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20+ fun Tropical Paradise Card Ideas


Hi Friend,
How is your day going? Do you have some time set aside  this week to create something beautiful? I don't know about you, but I find when I sit down to create; something happens deep inside me. I get rejuvenated, inspired, somehow the stresses and worries of everyday life melt into a puddle on the floor.....and in the process....if you choose to give away your hand stamped card or project, you have the deep satisfaction of brightening someone else's day and letting them know how much you care! It's a double blessing. I encourage you to take a couple minutes or maybe an hour to peruse the blog today and be inspired to create something beautiful and create your own tropical paradise from the comforts of your crafting space!

If you missed out on the Tropical Paradise release, follow this link:  http://hcgo.co/TropicalParadise to see all the details and get yours today and you will be on your way to joining the hundreds of crafters who are already having fun creating with this new collection.

I would love to hear what inspired you on the blog today, you can leave a comment at the very end of the blog.

Take care, Emma Lou



Creative Inspiration of the Week

Tropical World Layout

Tropical World Layout
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rose Coral, 71006
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Canson water color paper; heat tool; Sequins; Crystal Clear and Frosting Powder; water brush; masking tape;  mini mister; Distress Inks in Pistachio;  Peacock Feathers;  Peeled paint; Fossilized Amber;  Ideaology words and phrases chipboard; white corrugated cardboard; Papericious Chipboard. Texture paste; prima template; bazzill cardstock; masking tape; gesso; doodle bug sequins; distresser for edges; natural hemp cord. Hole punch; Crafters Companion sparkle pen

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Click here for a closeup view of this layout. Background is on 12 x 12 white cardstock. Cut a sea foam cardstock down to 11.5 x 11.5".  Cut canson water color paper to 11 x 11; tape off all edges about .5 inch.  Do a smooshing technique with peacock feathers and pistachio; do three layers of color heat setting in between each layer. Using template and texture paste, apply some texture to random areas on layout as shown. If smooshing is too dark, you can apply a white wash by using gesso. Photo is 4.5 x 5.5"; mat in white corrugated card then mat with paper in collection. Color Papericious chipboard with distress ink and apply crystal glitters; Cut and stamp Plumeria; leaves and bird, color with inks and shape flowers and leaves, when dry add frosting powders. Cut out two smaller tags from desired papers, in center top use a hole punch. Distress edges and attach some cord. Attach two tags together, add chipboard sub title words then add bird setting off to the left so words are visible. Add plumerias and leaves; complete layout.  If you wish to add sparkle use the sparkle pen; and crystal clear powders. 

Created by: Karan Gerber

Print Project

Flamingo Paradise

Flamingo Paradise
Products Used
Cut Mat Create 2A Die, HCD2-751
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Ornate Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-780
Wildwood Florals Die, HCD1-7125
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Cutting machine, Archival inks- Black, Tea Rose, Magenta Hue, Sunflower, Distressing tool, Multi Medium Matt, Leaf green, Library Green, Zig Clean Clear Markers 220, 026, 022, Koi water color brush, Papericious Crystal Clear glitter and Papericious Frosting Powder, Elizabeth Craft Glitter golden, Smooth white cardstock, Acetate sheet, Clear UTEE, Versamark, Twine, Crop a Dile, Pocket and Bracket Die. Wired Pollens

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Cut a smooth white card stock measuring 15'' x 71/2''. To the longer side, score at 4 1/2" and  9" and crease in Z fold. Cut designer paper 1/8th of an inch smaller than all the panels. Choose a 6" by 6" square card panel from the designer paper and cut the window using Cut, Mat and Create Die. Adhere Acetate sheet using red tacky tape, from the back and create a clear window. For the clear window now choose a pattern paper with Flamingoes from the same collection to use as a base. Layer the base on a golden mirror sheet, little bigger than the base. Adhere window giving dimensions with foam tape. Stamp the focal image with black archival ink and paint it using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers. Shades used are 220, 026, and 022. Cut the images using their coordinating dies. Cut 6 swirly leaves are stamped with Library Green archival and painted using Leaf green. Dab it on Versa mark and sprinkle clear UTEE and heat set. The filler flowers are from Wildwood Florals Die. I avoided coloring them and kept them plain white. I have used a wired pollen to add a little stem to the filler flower. For main flowers, stamp multiple images with Magenta Hue Archival and paint them using Tea Rose and Magenta Hue. Shape the with deluxe shaping kit. Add wired pollen in the center and glue them with the adhesive that dries clear. Make only 3 petal flowers for this card. Cut two tags, one ticket, and one oval tag. Mat them on white cardstock and cut leaving a white border. Assemble all the elements on the window giving them dimensions using foam dots. Finally, stick the window on the prepared card base with the help of foam tape and adhere the tags from the back of the front panel. Add a 3 layered white die cut embellishment with the word die " Aloha " to add an extra accent to the card.

Created by: Rajni Chawla

Print Project

Cockatoo Sentiment

Cockatoo Sentiment
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Cream Cardstock, Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, Colorbox Petalpoint chalk inkpad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Forest Moss, Peeled Paint), Prismacolor Pencils (PC1003, black), Odorless Mineral Spirits, embossing tool, Tim Holtz paper distressor, liquid pearls

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Trim and distress the edges of a 4" x 5.25" Tropical Paradise card-front and adhere onto a 5.5" x 4.25" cream colored card base. Stamp the cockatoo from the Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set and color using Prismacolor Pencils and blend with Odorless Mineral Spirits. Stamp a few flowers from the Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set and some greenery from the Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set. Color using the inks and die cut using their coordinating dies. Add glitter to all the elements and set aside to dry. Once they dry, add the bird, flowers and greenery to the card as shown. Trim and add a sentiment right under the cockatoo and add some liquid pearl drops to the title and circle behind the bird.

Created by: Amarilys Doria

Print Project

Get Well Parrot

Get Well Parrot
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Cut Mat Create 1B Die, HCD2-750
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lipstick Red, 71037
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo, TSMP200
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Morocco, TSMP201
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Encourage You Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3758
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: White cardstock, Hot Glue Gun, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Dimensional Adhesive, Die Cutting Machine

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Cut white cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" size, score and fold at 4 1/4". Use the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics die to cut along the long edge of card base to create wave edge. Cut 6 x 6" Tropical Paradise paper panel to 5 1/4 x 4". Diecut the edge of panel with same die used on the edge of card base. Use from HCD1-7118 Delicate Border Basics to diecut leafy border from vibrant blue Tropical paper. Attach leafy border onto the backside edge of panel. Sponge edges of panel with Bamboo Leaves ink and attach onto card base.

Stamp the parrot from HCPC-3783 Tropical Paradise and leaf from HCPC-3781 Tropical Cockatoo stamp set in Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp largest plumeria from HCPC-3782 Tropical Plumeria stamp set in Morocco ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp 'Get Well Wishes' in Bamboo Leaves ink onto white cardstock and diecut with Cut Mat Create die. 

Use the Stack and Store daubers for precision coloring on the images. Use the Lipstick Red, New Sprout and Tangelo ink for parrot. Use Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout for leaf. Use the Tangelo and Cantaloupe for plumeria. Shape parrot, leaf and plumeria, then attach onto card as pictured, including the sentiment. Use Dries Clear glue along with Lion's Mane glitter to add a sparkle over card as desired. Use same glue to add Heart of Gold prills to the plumeria centers. 

Created by: Emma Lou Beechy

Print Project

Tropical Elegance

Tropical Elegance
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud, TSMP400
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal, TSMP602
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: White, Purple and Teal Cardstock, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles and Standard Circles Large dies, Canson Watercolor Paper, Dimensional Tape, Rose Madder and Chrome Yellow Archival Ink, Cuttlebug Foundry Embossing Folder

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: My card size is 5 x 7". Make card base and emboss the front using the embossing folder. Set it aside. Next I cut out layers using the rectangles dies and different cardstocks. I also used a piece of the paper collection as there are several layers of this die. Glue the layers together and then use dimensional tape and glue to adhere to the card front. I picked out an image from one of the card fronts of the paper collection and I cut it out using the circle die. Next I again used the circle dies and cut out a frame using the teal cardstock. This is achieved by using the two largest dies. Glue the circle frame to the image and use dimensional tape and glue to adhere to the rectangles on the card front. Now stamp, cut out, color the flowers and leaves. Dampen the backs of the flowers and shape, then add some glitter to the petals and set aside to dry. Next glue the flowers and leaves down around the circle medallion. When the glue is dry, your card is finished!

Created by: Glenda Brooks

Print Project

Cockatoo Thoughts

Cockatoo Thoughts
Products Used
Stamp Mat Pad, D110305
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Eyelet Oval Die, HCD1-776
Soar on Eagle's Wings Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3765
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White (Recollections); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Quick Quotes Lemonade, Banana Bliss; Accessories: Pink Aster Seam Binding, Bow-Easy Tool, glue dots, Scotch Mounting Tape, adhesive pearls, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Mulberry, Dahlia Purple, Dark Purple, Prussian Green, Dark Green, Black, Sunburst Yellow, Deco Yellow, Cool Grey 20%, 30%, 50%

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Card measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". Cut white cardstock 8 1/2" x 6 1/4", score at 4 1/4" and fold to make card base. Cut card panel pictured from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection and ink edges with Bamboo Leaves Ink. Wrap a piece of ribbon around mat, secure on back and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Die cut solid oval from Eyelet Oval Die using white cardstock. Ink edges with Lemonade and Banana Bliss Inks, stamp sentiment from Soar on Eagle's Wings Set in Black on bottom of oval and add to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape. Stamp cockatoo image from Tropical Cockatoo set and smallest flower from Tropical Plumeria Set on Solar White with Onyx Black. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut with matching dies. Add cockatoo image to oval using Scotch Mounting Tape. Shape flower with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and add as pictured using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Add Lemon Chiffon Prills to flower center using Designer Dries Clear Glue.

 Make a 3-loop bow using the Bow-Easy Tool and add as shown using glue dots. Add adhesive pearl to bow center.

Created by: Kathleen Roney

Print Project

Tropical Best Wishes

Tropical Best Wishes
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Heartfelt Expressions Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3474
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Eyelet Oval Die, HCD1-776
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3778
Monkeying Around Die, HCD1-7133
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: White card stock, Maroon cardstock, Gansai Tambi water colours, Archival Leaf green, Library Green, Plum, Saffron, Glossy Accents, Ice Stickles, Versafine Onyx Black ink, hot glue gun

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Start by creating this card with a 7 x 7" white card base. Adhere a 6 1/4 x 6 1/4" maroon coloured mat layer onto this card panel. Cut a card panel measuring 6" x 6" from white card stock. Add some watercolour from gansai tambi set using very pastel shades and attach onto maroon cardstock. Cut a leafy border from the Delicate Border Basics die using the Tropical Paradise pattern paper and adhere to the lower half. Add another smaller piece of Tropical Paradise paper on top of this layer.  

Stamp the bird images with Onyx black ink and cut with coordinating die. Colour with Gansai Tambi water colours. Stamp the Plumeria with plum and saffron inks and diecut with coordinating dies. Use the same inks to color them. Shape lightly in flower shaping tool and assemble the flowers using hot glue gun. Stamp the leaves with Library green ink and colour with a blend of leaf green and library green. Shape and mold the leaves. Add some glossy accents to make the leaf shiny. Add stickles. 

 Cut a die cut from eyelet ovals die and adhere on the right side of card panel. Add the cockatoo and arrange all the flowers and leaves. Adhere the flamingos on the lower left and arrange the flowers and leaves. Add some stickles to birds and flowers. Cut two ticket sentiments from the pattern paper and adhere as shown. Stamp the best wishes sentiment and add the card.

Created by: Anita Kejriwal

Print Project

Tropical Mother's Day

Tropical Mother's Day
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Spellbinders Tool N' One, 359848
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Desert Sand, TSMP804
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Peony, 71032
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Stop Whining Prills, ANC824
Palm Tree & Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3777
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3778
Palm Tree & Monkeys Die, HCD1-7132
Monkeying Around Die, HCD1-7133
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: White Card Stock, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Distressed Inks (Walnut Stain and Squeezed Lemonade), Dove Blender Pen, Brilliance Ink Moonlight White, Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy,  Fine White Embossing Powder, Diamond Stickles, Pebbles Chalks and die cutting machine

Instructions: Click here to see a closeup view of this card.  To make this card start by taking a piece of white cardstock 5 1/2" x 11". You will need to create 2 cut lines so starting from the top measure down 3/4" and draw a 5" long line from 4 3/4" to 9 3/4". Now repeat this but measure up 3/4" from the bottom. This is the line that you will need to cut to allow the card to fold. Now score at the 3 1/2" and 7 1/4" marks the full length of the card. The final score lines are between the cut lines only at the 4 3/4", 6", 8 1/2" and 9 3/4" marks. When completed your card base should look like shown here Once your card base is complete cover the card in slightly smaller pieces of designer paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection. 

The Palm tree and monkey images were stamped on white card stock with Vintage Sepia and die cut with the matching dies before coloring with a Dove Blender Pen and a combination of Bamboo Leaves, Pearlescent Ivy, Desert Ivy and Walnut Stain inks. The flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Moonlight White and heat embossed with Fine White Embossing Powder and die cut with the matching die. They were colored with Squeezed Lemonade ink before shaping with the Flower Shaping tool and accented in the centers with Prills. The Flamingos were stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before being colored with pink ink and accented with Diamond Stickles. The Leaves and Ferns were stamped on white cardstock with Espresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before being colored with Pearlescent Ivy. The Parrot was stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and die cut with the matching die before being colored with Pebbles Chalks.


Print Project

Plumeria Oval

Plumeria Oval
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Fantastix Blending Tool, 247027
Lichen Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 237
Tombow Dual Brush Marker N00 Blender, 282873
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Danube Blue, TSMP600
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo, TSMP200
Everyday Heroes Die, HCD1-761
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Go Man Go Prills, ANC818
Hot Mama Prills, ANC821
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Die, HCD1-7129
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6, HCDA1-449
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Spellbinders Ovals Die, White Cardstock, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Dandelion and Angel Pink; ArtGlitter Ultrafine Transparent Glitter - Orange Crush and Pink Azalea; Want2Scrap 72 Count - Royal Blue Rhinestones

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Create an A2 side folding card base out of white card stock. Cut the A2 card front from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection and die cut the center image using the Spellbinders Oval Die. Sponge edge of  A2 card front with Danube Blue Memento Ink and then adhere to white card base. Die cut yellow design paper with die from the Everyday Heroes Die set, cut in half and adhere to card as shown with Dries Clear Adhesive. Adhere die cut oval onto card front with Dries Clear Adhesive. 

On white card stock with Tuxedo Black Ink stamp the flowers with the Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set, the leaf and flamingo from the Tropical Paradise Stamp Set and a leaf from the Flowering Dogwood Stamp Set. Die cut all with coordinating dies. Using  the Stack and Store Daubers color the leaves using New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves Memento Inks, and the flowers with a combination of Cantaloupe and Tangelo Memento Inks and the other flowers with Cantaloupe Memento Ink and Rouge ColorBox Ink. Color the flamingo body with a combination of Rouge ColorBox Chalk Ink and Angel Pink Memento Ink, while using Dandelion Memento Ink using the Tombrow N00 Blender on the flamingo's legs and beak. Shape flamingo, flowers and leaves using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble flowers and adhere flowers, leaves (cutting as needed) and flamingo (using pop dots) to card as shown. Mix Hot Mama Prills and Go Man Go Prills together and add to flower centers, including flowers on design paper, using Dries Clear Adhesive. Add Lichen Glitter to the leaves, Orange Crush Glitter to the orange flowers, and Pink Azalea Glitter to the pink flowers and flamingo. Finally, adhere Royal Blue Rhinestone to Everyday Heroes Die, as shown. Add 3-D Crystal Lacquer to flamingo's eye.

Created by: Candy Slabaugh

Print Project

Tropical Seashore Layout

Tropical Seashore Layout
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Lion's Mane Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 196
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Monkeying Around Paper Collection, HCDP1-276
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Ranger distress ink: Mustard Seed, Pickled Pink, Old paper, Peeled paint, Forest Moss,antique linen, Stazon ink: Cherry Pink, Memento ink: Bamboo leaves, cottage ivy, corrugated cardstock, foam board

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Cut green cardstock to around 11 x 11". Distress the edges and adhere to the orange 12 x 12" background paper. Cut a strip of foliage patterned background paper to 12 x 6 inches wide and distress the edges. Adhere strips of foam board to the back. Arrange in place. Cut a strip of turquoise paper around 4 inches wide, plus a medium card panel. Distress the edges of both, then cut the panel in half. Arrange under the top and bottom of the large strip. Tear some strips of white corrugated card and layer with the panels. Adhere in place, then adhere the large strip over the top. Mount the photo on another piece of foam board. Adhere through the middle of the page with more strips corrugate card underneath. Keep the stripes all going vertically. 

Hand cut some leaves from the Monkeying Around paper collection and shape with a stylus. Stamp and die cut a number leaves and foliage in two different shades of green. Apply ink in varying shades of green with a sponge dauber, then shape with a stylus. Die cut the pre-printed cockatoo from patterned paper. Layer the cockatoo on the left of the photo with lots of leaves tucked under the top and bottom. Add a small cluster to the top left of the page and to the right of the photo. Stamp and die cut lots of flower petals in both pink and beige. Ink and shape the flowers and arrange in clusters over the leaves. Add fine gold glitter to the flower centres and petals, plus a little to accent the leaves. Stamp and die cut a flamingo image. Ink and shape with a stylus, then adhere with foam dots among the foliage on the left of the photo. Die cut the Aloha title from patterned paper and adhere to the right of the photo.

Created by: Alicia Barry

Print Project

Flamingo Resort

Flamingo Resort
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Gold 3D Stamp Paint, 315937
Carmine Red Metallic 3D Stamp Paint, 315951
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe, TSMP103
Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout, TSMP704
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Eyelet Oval Die, HCD1-776
Leaping Frogs Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3729
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lady Bug, TSMP300
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30, HCDA2-450
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: White cardstock, Cream Cardstock, Water Mister, Hot Glue Gun, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Dimensional Adhesive, Die Cutting Machine

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Cut cream cardstock at 12 x 4 1/2", score and fold at 6". Cut 6 x 6" Tropical Paradise panel to 4 1/4 x 5 3/4" size, and diecut eyelet oval from the center of panel. Use the border panel as a template to diecut oval from the front of card base. Sponge edges of border panel and card base with Cantaloupe ink. Attach border panel onto front of card base. Attach reverse side of center oval onto inside of card base. Stamp 'Together we have it all' sentiment in Rouge ink onto white cardstock. Cut to sentiment to 5 1/2' x 1" size and cut a V into the right side. Sponge edges with New Sprout and Cantaloupe ink. Attach arrow onto card, folding left edge around to backside.

Stamp flamingos and small leaf spray from HCPC-3783 Tropical Paradise stamp set in Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp mini plumerias from HCPC-3782 Tropical Plumeria stamp set in Rouge ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Diecut leafy border from white cardstock using both dies from the HCD1-7118 Delicate Border Basics Die. 

Use the Stack and Store daubers for precision coloring on the images. Use New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves to color the leafy border and small leaf spray. Use Rouge, Lady Bug, Expresso Truffle and Cantaloupe to color flamingos. Use Rouge and Cantaloupe to color plumerias. Dab a bit of Gold stamp paint onto non porous surface such as clear cardstock and spritz with water to dilute. Lightly add gold paint mixture onto leafy border, leaf spray and plumerias. Make a diluted stamp paint mixture of the Carmine Red and lightly apply onto flamingos. Shape the plumerias, flamingos and leafy spray. Attach everything onto card as pictured. Use Dries Clear glue to add Lion's Mane glitter over card as desired. Use same glue to add Heart of Gold prills into the plumeria centers.

Created by: Ellen Miller

Print Project

Flamingo Thoughts

Flamingo Thoughts
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Aquarelle paper 170gm, A4 Crafters Companion Cetnura Pearl White Hint of Gold 300gm, Cream or white cardstock. Inks: Derwent Inktense pencils: Cadmium Orange 0250, Golden Yellow 0230, Spring green 1550, Felt green 1530, Hunters green 1520, Beech green 1510, Scarlet Pink 0320, Red oxide 1910, Paynes Grey 2110. jet black Archival ink, Twisted citron distress ink. Ranger: Stickles stardust, Water painting brush. Other: Double-sided foam tape, double sided tape, Hot glue gun, Grey board or card board, Bling half Rhine stones, Spellbinders Sentiments four S2-140, 3 1/4" circle punch

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: This card when completed fits into an envelope measuring 9 1/2 x 7 1/2" (24.1 cm x 19 cm ). To make the card base take the A4 card stock and make 2 folds 2 1/4" each to form the foot of the card. Fold this to form a hill and valley fold. Cut the card front base at 5 9/16" x 6 12/16" ( 14.2 cm x 17.1 cm ) The card slider at 2 10/16" x 4 1/2" ( 6.7 cm x 11.5 cm ) For the slider guide cut at 1 x 3 and 12/16" ( 9.5 cm x 3 cm ). This is not matted but does have a half circle punched into the length to make it easier for the slider to go in. For this card make an extra card front from cardboard measuring 6 x 6" ( 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm ) The matting for this will be the same measurements. You will find this paper with the rainbow print in the Tropical Parasise paper. Ink the edges with the green distress ink. For all other parts of the card the matting will be cut 1/16" smaller at all edges. (1mm ). Ink all the matting papers then adhere to the card base and fronts. Adhere the slider to the center top of the card using double sided tape and clear drying glue. Adhere the card front to the card base then adhere the slider guide so the slider can slide in between the guide and card front. Once all is dry and secure adhere the extra card front with 3d foam dots to the card front. 

Make the sentiment by die cutting the words Thinking of You six times. Adhere all the layers together then color with the intense pencil to match the colors from the paper. Make the five ( 5 ) large flowers and enough leaves as fillers to arrange at the foot of the card. The flamingos are colored then adhered to the layers of five ( 5 ) extra card stock cuts. Tuck and adhere under the leaves as seen in the photo of the card. Adhere the bling to the flower centers and each side of the sentiment. Add stardust stickles to the flowers and a few leaves, last apply the crystal Lacquer to the flamingo pair. 

Created by: Susan Smit

Print Project

Tropical Vacation Shadowbox

Tropical Vacation Shadowbox
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
3-D Crystal Lacquer, 3D1844
Spring Bling Prills - 12 Pack, ANC850
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
6" x 6" Foldout Cards-Kraft, HCCF1-445-3
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3784
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Cardstock- white, Spectrum Noir (Crystal Clear), Chameleon Pens (BR2, GR1, YG3, GR4, PK4, YO2, GR1, BV4, BL3, OR4, RD4, YO3), Stampin' Up Ink (Crushed Curry, Early Espresso), Versa Color- Opera Pink, Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L (Kraft Photo Corners, 3D Foam Squares 1/2", Extreme Double Sided Tape, EZ Runner Grand), Hot Glue

Instructions: Fold, ink and assemble your shadowbox. I kept the inner flaps to the left hand side of the shadow box where I had planned on adding the most foliage layers. Before completely sealing the shadowbox I added the 6 x 6" background piece of the teal wood grain patterned paper. I then measured and cut pieces of blue patterned paper for the top and sides of the shadowbox. Then I cut smaller strips to cover the front frame of the shadowbox. They are cut to 6.125" in length, and the corners are mitered like a frame. 

Cut 2 strips of red patterned paper that are 1 x 6". Adhere one to the inside bottom of the shadowbox and the other just right of center in the shadowbox. I cut my photo down to 3.5 x 3.5" and matted it in white cardstock and blue patterned paper. I added kraft photo corners to the photo. Adhere to the middle of of the shadowbox using 3D foam squares. 

Stamp and die cut 1 each of the small flowers and the medium flowers. I added colour to these using inks and daubers. Shape and assemble the flowers then add Prills to the middle of each using liquid adhesive. Stamp and die cut 2 large and 1 small palm leaf. I added colour to these using Chameleon pens. Stamp and die cut 1 each of the toucan, leaves & swirls and the leaf pair. I added colour to all of these using Chameleon pens. Stamp and die cut 2 of the curved fern leaves, add colour using a single Chameleon pen. Shape all of your leaves as well as the leaves in the toucan image.

 Using the Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear pen, I added sparkle to the toucan and the flowers. Using the shadowbox flaps up the side of the shadowbox, I added the foliage using hot glue. Then did the same with the greens along the front on the bottom. Add the toucan to the bottom right hand corner of the frame using 3D foam squares. Then add some extra greens in behind. I added the flowers and the leaf pair to the bottom left hand corner of the frame.

Created by: Tracy McLennon

Print Project

Cockatoo Haven

Cockatoo Haven
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Teal Gala Glitz, 6teal
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal, TSMP602
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove, TSMP708
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious, 71053
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter, 532423-KIT
8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White, HCPP2-451
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Green cardstock, paper trimmer, mini mister, Prismacolor pencils (French Grey 10%, French Grey 20%, French Grey 50%, Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Chartreuse, Dark Green, spring Green,  Kelly Green, True Green. White, Magenta), Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink, sponge dauber, double sided tape, Misty, Stonehinge colored pencil paper, Spellbinder circle nesting die

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Cut heavy weight white cardstock at 5 1/2 x 11". Score at 5 1/2" to create a top-fold card. Cut green cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4". Cut designer paper at 5 x 5". Adhere the layers of cardstock using double sided tape. 

Cut a Spellbinders circle from green cardstock and a smaller nested circle from the designer paper. Add dimensional dot adhesive to the back of the mat and adhere to the cardstock as shown in the picture.

Stamp the cockatoo image on colored pencil paper using memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Die cut the image with the Tropical Cockatoo Die Set. Die cut 4 additional images from green cardstock. Adhere the layers together to add strength and dimension to the cockatoo image. Color the cockatoo using Prismacolor  French Grey 10%, French Grey 20%, French Grey 50%, Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow and white. Adhere the cockatoo to the mat circles.

Stamp the leaves from the Tropical Paradise and Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black and diecut with coordinating dies. Color the leaves with Prismacolor Chartreuse, Dark Green, Spring Green, Kelly Green, True Green and White. Sponge the edges with Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento Olive Green and Memento Teal Die Ink. Alternate the sponging ink among the various leaves to give variation. 

Stamp plumeria flowers with Berrylicious ink. The small plumeria was colored with Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow and Magenta. Sponge the plumeria with Berrylicious Chalk Ink and Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink. Shape the flowers. 

Apply a light coating of dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with crystal ultra fine glitter.  Adhere teal Gala Glitz to the left left side of the designer paper. Adhere the leaves with dimensional dots. Adhere the plumeria flowers.  

Created by: Marie Gamber

Print Project

Bold Tropics Foldout

Bold Tropics Foldout
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Regal Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-779
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout Cards-Kraft, HCCF1-443-3
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Stickles in "Star dust", Blick alcohol markers in Leaf Green, Olive, Apple Green, Chartreuse, Saffron and Dark Umber, all to color the parrot.

Instructions: Use the Tropical Paradise paper to mat the Kraft foldout card. Embellish the card with the edge border.

Now stamp, and die cut the big parrot. Color him with the different shades of green and yellow Blick markers and adhere him to the side panel of the card. 

Now die cut the word Aloha from the white card stock and adhere to the front of the card. While you're at it, die cut one of the edges from the Regal borders, I used it as a topper on the back of the card. Add a little stickles to the images for that added sparkle and you're done.

Created by: Elsa Sapp

Print Project

Aloha Toucan

Aloha Toucan
Products Used
Teal Gala Glitz, 6teal
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3784
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138

Other Products: White, black, & lime green cardstock, turquoise glitter paper, Copic markers G20, YG03, 11, 01, 61, 63, 67, B02, 05, C3, 5, 7, E23, 29, R32, 35, 37, 39, YR00, 02, 07, Y000, 11, 13, 17, EK Success rainbow stickos, Altenew evergreen ink, turquoise & lime green mesh ribbon, fun foam, Darice dotty embossing folder, Spectrum sparkle pen-clear

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: This card is a 5" x 7" size. Take a 10" x 7" white cardstock, score at 5" and fold. Cut a 4 7/8" x 6 7/8" mat from black cardstock & glue to card base. Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of white cardstock and emboss with dotty folder. Cut one 9" length of each color mesh ribbon (can substitute or omit this step). Attach to bottom of white, 1/4" up from bottom, overlapping slightly, turn ends to the back and glue in place over black mat. 

On white cardstock stamp, one Toucan, three sets of petals of the next to largest flower, and two of the third size down petals with black ink. Cut all with matching dies. Color one side of petals using YG01, and edges, front & back with B02 & 05. Using video listed above make three of each size flower. Paint petals with a coat of sparkle pen & add Gala Glitz for centers. Stamp two each of the leaf flourishes & six sets of the two petal leaf cluster onto green cardstock using black ink. Cut with matching dies. Ink edges with evergreen ink. 

Color Toucan foliage using the G20, YG03, 11, 01, 61, 63, & 67. Color blue area of beak and feet using B02 & 05. Color green park of beak using YG01, 03, & 11. Orange part of beak and wing swirl using YR00, 02, & 07. Color red on beak, wing, antherium flower, and tail using R32, 35, 37, & 39. Color head & parts of tail using Y000, 11, 13, & 17. Color body & remaining tail feathers using C3, 5, & 7. B05, & YG03 for eye. Cut Toucan out with matching die. Cut two fun foam Toucans with this die also. Trace die around outside edge onto black cardstock and fussy cut with scissors. Glue one fun foam piece to back of colored Toucan, then glue this to black mat you have cut out. Glue the remaining fun foam to the back of the black mat. Using the picture as a guide, glue this to the card front. Add stickos around Toucan as pictured, avoiding far left of card front. Arrange and glue in place flowers on left side of card, tucking in and gluing greens where needed. You can snip them apart to make them fit. Cut one "Aloha" from glitter paper and one from fun foam, then glue these together. Glue in place to finish your card. 

Created by: Maureen Russell

Print Project

Especially For Mom

Especially For Mom
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Parrots Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3784
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Red cardstock, Curious Cryogen Metallic Cardstock, Copic markers: B63, BG02, G43, R37, Y15, Y17, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR16, W5

Instructions: Begin with a 6" x 6" red cardstock base. Add the DP with the tropical wreath on it. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Curious Cryogen card stock, stamp the Toucan and then cut out with the coordinating die. Color with Copics and then dry emboss on the back to give the image a bit of dimension. Add to the center of the wreath with dimensional foam. Using the coordinating die, cut out a ticket sentiment and add to the corner.

Created by: Sandy Hulsart

Print Project

Tropical Toucan

Tropical Toucan
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Cut Mat Create 2A Die, HCD2-751
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: CTMH Ink: Raspberry,sponge daubers, CTMH Foam Tape, black card stock, white card stock, 

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: My card is a 6 x 6". I cut a black card base 6 x 6", then cut the green base 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" and layer onto card. Next I cut out the square panel from the Tropical Paradise paper collection and cut out the center using Cut Mat Create die and back the opening with the black cardstock. This piece is then attached to card using foam tape. I then cut out the bird from the paper collection using the cordinating die and from his body with the flower shaping tool kit. Next I stamped the flowers on white cardstock using Memento black ink and colored the edges using the raspberry color and a foam dauber. Next I shaped the flowers. I stamped several of the leaves on the green designer paper and cut out with the cordinating die along with an ALOHA. I attached everything to the front of the card as shown. 

Created by: Lori Williams

Print Project

My Best Friend

My Best Friend
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Luggage and Tags Die, HCD1-745
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Espresso Truffle, TSMP808
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Cream Cardstock, Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine, Colorbox Petalpoint chalk inkpad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Forest Moss, Peeled Paint), embossing tool, liquid pearls

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Trim a 4" x 5.25" Tropical Paradise card-front and adhere unto a 5.5" x 4.25" coordinating pattern paper from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection. Add these layers onto a 5.5" x 4.25" cream colored card base. Stamp a few flowers from the Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set and some greenery from the Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set. Color using the distress and chalk inks and die cut using their coordinating dies. Add glitter to the flowers and set aside to dry. Once they dry, add the flowers and greenery to the card-front as shown. Die cut and add a sentiment ticket to the right side of the card and add some liquid pearl drops around the flower cluster.

Created by: Amarilys Doria

Print Project

Aloha Parrots

Aloha Parrots
Products Used
Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles, DDOTS
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Stamp Positioner Kit, 387623
Dove Blender Kit, 241159
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Brilliance Ink - Pearlescent Orchid, TSBL34
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandelion Yellow, NU673
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White, NU651
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: White Cardstock, Memento Dandelion Ink

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: Prepare a 6 1/4 x 6 1/4" white card base and layer with one of the 6 x 6" card fronts with the 2 Parrots on it from the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection. Add glitter to the Parrots and set aside. Stamp the leaves and flowers on white cardstock with the Memento black ink and cut out. Color the leaves with the Bamboo Leaves ink and the flowers with the Memento Dandelion ink and Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink. Shape flowers and leaves, then adhere to card both on the lower and upper part of the card. Cut the word Aloha out and add to the card. Glitter Aloha, leaves and flowers. To finish your card add the Crystal Drops in the lower edge as shown.

Created by: Olga Jewell

Print Project

Flamingo Sentiment

Flamingo Sentiment
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Plumeria Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Plumeria Die, HCD1-7135
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: Kraft & Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (SU); Mixed Media Vellum paper (Strathmore); Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens – Moonlight, Macaroon, Olive Jade, Clear;  Timber Brown Staz-on Ink Pad; ribbon; Diamond Stickles; 3d foam squares, hot glue gun, banner punch (SU)

Watch this tutorial https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 to see how to shape the plumerias.

Instructions: This finished card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". The base of the card is made from kraft cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 11" and scored at 5 1/2". Cut a piece of flamingo cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4". Cut a card panel from the collection and layer these two together.

Stamp the Flamingo from the Tropical Paradise cling set onto the mixed media paper using staz-on ink. Use the Macaroon glitter pen and a water brush to color the flamingo. Add the black elements for his beak using the black metallic glitter pen and the waterbrush. Die cut the flamingo using the matching die. Stamp the Plumeria flowers and all the other leaves onto mixed media paper using Timber Brown Staz-on ink. Watercolor the flowers and leaves with the glitter pens and a waterbrush. Once these are dry, use the matching dies to cut them out. Using the Deluxe flower shaping kit and a hot glue gun to shape and assemble the flowers and add some Diamond stickles to the middles of each flower. Assemble the card as shown using using 3d foam squares for the flowers. Adhere everything together to complete the card.

Created by: Debbie Seyer

Print Project

Hibiscus Thoughts

Hibiscus Thoughts
Products Used
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Stamp Positioner Kit, 387623
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Brown, 71035
Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 85-glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3736
Tropical Hibiscus Die, HCD1-796
Encourage You Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3758
Brilliance Ink - Pearlescent Orchid, TSBL34
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dandelion Yellow, NU673
Tropical Cockatoo Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3781
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-7136
Tropical Paradise Die, HCD1-7137
Tropical Paradise Paper Collection, HCDP1-277

Other Products: White Card Stock, Versa Mark, Black embossing powder, Heat embossing tool, Paper trimmer

Watch this video https://youtu.be/84Re1-gaq1o for shaping tips and techniques on the hibiscus flowers.

Instructions: Prepare a card base of 5 x 7" from the white card stock. Top with a 4 7/8 x 6 7/8" piece of the Tropical Paradise paper from the paper collection. Using the stamp positioner, stamp the sentiment on the upper right hand corner. Apply glue and glitter around the paper and set aside to dry. Stamp the leaves with versa mark on white card stock, apply black embossing powder, and heatset with heat tool. Diecut leaves, color with the Bamboo Leaves, and add to the card base. Stamp the flowers on white card stock with the Dark Brown ink, color, cut out, shape and adhere to card on top of the leaves. To finish the card add glitter and Crystal Drops as shown.

Created by: Olga Jewell

Print Project

Comments



KRYSTA
This set is so happy!! Such beautiful colors!! I love the samples given here...But the tropical vacation shadow box is my favorite!! It really makes me want to go somewhere so I have a picture to put in there!! Thank you for all the hard work that went into all these Beautiful designs...They have definitely inspired me!!!
Wednesday 19th of April 2017 01:27 AM
JUDY STUDER
Each and everyone one of these are just jaw dropping beautiful. The colors are so vibrant in this collection. Makes you feel like you are right there without leaving your chair
Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:59 AM
SHARON MINNIS BYRNE
Very beautiful. I love all the different shaped cards. These cards are very colorful. They really catch the eye. There is a lot going on-you don't know where to look first. It's like walking into a beautiful arboretum. Thanks for the lovely ideas.
Wednesday 19th of April 2017 06:50 AM
JANET SAIEVA
Wow...another Wonderful Wednesday with these absolutely gorgeous projects created by your amazing designers! I'm loving all of the beautiful colors in this collection!
Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:16 AM
PHYLLIS SMITH
The vibrant colors, the creative designs, and the way each sample is so beautifully made. I can't wait to try them. Thank you for sharing so much.
Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:53 AM
HELEN
This collection offers incredible color possibility that are so full of life.
Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:09 PM
MARTIE ROLLIN
The floral display created by Amarilys has really drawn my attention! Beautiful flowers surrounded by tropical greens. Gorgeous!!
Wednesday 19th of April 2017 01:43 PM
PATRICIA BOWMAN
I got the whole collection as soon as it was released! Perfect for scrapping my recent Hawaiian vacation. Love, love, love the shadow box!! All the samples are beautiful. Thanks for the yummy inspiration!
Friday 21st of April 2017 07:53 AM