Simon Says Stamp | Tropical Birthday Card - Do Things That Make You Happy

Simon Says Stamp | Tropical Birthday Card – Do Things That Make You Happy + Weekend Sale

Hello, friends! Since Summer is not that far away these days I decided to pull out some of my tropical-themed stamps and stamp a Summer Birthday card. I opted for a slightly funny one as you and I both seem to enjoy these kinds of cards more than other projects. I’m linking to products I used below. Affiliate links used.

Simon Says Stamp | Tropical Birthday Card - Do Things That Make You Happy

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Whenever I aim to put a smile on the card recipient’s face I always seem to reach for the hilarious birds from the Stacked Animals stamp set. There’s just something about their facial expression that cracks me up!

CARD DETAILS

I pulled a few older stamp sets from Simon starting with the Warm Christmas Wishes. I’ve been wanting to use the palm tree image for a long time and using it for this card seemed like a perfect opportunity! I stamped it onto a white cardstock panel cut to 4 x 5 1/4″ in Simon’s Intense Black ink.

Simon Says Stamp | Tropical Birthday Card - Do Things That Make You Happy

I wanted to add a little table with a drink on top, but I didn’t want to do masking, so I ended up stamping and die-cutting it in my Platinum 6 machine. I also stamped and cut out a drink umbrella from the Adult Beverages stamp set.

I ended up doing some masking for this project as I wanted to stamp a Happy Birthday message from the Circle Sayings set behind the palm trees to help me frame the scene. I also added a little bird (I stamped him upside down) and a large stamped and die cut bird.

Simon Says Stamp | Tropical Birthday Card - Do Things That Make You Happy

To complete the look I also heat embossed a partial sentiment that reads “Do Things That Make You Happy” from the Choose Happy stamp set in white embossing powder onto black cardstock.

Simon Says Stamp | Tropical Birthday Card - Do Things That Make You Happy

For my coloring I went with Copic markers, I am listing all of the colors I used below. To color the lights on the trees I used Nuvo Drops in English Mustard and Shocking Pink. I also added Morning Dew clear drops over the eyes of my birds, but for some reason it didn’t dry well, the coating cracked and added a rather curious effect to the bird’s eyes. I am not quite sure why it cracked, could be from all the heat and AC (from the rapid change of temperatures); I didn’t have this problem during Winter.

Simon Says Stamp | Tropical Birthday Card - Do Things That Make You Happy

Lastly, I adhered my colored panel onto A2 top folding card base and foam mounted a sentiment panel on top.

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SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Simon Says Clear Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes
Simon Says Clear Stamps Warm Christmas Wishes
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Simon Says Stamp Warm Wishes Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Warm Wishes Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Set Santa at the Beach
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Set Santa at the Beach
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Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Adult Beverages
Simon Says Clear Stamps Adult Beverages
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Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals
Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals
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Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Stacking Animals Set
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Stacking Animals Set
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Choose Happy
Simon Says Clear Stamps Choose Happy
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green Bold
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green Bold
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand Beige
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand Beige
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
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Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Tonic Shocking Pink Nuvo Glow in the Dark Drops
Tonic Shocking Pink Nuvo Glow in the Dark Drops
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Simon Says Stamp | Tropical Birthday Card - Do Things That Make You Happy. Handmade card by Yana Smakula

9 Comments

    1. Oh my gosh – what a n adorable card Yana! Love that you utilized older sets and “summerized” them – Brilliant!!

    1. How cute is this card? Love it and all the details you added to make it extra special..

    1. Oh, my goodness! I love this card and actually have all the sets except for the sentiment. Cannot wait to try it!

    1. Hi Yana,
      I just want you to know I love your design style. I’ve spent many happy hours perusing your blog and watching your Youtube videos. Having been to Ukraine to adopt our daughter, It’s always fun to listen to your beautiful accent. You make my day much brighter. THANK YOU!!!

    1. Another hilarious card! Love it so much!!! These birdies are so funny! I thought you made such effect in the eyes in purpose. Makes them even more funny;)

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