A Tropical Oasis Birthday for Case-ing Coast to Coast

It’s time for another Coast to Coast Case-ing project with Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit.  If you’re a regular follower of either Karen or me, you know that we take a turn each month creating a card and the other decides what to Copy and Selectively Edit (CASE) to come up with another project.  This month it’s Karen’s turn to case my card here….

Stampin Up Tropical Oasis Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinupLet’s talk about this paper!  To be honest, I have a love-hate relationship with Designer Series Paper.  I love most of the paper but hate that I don’t use nearly enough of it.  I don’t think I’ll have that problem with this collection.  I absolutely love every pattern…even the tropical fruit, which I have no idea how to use…yet.

Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper #151252
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As you can see, there is minimal stamping on the card.  I let the paper do all the work and boy did it come through!

  • The Whisper White card base measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The DSP measures 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  I created a window in the center using a Stitched Rectangle die.
  • I cut two additional Stitched Rectangles in Real Red and Whisper White card stock, stamping the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical on the Whisper White panel. The Real Red panel is popped up with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Tropical Oasis Birthday Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Using the same patterned paper, I fussy cut flowers to embellish the sentiment panel.  The leaves were cut from a different pattern in the same DSP collection using a die from the coordinating, In The Tropics dies.  I’m not sure if you can tell by the photo, I added an additional little flower on top of each to create a bit of dimension.

Stampin Up Tropical Oasis Birthday Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is from the Momma Elephant set, Paolo’s Wishes.  I love the fun, scripty font.

I’ve presented myself with a few new paper crafting challenges:  (1) USE the DSP that I purchase in more creative ways, and (2) Don’t be afraid to fussy cut…I’m finding it actually therapeutic! What about you?  Are you OK with using up your DSP or are you saving it for (what)?  Do you enjoy fussy cutting…do you find it relaxing or stressful?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Now that you’ve seen my East Coast card, cross the country to the West Coast and see Karen’s creative take on it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’re having a good week!

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  1. This was a fun card to CASE, Rosanne! Thanks for the “framing” inspiration! Your card is beautiful – I love this DSP as well. I used the tropical fruit on a simple card if you’d like to see. It’s at https://stampinghabit.com/2019/12/tropical-oasis-sneak-peek-fast-fun.html. Hugs back at you from CA!!

  2. Gorgeous card. I have this paper and I will give it my best not to hoard it. Hope to CASE it soon.

  3. OMG! I’m screaming Gorgeous all the way from Cali! Rosanne this is so beautiful. I love the DSP and the flowers are a perfect combination.

    • Hi Felicita…so good to hear from you! I was so happy to see you back with the TTTC! I’m trying to play more and now at least will have a little time to do so. Hope you are well and staying safe…HUGS!

  4. The card is so beautiful. I would love to know the name of the font used, can you tell me?

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