Stampin’ Up! Aloha in the Timeless Tropics

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My card today is from one of my very favorite suites in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog – the Tropical Oasis Suite!!  It’s a card that would work great for a retirement – a bon voyage – or just someone who needs to be reminded to chill out and relax every once in a while!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s As You See It challenge.

I started with the woven-design paper from the Tropical Oasis DSP and embossed it in the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I matted it on Mango Melody for the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the large flower from Timeless Tropical in Saddle Brown Stazon Ink.  I colored both of them with my Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend, adding some additional color with the Light Calypso Coral Blend.  Then I cut them with the matching die in the In the Tropics die set.

I used an Old Olive design from the DSP and cut out a pineapple top and several smaller leaves.  I did the same from a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock (I spritzed the card stock lightly with water, first).

I also cut a strip of another design in the Tropical Oasis DSP and bannerized both ends with Paper Snips.

Finally, I cut three of the Aloha sentiment dies from In the Tropics in Mango Melody and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.

Then – time to collage-i-fy!

I laid everything out – including a short length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon…

…and when I liked it – I started building!

I adhered the first stamped flower with Liquid Glue – then added pineapple tops and leaves, all with Liquid Glue.

Then I added the bannerized DSP strip.

I popped the second stamped flower on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

With a little strip of SNAIL, I adhered the Burlap Ribbon.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the stacked sentiment.

I cut several little In the Tropics flowers from Daffodil Delight and Terracotta Tile and adhered them together and then to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I tied a simple bow with a double length of Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature’s Twine pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I added some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the little flower centers and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment and trees from Timeless Tropical.  I inked the sentiment in Mango Melody and stamped it on a Whisper White panel.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber to lightly add Terracotta Tile ink to just the tops of the letters and stamped it again.  I did that until I was happy – with a sort of “sunset” look to the sentiment.  For the trees – I did Marker-to-Rubber to color the stamps, with Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers on the tree-tops and Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Markers for the trunks.  Another Champagne Rhinestone found its way onto the panel, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Terracotta Tile card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Timeless Tropical trees on the front…

…and some Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Boy – I do LOVE this Timeless Tropical bundle with the beautiful In the Tropics Dies – look how great they are for making lush, tropical collages!!  Don’t miss out on making leaves from the Tropical Oasis DSP, either!!  Such fun.  I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); In the Tropics die cut flowers

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); In the Tropics die cut sentiment (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock:  In the Tropics die cut stamped flowers; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: In the Tropics die cut flowers

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: In the Tropics die cut flowers

Tropical Oasis DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (banner strip on front); In the Tropics die cut leaves; envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

So – the other night Wayne and I went over to our friend’s for dinner.  Finn stayed home sleeping.

While we were there, I gathered a little….evidence.

This is Jax.

Please note the intense and highly focused stare.

Do you recognize the dude with the Fritos?  Perhaps the hat is a clue??

Does this picture remind you of….any OTHER picture you’ve ever seen?

I believe we’ve identified the common denominator…. 😉


Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Collage card, Everyday, Friendship, Life Event, Recruiting Special, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , | 18 Comments

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Aloha in the Timeless Tropics

  1. Wowzers, what fantastic layering! I love the cards you’ve been making with this suite. I CASEd one of them yesterday. It took me 1/2 hr. to make and it sold immediately. Good thing I took a photo of it cuz it’ll be used for one of our Thursday hops! You are such a sleuth. The man in the hat is guilty as presented me thinks 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      If the hat fits! SO happy to hear that your CASE sold so fast – whoo-hoo!!! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  2. So pretty! Love the colors and your design is perfect! 🙂 As for the photo…I’m sure that it was all very innocent and that he was just “talking” to the dog. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it was a VERY deep conversation! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Another gorgeous card, Mary! Yep, gotta give credit where credit is due. Pictures don’t lie. (usually, though with photoshop that is changing. Pictures only don’t lie if the photographer is hones.)

    • stampsnlingers

      OR – if the photographer doesn’t have the SW chops to manipulate said photo. As in….yours truly! I can just about crop my pictures! Rest assured – these are COMPLETELY unsullied! 😉 Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂

  4. Faith Simpson

    Gorgeous card, Mary…..I can’t believe I haven’t ordered that set yet….but I will…..
    and “Aha”……doggies know Wayne is a softie….ALL doggies know it apparently…..!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he fairly oozes “I’m a pushover – come get food from me!” LOL! Thanks, Faith! 🙂

  5. This card is tropically rich, Mary! I just love the texture and all the extra touches, including the burlap ribbon, the Coastal Weave texture on the envelope flap and the Terracotta Tile touch to the lettering on the inside! Makes me want to go somewhere warm for a while! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges!

    • stampsnlingers

      Right? It’s the time of year to dream of tropical locales, for sure! Thank you so much, Heather – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. Lovely way to use all those beautiful tropical elements with our sketch, Mary! Rich and luxurious! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Leanne! Appreciate you taking time to come by and leave me such a nice comment! 🙂

  7. Joanne James

    Well aloha – how much do I love this card Mary?! Gorgeous, from the basket weave texture to the layering and tropical vibe – what I wouldn’t give to be in Hawaii enjoying some sunshine and R&R right now. Guess I’m going to have to drool over your card a little longer! Thanks for playing over at As You See It this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Me, too! I am tired of cold and rain and rain and cold!! Come on JULY!!! Thanks very much, Joanne! 🙂

  8. janclothier

    What a lush, tropical creation! Having just come back from a late summer beach vacation, your card sums up my holiday perfectly! Love those bright flowers, the generosity of your bow and the gorgeous natural texture of the coastal weave folder on the background. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Jan – and welcome home! Appreciate you coming by to leave such a nice comment! 🙂

  9. Wow I love this!!! I saw your card at As You See It and thought it was amazing!! At first I thought it didn’t coincide with the sketch but a closer look I was amazed. It follows it perfectly! Awesome and thank you for the inspiration!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Shawna – glad that you liked it. I love this set!! 🙂

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