Stampin’ Up! Beach Happy and Follow Your Art Sneak Peek


I know you know.

So…I won’t even say it.

YOU say it!

And when you’ve said it, we can take a look at a fun little card I made with the Beach Happy stamp set (which is retiring – so get it quick!) and some new Follow Your Art DSP (coming on 4 Jun in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s As You See It Challenge.


And the challenge over at The Paper Players just warmed my fussy-cutting-loving heart!

I started with a Whisper White panel and, in Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake, stamped the palm tree fronds and trunk from the Beach Happy stamp set – using my Stamparatus.  Then I embossed it in the Seaside TIEF – which is ALSO retiring!  I stamped the image and embossed the panel with it larger than I wanted – then I cut it down to size with my Trimmer.  I matted the panel on a piece of Pacific Point card stock for the card front.

I cut a strip of Coastal Cabana paper from the new Follow Your Art DSP and used the Tailored Tag Punch to bannerize the ends.  Then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I trimmed a retiring Colored Doily in Grapefruit Grove down a little then adhered it over the banner with Liquid Glue.

The Mint Macaron 1/4″ Textile Ribbon, coming in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, is looped and adhered with a few Glue Dots.

For the art, I stamped the beach chair and umbrella image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White, then I cut it with a Stitched Shapes Framelits oval die.  I added the Beach Happy sentiment in Pacific Point.  I popped the oval onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Coastal Cabana paper from Follow Your Art, I stamped the beach chair again in Tuxedo Black and fussy cut the sections of the chair.  With my Journaling Pen, I traced the lines on each piece to make them a little more bold.  Then I adhered the pieces to the art panel with Liquid Glue.  I did the same with the umbrella image – on a different design paper in Follow Your Art.

I added a couple three Mint Macaron Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added another palm tree from Beach Happy in Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake to a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the hat image in Pacific Point, then repeated it on the Follow Your Art DSP – fussy cut it, and adhered it to the hat.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pacific Point mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Beach Happy tree on the front…

…and some more Follow Your Art DSP on the envelop flap.

Et Voila!  I LOVE paper piecing, y’all – and this new Follow Your Art DSP is just flat perfect for the technique – especially with the Beach Happy stamp set, don’t you think??  I sure do hope you like and will give it a try!  And – get these retiring goodies (Beach Happy, Seaside TIEF, and the Colored Doilies) before they’re gone forever!







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Get Your Copy of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog

I’ve been giving you a few sneak peeks and we’ll see some “in person” goodies tonight, but – here’s the deets about getting your very own copy!

  • If you’re a current customer of mine (like…you’ve ordered from me in the last 12 months), I’ll be ordering you a copy of the catalog and mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive.  Your catalog should be arriving in mid-May in a Priority Mailer Envelope.
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2019 Retired Products List!

Promotion Dates: April 15–June 3, 2019

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to any order
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after June 3.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, these items will have guaranteed availability until May 24; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last only.
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (Card Base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pacific Point Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Framelits oval (art/sentiment)

Follow Your Art DSP (coming on 4 Jun): 1″ x 4″ (banner on front); fussy cut Beach Happy pieces; envelope flap

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Beach Happy and Follow Your Art Sneak Peek

  1. Happy hump day to you! Love your design, colors, technique…everything!

  2. Kate


  3. OK, already! It’s HAWMP day! There! I said it for you.
    Great card. Love the way you engineered all the components. That said, I don’t have the beach set and won’t be getting the art set. They just don’t ‘trip my trigger’. I like the colors you chose for this card. Probably will get the DSP even if I don’t want the stamp set. SU has the BEST papers!

    • stampsnlingers

      FINALLY!! I wasn’t sure ANYone would say it! 🙂 Thank you so much, Julie! 🙂

  4. Too cute! Love the fun layering and the sweet umbrella…jealous of your fussy cutting skills. 🙂

  5. janclothier

    I love this, Mary! Such a great set, so I’m enjoying seeing it used so perfectly. It really suits a bit of paper piecing – although I tried it once on some Blueberry Bushel DSP and it drove me mad trying to cut the lines accurately! I think that the tree in the background is great and that your choices of colours and embossing folder are spot on. Thanks so much for joining in with us again at As You See It Challenge.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Jan! I DID have to hold my tongue juuuusst right to get it done! 🙂

  6. Karen

    Hump Day! What? What? This means the week is half over! YAY! 🤗
    The card is super cute! Absolutely love the colors and new DSP!

    • stampsnlingers

      Why yes, yes it does! And yes….YEAH!!!! And also whoo-hooo!! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  7. Debbie Lindauer

    Love your card. I am visiting family in Baltimore
    You have to check out the grocery store wegmans. We go there all the time when we are here

    • stampsnlingers

      I’ll do it! I’ve seen their trucks, so…will find one and check it out. Thanks, Debbie! 🙂

  8. hcooper52

    What a great beachy card, Mary! You did such a good job with the paper piecing! And it was a very appropriate choice of paper to use for the beach umbrella! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Super cute beach scene and the umbrella is so perfect for paper piecing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Wanda – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  10. What a fun, fresh creation for both AYSI AND the Paper Players! I love your take on the sketch as well as that cute little paper-pieced umbrella! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Leanne – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  11. So pretty! Love how you added the textured background. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Anne Marie! Appreciate you stopping by! 😊

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