Friday, July 2, 2010

Tropical Party - What a Blast!

We made these cards in my Tropical Party Class and it was so much fun! I used the Island Oasis Bigz die to create some tropical flowers which I skewered on straws and put in margarita glasses full of various tropical flavored candy. You can see the decorations next week when I post my Tiki Hut card. Be sure to check back because it's too darn cute and you're going to love it!

Everyone had the choice of making either an olive or turquoise version of this coconut happiness card. I totally cased it from Dawn's card and why change anything when it's so great!

sets- Tropical Party, Warm Words
cs- tempting turquoise, old olive, pumpkin pie, wjisper white, chocolate chip, rose red, island oasis dp
ink- basic black pad, old olive or tempting turquoise pad
access- five petal flower punch, 1/16" hand held punch, soft subtle or gold brads, dimensionals, Big Shot, Island Floral Bigz die, Square Lattice embossing folder, straw

Everyone had the choice of making either an olive or turquoise version of this fun shaker card.

This shaker card is a different type of shaker. You add add sand to a small cello bag (with a bashful blue insert), fold over & seal the top with tape, then attach it behind your punched window. Add dimensionals and attach it to your card front. I learned this shaker method from Stampin Success (a monthly periodical SU demonstrators get free!) years ago and always wanted to give it a try.

sets- Tropical Party, Heard from the Heart, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
cs - tempting turquoise or old olive card base, confetti cream, rose red, bashful blue
ink- old olive marker & pad, rose red pad, close to cocoa marker
access- Big Shot, Top Note & Island Oasis Bigz dies, 1-3/4" circle punch, small cello bag (cut off about 1" from top of bag), dimensionals, scotch tape, sand (about 3/4 tsp)

Our third card was what I call a "designer paper crossover card." I learned how to make this type of card from my up-line, Tami Waddell. I'll have to ask her if there's an official name for this type of card. I love how it shows off both sides of the paper. It uses a quarter sheet (4-1/4 x 5-1/2") of colored card stock, 3-3/4 x 5" of light colored or neutral card stock, a 3-1/2 x 4" piece of dp, & a 4 x 4-1/2" piece of dp. On both pieces of dp, score the 4" side at 1/2". The 3-1/2 x 4" becomes 3-1/2 x 3-1/2" and the 4 x 4-1/2" becomes 3-1/2 x 4-1/2". Adhere them between the two pieces of card stock and stamp as desired. Add a focal point stamped image to the front. Sometimes I'll also add ribbon tied around the left piece of dp.

sets- Tropical Party, On Your Birthday
cs- whisper white, pumpkin pie, old olive, so saffron, Island Oasis designer paper
ink- old olive pad, pumpkin pie pad
access- bone folder, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder

The last card was the best! When you open the card, the coconut cup mounds up for a 3-d effect. We made this card at our Shoebox Swap and I couldn't wait to duplicate it in class! Patti Lee designed this card based on Jan Tink's cylinder card. They are both very talented ladies. I'm lucky to have Patti in my demonstrator group of stampers. Here's a link to this card on Patti's blog. She has also made a lot of other cute cards with the Tropical Party set, paper etc.

sets- Tropical Party, On Your Birthday
cs- tempting turquoise, rose red, whisper white, close to cocoa
ink- close to cocoa pad, old olive, tempting turquoise, rose red, and pumpkin pie pads & markers
access- Big Shot, Texturz Plate Kit #4, melon mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon(use non-polka dot side), word window & 1-3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Sticky Strip, drink umbrella, straw

Happy Stamping! Mary
p.s. feel free to leave me a comment & let me know if you make a coconut cup pop-up card!

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