Welcome to the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to share projects featuring many of the great new Product Suites in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here. If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Twila's blog where she featured the Under the Mistletoe Suite. If you are traveling backwards through the hop, then you've arrived from Holly's blog where she featured the Garden Impressions Suite. It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post. I hope you enjoy your travels!
The Product Suite I'm featuring for the Blog Hop is Tropical Escape.
Living in a tropical climate as I do, I'm always excited to see stamp sets, paper, and tools that feature elements of the tropical lifestyle: warm breezes, palm fronds, brightly colored flowers, and sunshiny colors. The Tropical Escape Product Suite certainly conveys a tropical feel with the bright colors and fun patterns in the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, the images in the Tropical Chic stamp set, and the great thinlits and framelits in the Tropical Thinlits for the Big Shot. There are so many creative possibilities! [Unfortunately, sick dogs and my work schedule conspired to prevent me from making more than one project so that I could show you just how versatile this Product Suite can be.]
This card begins with a card base of Blushing Bride. A panel of Shaded Spruce cardstock, sized slightly smaller than the card front, was randomly stamped with the tiny leaf pattern image using Shaded Spruce ink. A striped strip of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper was adhered vertically to the center of the panel with the top and bottom edges of the paper flush with the top and bottom edges of the cardstock. The panel was adhered at the center of the card front.
A square of Granny Apple Green cardstock was die cut at the center of the square with the Big Shot using the leaf "window" thinlit from the Tropical Thinlits. A piece of Blushing Bride patterned paper from the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper was adhered behind the "window" and the "window" adhered at the upper center of the Shaded Spruce panel so that the top, left, and right edges of the Granny Apple Green cardstock are 1/4" from the top, left, and right edges of the Shaded Spruce panel.
A square of Shaded Spruce cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using two framelits from the Layering Squares Framelits: the 2-5/8" straight edge square and the 3" scallop square. First, use the 2-5/8" square at the center of the cardstock and die cut with the Big Shot and remove the interior square--but save it because you'll be using it in a minute. Second, place the 3" scallop square on top of the cardstock so that it frames the die cut square--you'll see the edges inside the scalloped square framelit so that you can make sure all the edges are straight--and die cut with the Big Shot. This will give you the scallop-edged frame. Adhere the frame around the leaf "window" on the Granny Apple Green cardstock using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive. Finally, retrieve the interior square you set aside and use it to die cut the thin leaf fern thinlit with the Big Shot. Adhere the leaf inside the lower left corner of the scallop-edged frame with a Mini Glue Dot.
Using Blushing Bride ink, stamp the hibiscus flower on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Big Shot using the hibiscus framelit. Adhere the hibiscus at the lower left corner of the scallop-edged frame with a Stampin' Dimensional.
Finally, stamp the "With Much Love & Thanks" sentiment on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Shaded Spruce ink. Randomly stamp the hibiscus flower image over the sentiment using Blushing Bride ink. Adhere the sentiment strip across the cardfront with the bottom edge of the strip 5/16" above the bottom edge of the Shaded Spruce panel and the right and left edges of the sentiment strip flush with the right and left edges of the card front.
The inside sentiment area of the card is lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The "You are the greatest" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Shaded Spruce ink. The hibiscus image was stamped to the left of the sentiment using Blushing Bride ink. The thin leaf fern image was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner using Granny Apple Green ink and the fan palm frond image was stamped over the fern image using Shaded Spruce ink. A strip of Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner with the left, bottom, and right edges of the paper flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the liner.
The hibiscus image was randomly stamped over the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope. [Tip: Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to limit the stamping to the envelope flap.]
I can't wait to make more projects with the Tropical Escape Product Suite. For more ideas, check out the great samples in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog on page 120.
Card Measurements --
Blushing Bride: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Granny Apple Green: 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Shaded Spruce: 4" x 5-1/4", 3-1/2" x 3-1/2", 2" x 3-1/2"; Whisper White: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4", 3/4" x 4-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack: 3" x 3", 2" x 5-1/4", 3/4" x 4"
Now it's time to travel to Holly's blog to see her great ideas for using the Garden Impressions Product Suite.
Or if you're traveling backwards through the hop, please stop in to see Twila's projects using the Under the Mistletoe Product Suite.
Supplies I used to make this project --
Stamps: Tropical Chic; Inks: Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce; Cardstock: Tropical Escape Pack, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Stack; Adhesives: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Tropical Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope