Embossed Letterpress Tropical Chic Cards in Imaginative Colors

Embossed Letterpress Tropical Chic Cards

Have you fallen for the Tropical Chic bundle yet? I have! It’s proven even more versatile than anticipated and produces such lovely projects. (Miss Monday’s Tropical Escape Cards? See them HERE). Today I’m sharing a fun technique that I’m calling Embossed Letterpress. It combines stamping with die-embossing and this Bundle is perfect for the technique! All is explained in the video tutorial later in the post 🙂

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 It’s a little difficult to capture the textured surface of the card on camera, but give it a good look. See the embossing over the stamped image??? Some of the coordinating Thinlits dies mirror the stamp almost exactly, so when used for embossing (instead of cutting), you produce an embossed letterpress effect. It’s absolutely lovely in person and creates a “WOW” effect! 

Here’s the colors used in the above card. This is a bonus card not shown in the video!

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It’s really fun to think up non-traditional color combinations for this Tropical Chic Bundle. These stamps look great in any color! Here’s another BONUS card and pretty color combination…

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Here’s another version of the card from the video, with the Color Inspiration…

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FREE Color Inspiration PDF

You’ve seen three Color Inspiration combo’s today, but what if I could offer you three color combinations for every Stampin’ Up! color available? It’s yours! 

Download the PDF HERE and print them out to keep with your inks for inspiration anytime.


  • You’ll find the sentiment in the ROOTED IN NATURE stamp set.
    • Save 10% on the Stamps and NATURE’s ROOT Framelits Dies BUNDLE (earns you $5 off coupon for September)
  • The die-cut is from the Limited Edition STITCHED SEASONS Framelits Dies on sale now. I LOVE this set and highly recommend you grab it while you can! It’s only available this month, or while supplies last.
    • Save 10% on the BLENDED SEASONS stamps and STITCHED SEASONS Framelits Dies  BUNDLE (earns you $5 off coupon for September)

Sorry for what looks like the camera zooming a few times. It’s a youtube edit feature (I won’t be using again). Thanks for your patience as this tech-challenged gal learns 😯 


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During the month of August every $50 in product you purchase earns you a $5 coupon redeemable in September (with no minimum purchase required). Redeem it for anything* in the catalog… including the NEW Fall-Winter Catalog coming Sept 5th!  No limit, so stack ’em up!


  • Make sure your product subtotal (BEFORE tax and shipping) meets the $50 incremental threshold.
    Example: $99.99 in products only earns you 1 coupon. $100 earns you 2
  • Get triple benefits for orders $150+ (it pays to save up & place one large order!)
    1. Earn $15+ in coupons (that’s 10% savings)
    2. Earn 10% in Stampin’ Rewards (includes access to Host Sets; redeemable immediately) – you’re now at 20% savings
    3. Earn Free Product Samples and handmade projects from me! (no code required)
  • Get double benefits for orders <$150
    1. Earn $5 coupon for every $50 in products purchased
    2. Use my exclusive Rewards Code for FREE Product Samples & handmade projects from me!
      JFM4QYJ7  >Copy & Paste into HOST CODE Box in Shopping Bag
  • After each order, you’ll receive an email from Stampin’ Up! with a coupon code- MAKE SURE TO KEEP THAT EMAIL SAFE! You’ll need the coupon codes to redeem for credit in September and you’re the only that has them (SU! doesn’t keep them, nor are Demonstrator’s given copies, so it’s REALLY IMPORTANT you don’t delete them. There’s no way to recover them if they’re lost!)
  • *Redeemable for anything in the catalog(s) except PrePaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions and the Starter Kit.


The limited release ‘Color Your Season’ is available while supplies last or Aug. 1-31, 2018. It includes:


2018 stampin up holiday catalog cover stampin savvyThe NEW Fall-Winter Holiday Catalogs will be shipping soon  to everyone that’s shopped with me this year. They’re filled with oodles and oodles of project ideas and inspiration… and awesome products! wooHOO

NEW CUSTOMERS: Place $50+ order and I’ll include it FREE with your thank you gift (plus an Annual Catalog & Idea Book) Just one of the perks of shopping with me!


More to check out…

  • Want the Tropical Chic Rewards Kit shown in the video?
    Copy & Paste 
    REWARDS CODE JFM4QYJ7  into the HOST CODE Box in your Stampin Up Shopping bag when you place $50+order now – Aug. 31st, 2018. I’ll mail it with new catalogs and a handmade gift no later than the first week of September-enjoy!
  • Clearance Rack $avings up to 70% off 
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • Subscribe to my YouTube Channel

Happy Stampin’! xxx tammy 🙂

***Product List for Tropical Chic Embossed Letterpress Cards***
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About Tammy Beard

Stampin' Up!® Independent Demonstrator who loves crafting handmade happiness with paper, stamps and ink!❤ SHOP Stampin' Up!® in the USA @ StampinSavvy.com/Shop


  1. I’ve added your blog to my favorites list! Your video on this was great! I’ve been stamping for many years and you’ve given me new ideas on how to make more use of my dies! Thank you!!

    • Thanks for your sweet comments, Lynnette! I’m so glad it was helpful. I love finding more uses for what we already have, too! That’s what Stampin’ SAVVY is all about 🙂

  2. That was such a pretty card! I love those colors together. I also appreciated your video and all of the helpful tips you gave while making your card. Your videos are excellent and very easy to follow!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the cards and found the video helpful, Laurie! There’s another one coming tomorrow you may also like. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me- I appreciate your kind words! 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, thank you for your amazing video! I love your embossing and just finished a card similar. Yay! I can finally emboss with my dies. You are the best!

    • Yay Krista! I’m so glad it was helpful- it’s such a fun and easy way to create a little “wow”. Your comments made my day… thank you! 🙂

  4. Your lesson refreshed what we did in class! I enjoyed watching it to review some of your clever tips like decorating the inside & envelope immediately after doing the front of the card. That way, I can avoid cleaning them twice. ?✉️ ✂️?❤️

  5. 这里真心不错,每次来都有新收获!

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