After a long couple of travel days, Rob and I made it to our happy place. On the way, we stopped at my son, Zachary’s house because we take every chance we get to see grandchildren. We arrived in Florida on Saturday. This is our view:
Now you know why it is my happy place!
I thought it would be very fitting to post a card using the stamp set Paradise Palms considering I get to look at one while we are here. Paradise Palms has a coordinating set of dies called Palms. I didn’t use them on this card but they are fun to use.
This card was super easy to make. First I stamped the rectangles in Parakeet Party and Coastal Cabana ink using the stamp set called Watercolor Shapes on Basic White card stock. This is a get set to use for backgrounds. Next, I stamped the palm trees from Paradise Palms in Basic Black ink. I layered this onto a Parakeep Party card base. That is it. Simple as can be!
Don’t forget, if you purchase the stamp set called Paradise Palms and the Palms die set, you will earn a free product from the Sale-a-bration catalog!
Well, I had to cancel my stamp camp with my ladies on Wednesday due to an illness but I am going to reschedule it again sometime soon. Therefore, I can’t show you the cards we made quite yet. Hopefully, it will be next week!
Instead I wanted to show you a card that uses crazy colors. First of all I used the stamp set called Paradise Palms along with the coordinating dies called Palms. This is a bundle that was in the retiring January – June Mini Catalog. It is being carried over into the 2022/2023 Annual Catalog but you will not be able to get the bundle discount once the Mini retires so if you like this bundle you could save 10% if you purchase it before July 1st.
Most palm trees are green (as you know) but I decided I wanted to try different colors and chose one of the new InColors called Tahitian Tide. I am sure they have palm trees in Tahiti so what better color to use that that one! Tahitian Tide is such a fun, bright color and it goes well with a lot of the other colors Stampin’ Up!® offers.
The second color I chose was Sahara Sand. I don’t think they have palm trees in the desert but it is a great neutral color that goes with just about everything. So, I first stamped the background palm trees in Sahara Sand. Then I added the sand dune beneath the trees. Next I cut out the Tahitian Tide palm tree top with a Sahara Sand trunk and layered that on top of the smaller trees. I cut the fence out of Tahitian Tide card stock and layered that at the bottom. Next, I figured if I was using crazy colors I would not use a yellow for the sun. Instead I picked Pale Papaya. Then I stamped the sentiment.
As an add on, I cut out the little dots in Pale Papaya card stock using a new die that is coming soon to make the coconuts. After I adhered them, I wish I hadn’t but it was too late. I think the card would have looked better without them.
It is really warming up here in Nashville. I love that Spring arrives in March instead of in June as it does in Northern New York. The only things we are missing are the beach and the palm trees. It is ok though. I am happy that is just isn’t snowing!
Paradise Palms is a great bundle that is in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog. It has coordinating dies called Palm Dies. The dies cut out most of the images in the stamp set but they also cut out a cute border, a palm leaf and a giant palm tree. This is the die I used to make this card. I cut it out using my Cut & Emboss Machine in Basic Black card stock. I layered these palm trees on a piece of Beauty Of The Earth Designer Series Paper. The paper looks like a blend of the sky and the waves and I thought it was perfect for this card. Next I stamped the moon in from the stamp set called Watercolor Shapes in So Saffron Ink. Paradise Palms also has a moon but I thought it was too small for my card. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink.
As a reminder tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the sale Stampin’ Up!® is having on certain bundles in the 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. Here is a list of those items that are on sale.
Right now Rob and I are enjoying being in one of our happy places. Most every February we are able to spend some time on the Florida west coast. It is so beautiful here. There is nothing calmer than hearing the ocean or gulf waves crashing on the sand. It is an awesome sound to wake up to and to go to sleep by. I thought it was appropriate to make a card using a new stamp set in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022 January – June MIni Catalog called Paradise Palms since I have a palm tree right outside our door. This stamp set has coordinating dies called Palm Dies (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle). This was a bundle I knew I had to have the first time I saw it. Plus, as an extra, it also coordinated with the stamp set called Timeless Tropical and the Tropical Dies that are in the Annual Catalog and another background stamp set in the MIni Catalog called Gentle Waves.
To make this card I first masked off the top section of the card and stamped the water using the Gentle Waves stamp in Misty Moonlight ink. Then I used a Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink cover the waves. After that I moved the mask over the waves section plus I cut out a circle using the Layering Circles Dies from a Post-it Note to cover where the setting sun would be and blended the top portion of the card using a Blending Brush and Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie and Misty Moonlight ink. I cut out the Palm Trees in Basic Black card stock and adhered them to the front of the card using Multipurpose Glue. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink.
Don’t forget it is still Sale-a-bration time where you can earn free products with a qualifying order. There are several stamp sets and Designer Series Paper packs to choose from and there is no limit to how many you can earn.
I just love it when I can get new product for free. I mean, who does not like free? During the months of January and February you can get free products with a qualifying order because it is Sale-a-bration time in the Stampin’ Up!® world. There are products you can get with a $50 or a $100 order and there is no limit to how many you can earn. If you spend $100 you can choose 2 $50 products or 1 $100 product. If you order $200 you can get 4 $50 products or 2 $50 and 1 $100 products. You can the idea. There are many stamp sets and Designer Series Paper packs to choose from.
One of my favorite stamp set in the Sale-a-bration catalog is called Driving By. There are six stamps in the set – 3 cars and 3 sentiments. My first car I ever purchased was a navy blue Volkswagen Bug. It was an original bug. It had no heat and no defrost but I loved that thing. It was a perfect size for me and I zipped around town with it for a couple of years. Then I moved to Northern New York. NNY is cold and snowy and you need to have a heater and defroster. At first I put a blanket in the car to cover my lap when I drove and I kept an ice scrapper right next to me so I could scrap the window as I drove. It did not work very well and I was sad but I had to trade it in for another car. In any case, this is one of the reasons I loved the stamp set called Driving By.
To make this card I first made the background. I used a new stamp set in the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog called Paradise Palms. This set has a coordinating set of dies called Palm Dies. I colored the palm trees using a Soft Suede and Old Olive Stampin Write Markers and stamped them three times onto a piece of Basic White card stock. Then I took a Blending Brush and lightly blended Balmy Blue ink for the sky and Smoky Slate for the road. I adhered this to a Highland Heather card base. I stamped the three vehicles in Memento Black Ink and colored them using Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Blends. I fussy cut them out and adhered them using Multipurpose Glue and Dimensionals. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink.