Tropical Chic Birthday Cards in Retiring Colors

Tropical Chic Birthday Cards


Hi stampin’ friends! How would you like a card design that works for both masculine and feminine birthday cards? I’ve got just the one. Not only is it easy to create several at a time, but you’ll have sooo much fun making them! Turn on your favorite beach tunes and get ready to craft!



If you’re a fan of quick and easy- with NO COLORING- this is the set for you! These solid image stamps plus your ink pad are all you need. But what if you want to play a bit? I’ve got a simple coloring technique for you that steps it up a notch.

For these cards, stamp the three leaves from the stamp set to create the “frame of foliage” with the Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pads, then die-cut with the RECTANGLE STITCHED FRAMELITS DIES. The feminine card includes the hibiscus flower accent. Here’s how to step it up with this fun coloring technique:

  • Apply Berry Burst ink to a Sponge Dauber (remove a bit on a scrap piece of paper)
  • Stamp flower on the Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Pounce on the center of the stamp with the Sponge Dauber and stamp on Whisper White Cardstock
  • Die-cut on the Big Shot Machine with the matching die
  • Adhere to card with a Stampin’ Dimensional



Time to add the HAPPY BIRTHDAY Thinlits Die. I love this one for it’s instant POP and year-round use! It fills a card front and when you use it with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets*, your die cuts become a sticker. It doesn’t get any easier than peel, stick and DONE! *Details on the right way to use this specialty adhesive in next week’s Newsletter (subscribe for free HERE). HAPPY-BIRTHDAY-THINLITS-DIE-143700-STAMPIN-UP-STAMPINUP-STAMPIN-SAVVY-TAMMY-BEARD

2017-2019 In-Colors

These fabulous colors are on the short-list for retirement. You’ll want to grab these pronto, because when the official retiring list for this year’s catalogs is announced to Demonstrator’s next week, they become H*O*T commodities that typically sell out quickly. More on retiring color-matched products coming later this week!Retiring 2017-19 Stampin' Up! In-Colors

  • For this project, grab the 2017-2019 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Collection and SAVE 10%. That’s like buying four pads and getting the fifth one 50% off- just for bundling them!
  • Make sure to grab the Ink Refills so you’re pads will stay juicy and usable for YEARS to come
  • Add a Cardstock Sampler Pack– or two or three!
    • They include 4 sheets of each five colors (20 total sheets) and are available in 8-1/2″ x 11″ and 12″ x 12″ sizes
  • Once these sell out, they will NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE. GONE. HISTORY. Make sure to have enough to create beautiful projects into the future and stock up now! You do NOT want to be paying outrageous e-bay prices a year from now and wishing you’d listened to me. Just sayin’!
  • A list of all the color-matched products retiring is coming later this week!


Here’s a close-up of the masculine version with Fresh Fig Cardstock used for the accent layer and “Happy Birthday” die-cut. Last touch: add a few Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins!

  • Save paper and cut your Fresh Fig Cardstock rectangle layer 1/8″ larger than the Whisper White Layer, then die-cut “Happy Birthday” from the center. Once the top layer is adhered, you’ll never know! Want to make it super easy to adhere? Simply apply the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the entire piece and it does double-duty for the accent layer AND the die-cut!


Here’s a look at the inside of both cards. The sentiment for the masculine card (above) is stamped with the color-matched Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad from the LABELS TO LOVE Stamp Set.

The feminine sentiment (below) is from the NEEDLE & THREAD stamp set, stamped in matching Berry Burst ink.


Want a Card Sketch for this? Are you liking them? Using them? I’d love to hear from YOU if you are! Leave me a comment below and if I get at least 3 yes votes- it’s yours along with another card idea!?

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If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out….
  • Want MORE card ideas using the Tropical Chic Bundle? 
    • Look HERE for note cards made with a simple masking technique
    • This pretty-in-pink peekaboo card is found HERE
    • Learn how to create an embossed letterpress look with these cards HERE
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Thanks for joining me today! Whether you’re enjoying warm weather now or simply craving it, crank up some fun beach tunes and make several of these Tropical Chic birthday cards. Maybe even sip a little umbrella-topped drink while you’re at it… you’ll find yourself smiling in no time! And let me know if you want the Card Sketch and another card idea by leaving a comment below❤

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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 @


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Big ??????

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