May Your Birthday Be Memorable

What a beautiful hibiscus! Can’t you just smell the plumeria? Spread joy and cheer with this #simplestamping card – yes this is just stamps, ink and paper! – in a soothing tropical color palette and thoughtful birthday wishes.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: So Saffron Cardstock 8 1/2″ h x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w
Background: Soft Suede Cardstock 4 1/4″ h x 3″ w run through the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
Tag Background: Coastal Cabana Cardstock 3 3/4″ h x 2″ w trimmed with the Label Me Lovely punch
Leaves: Old Olive Cardstock scraps
Flowers & Leaves: Basic White Thick Cardstock Scrap
Inside Layer (Optional): Basic White Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Stamp the Sentiment in the lower right-hand corner of the Card Base with Early Espresso Ink.
  4. Run the Soft Suede Cardstock Background through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and then attach to Card Base with Stampin’ Seal+ or Tear & Tape.
  5. Feed the Coastal Cabana Tag Background through the Use the Label Me Lovely Punch to trim the one end only then attach to Soft Suede Cardstock Background with Stampin’ Seal.
  6. Die cut several leaves from Old Olive Cardstock scrap and set aside.
  7. Stamp the large flower, two small flowers and two leaves in Cinnamon Cider Ink (for more muted lines) or Memento Tuxedo Black Ink or Stazon Saddle Brown Ink (for more crisp lines) on Basic White Thick Cardstock scarp and then use Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers to color in the images. Die cut.
  8. Arrange the Flowers, stamped leaves and die cut leaves on the Coastal Cabana layer and adhere with Mini Glue Dots.
  9. Stamp the Inside Layer to your liking and attach with adhesive of your choice.
  10. Decorate your envelope.
  11. Stunning!!!! Now go put it in the mail and brighten someone’s day!

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Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit

Rest & Relax

I’ve had my eye on the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and In the Tropics Dies for quite some time. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the old world tropical decor style of rich deep wood, sea grass, rattan, jute and sisal textures with rich green palm leaves and pops of color from tropical flowers. When this stamp set and dies came out a few years ago as a Product Suite, it was all I could do not to buy the whole thing. It was beautiful, but I contained myself! I quite thoroughly enjoyed myself creating with this lovely Stamp Set and Dies.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Old Olive Cardstock 8 1/2″ h x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w
Background: Balmy Blue Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″w
Stamped Background: Basic White Cardstock 3 1/2″ h x 5 1/4″ w
Calypso Coral Strip: Calypso Coral Cardstock 1/4″ h x 5 1/4″ w
Sentiment Layer: Basic White Cardstock with the 1″h x 2 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die.
Sentiment Matte: Misty Moonlight Cardstock 1 1/4″ h x 3 1/2″ w
Flowers: Basic White and Calypso Coral Cardstock Scrap
Inside Layer (Optional): Basic White Cardstock 4″ h x 4″ 5 1/4″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Using Old Olive and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers stamp the Palm Tree images on the 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White Stamped Background layer. And attach to the Balmy Blue Cardstock Background using Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Use Stampin’ Seal to attach the Calypso Coral Strip.
  5. Use a Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend alcohol marker to color the Whisper White Crinkle Seem Binding Ribbon. It will dry quickly. When dry wrap it around the Palm Tree layer and tie a knot.
  6. Attach the Background Layer to the Card Base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Use Old Olive and Balmy Blue Stampin’s Write Markers to color the Sentiment and then stamp on the Stitched Rectangle Sentiment Layer.
  8. Attach the Sentiment Layer to the Misty Moonlight Sentiment Matte with Stampin’ Seal and use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the Card.
  9. Die cut three Calypso Coral Cardstock flowers.
  10. Stamp one large flower in Calypso Coral ink and die cut out.
  11. Use Mini Glue Dots to attach all the flowers and add Gilded Gems to the centers.
  12. Stamp the Inside Layer to your liking and attach with adhesive of your choice.
  13. Decorate your envelope.
  14. Beautiful!!!! Who will you send it to?

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Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit

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Shaded Summer Step-By-Step

Love You Friend Card (3-1/2″ x 5″) (9 x 12.7 cm)

CASUAL

Create striking yet easy-to-craft cards with our Shaded Summer Stamp Set and coordinating Summer Shadows Dies (found in our Sale-A-Bration brochure!). We adhered contrasting strips of cardstock one at a time, using Stampin’ SEAL on each strip to create a stunning focal point. (Our color combo? We used Just Jade, Petal Pink, and Soft Succulent Cardstock, but choose whichever combination you love best!) Then, simply stamp the floral image and sentiment and layer them over a piece of Vellum Cardstock to create dimensional interest. Artfully arrange a few Elegant Faceted Gems on your card for a glamourous finish . . . and there you have it! Easy elegance in just minutes.

AVID

Here’s a fun technique to add to your crafting repertoire! Did you know that you can customize the color of your baker’s twine by soaking it in a little rubbing alcohol with your choice of Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill? Or you can simply color the twine using a Stampin’ Blend. Once that’s done, add depth and sophistication to your avid card by applying a little Flirty Flamingo ink to the floral image with a Sponge Dauber. We also spiced up the Vellum Cardstock piece by heat setting the Just Jade images using a Heat Tool.

ARTFULLY AVID

Summer Shadows Dies FREE with $100 purchase

For our most posh and detailed project, we added a few delightfully dimensional die-cuts to send this card right over the top. Stamp the floral sprigs in VersaMark ink and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, then heat set to achieve those final, stunning touches. Gorgeous!

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