Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tropical Seasons Greeting card {Paper Smooches SPARKS}

Hello friends,

I hope you are having a great weekend.  Today starts another Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge and this week... ANYTHING GOES!  See what I mean?

Last month, we took a family vacation to Florida where Christmas preparation was in full swing at several theme parks and resorts.  I started thinking about what a tropical Christmas would look like, and that was the inspiration for my little holiday scene.  

I die cut the sea and waves using the Borders 1 die set.  I punched a circle from yellow card stock and adhered it below the waves to look like the setting sun.  Next I die cut green card stock using the Feathers die to create a palm tree. 

Then I stamped and die cut the snow men from Freezy Fellas only this time, I don't think they are so freezy... they are sand men! To amp up the Holiday feel, I added a Santa Hat with a pom-pom puff on top to the larger sand man from Merry Motifs and added some sparkling lights to the palm tree with sequins.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Sampler stamp set. 

Ready to play?  You know the routine!  Link up your take on this week's challenge to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog by 11:59 p.m. PST on Saturday, December 27.  The winner of the challenge will get a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!  Yay!!!! 

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the other SPARKS team members playing along with this week's challenge: 

That's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I can't wait to see what you create! 


  1. Wish I was heading to the tropics for vacation. Love this fun!

  2. OMG OMG OMG!! How FUN and BRGHT and HAPPY!! I LOVE this!! Your Palm Tree ROCKS!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS CHRISMAS WEEK!! =)

  3. Love your sandmen, Katie! Such a fun, tropical Christmas card - made me smile. Using the feathers die for the palm trees is so clever too. I hope you have a fabulous Christmas!

  4. This is totally, awesome!!! Love it! And yep! That's pretty much Florida in the winter. ;)

  5. I'm absolutely in LOOOOOOOOVE with this Tropical Christmas card! LOVE LOVE LOVE the sand snowmen! LOVE the tree that is decorated and made using a feather die! AMMMMMAZING! You rock, Katie:)

    Merry CHRISTMas <3


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