Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle Card

Good Saturday Morning! The Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle photopolymer stamp set is a wonderful set with gorgeous sea turtle images. It is a reversible stamp set so you can stamp using both sides of the stamp. I only used the detailed side of the large sea turtle and paired it with the wonderful By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper to the front of a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I love the swirling gold foil fish!

I stamped the large turtle from the Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle stamp set in Mint Macaron ink on Soft Sea Foam and fussy cut it with my paper snips. I wanted to give it a little more definition, so I followed the example of my Inkin’ Krew Teammate Carol Buckalew and added some shading with watercolor pencils (you can find her Sea Turtle card here). I used the Old Olive pencil to color the entire turtle, coloring it heavier around the edges. I used the Early Espresso pencil to color the eyes and all the outside edges of the stamped Mint Macaron sections. Then I used the Blender Pen to smooth the colors. The slight shading is an extra step, but it really brings the turtle to life!

I stamped the sentiment from the Friends are like Seashells stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on Basic White and cut it out with the large Stylish Shapes dies. I trimmed the end and adhered it to the card front with liquid glue, adding some sea glass embellishments to the bottom of the label. I adhered the sea turtle to the card with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the seaweed from the Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink (first and second generation stamping) in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand ink and trimmed the bottom with a strip of By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty DSP before adhering the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle stamp set is a pretty set and goes well with other beach themed stamp sets. Check it out!


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s best promotion of the year with specials for shopping, hosting and joining! It will run through February 28, 2023 and will be the only Sale-A-Bration this year!

SHOP

Orders placed during Sale-A-Bration will receive FREE products for orders of $50 or more(before shipping and taxes). There are 7 items that are available for free with orders of $50 or greater and 2 items that are available for free with orders of $100 or greater. The free Sale-A-Bration items are stackable, so if you place an order of $150, you can choose to add 3 $50 items or a $100 item and a $50 item to your order! And that’s in addition to the regular host rewards! The Sale-A-Bration items are only available while supplies last, so order early if there are items that you are really wanting! 

HOST

There’s also a host exclusive stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure that is ONLY AVAILABLE to those ordering $300 or greater in a single order or who host a party with sales of $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration.  If you’d like to set up a host code to see if you can collect $300 in orders to earn that stamp set, I’d be happy to help you with that!  Reach out to me at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com.

JOIN

Stampin’ Up! has three great joining promotion options during Sale-a-bration!

OPTION 1: Pay $129 and receive the exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 2: Pay $129 and receive the original white Mini Machine (a $63 value) + choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

OPTION 3: Pay $99 and choose $175 in Stampin’ Up! Products for your Starter Kit*.

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all of your Stampin’ Up! merchandise purchases AND you get to order early from upcoming catalogs!  There is NO COMMITMENT and NO REQUIREMENT TO SELL to anyone.  You can join and just get the discount for yourself!  Contact me at apsudano@stampininthhemeadows.com if you’d like more information about joining or purchasing the Starter Kit! 

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam – 3-1/2″ x 4″ (turtle)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 4″ (label)
  • By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I have another sneak peek of the pretty Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay bundle from the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog that will be available on January 5, 2023. I made a thank you card featuring the sea birds in the bundle and more of the pretty By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of By The Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty Designer series paper to the front of a Night of Navy card base with liquid glue. I cut another panel of the DSP with the largest square in the Stylish Shapes dies and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat. I folded a short length of Natural ribbon and adhered it together with glue dots before adhering it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the layered die cut square over the ribbon with dimensionals.

I used the large seagrass die from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay dies to cut a Mint Macaron panel and adhered it to the card with glue dots. I stamped the large bird in Soft Suede ink on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the coordinating die. I colored parts of the bird with the light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I stamped the little bird in Soft Suede on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it with a glue dot.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay stamp set in Night of Navy on Crumb Cake card stock. I cut it out with the Stylish Shapes banner die using the two step method and adhered it to the card with glue dots. I finished the card with Faceted solid jewels.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the seashells from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay stamp set in Soft Suede ink on the bottom of a Basic White panel. I stamped the little bird next to the shells and stamped the sand around it all. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I love that so many of the images in the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay bundle have coordinating dies. And I love that you have images for birds and shells, so you have lots of flexibility in designing shore themed projects – perfect for warming up cold Winter days!

Here is the pretty Seaside Bay bundle (I can feel the sand between my toes!):

Here are the pretty papers in the By the Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper pack:

All these pretty items will be available on January 5, 2023 when the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog goes live! I can’t wait!!


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last – and many items have already sold out!!

Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Note: Sadly the Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls have sold out.


Current Host Code: ZYNDU2N9

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 currently available valued up to $10.00!

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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake – 3″ x 3″ (front mat), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
  • Mint Macaron – 1-1/4″ x 2″ (die cut sea grass)
  • Basic White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3″ (die cut birds)
  • By the Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (die cut square)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Good Morning! One of the pretty new bundles in the upcoming mini catalog is the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay bundle. I used the bundle with the gorgeous By The Bay designer series paper to make a thank you card during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon. These items will be available on January 5, 2023 when the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog goes live You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it HERE.

I adhered a panel of the new By The Bay specialty designer series paper to the front of a Starry Sky card base with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay cling stamp set using Starry Sky ink on a Basic White strip and cut it out with the largest Stylish Shapes banner die. I adhered it to the card front with liquid glue.

I inked up the large clamshell die from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay dies in Versamark ink. The idea is to get the ink on just the raised circles so these will hold gold embossing powder. I had to practice a couple to times to get the right inking technique. If I press the die too hard on the ink pad, I get ink on the flat sections of the die, but if I press too lightly, I don’t get enough ink on the raised sections and it won’t hold the embossing powder. I feel that it’s better to err on the side of too much ink, because it just looks like the shell is a bit sandy. After you ink up the die, carefully put it on a panel of Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out (be careful not to move it once you place it on the card stock). Sprinkle gold embossing powder on the die cut, covering the debossed dots. Shake off the excess and heat the powder with a heat tool until it’s bright and shiny. Fold the clam shell on the score lines

I cut a Mint Macaron panel with two of the seagrass dies using the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay dies and adhered them to the label with glue dots. I adhered a folded length of Petal Party ribbon to the label with glue dots and adhered the folded die cut clam shell on top with dimensionals. I adhered one of the new iridescent flat pearls in the open clam shell and adhered some sea glass embellishments on the label.

When you open the clamshell, you see the pearl – how fun!

For the inside of the card, I adhered a strip of By The Bay specialty DSP to the bottom of a Basic White panel. I cut panel of Mint Macaron with the small sea grass die and adhered it with a glue dot. I cut clam shells from Brushed Gold foil, Sahara Sand and Petal Pink and adhered them to the panel with glue dots. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

The pretty Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay bundle is a wonderful nautical set and will go well with other current and retired ocean themed sets. I can’t wait to play with the bird stamps next. Here are the stamp set and dies that make up the bundle:

And here is the By the Bay 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper. There are 48 sheets in the pack, four each of 12 double sided designs. And one side has either gold foil or iridescent gloss designs. It’s really beautiful!

Here are all the products in the By The Bay suite, including the ribbon and flat iridescent pearls. All of these products will be available on January 5, 2023 when the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog opens for ordering.

If you’re a current customer of mine, you will receive your copy of the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure next month. If you would like a catalog, place an order in my Online Store, and I’ll be happy to send them to you.


The Fitting Florets Collection is Now Available!

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The beautiful Framed Florets bundle is an early release from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini catalog. The Framed & Festive cling stamp set, Fitting Florets designer series paper and gold adhesive backed swirls are only available during this promotion. Click on the picture below to download a flyer with the details.

Watch this video that showcases the new and exclusive products from the Fitting Florets Collection:

The Fitting Florets collection is available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. And if you decide to join Stampin’ Up! this month, you can add items from this collection to your Starter Kit! Contact me if you have any questions.


The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last and some favorites are already sold out!

The Last Chance Promotion discounts will start on December 1, 2022. Note that while some of the bundles are on the retiring list, the individual stamps and dies/punched may be carried over. These items are marked with three asterisks on the retiring lists. Also, if one of the items in the bundle is deeply discounted, the total price may be less than the bundled price, so pull out your calculators to double check.

Click HERE to download an Excel Spreadsheet of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Retiring Last Chance Items.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Carryover List of items.

Shop early to get the items you want before they’re gone for good! Click HERE to shop in my Online Store 24×7!


Current Host Code: N6Z4VWV3

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 currently available valued up to $10.00 from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog or the 2022-2023 Annual 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 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.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Starry Sky – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Mint Macaron – 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (sea grasses)
  • Sahara Sand – 2-1/2″ x 3″ (large shell), 1″ x 2″ (small shell)
  • Petal Pink – 1″ x 2″ (small shell)
  • Brushed Gold Foil – 1″ x 1″ (medium shells)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (label)
  • By the Bay Specialty DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ strip (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: