.Stampin’ Up! Tropical Escape suite wows Crafty Cuppa

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The Tropical Escape product suite in the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! catalogue has everything you need as a crafter.  You can see the full range here.

I can not tell you how much I love the quality and colour co-ordination across our products from the embellishments through to the Sizzix dies.  It gives you so much confidence to know that your papercraft projects will perfectly blend in front of your eyes. Anyway back to Crafty Cuppa….

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Tropical Escape card

I chose a gate-fold card base template with the outer covers showcasing the designer series paper and the detailed die cuts.

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How can I make the Tropical Escape card?

You need to select your coloured cardstock for the card base.  I selected Granny Apple Green card base along with a Granny Apple sheet of the designer series paper sheet (DSP).  You will also need some white cardstock approximately one sheet.

Now cut a card base measuring 4 1/4″ by 11″ and score the end of each card at 2 3/4″.  Then you will need to cut out two rectangles of DSP measuring 4″ by 2 1/2″. Glue the DSP to the “gate” fronts and I used Tombow as it allows me to adjust the positioning a little before drying.

Time to start stamping !

Next cut out the insert layer from the white cardstock measuring 4″ by 5 1/4″.  Using the Tropical Chic stamp set stamp a border around the layer using the leaves and/or flowers like I did below.  I would recommend using the following ink pads; Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Blushing Bride.

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You now need to stamp the images that you wish to cut out using the dies.  I chose to do one of each leaf along with three flowers stamping onto the remaining white cardstock.  Whilst the ink dries glue in your inner layer and then cut out the stamped images using the dies.  The stamps produce a high quality image and the dies cut out a clean crisp image.  I used the leaf outline dies but you could used the coloured cardstock with both the inner and outline dies rather than stamping onto white cardstock.

At this point the ladies stopped crafting to enjoy the amazing homemade Eton Mess cupcakes that Claire had brought along with her.tropical chic, the inky nook, stampin up, stampin up demonstrator,coffee and card,local community,share what you love, make a card send a card

The final steps….

The only thing left to do is to layer up your embellishments which I did by gluing the leaves onto the right hand gate front and then fixing the Blushing Bride flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Whilst the ladies were busy creating their own versions I sat down and quickly created an extra sample to inspire them.

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Which one is your favourite – the Granny Apple Green or Blushing Bride version?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and I hope I have inspired you to have a go with the Tropical Escape product suite now.  I will give you the links for the products I’ve used at the end of this post and if you would like the card tutorial then send me a message here and I will happily email you it.

See you next Sunday for this month’s SUBA blog hop.

Inky hugs,

Carrie x

Product supplies list

If you would like to place an order and make sure you use the July code below when you order so I can send you a little thank you from me personally:

The stamp set and dies bundles below do save you an extra 10%

Clear Tropical Chic stamp set and dies bundle £40.50

Wood Tropical Chic stamp set and dies bundle £47.50

Tropical Chic 6″ x 6″ designer series paper £10.25

A4 Tropical Escape cardstock pack £8.00

If you just wish to purchase the stamp set or the dies then follow these links :

Clear Tropical Chic stamp set £20.00

Wood Tropical Chic stamp set £28.00

Tropical Thinlits Dies £25.00

Stampin’ Trimmer (includes 2 blades) £28.00

Whisper White A4 cardstock (40 sheets) £9.00

Whisper White envelopes £6.50

The ink pads can be ordered here and are priced at £8.00 each as they come from different colour families (unless you want to order them all !

 

 

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