Using Bird Banter with Tropical Chic for a Fun All Occasion Card

Tropical All Occasion Card Featuring #BirdBanter, #TropicalChic, #AllOccasion, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp




We have a new challenge over at Retro Rubber and you are going to love it as much as I did! I love, love, love Tic Tac Toe challenges! The prompts are great and every card will be different. My card, made with Bird Banter from 2017 Occasions Catalog and Tropical Chic from 2018 Annual Catalog, was so much fun to make, using the bottom horizontal line. Which row are you going to try??



Tropical All Occasion Card Featuring #BirdBanter, #TropicalChic, #AllOccasion, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp



My Secrets to Making This Project
  • I wanted my big tropical leaves to look more realistic so I stamped them in the lighter green, Granny Apple Green, and then took a spong dauber to dabbed the darker green, Shaded Spruce, onto the ends of the leaves. Don’t they look great?


Tropical All Occasion Card Featuring #BirdBanter, #TropicalChic, #AllOccasion, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp



Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Bird Banter, Tropical Chic
  • Paper: Tropical Escape DSP, Shaded Spruce, Basic Black
  • Ink: Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride
  • SU Tools: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Tropical Thinlits, Petal Burst TIEF, Sponge Daubers, Blends: Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette
  • Finishing Touch: Galvanized Buttons, Blushing Bride Thick Bakers Twine, Metallic Enamel Shapes


I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:


Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much-loved older stamps out and play along! Only one stamp needs to be older than a year. Don’t forget to tell us how long you have had the stamps you used.


Before You Go!



I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
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Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!


DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products


Bird Banter Photopolymer Stamp Set

Bird Banter Photopolymer Stamp Set

Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack

Metallic Enamel Shapes

Metallic Enamel Shapes

Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine

Blushing Bride Solid Baker’s Twine



  1. What a perfect tropical card – yes, those leaves look amazing and I love how you’ve arranged them around the band with the beautifully coloured bird and the gem accents. Thanks for joining The Library.

  2. OMG Debbie this is amazing, I love the totally tropical feel and it’s a great way to use that bottom row! I love Tic Tac Toe, all the cards are so different.

  3. Your leaves do look great, Debbie! I think your bird is absolutely corker -so prettily coloured. Your card is a tropical riot of fun!

  4. This is a fabulous project that fully embraces our challenge! The Bird Banter Stamp set is so “tempting”. Thanks so much for playing along and sharing the beautiful creation with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  5. Well Debbie, I love, love this beautiful and colorful card and the way you totally matched the colors of the adorable Tucan to those of the DSP. Beautiful layout and awesome details.
    Thank you for playing with us over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.

  6. Beautiful!

  7. What a fun and fab card, I keep looking at the Tropical Chic stamp set and you’ve made it harder for me to resist adding the set to my stash! Ruth M x

  8. I really think this is a great card. Good for a lot of occassions I have to have a card for so thank you very much.

  9. What a perfect look for this parrot, love the whole tropical feel and the design is brilliant!

  10. Your card is FABULOUS! Love the combo of colors and the leaves are so realistic … the touch of the toucan is perfect! Great job! Hugs

  11. Debbie, I love your card, the DSP is perfect for the parrot on your card! I also love the embossing on the card too. You always have your cards so well put together. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Your leaves do look great! Love your bright and happy card.

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