Tropical Escape Suite

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The minute I laid eyes on the Tropical Escape Suite in the new annual catalog I knew I had to have these products.  The beautiful tropical images and the gorgeous color combination of the designer papers kept calling out to me every time I turned to pages 120-121!  I can’t get enough of Granny Apple Green, one of the recently introduced new colors – it definitely ranks up there as one of my favorite colors!

Here are the thank you cards I sent to customers who placed orders with me in June and July.  Rather than making the standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ size card I used Stampin’ Up’s Whisper White note cards.  For some reason, I never think to use them so I will remember the next time I need to write notes because the size worked out perfectly!

Here are two more cards I made with the product suite.  I used my trusty “go-to” layout for this first card because I love how it showcases not only the designer paper, but some of the larger stamped images as well.

I used Shaded Spruce for the card base and cut a piece of dsp at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and glued them together.  Then I cut a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and a piece of dsp at 3 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ and glued them together.  I tied a piece of the Granny Apple Green 1/2″ textured weave ribbon to this piece.  I was surprised at how soft this ribbon is to work with – it is quite lovely! Last, I cut a 2 3/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock and stamped one of the leaf images from the Tropical Chic stamp set with the Shaded Spruce ink and the thank you with Granny Apple Green ink, using the Stamparatus to position the images perfectly.  I mounted it on a 2 5/8″ square of Blushing Bride cardstock.  I added three glitter enamel dots for a bit of bling.  I stamped the same leaf image on the bottom left side of the inside of the card using the Granny Apple Green ink.

The next card uses Basic Black cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and is folded in half for a portrait card layout.  I cut a piece of dsp at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and glued it to the base.  Next I cut a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 5″.  I cut a 3″ square of Basic Black cardstock,  die cut it with the leafy square die from the Tropical Thinlits dies, trimmed the square down to 2 3/4″ and mounted it onto a 3″ square of Whisper White cardstock. I positioned this piece onto the Granny Apple Green strip  so that I could place four flowers, 2 each at the top and bottom of the square piece.  I stamped the floral image four times onto Whisper White cardstock using Flirty Flamingo ink, die cut them and glued them down.  I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card and used the Stamparatus for perfect placement.  I cut a strip of contrasting black and white dsp at 5 1/4″ x 1″ and glued it onto the left side of the inside of the card.

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