Welcome to our Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop.
You may have joined me from Linda Higgins‘ blog or you may be kicking off your journey here. Either way, thanks for getting into the Hawaiian spirit with us as we celebrate the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation for 2015.
I have a couple of projects to share today, so kick back & relax and enjoy your own virtual Hawaii travels today.
No sunscreen required!
Flower lei: Stampin’ Up! style
The inspiration for my first project comes from the beautiful Hawaiian tradition of welcoming visitors with a flower lei.
We are spoilt for choice with the current Stampin’ Up! offerings of so many adorable flower stamps, dies and punches.
Featuring the colours of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay, this one is made from the Pansy punch – one of my all-time favourites – and just a few Fun Flower punch shapes.
How to make 3 dimensional flowers from a punch
You need to make a lot of flowers for this one!
Here is a simple way to make flowers with heaps of dimension…
We joined the flowers together with Bermuda Bay bakers twine. The easiest way to do this is by threading the twine with a needle (see below) so you have a sharp point to poke through the middle of your flowers.
The leaves are made from punched ovals in Wild Wasabi cardstock, embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder, then folded in half.
Grass Skirt Card
And for our card project today we have a bright and sunny card to reeeeeally get us in the mood. Did someone say Hula?
Here in Australia the weather is turning cooler now as we head towards winter. We’ve already started putting the heater on at night so the warmth of Hawaii is definitely calling my name.
This card has a Pink Pirouette base, with a Wild Wasabi layer cut with the Fringe Scissors.
Do you recognise the grass fringe? It’s the Jute Ribbon from the Occasions catalogue.
How fun! Thanks for joining us.
Feel free to leave a comment and let me know which part of the world you’re from or connect with me via Facebook. I can’t wait to say hi!
1. Brian King
2. Louise Sharp
6. BJ Peters
10. Simone Bartrum
11. Dawn Griffith
12. Marelle Taylor
13. Dena Rekow
14. Connie Stewart
15. Alisa Tilsner
16. Tami White
17. Renee Kohnke
18. Bec Ross
19. Ann Craig
20. Vanessa Webb
21. Sandi MacIver
22. Sharon Armstrong
23. Barb Mullikin
24. Connie Babbert
25. Alison Solven
26. Betty Button
27. Lisa Curcio
28. Krista Frattin
29. Kim Gavarra
30. Jacque Williams