Stampin’ Up! Make a Splash for the Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a color challenge to help jump-start your creative mojo this week!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

I decided – when I saw the color palette – that this would be a great time to pull out my Make A Splash stamp set.  This is a host-exclusive set – meaning that you have to have Stampin’ Rewards to purchase it.  And…you get Stampin’ Rewards EITHER by hosting a workshop with orders totalling over $150 OR you place an individual order over $150.  Or…you can even choose it as your ordering gift when you order $50 or more from me!  Just throwing that out there!  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players color challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  🙂

The layout for this one comes from the Global Design Project challenge this week.

I started with a piece of paper from the Birthday Bonanza DSP – it’s the same size as the front of a card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) – that I adhered to the front of a Coastal Cabana card base with Liquid Glue.

Then I built my focal art.

I stamped the fish bowl from Make A Splash in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Across the bottom, in Coastal Cabana, I added “gravel”.

I stamped a couple of cute fishies in Calypso Coral and some grasses in Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.

And – I wasn’t going to do it, but…I fussy cut a couple of fish sticky note masks…just couldn’t help it very much.

…and laid them over the fish so I could get grass “behind” them.  I even used some stamped-off-once Calypso Coral for a few more plants in the bowl!  Fish need plants, right??

I also added a stamped-off-once Coastal Cabana “waterline” and some bubbles in both blues.

For the sentiment, I pulled out the Coordinating Product Special Sending Flowers Dies.  First I cut the Calypso Coral banner for a “mat”.  The sentiment, from Make A Splash, is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink on a 3/8″ wide strip of Whisper White.

Then I laid that strip inside the cutting edge of the same Sending Flowers die – and ran it back thru my die-cutting machine.  That created the exact banner end as the mat!

I popped the sentiment over the mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and then to the card front.

On the inside, I didn’t use a sentiment.  Instead – I fussy cut a shorter-grass sticky note mat and created a little scene in the corner.  Here’s how.

  1.  Stamp the short grass in Coastal Cabana.
  2. Cover the image with the mask.
  3. Stamp the fish in Calypso Coral – leave it on the card stock (you can even rock it a SMIDGE!!) for a beat or two to let the ink get onto the panel good.
  4. Cover the fish with the mask (remember – the short grass sticky note mask is still in place).
  5. Stamp the larger grass in Bermuda Bay.
  6. Use Coastal Cabana to add the gravel image underneath.
  7. Add bubbles in Coastal Cabana.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Calypso Coral mat and into the Coastal Cabana card base and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the same little fish scene on the front…

…and I added some Birthday Bonanza DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Isn’t this a fun set!?  It’s got several nice sentiment phrases in that small scripty-font I like so much and plenty of fishy images (including a really cute crab!) to make all kinds of fun underwater scenes!

I hope you like!

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Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team





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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Coastal Cabana Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Calypso Coral Card Stock:  3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″  (mat for focal art); Sending Flowers die cut label (mat for sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 3/8″ x 5 1/2″ (focal art panel); 3/8″ strip – cut with the Sending Flowers Die cut label (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Birthday Bonanza DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix




Can you see it?


It’s his little tongue sticking out just a little tiny bit while he snoozes….

You’re welcome! 😉


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Make a Splash for the Paper Players

  1. What a cute card! The colors are perfect with your design. Sweet pictures of Finn snoozing too. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Amy. Pretty cute little tongue, right?!? 😉

  2. Mary, I cannot believe that you fussy cut those fish! But, it was totally worth it. These colors are just perfect for your focal elements. I love how the inside and the envelope match, too. Awesome card

    • stampsnlingers

      I know, right? I totally didn’t plan to do that but…it just had to be done! Thanks very much, Jaydee! 🙂

  3. Susan K

    So cute. Great take on both challenges! And Finnman cuteness on a blog hop day! Our lucky day!

  4. Gerri K

    Love this fishbowl card! So cute!

  5. This is super fun, Mary! Perfect images for those colors! I have to admit that I totally glossed over this hostess set, but it does have lots of possibilities!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s kind of fun, isn’t it?? And LOTS easier to take care of than the real thing! LOL! Thanks, Leanne!! 🙂

  6. Makes me smile too. What a sweet card!

  7. Joanne James

    The perfect stamp set for this week’s colours Mary – your fishies look like they are talking to each other lol! Great masking too – it adds lots of depth to your fish bowl. Fab!

  8. Great stamp set to use with the challenge colors, and your bit of masking made all the difference, the fish bowl turned out divine! Such a sweet card, Mary!

  9. Anne Marie Hile

    Such a fun card! Love how you showcased this stamp set and that DSP is the perfect touch.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Anne Marie! I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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