I have had a super busy week both at work and at home as we prepare for Amanda's high school graduation, so I had to step away from my blog for just a little bit but I hope you've had a great week!! Yesterday over on the Sisters in Stamping blog we featured surprise element in our projects. I went over to the Split Coast Stampers tutorial section and found directions to make a surprise pop-up diorama card here. I had made this type of card once before as a downline meeting make-n-take and remembered how fun they were.
The fun thing about this card is that it looks like a totally normal card from the outside, but when you open it up VOILA...
Fun, right?!? This card features the retiring By the Tide stamp set from the Annual catalog and It's My Party designer paper stack from the Occasions catalog. I went with a beachy-themed color palette - cajun craze, pool party, sahara sand and whisper white for the card and think it works great with this set. I am sure going to miss it....
For even more tree-themed card ideas and inspiration, please be sure to hop over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to check out what the other designers created this week.
Don't forget that a brand new catalog is debuting in just a few weeks!!! If you haven't seen the retiring list yet, you'll want to head over to my Stampin' Up! online store immediately so you don't miss out on these fabulous products before they're gone!
* Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend! *
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