Tropical Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share another Paradise Palms Card with you… with a TROPICAL VIBE! This card and transport yourself (or your friend) someplace warm and relaxing! It’s created with a simple technique that adds some fun texture to the card ….

You have a card base of Basic White cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ then scored and folded at 4-1/4″. Then your front is 4″ x 5-1/4″ … here is where your texture comes in: Bring out your Simply Score or use your Paper Cutter to add score lines every 1/2″. I love this technique as it’s so simple but gives you that beach shiplap look!!

To create that colorful sun behind your tree, simply cut 1/2″ strips of Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight … all four of these colors come from our Brights Collection, so if you’re new to stamping, you can just purchase the collection of cardstock on page 126 of our annual catalog instead of buying each color of cardstock. It’s a nice way to gradually get into the colors without breaking the bank.

Once all your strips are cut, I like to attach mine to the adhesive sheets (you can cut it down to the size you need, which I made slightly larger than the circle die. It’s two sided so you simply layer the strips onto one side. Then you’ll die cut using the largest circle die from our Layering Circle dies … then simply peel off the backing and attach it to the scored card front.

The greeting is embossed in white and die cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies. Both the Layering Circles and the Stitched Rectangle sets of dies are must haves in your stamp room, so very versatile!

Hope you enjoyed another look at the Paradise Palms Bundle and today’s TROPICAL Card. Thank you for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful day!!

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Finding a Little Paradise Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share my Paradise Palms Card with you… Finding a Little Paradise which I think we could all use right now. I’ll also be sharing the dimensions and step by step directions so you can create this card and transport yourself (or your friend) someplace warm and relaxing!

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Basic Black: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, Score at 4-1/4” and fold in half.  Also need a piece of scrap to die cut palm tree.
  • Cardstock / Mango Medley: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Cardstock / Basic White: 5” x 3-3/4” (front) 5-1/4” x 4” (inside) plus 4” x 4” to color with blending brushes.

Instructions:

  • Attach the Mango Melody cardstock onto your Basic Black Cardbase.
  • Using 4” x 4” piece of white and a Blending Brush, apply Daffodil Delight to the center of your card and brush out all the way to each edge.
  • Repeat the application of color using Mango Medley to the top portion of the card (edge to edge) and blend down into the Daffodil Delight.
  • Repeat the application of color using Coastal Cabana to the bottom portion of the card (edge to edge) and blend up into the Daffodil Delight.
  • When your cardstock is fully covered with ink, die cut using the () circle die.
  • Die cut large palm tree out of the scrap piece of Basic Black.
  • Attach the circle in the upper / center section of the Whisper White.
  • Stamp greeting with Momento Ink onto Basic White on the left hand side.
  • Take this assembly and using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  • Secure die cut Palm onto front of card with a Mini Dimensional on top and adhesive on the bottom.
  • Attach card front assembly to the base of your card and the 5-1/4” x 4” Basic White to the inside of your card.

Don’t you just LOVE a fully textured card? Oh my gosh … it totally transforms this card. And of course I could not walk away without adding the Faux Sea Glass to my card, it even pulls color from the circle background.

Thank you for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful day!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

Finding a Little Paradise Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share my Paradise Palms Card with you. I’ll also be sharing the dimensions and step by step directions so you can create this card and transport yourself (or your friend) someplace warm and relaxing!

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Basic Black: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, Score at 4-1/4” and fold in half.  Also need a piece of scrap to die cut palm tree.
  • Cardstock / Mango Medley: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Cardstock / Basic White: 5” x 3-3/4” (front) 5-1/4” x 4” (inside) plus 4” x 4” to color with blending brushes.

Instructions:

  • Attach the Mango Melody cardstock onto your Basic Black Cardbase.
  • Using 4” x 4” piece of white and a Blending Brush, apply Daffodil Delight to the center of your card and brush out all the way to each edge.
  • Repeat the application of color using Mango Medley to the top portion of the card (edge to edge) and blend down into the Daffodil Delight.
  • Repeat the application of color using Coastal Cabana to the bottom portion of the card (edge to edge) and blend up into the Daffodil Delight.
  • When your cardstock is fully covered with ink, die cut using the () circle die.
  • Die cut large palm tree out of the scrap piece of Basic Black.
  • Attach the circle in the upper / center section of the Whisper White.
  • Stamp greeting with Momento Ink onto Basic White on the left hand side.
  • Take this assembly and using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  • Secure die cut Palm onto front of card with a Mini Dimensional on top and adhesive on the bottom.
  • Attach card front assembly to the base of your card and the 5-1/4” x 4” Basic White to the inside of your card.

Don’t you just LOVE a fully textured card? Oh my gosh … it totally transforms this card. And of course I could not walk away without adding the Faux Sea Glass to my card, it even pulls color from the circle background.

Thank you for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful day!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

FUN FOLD: Faux Step Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share the “FAUX” Step Card that I shared with my Stamp Club in February. I have my Facebook LIVE video to share with you so you can see how easy it is to create this FUN FOLD card. I’m also sharing the dimensions with you.

Let’s take a look at the video now …

Dimensions:

  • Card Base: Old Olive: 9” x 4-1/4” then Score at 1-1/4”, 2-1/2” and 5-3/4”
  • Cardstock #2: Old Olive Center Step: 8-1/2” x 2-1/4” then Score and fold at 5-1/2”
  • Cardstock #3: Basic White 3″ x 4″ for inside of card / Scrap of white for greeting
  • Designer Paper #1: Expressions in Ink for Center Step 2″ x 5-1/4″ and Striped paper 4″ x 4″ cut off 1″ from bottom so it aligns during assembly

I find it easiest to lay the card base out flat when attaching the designer paper, as shown in the video. Then use your favorite adhesive to attach the center flap … you’ll want to make sure to center and align the front flap to the bottom, then attach to the back.

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Ahhh … Don’t you just love making quick & easy cards that look like you spent all day cutting and creating!! lol No one has to know that … right! Just image all the different designer papers or dies that you can use with this Fun Fold Faux Step Card.

Have fun creating and thank you for hanging out with me today.

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Paradise Palms Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I don’t know about you but I’m ready for warmer weather! The freezing rain … snow … YUK! So today I’m going to paradise! I’ve pulled out my Paradise Palms bundle and sat down to create something to transport us into visions of a tropical paradise.

I love the palm tree in the die set so that was going to be a definite part of my card …. then I decided to use the Granny Apple Green designer paper patterns from the Friendly Hello bundle, and this is what I came up with …

I used the leafy pattern as my background against a Basic Black cardbase …and wow, that really makes it pop! I die cut the floral pattern using the Stitched Rectangle die and then matted that in Basic Black as well. I attached it directly to the card front, leaving room for the palm tree.

The greeting comes from the Paradise Palm stamp set and was stamped on Basic White with the Momento Ink and then die cut with another of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I used dimensionals to pop it up.

I also used the dimensionals to pop up the top of the palm tree and then secured the bottom directly to the card front. I then added the white Elegant Faceted Gems that have the look of “Mother of Pearl” so I thought it fit perfectly with my tropical card.

This layout is so simple and fun to create with and can be used with any of your bundles and designer papers, but I just had to share a pop of color and take you to a warmer place!

Well let’s see if the warmth of this card gets me through shoveling another 3 inches of snow … lol. I am so ready to see green again, and palm trees would be even better!!

Thank you for joining me in paradise, I hope you have a wonderful day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤