Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Whale Done Cngrats Card

Happy Monday, y’all!  Sorry to start the week with an oxymoron! 😉

I made a fun Congratulations card for you guys today using the Many Mates (yes – a most-awesome sentiment stamp set!), Whale Done and the Whale of a Time DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

And I used the inspiration photo from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge.

I started with a piece of the wunnermus Whale of a Time DSP that I matted on Calypso Coral for the card front.

Next, I embossed a Whisper White panel in the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, matted it on Calypso Coral, and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

The horizontal element is another piece of the Whale Done DSP, matted on Calypso Coral and adhered with Liquid Glue.

For the sentiment, I cut a third design of the DSP with the largest square Stitched Shapes Die.  In the corner, in Calypso Coral ink, I added a Many Mates sentiment.  Then I popped the square onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I fussy cut three turtles from one of the DSP designs and adhered the two smaller ones to the sentiment square with Liquid Glue (and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to support some of the parts hanging over the edge…). The bottom turtle is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

I used little dabs of Liquid Glue to adhere a few Whale of a Time Sequins and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Many Mates sentiment in Calypso Coral to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped the turtle from Whale Done across the bottom of the panel in Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Blackberry Bliss.  I added some Pool Party bubbles. 🙂

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Whale Done turtles and bubbles across the front…

…and a little more of the Whale of a Time DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  I love the gorgeous images in the Whale of a Time DSP, don’t you? And fussy cutting the turtles really turned out cute, I think.

Also handy that there’s that cute turtle image in the Whale Done stamp set – making it easy to carry the theme into the inside and onto the envelope!  Many Mates lends the perfect sentiments to the whole thing! 🙂

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!






The July Tutorial features the Whale Done Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) 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 $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting word on my Catalog Shares – here ’tis!

If you do NOT know what a “catalog share” is – it’s….sort of like your first run thru a Cruise Ship buffet.  There’s a TON to choose from – so you try a little dab of everything!  Then you know what to go back to for a second helping. 🙂

In the same vein – a catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Aug 20 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it out and get signed up before 2 Aug using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!

Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO

Down to one shelf!  But – there’s plenty left – so…help me wipe the shelf clean, okay?

I’ve got the remaining list over on the original post – right here – and I’m pretty sure it’s current and up-to-date (not a 99% sure – maybe….96.7%?!?).

Check it out – get all the deets – and then let me know what you’d like! 

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Calypso Coral Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for embossed front panel); 2″ x 4″ (mat for horizontal DSP strip on front)

Whisper White Card Stock:  2″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed front panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Whale of a Time DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  1 7/8″ x 4″ (horizontal DSP strip); 2 1/2″ square Stitched Shapes Die Cut (sentiment); fussy cut turtles; envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix

We got hay the other day.

You knew that cuz I toldja.

Thought you might like a picture or two of the process.

Once we get the hay home – the real hot and dusty work begins.

Thankfully, Wayne does most of the hard stuff – with the help of the big tractor – complete with A/C and a radio!

Get it off the trailer….


Drop it on the ground to get it up on end and then carry it to the barn.

Then he stacks it in  – using that giant tractor like a precision instrument!

Finn – in the meantime – is helping me supervise from the golf cart.  Which has NEITHER A/C nor radio!

Tongue deployed.

The end result is…10 bales in the barn…

…And two more in the hay room!

Will last us close to a year!

Life is good!



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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Many Mates Whale Done Cngrats Card

  1. Love your card! Those little turtle are so cute! I look a bit like Finn when I’m outside right now too…I do not love the heat! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I was totally panting, too. It’s seriously yucky here this year! Hope we get a break soon. Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Love the colors, layering, DSP, design…the whole shootin’ match! I think his tractor’s sexy 🙂 Love Kubotas as they remind me of NC. You and Finn must be exhausted supervising in this heat. Does your tongue hang out like his? LOL!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – that supervising is hard work, for sure! Whew! And yes – I’m sort of a sucker for a guy operating heavy equipment – especially one who does it as good as Wayne does! He’s sort of a genius with the big toys!! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  3. Audrey McFadden

    Enjoyed your blog, as always. Am waiting patiently (?) for my Whale Done paper and stamps to arrive!
    I also ordered the Snowflake Splendor set. I love the card you made with it and decided to make my Christmas cards with it this year. So I ordered the whole kit and kaboddle!
    Oh, and tell your hubby that the next time he needs a new tractor, the green ones are a nicer colour! Can you tell that my hubby worked for John Deere for 32 years? I am brain washed!!
    Looks like your horsey cupboard is well stocked. Finn is a great snoopavisor!

    Audrey…a newbie Canadian demonstrator.

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – welcome to SU!, Audrey. I know you’ll have fun with it! We like JD’s, too – have a second tractor at our place in NC – and it’s the “green one”! But…Kubota orange is a pretty darned good tractor, too – so I guess we’ve got all the bases covered!! LOL!! Thanks so much, Audrey! 🙂

  4. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary,
    Love your card today…..cuz you used my favorite suite…..well, one of my favs….the current annual catalog is just the best ever.
    I’m always amazed at that hay-getting process. Twice a year? or more? Did the girls see all that food being stored?? Happy place!

    • stampsnlingers

      Nope – they were stuffing grass in their mouths as fast as they could on the other side of the property! We go once a year – ish. Sometimes we’ll go a second time to really fill the barn but…not usually! 🙂 And yes – the current catalog is truly wonderful! Thanks so much, Faith! 🙂

  5. Faith Simpson

    oh…..I just saw that it will last almost a year……yay!!

  6. Sandra Warthen

    Love the smell of hay

    • stampsnlingers

      Me, too – right until I have a sneezing fit or need my inhaler! 😳😳😳

  7. Karen L

    That is a great card. Isn’t that Whale DSP beautiful. Just love the colors & the water creatures!!
    Job well done!! On both of your projects!! Really, 12 large bales will do you for a year?? I sure thought you needed more then that……I’m not a horse owner but I thought you would need more then that amount of hay for a year! I always am learning something from you…….cards & critters!! Thanks.

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – they’re about 800 pounds each. And they only get hay when they’re in the stalls at night. They’re on pasture during the day! So – that cuts back consdierably. If they were in the stalls 24/7 (well – they’d be very unhappy!) we’d go thru quite a bit more. 🙂 Cards and critters!! Yep! That’s why me SU! team is the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew! 🙂 Thanks, Karen – and yes – the Whale DSP is some of my favorite paper! 🙂

  8. robbier52

    Love the bright colors on your card. Very eye catching. Thanks for playing along with us at HSS.


    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Robbie – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Susan K

    I love love love that paper and your card. Great take on the sketch and inspiration challenge.
    I remember getting up hay before we had those big round bales; we cut, raked, baled, and then loaded on it truck by hand! And we didn’t have a good helper-dog either. Sure glad those days are long ago memories!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yup – bucking hay like that is tough – and it’s ALWAYS on the HOTTEST days of the year. ALL-Ways. Covered in sweat – hay – and dirt. Ahh – the glamour of farming!! 🙂 Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  10. Beth Ann Halvorson

    Absolutely love your turtle card, and THANK YOU so much for the pretty card in the mail. I got it yesterday and it was sweet and *might* have made me a little teary for a moment! I appreciated it very much though!

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – I’m happy it arrived, Beth Ann. And thanks so much! 🙂

  11. What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Hay? Yep, been there done that the hard way with the little square bales. Yep, hottest day of the year….ALWAYS!! Green vs. any other color, Yep! When my tenant showed up one day with a red tractor (he is a JD man) I told him this farm had never had one of those on the property, so I didn’t know what might happen.
    Oh, yes, and the card. How could I forget the card?? Love it, of course. Patiently (?) waiting for my set to arrive. I especially like the fussy cut turtles. And, that embossing folder!! Wow.
    Pity the supervisors sitting in the heat!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL = true statement – ALWAYS the hottest day of the year! We’re a non-denominational tractor family! We have Kubota-orange AND JD green! And Bobcat-white! All bases are covered. Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂

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