I know we’re all feeling a bit homebound these days, so let’s use our imaginations, and go on a tropical vacation. 

By Su Mohr for TGIF and Seize the B'day; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Tropical Oasis DSP, Coastal Weave embossing, Friendly Silhouettes Dies, Sweet Silhouettes Dies; #tropicalcards #tropicaloasis #adventure #travel #hawaii #classiccars #tropicalcards #traveloncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #friendlysilhouettes #sweetsilhouettes #stampinup

Tropical adventure


The “adventure” began with a Sweet Silhouettes Die, which I used to cut from a blue piece of Topical Oasis Designer Paper. (It’s the DSP I’m using for photography).

TIP: I backed the word with a retired piece of foil paper to give it thickness and extra strength to raise the curled “t.” 


Next, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die to cut the classic woody car from another sheet of Tropical Oasis DSP. Isn’t it great?


To create the background, I used a Friendly Silhouettes Die to cut the palms and curved line from Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I used brown, Tropical Oasis DSP to cut the shape a second time, and glued the two together on a green piece of Tropical Oasis DSP.

Afterwards, I ran this through the embossing machine with the Coastal Weave embossing folder, and layered it on a card base of Old Olive. 


The Tropical Oasis DSP and the Coastal Weave Embossing Folder are Last-Chance products, so please check to see if they are still available. You’ll find the link to the entire list of Last-Chance products at the bottom of this post. 


Today’s card was inspired by the “travel” theme at TGIF,

and, the “tropical” theme at Seize the Birthday. Yes, this will be a birthday card, and suitable for a guy!


Read about my May gifts!

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.


Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.


This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.


Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!

Thanks so much for stopping by. My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me!

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