Hello crafters, so glad you are here!
There are times that life just gets in the way…recently my hubby and I bought a house and moved. Three weeks ago to be exact and as it so often does, my craft room was the last room in the house to get any attention. Not for lack of love, that’s for sure but no matter what is going on in life we all have to eat, bathe (hopefully frequently, ha!) and sleep so my craft room is still in disarray.
I tell you all of this to make a point…I was able to grab my kit and a few minimal supplies: stamp tool, trimmer, liquid glue and scissors and still come up with a super cute card to give a friend in need of encouragement. Hopefully this little story will encourage you to make some time for yourself even if your supplies are minimal and life is taking over your space and your time.
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Thanks so much for coming to the blog today, I hope you find some time for yourself and get to do that thing you love doing!
Just keep creating,
Here are the measurements for the card and pieces.
Card base 5 1/2 X 12 in.
Background layering panels
(2) 5 1/4 X1 3/4 in.
(4) 1 3/4 X 1 1/4 in.
(2) 2 1/4 X 1 3/4 in.
(2) 3 3/4 X 1 1/4 in.
(1) 3 3/4 X 2 1/4 in.
Pattern paper panels
(2) 5 X 1 1/2 in.
(4) 1 1/2 X 1 in.
(2) 2 X 1 1/2 in.
(2) 3 1/2 X 1 in.
(1) 3 1/2 X 2 in.
I’m loving this collection!!! The Tropic Vibes paper is absolutely gorgeous. Today I am using 3 different patterns to create my card. I used a scrap piece I cut in half for the far right and left pieces. The middle piece was a larger scrap that I wanted to use up as well. The flamingo sits on the ombre pattern paper that was die cut using the mod die from the banana split pack in the kit. My featured image is from the Tropic Vibes Ephemera.
The inside of the card I used the Happy Birthday sentiment and flamingo image from the Tropic Vibe stamp set. I used RV14 and RV10 to add some pink to the flamingo.
Thank You for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy and get inspired!
Hello everyone! It’s Beth from Bourbon Creek Crafts back here today and I’m sharing how I finished off the Tropic Vibes collection (Collection 1) from the July 2020 Flavor of the Month kit! I decided this collection would be fun to make some gift items from, as well as some cards. You can see my full process in the video HERE.
I made 5 cards. I used the SFL Sketch #7, the slimline card sketch to make my first 2 cards.
I embellished the first card with the Tropic Vibes ephemera and the 2nd with the toucan from the Tropic Vibes stamp set. Both sentiments were from this stamp set as well.
I also used the Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month Card Sketch:
I changed my design from the sketch just a little bit by using less strips and making them thinner. I also used the Scrapping for Less Mod Die set that came in the Banana Split level of the kit. This card turned out to be my favorite!!
I switched to some non-card projects. I made 2 nail file/emory board holders. These would be cute gifts or craft show items! This idea came from the Papered Chef.
I cut the patterned paper to 3.5×6 inches. Then I scored them at 1 inch, 1.25 inches, 2.25 inches and 2.5 inches. Once you fold up the score lines, you just glue the 2 flaps together. Then pinch the bottom ends together and glue.
I embellished both holders with some of the cute flamingo ephemera from the collection. The emory boards are from Amazon.
The next little projects I made were some mini post it note holders:
This design is from Inspired by Gram. For these, I cut my patterned paper to 2 1/4 x 5 inches. I scored them at 1 1/8 inches, 1 1/2 inches, 3 1/8 inches and 3 1/2 inches. Once you get them folded up, you can add your mini post it note pads (unfortunately, I didn’t realize I was out of them before making these). Once I add the post it note pad to the inside, I would add some small adhesive velcro strips to the the flaps to keep them closed.
I embellished the pads with the small flowers and sentiment from the Tropic Vibes stamp set.
After this, I was working with scraps on some final cards. I used a flamingo that I had stamped and watercolored in a previous session. I matted my pattern papers with black cardstock from my stash and put them directly onto my white cardbase. I embellished around the layout with some Blushing Red Nuvo Drops.
And here is my final card:
I decided to use the pineapple stencil that came in the Banana Split collection to create a background on my cardbase. I used Scattered Straw Distress Ink to color the body of the pineapples and Mowed Lawn to color the tops. I pieced together some of the scraps I had left and layered a piece of pineapple ephemera and sentiment on top.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my projects today! I hope you got some inspiration! I had so much fun with these!
This die set is a staple in your craft room. I designed the die set to work with both the June FOTM Card Kit and the July FOTM Card Kit. The wonky shaped oval is perfect as a lily pad for the frogs in the Pond Life Collection in the June kit.
It is also perfect to use as an island for the palm tree beach stamp from the In the Tropics Collection in the July kit.
Thanks for visiting,
Happy Monday Crafty Friends! I’m LOVING the Tropic Vibes pattern paper and Tropical Vibes ephemera from Collection 1! The July 2020 Flavor of the Month Card Kit pops with color. Today I made 2 cards and the hardest part was choosing which ephemera pieces I wanted to use!
Card one is all about showing off the pattern paper and the ephemera. I backed the pattern paper with black card stock from my stash and added the ephemera with foam adhesive. I also use the 3 small and 3 medium enamel dots from the kit.
The inside is stamped with the Flamingo image from the stamp set and the Happy Birthday sentiment. I outlined the flamingo with a light pink marker for a pop of color.
Card 2 I used the flower image from the stamp set to create a backgroud for the floral/pineapple ephemera. I stamped it out with a clear sticky ink and used clear embossing powder. Once that was heat set I added the “Shocking Pink” Card stock behind it , popped up my ephemera piece and add the entire panel to my card base created with Limeade card stock.
On the inside I added the Happy Birthday sentiment again and the single pineapple ephemera piece!
Thanks So Much for stopping by!
If you’d like to watch the process video – CLICK HERE