may miss out on your favorites.

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  1. I am attempting to start a diet today so instead of waking up and having breakfast, I came to my stamp room to open some of my new product. I just made this card and Mary, I LOVE it. So easy, you gave superb instructions and WOW did this ever turn out cool. Thank you. Off to make a 1/2 dozen more to send to friends. This Flowering Desert set is so fun & easy to create with! the RECTANGLE DIES…OH-MY-STARS! LOVE……….

  2. Maria A Rodriguez

    Oh, how totally sweet is this card Mary, I know how much you love succulents so this is just about perfect for you.
    Love the frame in that color, which matches the flowers on this cactus, simply lovely.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Georgia Gallman

    Beautiful job, Mary! I LOVE this new set.

  4. Your cactus is perfectly framed with this Lovely Lipstick border. Love everything about this card, Mary. Such a sweet project! ♥

  5. Yep , you sure did nailed it MsMary, I LOVE THEM ALL,
    SOOOO YOU ♥️♥️♥️♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  6. Love this color combo and your clever way of stacking the different cactus stamps to make this pretty card. Adding the glitter dot is definitely the perfect something something. Have a great day, Mary.

  7. I love the color of Lipstick Red. Looks fantastic with this card.
    Oh I’m excited to get that Celebrations catalog!!!

  8. You NAILED this set my friend. The cactus color is PERFECT…..and the touch of Lovely Lipstick for the flowers is SPOT-ON. Thanks for sharing.

  9. The colors are wonderful and I LOVE the frame. This set is ideal to make Christmas cards for friends and family in warmer climates. TFS

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