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Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop

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You may have hopped here from Betty Button's blog, welcome! If you're starting here, AWESOME! 

This hop was created to celebrate our achievement for earning the Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation to Hawaii. The theme for this hop is Hawaiian. I'm sure you'll want to book your flight to the islands after you see the fabulously creative work shared during this hop!

This Grand Vacation is highly anticipated trip for myself and my family.  We used lived in Hawaii while my husband was active duty Air Force.  Receiving our orders to move there was one of the happiest days of my life, leaving was one of the saddest. We've been gone for 14 years and this will be our first time back.

Having lived on the island I can attest to its amazing natural beauty. I enjoyed the Plumeria, Hibiscus, Ginger and the other varieties which grew wild around our home. The fragrance of the island as well as the beautiful colors of the flowers are what inspired my card using the Petal Potpourri stamp set. My inspiration came from my friend Pam Steckman.


If you look closely you'll see there are two layers of Whisper White cardstock; one for the base of the card and another cut 4" x 5 1/4" which was stamped and layered with Dimensional.


I cut a piece of Vellum cardstock 2"x 5 1/2" and scored 1/8" on each side.  I stamped the greeting from Yippee Skippee in Melon Mambo ink and heat set the vellum with my heat tool to speed up the drying process. I wrapped the scored ends of the vellum to the back and secured it with Snail Adhesive. The Brights Candy Dots add just the right pop of color without adding bulk to my card for mailing. 

The colors make me long for May 12th - the departure day for our Hawaii Grand Vacation!

Don't stop here. Hop over to Krista Frattin's blog.  Krista always has amazing projects to share. I promise you won't be disappointed. 

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Selene Kempton

I love your vellum overlay! Great colors! See you in a few weeks! <3

janet wakeland

You just make me smile my friend. Yes you can never have too much happy. See you soon.

Stamping Shanni

Gorgeous colour combination Lisa! Love your project and your blog is super cute - love that chicken mesh!! Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

Sandi MacIver

Lisa your card is super cute!...Love your color combo.

Kylie Bertucci

The vellum is awesome! How nice that after 14 years you get to go back to Hawaii. Thats a long time! Looking forward to meeting you in person Lisa.

Connie Stewart

Ooh, I love the bright colors and that vellum really sets it all off. Lovely card, Lisa!!!

Alisa Tilsner

Gorgeous clean card. My Dad was in the Air Force, and visited Hawaii a few times, can't wait to go :)

Betty Button

I love your colors and your vellum over the top. Very cute. Can't wait to see you in Hawaii.


Thanks for saying my name! I am so excited to see your pictures and am so jealous! Love ya

jacque williams

Beautiful, clean style and a great use for a stamp set that I have not even inked yet! thanks for the inspiration!

Vanessa Webb

Gorgeous Lisa!Love the clever use of the vellum to help the greeting stand out from the bold/bright/happy colours in the background :) Looking forward to seeing you in Hawaii!

Brian King

Lisa, These colors are EVERYTHING! I love your card and can't wait to see you in Hawaii!

Linda Higgins

Simple, fresh and perfect :-)

Linda Higgins

Beautiful fresh colours Lisa! See you there!

Ann Craig

A lovely bright and tropical card Lisa. Just perfect as inspiration for Hawaii.

Ann Craig

Oops sorry about the blank comment before - not used to using this system. Wow what a gorgeous card. So natural yet so sophisticated. Love it - the colours, the design and the techniques.

Louise Sharp

I bet you're excited to be going back Lisa. It's nice to know how fondly you speak of its beauty and I am so eager to get there. I'll be looking to you for all the local hooks-up then?! ;)
Your card is so bright and happy. I love the idea of the vellum supported by the bright candy dots, great idea!
Looking forward to seeing you in Hawaii Lisa.
Louise xo

Barb Mullikin

Great colors, we must have been communicating telepathically. See you soon!!

Marelle Taylor

What a beautiful tropical card! I love it!

krista frattin

the colors are so bright and cheerful! makes me happy!

Lisa Eaton

I'm now super inspired by all of these fantastic creations! This is really pretty with these colours :)

Renee Kohnke

I love this card...clean and simple!!! Love the colors!!

Lisa Curcio

Thank you everyone for the kind words. We're super excited to be going back to our old 'home' and stomping ground! Aloha!

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