Stampin’ Up! Playful Timeless Tropical Birthday Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning!  It’s Weekend-Eve!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope your plans are all made and that you’re going to be doing something fun! 🙂  I’ll be attending our virtual “On Tour” Event in the morning and then it’ll be out to the garden!!  Unless it’s raining.  Then that second part might have to adjust.  Flexibility is key!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube Live, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me.  If not – but you’d like to take a peek at the replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

For this one – a slimline card – I used a few goodies that are carrying over in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog – the Timeless Tropical stamp set with the coordinating In The Tropics die set.  Plus – check out the Playful Alphabet dies sentiment!  Take a look-see:

The layout was inspired by this week’s Sunday Stamps challenge.

And the tropical theme….from the Cupcake Inspiration photo challenge!

I started with a piece of the wonderful In Good Taste DSP  (Yes! This IS carrying over into the next catalog – whoohooo!!!) that I matted on Soft Suede for the card front.

Next, I matted a piece of Very Vanilla on Soft Suede and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used the Playful Alphabet dies to cut the letters from a second (darker) piece of In Good Taste.  Then I adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On Very Vanilla, I stamped the smaller flower from Timeless Tropical in Poppy Parade and two leaves in Old Olive.  I used a Blender Pen to “pull” ink to shade the flowers and leaves – then cut them out with their In The Tropics dies.

I also used a couple of the In The Tropics dies from Old Olive and Mossy Meadow card stock.  Then it was time to adhere the leaves to the card front – using Liquid Glue.  I popped the flowers on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a few more small flowers from Mango Melody and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

I added some Opal Rounds to the middle of the stamped flowers and some Pearl Basic Jewels that I’d colored with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend to the middle of the small die cut flowers – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the small Timeless Tropical flower in Poppy Parade in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.  I stamped the flower onto a sticky note and fussy cut it to make a mask – and placed that over the stamped flower.  Then I stamped the leaf image in Old Olive.  I removed the mask and “pulled” the ink with my Blender Pen.  I added an Opal Round to the middle of the flower, then added a sentiment from Timeless Tropical in Soft Suede.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Soft Suede mat and into my Old Olive card base – popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I pulled out a basic business-sized envelope and added the Timeless Tropical flower and leaves on the front…

…and a little more In Good Taste DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Are you ready to head to the tropics for a birthday celebration now?  Timeless Tropical and the In The Tropics die set will make you crave sand and palm trees!  And the Playful Alphabet dies gives you virtually unlimited sentiment possibilities!  In Good Taste – THANK YOU Stampin’ Up! for carrying this gorgeous DSP to the next Catalog!!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!






Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) 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 Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The April Tutorial features the Art Gallery Bundle!  

Just a reminder – the Clearance Rack has been updated with tons of new goodies!  Head over there quick as a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

Here’s a link right to the Clearance Rack in my Online Store.

Happy Shopping and Saving!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Shares Open For Ordering!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new papers in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and treat boxes!  I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 May 21 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

For this catalog, I’m offering a New Designer Series Paper Share and you can DOUBLE it up if you like! 🙂

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

Stamps-N-Lingers Designer Series Paper Share – $58 – Plus $7.75 for  Priority Shipping w/ Tracking

You’ll get 184 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and some Specialty Papers, too!  Plus a couple of the fun treat boxes, some pretty gift bags and a cool lattice embellishment!  That’s 192 pieces of amazing crafty goodness!  To buy one of each of these packs of papers/boxes/bags would cost you over $270 – plus shipping!

  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 6 sheets
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP – 6 sheets
  • Impressions in Ink DSP – 6 sheets
  • In Good Taste DSP – 12 sheets
  • Pansy Petals DSP – 6 sheets
  • Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Sweet Symmetry DSP – 6 sheets
  • Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP – 6 sheets
  • You’re a Peach DSP – 6 Sheets
  • 2021-2023 In Color 6” x 6” DSP – 10 sheets
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6” x 6” DSP – 10 sheets
  • Brights 6” x 6” DSP – 20 sheets
  • Neutrals 6” x 6” DSP – 20 sheets
  • Regals 6” x 6” DSP – 20 sheets
  • Subtles 6” x 6” DSP – 20 sheets
  • Ombre Specialty Paper – 4 sheets – one of each color
  • 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum – 5 sheets – one of each color
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper – 2 sheets – one of each color
  • Linen Specialty Paper – 1 sheet
  • Ombre Gift Bags – 5 – one of each color
  • Scalloped Kraft Treat Boxes – 1
  • Simply Classic Treat Boxes – 1
  • Paper Lattice – 1 piece

Want Double the Fun?  Then a DOUBLE Share is the way to go!  – $116 – Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking

With a Double Share –  I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the 6″ x 6″ DSPs – you’ll get double sheets of those.  These are the Tidings for Christmas, 2021-2023 In Color, 2020-2022 In Color, Neutral, Regals, Brights, Subtles Color packs, and Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper!)

PLUS!  Get a FREE Gift From Me! – When you order one of my shares, you’ll get a sampling of the new host exclusive Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!

  • I’ll submit the order on 4 May 21 when the Catalog goes Live
  • You’ll receive a PayPal Invoice around 27 April or when I get your order if you place it after the 27th.   I’ll need payment before I submit the shares, please and thank you! 🙂
  • Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US or Military APOs).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 2 May 21 at 8pm EST!!

If you’d like to join us, head over to my Shares page here and use the order form there,  or email the following information to

    • Your first and last name
    • Email address connected to your Paypal account (I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine. If you are already a customer, I will accept payment by check. ***You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account. 🙂
    • Shipping Address

Let me know if you have any questions. Hope you’ll join the fun! Thanks!

If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the other catalogs.  Many items will sell out fast, so don’t delay—head over to my Online Store and get started right now!

Here’s the deets:

Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
    Ordering deadlines:

DEADLINE for ordering is 3 May 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

Would you like to see listings of the Retiring products?

    • 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retiring list as a PDF
    • Click here to see ALL the Item in a sortable Excel Spreadsheet 
    • See the sortable list with the non-English language sets removed right here!

Remember, even if a BUNDLE carries over to the next catalog, it most likely will NOT be at the 10%-off bundle price, so get them while you can at their discounted price!!

While you’re at it, be sure to take a really hard look at your stash of 2019-2021 In Color goodies, too – those are going fast with many items already GONE! 🙁

Happy shopping, y’all!  And don’t forget – it’s all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Old Olive Cardstock: 8″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4″); In The Tropics die cut leaves

Soft Suede Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 8 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);2 3/8″ x 7″ (mat for small sentiment panel)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 2 1/4″ x 6 7/8″ (small sentiment panel); 3 5/8″ x 8″ (inner liner); In The Tropics die cut flowers and stamped leaves

Mossy Meadow and Mango Melody Cardstock: In The Tropics die cut leaves and flowers

In Good Taste DSP: 3 5/8″ x 8″ (card front);  Playful Alphabet die cut letters; 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!

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Finn Fan Fix 

Australian Shepherd for sale.  Five years old.  Many sterling qualities.  Excellent bloodlines.  Large feet.  Cute lips.  Good sleeper. Extremely photogenic.

Some assembly required!




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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Playful Timeless Tropical Birthday Card with Video Tutorial

  1. Dang, I forgot to watch. So much for notifications showing up while I’m in You Tube! I’m sure you could sell the ghost of Finn past on Ebay ;-D Enjoy OnTour!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! The Ghost of Finn Past! Too funny. Thanks, Karen – and I have no clue how and what FB decides to notify us of – and when! 🙁

  2. Such a fun card! Love the layout, perfect way to use those tropical flowers! Finn’s baby brother isn’t quite as cute…not so sure on the assembly required part either. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah – I can tell you that the instructions are AWFUL! 😉 Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Sharon Gibbons

    Love the tiki hut vibe!

  4. Terrific card, Mary, with the tropical theme and the playful arrangement of the sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  5. Mary, this is fabulous! I love the pretty flowers and your bold sentiment! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, my friend! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. I love your non-linear sentiment. I would totally have been drawing a pencil line and desperately trying to line the letters up. Looks a lot more artistic your way, and the flowers offset the words nicely. Thanks for joining us on Sunday Stamps this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! It’s a lot easier to do when you PURPOSELY make it NOT straight! Thank you so much, Heidi – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Such a beautiful card, love the placement of your pretty flowers. Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations – Kanan

    • stampsnlingers

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

  8. Such a pretty Cheerful card! Those plumerias sending all summer vibes!!
    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! Hugs

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Bhavya! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Heather Heroldt

    Oh wow, so cute, Mary! This is my fave alphabet, and what a great idea to feature it in such a fun way! Can’t get over those tropical elements! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Heather – I appreciate it! 🙂

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