Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells Birthday Card

Happy Friday! Today I made a simple Birthday card with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells bundle and the Sand and Sea designer series paper. I love seashell stamps and the shells in this stamp set are gorgeous – plus the dies and coordinating embossing steps it up big time!! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped a seashell from the Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells photopolymer stamp set in So Saffron ink on Pearlescent paper and cut it out with the large Seaside Seashells die. I trimmed the scraps and carefully placed the shell in the corresponding location in the Seashells 3D embossing folder. I did some final trimming as needed with my paper snips and I have a beautiful, dimensional, shiny shell! I used the large die again to cut the seaweed from Pear Pizzazz and then embossed it.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells stamp set on a panel of Seaside Spray in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with white embossing powder. I heat set the sentiment until it was shiny and cut it out with the Ornate Frames die. I cut out a panel of Sand and Sea designer series paper with the third largest Stitched Rectangles die and adhered it to a Gray Granite mat. I adhered the seaweed to the panel with glue dots and wrapped it twice with linen thread and tied a bow on the side. Then I adhered the label over the linen thread with dimensionals.

I adhered the shell on top of the label with glue dots and adhered a little pink shell sequin to the label. I popped the panel on the front of a Rococo Rose card base with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells stamp set in Gray Granite ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the shell in stamped off Gray Granite ink and stamped the shading stamp on top of it with So Saffron ink. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Sand and Sea DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells bundle along with the Seashells 3D embossing folder are my favorite items for making seashell theme cards. And as a bonus, it has wonderful sentiments that go with the seashell theme.


2019 – 2021 In Colors Are Retiring Soon!!

The new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will be open for orders beginning on May 4 and that’s just around the corner. And Stampin’ Up! has already announced that the Rococo Rose card stock supplies are running low:

We anticipate running out of Rococo Rose Cardstock (item 150882) in the next couple days. When this item runs out, it will show as not orderable until we are able to get more inventory. Because the 2019–2021 In Color Cardstock Assortment (item 149701) includes Rococo Rose Cardstock, this item will also be not orderable for a time. We have more inventory of Rococo Rose Cardstock coming in a few weeks; however, as this is a retiring color and the inventory we receive in a few weeks will be our final shipment, both the cardstock and cardstock assortment will only be available while supplies last.

Shortly Stampin’ Up! will be announcing their retiring list and the inks and card stocks are usually the first to be sell out. So now is a good time to stock up on the retiring In Color products before the rush! Head over to my Online Store to shop NOW!


Butterfly Brilliance is Available Now!

Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is available now!! Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details.

Note that the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that will be available in May! Unfortunately the beautiful Butterfly Bijou designer series paper is no longer available.

Stampin’ Up! Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles are Available Now!

What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles! The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the punny cards you make to all your friends. Click on the image below to download a PDF with all the details on these fun bundles!


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Akiko

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rococo Rose – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (sea weed)
  • Gray Granite – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (front mat)
  • Seaside Spray – 1-1/4″ x 3″ (label)
  • Pearlescent Paper – 1-1/4″ x 2″ (seashell)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel)
  • Sand and Sea DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″” panel (background panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim),

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: