Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Video Tutorial

Good Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells bundle is a beautiful seashell stamp set with dies that include a beautiful undersea scene with shells and flowing sea plants. And the coordinating Seashells 3d embossing folder adds wonderful dimensional details to the die cut that look fabulous in simple blue and white. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I die cut a Basic White panel with large die from the Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells bundle. Note that the size is 1/8″ larger than the normal card size so you don’t cut off the tips of the plants. I carefully aligned the die cut in the Seashells 3D embossing folder so that the plants in the die cut line up with the plants in the embossing folder, closed the cover and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.

I adhered a panel of the Sand & Sea designer series paper to the front of a Seaside Spray card base with liquid glue. I adhered the large embossed die cut to the card front with liquid glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells photopolymer stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a small Seaside Spray panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles dies. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with a small Opal Round gem.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the seashell from the Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White panel after stamping off 3 times to give it a soft look. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of the Sand & Sea DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set has the most beautiful seashell stamps ever! And the each shell has a coordinating die, some within the larger die that can easily be trimmed down. For today’s card, I die cut my panel before embossing it, but the Seashells 3D embossing folder also works beautiful when embossing panels because there are ocean details that are missing from the die cut. So definitely check these products out!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Seaside Spray – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″2″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 4-1/4″ x 5-5/8″ (large shell die cut)
  • Sand and Sea DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! Our talented team has created projects this month with the theme of Love! I’m using the new Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always bundle with the new Snail Mail designer series paper to make a Valentine. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I started by cutting out the Basic White scalloped border using the border die from the Peonies Dies and adhering it to the back of the striped paper from the Snail Mail designer series paper. I adhered this panel to another Snail Mail DSP panel – Real Red with the Blushing Bride hearts. I adhered this layered DSP panel to a Blushing Bride mat and wrapped it with Blushing Bride twine and made a bow. I popped this on the front of a Real Red card base with dimensionals.

I used the scalloped heart from the Heart Punch Pack to cut out a Blushing Bride heart. I cut the Love word from the Always Dies (part of the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always bundle) from Basic Black and the backing from Basic White and adhered these together. I stamped the You sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White and cut it out with the small slanted label.

I popped the layered Love die cuts on the heart with dimensionals and adhered the You label with glue dots. I popped the heart on the card front with dimensionals and added some cute red resin hearts to finish the card front. I just love that layered Love die cut with all the hearts!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the little flower at the top of a Basic White panel and colored it with Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I trimmed the bottom with more of the Snail Mail hearts DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever and Always bundle is great for Valentine’s Day cards as well as any other celebrations of Love like Weddings, Anniversaries and just because.

On with the hop! Be sure to check out each project that our talented team has created. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jillian Good’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Karen Finkle created.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Blushing Bride – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched heart)
  • Basic Black – 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (Love die cut)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 5″ (scalloped die cut trim), 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (Love backing), 1″ x 1-1/2″ (You label)
  • Snail Mail DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front panel), 1″ x 5″ (side trim), 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Card

Good Morning! I have a Valentine’s Day card for today made with the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt bundle and the Detailed Hearts die. And I used some of the pretty Rococo Rose foil from the Love You Always foil sheets in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. You can find the supplies used to create this card and the card stock cuts at the bottom of this post.

I cut a panel of Rococo Rose foil with the Detailed Hearts dies and adhered it to the front of a Rococo Rose card base with dots of liquid glue. Save the little foil hearts that get punched out – I used some of them as embellishments for this card.

I stamped the heart from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Rococo Rose ink on Whisper White and punched it out with the plain heart punch. I adhered it to a Rococo Rose scalloped heart punched out with the scalloped heart punch and adhered some foil hearts to the front.

I adhered the layered heart to the front of the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the arrow from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Smoky Slate across the top of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Rococo Rose ink and adhered foil hearts around the top. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set is currently available, and there are lots of new cute Valentine’s Day themed stamp sets and accessories in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog, premiering on January 5, 2021. I am so ready!!😊


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


The January Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Hearts!

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!  And with the add-on—called Little Love Boxes—there’s even more love to share! Click here to see the flyer for the cute Little Love Boxes.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my Online Store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my Online Store, click here.

Sign up deadline for the January 2021 kit is January 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (punched scalloped heart)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (heart)
  • Love You Always foil sheet (available Jan 5) – 3-7/8″ x 3-5-1/4″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers bundle to make a fall card, and the color palette for today’s hop gave me the perfect excuse to pull it out! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using. I ended up using all of the colors:

I adhered a strip of the striped paper from the Gilded Autumn specialty designer series paper to a panel of the dark wood grained paper from the In Good Taste designer series paper and then to to a Cajun Craze mat. I popped the layered panel on the front of a Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers cling stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Very Vanilla panel. I colored it with Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Sunflower Dies. I cut the large lacy sunflower from brushed copper foil and three lacy leaves from Mossy Meadow card stock. I popped the copper die cut to the front of the sunflower and the layered sunflower to the card front with dimensionals. I adhered glue dots to the leaves and slipped them under the flower.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a Very Vanilla panel and cut it out with the stitched pinked circle from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal and added three champagne rhinestones for a touch of sparkle.

I stamped part of the large sunflower from the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers in the lower corner of a Very Vanilla panel and added a strip of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to the side. I adhered it to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I was surprised at how well this color palette goes together. And I love the touch of Cajun Craze with the natural elements – the realistic flower and dark wood.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut leaves)
  • Brushed Copper Foil – 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower)
  • Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (sunflower), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • In Good Taste DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background)
  • Gilded Autumn DSP – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/8″ (front accent strip), 1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Whale Done Love You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a cute little ocean themed card made with the Stampin’ Up! Whale Done photopolymer stamp set and Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ designer series paper. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I embossed a panel of Just Jade card stock with the Seabed 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Pretty Peacock mat. I popped it on the front of a Pool Party card base with dimensionals. I cut a Whisper White panel with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered a panel of the Whale of a Time designer series paper to the front.

I cut two pieces of seaweed using the die from the Smooth Sailing Dies, one from Pretty Peacock and one from Old Olive. I adhered the seaweed to the DSP panel with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Whale Done stamp set in Just Jade ink on a strip of Soft Sea Foam card stock and cut it out with the die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I adhered the label to the DSP panel with liquid glue. I fussy cut two sea turtles from another sheet of the Whale of a Time DSP and adhered them to the DSP panel with liquid glue.

I popped the DSP panel on the card front with dimensionals, also carefully placing parts of dimensionals underneath the elements that overlapped the panel. I finished the card front with three small Coastal Cabana sequins.

I stamped the seaweed from the Stampin’ Up! Whale Done stamp set in Pretty Peacock and Old Olive inks in the corner of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the coral in Calypso Coral and stamped the bubbles in Pool Party. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The Stampin’ Up! Whale Done stamp set and Whale of a Time designer series papers are pretty and colorful and perfect for creating fun ocean themed cards as we wind down the summer.


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now Button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my Online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pretty Peacock – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut seaweed)
  • Just Jade – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed front background)
  • Old Olive – 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut seaweed)
  • Soft Sea Foam – 1″ x 3″ (label)
  • Whale of a Time DSP – 3″ x 3-3/8″ (small panel background)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3-2/2″ x 3-3/4″ (die cut mat)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: