Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Oasis “W” Fun-Fold Birthday Card

Good Friday morning, y’all!!  Been a heck of a week and I, for one, am not at all sad to see it fade away. 😉  Hopefully YOUR week has been good and your weekend is looking to be a good one.

If you were able to join me for my YouTube Live Video yesterday –  I appreciate you spending some of your day with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I saw this fun-fold the other day on my teammate Karen Finkle’s blog and I watched the video over on Cindy Brumbaugh’s Cindy LeeBee Designs blog to see how to put it together.  Then, I made one using the Tropical Oasis DSP and the Timeless Tropical bundle.  Take a look-see:

The front of this fun-fold card was inspired by the sketch challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

And it fits perfectly with the Watercooler Wednesday All About Occasions challenge!

The card I made in the video is the exact same layout – but I changed up the card base (and “w” mechanism) to use Terracotta Tile – versus the Shaded Spruce in this post.  Check out how they look next to each other.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Shaded Spruce (or Terracotta Tile for the second card), scored and folded at 5 1/2″.  For the card front, I matted a piece of the Tropical Oasis DSP on Petal Pink and adhered it to the front of the card base with Liquid Glue.

I pulled out my Jubilee Beauty die set and cut the ornate rectangle from Petal Pink, then adhered it to the left side of the card front with Liquid Glue.  Then I laid my ribbon across the card so that I’d know where to place my decorations.  This card uses Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon.  The second card (video) uses the linen ribbon in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.

Using the dies in the In The Tropics set, I cut a “pineapple” top from Granny Apple Green card stock.  With a Sponge Dauber, I added a little Shaded Spruce ink to the pineapple frond.  I spritzed the card stock with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer and cut three “palm leaves”.

For this card, I stamped the two flower images in Terracotta Tile on Petal Pink.  I cut them with the dies in the In The Tropics set and lightly colored the center with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend Marker.  The second card is similar – with the flowers stamped in Petal Pink on Whisper White and colored lightly with the same Dark Daffodil Delight Blend.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the palm leaves and the small flower with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the pineapple frond to the back of the larger flower with Liquid Glue – then placed Stampin’ Dimensionals at the top and bottom (creating a “channel” for my ribbon to slide thru).

I cut two of the “aloha” sentiments from Shaded Spruce (or Terracotta Tile) and stacked them together with Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered it to the large flower.

I added a few green gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones Pack and the card front was done.

For the inside, I adhered two pieces of the Tropical Oasis DSP on the inside panels.

The mechanism for the “W”  (or the “M”) fold – depending on your perspective…

…is a 1 3/4″ x 11″ piece of the same color card stock as the card base.  I scored and folded it at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″ – then used Liquid Glue on just the end panels – to adhere it into the card base.

I cut four Petal Pink mats, plus two Whisper White and two DSP squares.  I added two of the Timeless Tropical sentiments in Terracotta Tile on the Whisper White squares.

After adhering the pieces to their mats with Liquid Glue, I adhered them to the mechanism panels.  NOTE:  the two end panels can have adhesive all over the back.  For the two middle pieces (on the panels that move when the card opens and closes), you’ll want to put your adhesive on the MECHANISM, not on the back of the matted square.  Trust me on this! 😉

Once all the panels are in place – here’s how the inside looks!

Close the card and tie the ribbon around it in a pretty bow and…the card is done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Terracotta Tile small flower on the front – I covered it with a sticky note mask and added two Shaded Spruce leaves…

…and more of the Tropical Oasis DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Regardless of whether this looks like a “W” or an “M” fold to you – to me it just looks fun!  And it is!  Especially when it’s done with the uber-gorgeous Tropical Oasis DSP!  With Timeless Tropical-stamped and In The Tropics-die cut flowers and leaves…it’s a tropical vacation in a card!

I hope you like!  And…will be making a W or M of your own soon! 🙂

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the My Stampin’ Up! Family!

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at

 March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details!

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: their seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank everyone who has helped along the way, they’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron.
  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects
  • Subscribe for the March kit at from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store (don’t forget that THESE will earn you free Sale-A-Bration goodies, too!).  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce (or Terracotta Tile) Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1 3/4″ x 11″ (W “mechanism” – scored at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″); In The Tropics die cut sentiment (x2)

Petal Pink Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares (mats for inside art and sentiments);  In The Tropics die cut flowers on front

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (x2 – sentiment panels on inside)

Tropical Oasis DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – panels on inside of card base); 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (x2 – small DSP panels on inside); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix

Why – oh why – do you accuse me of digging in the mud??

He’s his Dad’s son…. 😉



Categories: 2020 January - June Mini Catalog, 2020 Occasions Mini Catalog, Fun Fold card, Joining Special, Recruiting Special, Video Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Post navigation

20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Oasis “W” Fun-Fold Birthday Card

  1. Susan K

    Beautiful card that would surely surprise the recipient! I love the fun fold and bright papers.
    You have mud to dig in! Surprise! Surprise! He’s just doing his job!

    • stampsnlingers

      Right? It’s part of the dog manual! Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  2. Such a cool card design! Love that tropical paper, great video too! Mud…what mud??? I don’t see anything. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      He didn’t either – hence his confusion over my reaction!! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Jari Francis


  4. Pretty card. It was fun to be able to watch live for a change. Great video.

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad you were able to be on, too, Julie – and that you enjoyed it. Thanks! 🙂

  5. I’m thrilled that you tried this and did a video. I’ve got to figure out why I don’t get notifications that you are live. Our card group met last evening so if I had remembered, I could have watched…darn! I love the paper you chose. My favorite is the Shaded Spruce. I think I’ll CASE your CASE 🙂 Finn is all boy! Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend. I finally broke down and turned on the heat this morning even though your card made me feel like I was in the tropics!

    • stampsnlingers

      Be sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel – that OUGHT to get you notifications! 😉 CASE away! Heat?? In Florida!? 😳😳😳 Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  6. Maryanne Willequer

    Mary, this is such a beautiful card, and I love that it is a fun fold card, too!

    How can you say that Finn ran through the mud? Look at his innocent face! Hah!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know. Not a speck of mud on him ANYwhere!! LOL. Thanks very much, Maryanne! 🙂

  7. Karen Brown

    What a beautiful “Aloha” card! Love the floral theme. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen – DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Patti Rowe

    Of course another beautiful card Mary – love it! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Patti!! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Lovely card! I’m ready to go to Hawaii now! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Me, too!! Just a few more months! Whoo-hoo!! Thanks so much, Melissa – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  10. These are absolutely gorgeous!! Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Debbie! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by

%d bloggers like this: