Stampin’ Up! Tufted Tropical Thanks for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!  I love these colors – and know you will, too.

Once I saw the colors, I knew I had to play with the new Tropical Escape DSP – it was just the right thing to do!  So I combined it with it’s Tropical Chic Suite of goodies, added a Thank You Thinlits die cut and….take a look-see:

Here’s our challenge badge – I think you can see why Tropical was the way to go!

And I borrowed a little help for my layout from the TGIF Challenge this week!

I started with some Blushing Bride paper from the so-pretty-it-makes-you-think-of-Hawaii Tropical Escape DSP for the card front – and I embossed it in the new Tufted Dynamic TIEF.  Then I matted it on Shaded Spruce with Liquid Glue.  Next is another design – same paper – that I cut and bannerized with my Banner Triple Punch -and adhered with Liquid Glue.

With the coordinating Tropical Thinlits (y’all – these are SUCH fun!), I cut some Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce leaves and adhered them to the card front with a few dabs of Liquid Glue.

Over that, I used a piece of Shaded Spruce and another piece of Tropical Escape DSP and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

My sentiment is cut with the new Thank You Thinlits die cut, from Blushing Bride card stock and adhered with Liquid Glue.  It’s bold enough against the Tropical paper to not need to be stacked (so – just one die cut!).

I added a fun little Tropical Element button with a Glue Dot and topped it off with a tiny Linen Thread Bow.  A couple of Petal Pink Share What You Love Artisan Pearls finished off the card front.

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a Tropical Chic sentiment in Blushing Bride to a Whisper White panel.  Over top, I added a leaf in stamped-off-three-times Granny Apple Green.  That seemed sorta plain to me, so I added a Shaded Spruce matted strip of Tropical Escape DSP and a couple of lengths of Linen Thread.  And – okay – another Tropical Element button and bow.


I matted the panel on Shaded Spruce and then adhered it into my Granny Apple Green card base with Liquid Glue, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Envelope got a few Granny Apple Green Tropical Chic fronds on the front – I just stamped it three times without re-inking…

…and I added a little more Tropical Escape DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Doesn’t this just scream summer-time-and-the-livin’-is-easy to you?!  I love this color combination and the Tropical Chic Suite of goodies pulls it all together perfectly. I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!



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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for center panel); 5/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner strip); Tropical Thinlits die cut leaves

Blushing Bride Card Stock: Thank You Thinlits die cut sentiment

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tropical Escape DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (center panel); 2″ x 4 3/4″ (banner on front); 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Tufted Tropical Thanks for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So pretty Mary! Great layering and design, love that die cut sentiment! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I was really happy to see that new die in the catalog! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Porgy & Bess would love this card and so do I!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen! And Porgy. And Bess… 🙂

  3. Kate

    Tropical indeed! Very nice.

  4. Pat C.

    Beautiful card! I love the colors and that embossing folder.
    I’m hoping you’re hive-free!

  5. Awesome card with fabulous colors and textures! Thanks for linking up with TGIF. Smiles, Elizabeth

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Elizabeth! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. Kristi

    I lover you Thank You sentiment! It really pops off the page with the paper and your design! Great card Mary.

  7. So fun!! Love how you used the negative of the embossed paper. I love that thank you die cut. I think I “need” it 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – you definitely NEED it, Jaimie! No such thing as too many sentiment dies!! Thanks much! 🙂

  8. Love the layering and all the tropical touches! You would we all talked !!! That embossing folder really shows up ! Love it.

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?! We definitely all had the same idea today. Thanks, Shelagh! 🙂

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