Yesterday was a snow day here in Northwestern Virginia. That meant I got to spend the day with Miss Amelia. When the snow finally accumulated enough to play in, she made an awesome snowman with Jon. Of course, she named it Olaf.
This is probably the best snowman we’ve ever made at this house. I think that’s because I helped the boys when they were little, so we had mini men. But with Jon helping, this snowman was awesome. He went totally over the top with the size of this guy.
Amelia takes full credit for the creation, although she acted in more of a supervisory position. (Isn’t that always the way?) Jon did most of the work, although she did find the sticks for the arms and instructed me to find a carrot. She’s destined to be a leader!
Because of the snow, I decided to post my Tropical Birthday card today. Although I love the first snowfall of the year, after about two hours, I’m ready to be in a more tropical area. Seriously, I’m done with winter for this year.
This card was CASEd from one of the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team members, Jackie Ailken. I changed just a few things, but the original idea was from Jackie.
To create the “photo,” I cut a rectangle from Whisper White Cardstock, then used the Layering Squares Dies to die-cut a square from the top of the card.
I sponged the cut out piece with (from the bottom up) Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay Classic Ink. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set using Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink.
Using the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder, I embossed the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (DSP), then adhered it to a Coastal Cabana card base. Then I adhered the Whisper White rectangle and inserted the sponged layer inside the cutout area.
The rest was simple. I stamped the palm trees, flower, and leaf in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, then die-cut with the In the Tropics Dies. (You know what I’m going to say, right? If you bundle the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and In the Tropics Dies, you can save 10% over the individual prices. But only through the duration of the January-June Mini Catalog, so don’t wait. Even if the products carry over, the bundle price does not. So order now!)
After die-cutting the stamped images, I colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I used Soft Suede and Call Me Clover for the trees and leaf, and Highland Heather for the flower. I used a dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend for the rhinestone in the center of the flower.
This card was so quick and easy – and it was so fun to create! I’m sending it to my sister-in-law who has a birthday soon. She loves the beach, so I hope she loves the card!
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