Paradise Palms with Bottled Happiness
I think I need a big dose of Vitamin SEA, because the Paradise Palms Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog has been one of my go-to sets lately. I resisted buying this bundle (and why not buy the bundle when you know you will want the dies to coordinate with the stamp set – and you can save 10%?) because I had one that was very similar. But Jackie & Susan (aka “my favorite little enablers”) had created so many beautify, cute, amazing, and wow! cards with it. I held out a long time, but then I found out it was carrying over to the Stampin’ Up!® 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, so I had to buy it, especially when I realized that the bundle was not carrying over. Let me explain.
When Stampin’ Up!® bundles a product – usually a stamp set with a set of dies or a punch – if you use the number for the bundle when you order, you’ll save 10% over the individual product price. This bundle number/price doesn’t last forever. Usually it’s for one catalog, although that may be extended, depending on the popularity of the product. So ordering the Paradise Palms Bundle before the end of June is a LOT smarter fiscally than ordering the stamp set and Palms Dies after June 30 when the bundle price retires. Ok, I don’t know if it’s a lot smarter, but it’s 10% smarter, and that $6 will get you at least a gallon of gas these days.
Mike & I love going to the beach, as do many of our family and friends, so I know I’ll get a lot of use out of this bundle. For today’s card, I paired it with the Vintage Bottle Punch (which, of course, I bundled with the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set) to create this.
For this card, I first measured the bottle and palms for placement so I wouldn’t have the bottle poking into the palm trees. Then I stamped the palms (in Old Olive Classic Ink) and trunks (in Soft Suede Classic Ink) on Basic White Cardstock. I added some sand in Sahara Sand Ink and grass using Shaded Spruce Classic Ink. And then I stamped the sentiment in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink.
Next, I punched the bottle from the Basic White Cardstock using the Vintage Bottle Punch. I also stamped the cork using Crumb Cake Classic Ink on a Crumb Cake Cardstock scrap, then fussy cut the cork image. I cut a Coastal Cabana Cardstock image a little bigger than the bottle.
I filled a Vintage Bottle Shaker Done with Effervescent Elements, then removed the backing from the adhesive on the front of the bottle. I placed the stamped layer upside down over the bottle, then added the cork to the top. After I removed the adhesive from the back of the Bottle Shaker Dome, I adhered the Coastal Cabana Cardstock over it to seal in the Effervescent Elements.
All that was left was to adhere the stamped layer to a 4″ x -5-1/2″ layer to Coastal Cabana Cardstock, and then to a Bermuda Bay card base.
I have to say, I LOVE the way the Effervescent Elements look in the bottle. It’s not quite like a “jar of dirt,” but it’s a jar of something magical, don’t you think? (Maybe I’ve watched too many of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.)
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