My wonderful friend and upline Stella mailed me a super cute surprise gift – she knows that I love flip flops and she sent me a pair of fab summery polka dotted flip flops which put a HUGE smile on my face (photo of them below!) – what fun happy mail to receive!!!

And so I decided to make her a summery thank you card and it turned out to be a bright, bold & happy one!  In fact it makes me smile so much every time I look at it, that I had to make another to display on my card rack in my stamping studio!

Here it is…

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Isn’t that fun?  And it was easy and a lot of fun to make using the new Fringe Scissors (pg 31 Occasions Catalog) – you can see below that those scissors feature a row of five blades which means that you can cut a fringe quickly & accurately (without having to cut each bit individually!) – and they are great for upcoming Easter projects where you can easily make grass borders or strips of grass…and by making cross cuts, you can easily make confetti too!

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You can find these fun Fringe Scissors in the online store by clicking HERE – and they are a steal of a deal at just $9.95!

The card base…I wanted a dark background so that the colors would pop right out and so decided on Basic Black…

The colorful strips…I wanted bright & bold colors to create a tropical summer theme and went with Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green and Coastal Cabana…

I cut a strip of each color to measure 5 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ and then used my Fringe Scissors to cut along each  – I made a 1″ cut to leave a 1/4″ strip along the top edge to give space to run a line of adhesive.

I then attached the first strip to the bottom of the card base by applying a line of SNAIL adhesive along that top edge – I then continued to do the same for each strip, working my way up until the top strip was in place…and to cover the final top edge I added a small 1/4″ wide strip of Black cardstock.

The sentiment…is just perfect for this card and I found it in the set Happy Watercolor (pg 22 Occasions Catalog) – I simply stamped my sentiment using Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and then die cut the tag shape using a die from Chalk Talk Framelits (pg 187) – to create an opening to thread through my twine I used a small die also in that set to die cut the shaped hole at one end, and then added my tag to my card using Dimensionals…

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The twine…I then cut a piece of White Bakers Twine (pg 173) to be 6″ long and threaded it through my tag, wrapped it around the edge of my card front and secured it with a piece of scotch tape just behind.  I then tied a little bow onto the end for a cute touch…

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The finishing touch…I wanted to incorporate a bit of color from my card base into the tag and so made a small flower using a scrap of Melon Mambo and the flower punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (pg 180) – I then added a Rhinestone Jewel (pg 171) to the center for a touch of bling…and there you have one cute & summer themed card that would make great invites for summer events!

SARAH’S TIP – ever made a beautiful card and used scotch tape to secure a piece of ribbon or twine to the back of your card front like I did above?  That is great but it doesn’t look very pretty on the inside of your card so this is what I do to pretty it up – I simply punch a small shape and adhere it onto my scotch tape like this…

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It looks neat and perfectly conceals the not-so-pretty end of your ribbon & tape!

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Happy Watercolor (CM 133191/WM 133188)
Scissors: Fringe Scissors (133325)
Card stocks: Melon Mambo (115320), Tangerine Tango (111349), Daffodil Delight (119683), Gumball Green (126840), Coastal Cabana (131297), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad (126980)
Die Cutting: Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Big Shot (113439)
Punch: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Twine: White Bakers Twine (124262)
Misc: Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430)

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Want to see those cute new flip flops courtesty of Stella?  Here they are, and I absolutely LOVE them – they are so me!!!

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And will be taking them on my upcoming vacation – big hugs & thanks Stella – I hope you like your happy summery card!

Happy Tropical Fringe Card…
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2 thoughts on “Happy Tropical Fringe Card…

  • March 27, 2014 at 9:38 pm
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    I’m a huge flip flop fanatic, also! AND I love polka dots so what could be better than these adorable polka dotted flip flops. Can you share the brand name?

  • March 28, 2014 at 9:03 pm
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    Awesome card, Sarah! And I love those flip flops (in fact, I have them in black!)

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