Luau Anyone??? HSS Luau Theme Challenge #24

If there is one place in the world that I am madly in love with it is the Hawaiian Islands!!! I love how clear blue the water is, how soft the sandy beaches are, how wonderfully TAN everyone is and I am SO envious of all the women that have the great figures to wear those grass skirts and coconut cups. I just love everything about that part of the world. So when we got to crate something for a Luau Challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments I was THRILLED!!!
I had already posted a card that was quite literally Luau Themed, so I thought I would go a little outside the creative box for this one. I made this bookmark (What I like to call a “Book Thong”) at convention last year, but I LOVED it because it immediately made me think of the tropics. Not only because the flower reminds me of those amazing hibiscus flowers that grow like wild fire there (those are my FAV’s) but the colors are spot on with the tropical line of DSP that Stampin’ Up! now offers.
I loved combining the orange and the deeper green and the bright vibrant blue all together. It reminds me of a wonderful print for a bathing suit. These were SUPER simple to make and only required a handful of items to make, like:

scallop chipboard piece (you could use your BigShot to make any shape you wanted)

Craft & Classic Ink Pad in colors to coordinate with your project

DSP (Designer Series Paper) of any coordinating pattern for the colors you choose

Floral stamp image, I totally LOVE this set EASTERN BLOOMS

5/8″ ribbon, about 12-18″ long

Filigree Brad part, you might even be able to swap this out with a button??

I covered the Chipboard with Old Olive craft ink and used my Heat tool to dry it faster. Then I used the DSP to cover the square hole that was in our Chipboard piece, but if you use your BigShot you could skip this step. I punched out a small piece of Pacific Point Card Stock to go under the filigree center piece and then attached the center brad with a glue dot. You will stamp out your floral image in classic ink, I used Groovy Guava, and hand cut out of Whisper White Card Stock. I attached it to the DSP with a dimensional.

I attached the ribbon to the back of the chipboard piece using a glue dot, then covered the raw ends with a larger piece of Pacific Point Card Stock.

I threaded the end of the ribbon through the center of the larger Filigree brad and tied a knot to prevent it from slipping off.

To thread such thick ribbon through such a small hole you simply cut the ribbon at a very steep angle making the increase in width VERY gradual, and it threads right on for you.

I hoped you really enjoyed this weeks project and PLEASE come and play along this week at HSS!! I know that I would love to see as many creative Luau ideas as possible so until next time~ TTFN


  1. This is so cute! What a neat idea!

    chanda stehlik

    I’m a new follower! :)

  2. simple and so cute. see you tomorrow!

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