Two Cards One Layout - Timeless Tropical

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you how to make two different cards using the same layout, but with different looks.  This is a fun technique which will allow you to be very creative without a lot of work and you can use with just a few supplies to make quick easy cards that are sure to impress.  For my cards today I used products from the Tropical Oasis Suite from the 2020 January - June Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! which goes live on January 3, 2020 along with a Sale-a-bration item (that you can earn for free).  Here's a look at my projects!

Product Details: 

Add a pop of paradise to your crafting with lush foliage and tropical images. The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle features retro tropical images and glorious colors to make a statement on your projects. It’s just another day in papercrafting paradise when you use the stamps and dies to create your own dreamy designs. Invoke a touch of the tropics with bronze-finish trinkets including a pineapple, hibiscus, ukulele, and palm leaves. When you’re all done, hold the project to your ear and listen for the waves gently crashing onto the shoreline.  The Timeless Tropical Bundle includes the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and the In the Tropics Dies.  

The Timeless Tropical Stamp Set:  Create memorable projects with the retro tropical imagery in the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set. Combine the tropical images with the striking sayings to make greeting cards to brighten someone’s day.  
The In the Tropics Dies:   Create fun tropical die cuts for cards and projects using the In the Tropics Dies. The dies include die-cut palm trees, hibiscus flowers, a pineapple, and more. Pair with the coordinating Timeless Tropical Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set. Make thank you cards, birthday cards, and more.
The Metallic Baker's Twine and Sequin Combo Pack:  Metallic twine and patterned sequins from the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins Combo Pack add the perfect finish to handmade cards and other paper projects. The twine has metallic thread woven through for delicate glimmer. Earn this embellishment combo pack FREE with a qualifying purchase January 3–March 31, 2020, during our Sale-A-Bration promotion! 


Tips & Tricks: 

As I mentioned above I created all my cards with the same layout but changed up the sentiment and what the sentiment was put on.  I also moved the cut designer series paper around to create different looks with the same layout.  I love cards that you can get a different look from just by moving things around a little.  For these cards you are going to need two pieces of Designer Series Paper cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  I then put them together and cut off a 1" strip from the bottom.  Next I turned them completely around to the long side and cut off another 1" strip.  From the last 1" strip (1" x 5 1/4") I then cut off a 1" square.  
Once I had the two pieces of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper Cut as instructed above.  I cut a mat of Coastal Cabana to layer everything onto my Thick Whisper White card base.  I always start with the largest piece of the designer series paper and place it in which ever corner I choice.  Next I started with the smaller strips.  For some I use the reverse side of the paper and others the front side.  One of the other great things about this technique is that it allows you to use and see both sides of your designer series paper so no more worrying about which side to use.  
In between each layer I left a very small border around each side.  Like 1/16" small.  Once that was done It was time to add the card front to card base.  I did this with a little liquid glue.  For my first card I stamped the Birthday sentiment from the Timeless Tropics Stamp Set using Early Espresso Ink.  I then stamped the leaf from the stamp set using Pear Pizzazz ink.  Next I used the Everyday Label Punch to punch it out.  I added it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I finished off the card by stamping the same leaves on the inside of the card with Pear Pizzazz.  I then used the So Saffron Metallic Baker's Twine from the Metallic Baker's Twine and Sequins Combo Pack.  I tied the baker's twine into a double bow and added it with a mini glue dot.  


For the second lay out I used the pineapple die cut from the In the Tropics Dies along with the Aloha die.  I cut the top of the pineapple out with Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and the bottom from Early Espresso Cardstock.  I placed the pineapple onto a large stitched oval in So Saffron Cardstock.  The Aloha was die cut from whisper white cardstock and attached with a little liquid glue.  I popped the oval up with Dimensionals.  Since the pineapple top goes over the oval I added one dimensional behind so everything was balanced.  I finished off the card by adding some of the pretty stripped sequins from the Twine sequin combo pack.  

Video Tutorial: 


 If you are viewing this post by email you may have to click here or the image below to view the video not every server will show the embedded video.

Sizes and Dimensions: 

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock:  4 1/4 x 11 (scored at 5 1/2) 
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock:  5 3/8 x 4 1/8 
  • Whisper White Cardstock:  Scarp for Aloha and Everyday Label 
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock:  Scrap for Top of Pineapple 
  • Early Espresso Cardstock:  Scarp for Bottom of Pineapple
  • So Saffron Cardstock:  Scrap for large Stitched Oval 
 Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you give this a try with some of your designer series paper.  The supplies that I used today will be available starting January 3, 2020.  And at the time you will also be able to start every Free Saleabration items with each qualifying amount.  
Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins 
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 


Product List:

No comments

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate your thoughts and read every comment. If I don't respond please don't think that I haven't read it I am currently having issues with the blog letting me respond. I am working on this issue. Thank you again!

Much Love,
Rick