Friday, July 27, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop | Tropical Vibe

 Welcome to this months Fancy Friday Blog Hop. This month we have been challenged is to use one of the stamp sets that have a tropical vibe to them. This includes Climbing Orchid, Animal Expedition, Tropical Chic, Fabulous Flamingo, or Serene Garden all from the 2018 - 2019 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue.

  If you've not hopped with us before, the Fancy Friday team are past and present Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Members. We still love blog hopping together so we have a blog hop once a month with everything fun and fancy and showing what we love!

  Of course I'm using the products from the Tropical Escape Suite which includes my most favourite DSP from the 2018 - 2019 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue, the Tropical Escape 6"x6" DSP stack. I do love a pink and green colour combo as well as the fabulous black and white patterns. It just screams Rochelle!! Just gorgeous!

I've made a fun Blushing Bride Gift bag with a matching card. One of the most fabulous thing about making your own gift packaging is that you can make it matchy-matchy to your card and that's what I I've done here today.

 The gift bag is made with 2 sheets of 12"x12" Blushing Bride cardstock and then accented with some strips of the Tropical Escape DSP.  I've used the square Tropical Thinlit as the gift tag for the bag and then continued that same look onto the card for the continuity from the gift bag to the card. The thinlit is used just to emboss the cardstock using the Big Shot Embossing Mats. Have you used these Embossing Mats yet? They will give you some much more versatility to all your dies and you'll get so much more out of them. Got to love crafting products that have more than one use and look!!

I did have a layer of the Tropical Escape DSP on my Blushing Bride layers but removed it due to the card looking way too busy, with that extra DSP layer mixed with all the other layers and elements. Sometimes when I'm layering and layering and layering I have to pull back just a little bit as sometimes what I might envisage in my head is too much on the card. 

I've been thinking for a few weeks now that this square Tropical Thinlit would be perfect as a gift tag. And I feel that my idea for a gift tag worked perfectly. Add a few images from the Tropical Chic stamp set and some dies from the Tropical Thinlits and you've got a fun looking gift tag.

Such a fun and bright suite! I just love it. It is definitely making my Melbourne winter days brighter, that's for sure! It just has that summer feel and is making me dream of places like the Cook Islands , in the South Pacific, and their tropical vibe. Time for a holiday there me thinks!

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Now on to the ever lovely, ever fabulous Cindy Schuster and her fun tropical vibe.

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  1. Oh Rochelle, this gift bag and thank you card are so beautiful! It's the perfect color combo! Hugs to you!

  2. Love your beautiful ensemble! All the layers are so fun!

  3. Stunning. The layers are bold and just right.

    I love everything about your projects!

  5. Rochelle, these colors look so gorgeous together and the embossed element is the perfect addition of texture!


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