Stampin’ Up! Wetlands Seaside Shore

Good morning!  It’s Friday.  Which is 3 days after I ordered my 2016 Holiday Catalog Pre-Order to arrive in 2 days.

So – guess what that means??  Yep – I’ve got a couple of teaser pictures for you.  I fought my instinct to tear into the box like my 10-year-old self would have torn into a Christmas present under the tree.  You know the one – the one that would somehow – magically! – contain a HORSE!?!

But – I thought of you and restrained myself.  See?

Holiday Pre-order box 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
You know when you go to the grocery store, and you spend $200?  And you can put it in your car in 6 bags?  You know that feeling, right?  

Well – I’m not even going to tell you what that little ole box costs!  It never fails to amaze me how much stuff Stampin’ Up! can put in one little ole box! 😉

Check this:

Jar of Haunts - Stamps-N-Lingers
That’s Jar of Haunts – and guess what it coordinates with?  Yup – the Everyday Jars Framelits from the Annual Catalog.  Cute, huh?

Here’s a little something that I’m about as excited over as anything in the catalog…

Pine Bough TIEF - Stamps-N-Lingers
I do love pinecone things!  And so does my mom…  So – an embossing folder with a pine bough so works for me! 🙂

Here’s another lovely Christmas stamp set:

Star of Light - Stamps-N-Lingers
And one last shot of the whole box.  Cut I just like looking at it!

Holiday Pre-Order Box 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers
More to follow in the next few days and – spoiler alert! – tomorrow I’ll reveal the Stamps-N-Lingers 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Shares!  

So get ready!

Now – on to the card for today!  This one is another special request card – from the same friend.  This one is for her friends who live in California – by the ocean, and recently had to put their Alaskan Malamute to sleep.  So, she needs a sympathy card.

I bought a couple of non-SU! stamp sets, cuz she asked to have Malamute images.  But I was really drawing a complete blank on what to do with them once I got them!

And then, in the middle of my massage – yes, I get a lot of good ideas in the middle of massages! – it came to me.




Take a look-see:

Wetlands Seaside Shore 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I pulled out some new Seaside Shore shells and starfish, and some Bunch of Blossoms and Blossom Builder flowers.  And the cute little sandpipers from Wetlands.  I added all of it on top of an oh-so-obvious Serene Scenery DSP Stack design and….voila!

My Nautical theme fit perfectly with the Global Design Project’s Theme challenge #047:

#GDP047 Sketch
I started by cutting an oval (2 3/4″) in the Serene Scenery paper and a slightly smaller oval (2 1/2″) in a piece of Island Indigo card stock.  Then I SNAILd them together.

The dog image is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake paper – then I popped the card front onto it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Wetlands Seaside Shore 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in Island Indigo under the oval.  I also used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the little sandpiper peeps in Soft Suede.

And then – I decided to get personal.  The pup’s name was Pluma – which means “feather”.  I thought, what if her name was drawn in the sand?  So – I did!  With my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker.

Wetlands Seaside Shore 9 - Stamps-N-Lingers
And – can you tell that’s a feather? I hope?

The final piece was to decorate the oval.  Do you see that “rope” around the window?  Well – that’s a little sneak peek – that’s the new Kraft Rope Trim (from the Holiday catalog!).  How handy that it looks so darned nautical!  I wrapped it around the window, adhering it with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue – and then tied the ends in a square knot (right over left, left over right!).

Wetlands Seaside Shore 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
From the Seaside Shore stamp set, I heat embossed the shells in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the starfish in Gold.  And fussy cut them.  Then, from the Bunch of Blossoms set, I stamped some tiny centers in Island Indigo and stamped the larger flower image in stamped-off-once Island Indigo and fussy cut them.  Finally, I punched some of the star-shaped flowers with the Blossom Builder from some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I used my stylus and rounded everything!

Wetlands Seaside Shore 8 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to add everything in as artistic a way as I could muster.  Then I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels and some Island Indigo and Gold Enamel Shapes!

On the inside, I stamped a Whisper White panel with a second malamute image that I’d gotten – I stamped it in Crumb Cake that I’d stamped off once.  I SNAILd that panel to an Island Indigo mat.  Then, I stamped more of the Wetlands sandpipers on a strip of the Serene Scenery DSP, SNAILd it on Island Indigo and added it to the inner liner.

Wetlands Seaside Shore 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I SNAILd the panel into my Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

Wetlands Seaside Shore 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added the malamute in Crumb Cake on the front…

Wetlands Seaside Shore 6 - Stamps-N-Lingers
…and added some Soft Suede Wetlands sandpipers and a custom envelope flap with Serene Scenery DSP.

Wetlands Seaside Shore 7 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Et Voila!  I image that in her lifetime, Pluma probably played and ran with her parents on the beach a lot.  I hope this will bring a happy memory to them when they receive it!  Who knew?  Seaside Shore and Wetlands as a sympathy card for the loss of a pet.  Hmmm. 😉

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 


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Come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks of the Holiday Catalog products – and all the deets on my Holiday Shares! 🙂

Have a great Friday and I’ll see you tomorrow…




Can’t show you the Kraft Rope Trim here yet – September! 🙂 


Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″  (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Serene Scenery DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

Crumb Cake Card Stock: approx 2 1/2″ x 3″ (panel with Malamute in the oval)

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Wetlands Seaside Shore

  1. What a beautiful card Mary! I love all of those little fussy cut images, the layering is perfect and that rope trim is awesome! Thanks for sharing your big box of goodies too. Can’t wait to see what you create with them! 🙂

  2. Kate Stockman

    Your card is PERFECT. It is just beautiful! You put so much thought into the card, your friend will love the card and your thoughtfulness.

  3. Sibylle

    What a great card for the situation.

  4. Mom

    Just beautiful, Mary. Sad time that comes around for those of us who love these four leggeds. I know they will be comforted by your thoughtful creation.

  5. lvich

    Sad situation but you designed a lovely card that they will treasure.

  6. Great card! All the details are awesome! I can’t believe you got your preorder already – mine comes next Thursday.

  7. Elisha

    Wow! What a wonderful memento for a beautiful dog:-). The love is in the details! Your fussy cutting amazes me:-)

    • Thanks, Elisha! I guess I really like fussy cutting – didn’t used to, but now…? I hope it’ll be something they want to hang on to for a while. 🙂

  8. Love your details on the card, and especially writing in the sand! Your friend will definitely be pleased! Love your box of goodies, mine comes today! I’m not sure it is quite as big, though…..

  9. Thanks, Jari! Enjoy your goodies! 🙂

  10. Awesome card that certainly expresses so much care and heartfelt feelings.
    Thanks for sharing and your time taken to describe, enlighten and inspire all of us.
    Have a joy filled week-end.

  11. Thank you so much, Seletta! Enjoy your weekend as well! 🙂

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