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Create Your Own Aloha Card

Good morning!  Chrissy here to bring you another project using stamps from PSA Essentials.  I was able to work with the “Life’s A Beach” Peel & Stick stamps.  Since the set I worked with was a tropical theme, I had an idea for the perfect type of card. 

I created this card using the Houndstooth template from Crafter’s Workshop and my ultra fab Dylusions ink.  While the ink was drying, I stamped my hibiscus flowers onto white cardstock.  Now I decided to dress them up in old school style by using Stickles on them.  Sometimes, there’s no school like the old school!

I set them aside and waited for them to completely dry before fussy cutting them out and mounting them with foam pop dots.  I arranged them around the placement of my honu, the turtle.  I wanted to keep with the “aloha” vibe so I went for a lei kind of look.

My final touch was some fabulous May Arts twisted burlap along the bottom.  It looked “off” so I added a small bow tied with the same burlap.  I didn’t have the right alphas to complete the look so I went with good old fashioned handwriting and some doodling.

Thank you for taking a look and checking out my card.



Supply List:

  • Ribbon – May Arts “Twisted Burlap String” (363-10)
  • Stamps – PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamps “Life’s A Beach”
  • Cardstock – American Crafts
  • Ink – Ranger Dylusions “Pure Sunshine”, Sharpie Fine Tip Pen
  • Mask – Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Template “Mini Houndstooth”
  • Glitter Glue – Ranger Stickles “Turquoise”, “Purple”, “Fruit Punch”, “Lime Green”, “Yellow”, “Pink”
  • Honu – my stash


Blog post by: Christina Colón

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  1. Goat Girl (Michele Hemming)

    That is a super cute card! Love the aloha spirit!

  2. Ruth G

    Fun! I love the colors, the turtle and the theme! TFS!

  3. Cynthia B.

    What a great-looking card! Love the fussy-cut hibiscus flowers and the cool background!

  4. Stephanie Rodgers

    Love your handwriting and doodling … I thought you stamped it!  Great card!  This would be a cute card for a little girl with an actual lei bracelet she could pop off and wear!

  5. Rebecca Ednie

    This is beautiful! I love that turtle charm!

  6. Melinda Wilson

    Awesome card! 

  7. Linda R.

    Great card…your choices were so perfect!

  8. sue wisniewski

    very colorful card.
    stamping sue

  9. Sassy

    Aloha!  Love everything about this card… colors, texture, dimension, turtle, sentiment, twine.  Fantastic.

  10. Sue D

    Wonderful aloha card–I like the stickles on the flowers.

  11. rush

    love this card.  it has such dimension!  thank you for sharing.

  12. Connie L. Riley

    I loved all the color and your use of stickles!  The design is fabulous.

  13. sharon gullikson

    The turtle and twine is tooooo cute! How neat!

  14. Charlotte Zweigoron

    I love that flower treatment!!  

  15. Kim H

    Love the colors, and layering. Great idea, thanks for sharing it.

  16. Annette Hindes

    Pretty Pretty Card!
    Like how you linked several of same image together.

  17. Donna Sue

    I love hybicus flowers!

  18. mary s. - aka Big Mamma

    The personal touch "aloha" is just right.  Love it.

  19. Sue McRae

    Love the sparkly goodness of the Stickles!

  20. Charlene

    Love the turtle!  Cute card.

  21. Anita A

    Stunning card!

  22. Denise Bryant

    Beautiful card! I love the colors and that pretty background!

  23. Virginia Fynes

    GREAT card, love the flowers and the turtle!

  24. Miriam Prantner

    This is really neat! Love the juxtaposition on houndstooth and tropical elements. Really works well!

  25. Nicole

    Beautiful card. Love the center piece.

  26. Kristie Maynard

    Wonderful card.  TFS!

  27. Cheryl wage

    What a neat idea!

  28. Jamie Greene

    How cute!

  29. Jingle

    What a creative idea!  I love the turtle!


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