Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells Card

Yesterday I shared one challenge I had for my team this month.

Today, I’m sharing another sketch and color challenge I gave my team this month.

My card starts off with Night of Navy cardstock. I took another panel of Night of Navy cardstock and stamped the various images from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp on it in Night of Navy ink.

Next I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies and cut out two rectangles, one from Crumb Cake cardstock and the other from Basic White cardstock.

I used a Blending Brush to add Crumb Cake ink around the edges of the Basic White cardstock and then stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Card

I stamped the seashells in Coastal Cabana ink and Crumb Cake ink.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Card

I used a Blender Pen to pull out the color into the seashells. You’ll want to do this lightly and not go over the same area more than once as it will tear the paper.

I cut the seashells out and adhered them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Friends are like Seashells

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Feel free to play along with our sketch and color challenges, or better yet, join my team for a chance to win a prize!!!

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Stampin’ Up! Friends are Like Seashells Ombre Card

For our Beach/Ocean theme this week, I immediately thought of using the Friends are like Seashells Bundle.

May be an image of body of water and text that says 'Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop May 20- Theme Challenge Beach/Dcean Dcean'

But I also wanted it to be very colorful and fun!

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Congrats Card

My card starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Congrats Card

Then, using Blending Brushes, I colored a panel of Basic White cardstock using Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight ink.

I embossed this using the new Macrame Embossing Folder and matted it on a panel of Basic White cardstock.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Congrats Card

I then stamped the seashell from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana ink and fussy cut it out, adhering it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!! Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Sue Prather
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code – QETRXHN7 – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Friends are like Seashells Thank You Card

“Gratitude plants little smiley faces on everything it touches.” – Richelle Goodrich

Gratitude is powerful! I
Just imagine with a thank you card can do!!!

All this week we’re going to be talking about gratitude and making lots of thank you cards. Be sure to join in on the fun over on my Facebook page!!!

Also, stick with me to the end of this post as there’s something exciting happening tomorrow you won’t want to miss!!!

My card today starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock. I took a pattern from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Friends are like Seashells

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and using the Curvy Dies to cut two panels from it. On the bottom of the panels, I stamped the seaweed from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp in Sahara Sand ink. I then used the same dies, I cut a panel to mat under it using Blushing Bride cardstock. I adhered this down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Friends are like Seashells

I used a pattern from the Sand & Sea DSP and fussy cut out a variety of the seashells, adhering them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

Have you signed up to receive my weekly Tips & Updates email? I’m going to be sharing a tip on how I got the rectangle to fit my sentiment…
And when you sign up, you’ll get five free card tutorials!

Thanks for checking out my blog today!


Now for the exciting news…tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12th, Stampin’ Up! is doing a clearance rack refresh.

I don’t know exactly what will be included but I can tell you things in clearance usually have a nice discount and don’t last!!!!!

So check over on the store first thing tomorrow morning and place your order quick!!!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

And this week’s Global Design Project challenge.


Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


Last Chance Product Sale Going on Now!!!

Stampin' Up! Retiring Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up! announced the retiring product from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The list is extensive and items available while supplies last!

Click the button below to see the list of retiring product. Please keep in mind that as items sell out, the list won’t be updated, so head over to the store to see what’s still available.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Friends are like Seashells Fun Fold Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop theme is fun fold cards! Have fun hopping through the blogs to see what everyone made!

My card starts off with Seaside Spray cardstock, which I cut off a piece off the side of the card front.

I then matted two patterns from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper on Basic White cardstock, one for the front and one for the inside.

I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and scored it in half. I adhered half of it to the inside of the card, with the other half covering the card front (not adhered). I matted another pattern from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper on Basic White and adhered it to this panel.

I cut out three seashells from yet another pattern from the Sand & Sea DSP (I really love this DSP and how well all the patterns coordinate together) and adhered those to the front.

I then stamped one sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink on a banner of Basic White cardstock for the front and another sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink to the inside.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Now click the link below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Akiko Sudano
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


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Product Use in this Card:

Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Card

This month’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop theme is “birthday.” Have fun seeing how everyone interpreted the theme.

My card today was inspired by a card that I saw Kim Fee make.

It starts off with Crumb Cake cardstock. I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and using the Blending Brushes created an ombre of color in Bermuda Bay and Pretty Peacock color. In the corner I stamped the seaweed a few times in Coastal Cabana ink.

I then matted this on Pretty Peacock cardstock and offset a panel of Soft Suede cardstock underneath it.

If you are new to using the Blending Brushes, you can check out this video here I did in which I gave some tips and tricks on how to use them.

Next I folded over the Fine Art Ribbon a few times, securing it with Tear & Tape adhesive. I then stamped the sentiment from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock ink, cutting it out with the Tasteful Labels Dies.

I stamped the seashells in Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana, and Pretty Peacock. I colored them in using Crumb Cake, Pool Party, and Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend.

Lastly, I added a few Champagne Rhinestones around.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


Now click the buttons below to see what the rest of the team created this month.

  1. Mary Deatherage
  2. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  3. Jillian Good
  4. Karen Ksenzakovic
  5. Leslie Larkin
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. Connie Troyer
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Terry Lynn Bright
  10. Donna Leonard
  11. Tara Carpenter
  12. Krista Yagci
  13. Amy Koenders

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Video Tutorial

Last week I used the brand new Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set.

I used bright colors with the sentiment on Basic Black cardstock to make it pop.

The Friends Are Like Seashells is a really great stamp set that comes with matching dies. The bundle saves you 10%.

Just a reminder that I’m currently out of town and won’t be back to do my Facebook Live Tutorials until after the new year.

If you ever miss a video tutorial, you can check them out on my YouTube Channel.

To see how I made today’s card, check out the video below:


IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT WHISPER WHITE PRODUCT

Stampin’ Up! is sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, Stampin’ Up! wasn’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

Stampin’ Up! has worked tirelessly on trying to find a comparable product and have announced the new color, Basic White.

]Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White products may be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out.

Current Whisper White product is available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order. For more information and to see a comparison between Whisper White and Basic White, check out the video below.


2021 Jan-June Catalog Product Share Now Open!!

My 2021 Jan-June Catalog Product Share is now live!!

Get a sampling of all the new paper, ribbon and embellishments. I have a couple of different options depending on what you’re looking for. It’s a great way to get a little bit of everything, without having to buy one of each.


Giant Year-End Closeout Sale

The Aug-Dec Mini Catalog is winding down and with it comes the Giant Year-End Closeout Sale!

Beginning Dec 8th, Stampin’ Up! will be offering up to 50% off retiring product. It is important to note that all retiring product is available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Click on the picture below to open a PDF file of all the retiring and sale items.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!