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Time for a Tropical Cool Breeze

I’m not sure what the weather is like where you live….in the country?, in the city? in another county? but here in the coastal Virginia our weather is a little wacky.  Last week it was finally cooler….temperatures in the love 80’s, plus low humidity….aaahhhhh it was nice!  ANd now this week it’s like living in the Jungle…the heat and humidity….whew!  Hot!  Hot!  Hot!   I decided to stay inside and just pretend that I’m in the tropics enjoying a cool breeze on the beach sitting under an umbrella….and maybe a cabana boy bringing me cool drinks.  I love to dream!   The papers in the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper are perfect to use on days like today.  I can just imagine these huge leaves blowing in the breeze….


And the cool colors of Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green mixed with a little bit of Blushing Bride pink seem refreshing too!  I love simple cards like this because they go together quick….especially after you have spent a few hours stamping and cutting out leaves, and flowers and then more leaves and more flowers and more leaves and more flowers.  I do not exaggerate. 2851AC46-63E5-4AFB-8E08-1A16F77A8421 But that’s how I operate.  Stamp and Cut.  Stare at the pieces.  Spread out all the paper.  Stare some more.   Play and create.  I’ve got all kinds of ideas running around in my head of how to use all that.  If you follow my blog, you’ll get an email when I post so you won’t miss it!

If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need.

  • Tropical Chic Stamp Set
  • Tropical Thinlits Dies
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score at 5 1/2”, a piece cut 7/8” x 2 3/8” for sentiment, plus scraps for leaves and flowers.
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock – One piece Cut 4’ x 5 1/4” ; a second piece cut 4” x 2” and a third piece cut 2 1/2” x 1 1/8”
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper – Cut 3 3/4” x 5” and a piece cut 3 3/4” x 1 3/4”
  • Ink: Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride and Granny Apple Green
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals and Snail Adhesive

I hope you’ll take time to relax today and make something simple like this!

Happy Stamping!

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