Stampin’ Up! Make a Difference Under the Sea

Mornin’, y’all1  Hope you’ve got a great weekend ahead of you!  Finny and I have some plans – we’re going to hit the Farmer’s Market and then he’s going to go to camp for a while so I can do some shopping!  When I called to make his reservation, I asked if there was room for Finn.  She asked my name – said they’ve got a few “Finn’s” who come.  When I told her my name, I also said – it’s the Aussie.  And SHE replied with “OH – I was hoping it was him – I just LOVE him!”  It’s a burden he bears with stoic dignity.

And a madly wiggling wriggler!

My card today is actually three cards.  I used the new Memories & More Small Notecards and Envelopes, the Make a Difference stamp set (which will be available to customers on 1 May in the Share What You Love early release) and … the octopus die from the Under The Sea Framelits.  Take a look-see:

I told you I was going to do it, y’all!  It was a moral imperative!  At least it was for me – a Trekkie from way back.  And I’m talking the real Trek – I’m Team Kirk all the way!

The layout for these cards is from this week’s TGIF Challenge Sketch.

So – in case you didn’t see my unveiling video the other night, there’s an octopus die in the new Under the Sea Framelits (avail on 1 June!) that happens to cut a perfect little United Federation of Planets (I’m a total geek!) emblem.

These are easy-peasy cards to make – it just takes a minute to cut 15 of the emblems from Gold Foil! 🙂

I made the card fronts in Command, Science and Security colors (aka Crushed Curry, Marina Mist and Real Red) – all matted on Basic Black.  Once everything was matted up, I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere lengths of Basic Black 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon around them.

Each of the Gold Foil emblems is adhered with Liquid Glue to a 1/2″ Basic Black circle that I punched with the 1/2″ Circle Punch and popped onto the card fronts with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Each card got a different sentiment.  The Crushed Curry card – I see as a great card for a graduation – or a new job…

I made the front sentiment using the letters in the Make A Difference stamp set (you’re going to want this set – and you can get it on 1 May!) – I stamped the words in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White and snipped them out.  Then I edged them with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and added them with Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the In the Trees stamp set (2018 Occasions Catalog).  Then I used a cut-out of the emblem as a stencil and colored it with the Crushed Curry marker.  It’s outlined with my Journaling Pen!

For the Real Red card – I stamped a sentiment from the Host-exclusive Yay You in Tuxedo Black.  On the inside, I left it blank except for the Real Red emblem…

Finally – my personal favorite.  I used the letters in Make a Difference again, stamping the most iconic of Mr. Spock’s wise words.  After snipping them, I edged them with the Marina Mist Marker and adhered them.  On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday.

Each card front got some Silver star-shaped Metallic Enamel Shapes and the cards were done!

On the envelopes – I did three stenciled emblems on the fronts – all three envelopes are the same…

…and then the backs all got an emblem to match their card, as you saw above!

Et Voila!  A fun and easy pack of notecards for your favorite Trekkie – from totally-not-Star-Trek stamp sets and framelits!  I love the Make A Difference stamp set – its’ got the font you see plus a larger – much more ornate! – font set.  And I know I’ll be making an actual octopus – soon! – with the wonderful Under the Sea Framelits and it’s bundled Sea of Textures stamp set!  Hope you like!


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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Make A Difference stamp set, Under the Sea Framelits and Memories & More Note Cards & Envelopes will be available soon!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Each card starts with a Memories & More Small Notecard and Envelope

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for card fronts and for inner liners); 1/2″ Circles (mats for emblems)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ x 4″ (inner liner); fussy cut words

Crushed Curry, Marina Mist and Real Red Card Stock: 3″ x 4″ (card fronts)

Gold Foil: emblems

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Finn Fan Fix

I mowed for a while on Friday – it was a gorgeous day and…the grass was getting tall in the back.

And – I like riding the mower.  I was mostly in the shade.  I had a drink to keep me cool.

Very nice way to spend an hour!


The woof showed up.

It was very scary.  I was worried for the safety of the ponies.

You can understand my concern…

You can see Cady was almost beside herself with fear.

Must be very frustrating to not inspire any more concern in the herd-ees than he does… 😉



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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Make a Difference Under the Sea

  1. LindaB

    Mary, you are hands down my favorite blogger! And I promise – it’s NOT just because of Finn!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – oh come on. You KNOW it is! But – I’ll take it, Linda! Thanks! 🙂

  2. Man…I told you to put down the die and walk away…Ha! The cards are cute (even if they are Star Trek) but I still can’t believe that you did it!

    Finn does do his best to herd the ponies…they just don’t seem to want to be herded! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      They’re SOOO not impressed with him! Thanks, Amy – I HAD to do it. It’s a Trek thing. You wouldn’t understand… 😉

  3. Kate

    May the Force be with you! Great cards…and you no doubt have simpatico recipents in mind!
    What could be better than to have a pup that is the fave at day care and who really loves going so YOU
    can go shopping???

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it’s a win-win-WIN!! Thanks much, Mom! 🙂

  4. Laurie

    My dad would love these cards. Don’t know if I can justify purchasing those dies just for the Star Trek bit, though…. 🙂 Fantastic fun! The card sentiments and colors – perfect!

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Laurie – thanks so much! The whole bundle is pretty awesome! 🙂

  5. Mic drop! You are so clever and I love your Star Trek set of cards. The turn of the sketch is super cool and your colors are spot on. Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge this week at TGIF! Smiles, Elizabeth

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Elizabeth – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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