Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Sneak Peek for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebrate!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!

I decided to…make a birthday card!  And I decided to use a brand new stamp bundle – so new, in fact, that…unless you’re a SU Demonstrator…you’re going to have to wait to get it until the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog goes live on 5 Jan 21!  I picked the gorgeous – stupendous! – Sand & Sea Suite.  The anchor is the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle and the Sand & Sea DSP.  There’s also gorgeous Pearlescent Specialty Paper and Opal Rounds embellishments and….the amazeballs Seashells 3D Embossing Folder!  Take a look-see:

The layout is from this week’s Fab Friday sketch challenge.

I started with a gorgeous piece of Sand & Sea DSP that I matted on Blushing Bride cardstock for the card front.

Next – I took a piece of new Pearlescent Specialty Paper and the big, wait-until-you-see-what-this-can-do die from the Seaside Seashells Dies set and cut out the wunnermus seashells “scene”.

Using the stamps in the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set, I stamped the die cut to add the images.  I used Sahara Sand for the large and small cone shells, Seaside Spray for the two clam shells and Blushing Bride for the largest shell-whose-name-I-don’t-know! 😉  I used my Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Combo to color all the grasses.

And then…the magic happened! 😉

I placed the colored die cut inside the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder – it fits PERFECTLY into the image in the folder…

…and ran it thru my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  It.  Works.  Like.  A.  Charm!! 🙂

Can you see all that beautiful embossed detail?  If not – you’ll have to take my word for it for now! 😉

Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped the die cut onto my card front.

I used a Stitched Shapes square die to cut a piece of Vellum cardstock and one of the circle Stitched Shapes dies to cut the center out.  Then I used some Glue Dots – at the bottom of the square – to adhere the square to the card front.

I cut two lengths of new Blushing Bride 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon and adhered them in a bit of an “x” with more Glue Dots.

On a strip of the Pearlescent Specialty Paper, I stamped the Friends Are Like Seashells sentiment in Blushing Bride.  Tip: ink stays wet longer on this Pearlescent paper – so….use your Heat Tool or go get a snack while it gets good and dry!  When it was dry, I snipped some banner ends and then popped it on with Dimensionals.

I popped some of those pretty new Opal Rounds onto the card front and the Vellum (cleverly hiding a few extra Glue Dots!!) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Friends Are Like Seashells in Blushing Bride on a Very Vanilla panel.  Over it, in stamped-off-once Sahara Sand, I added a sand dollar from the set.  Around that, I added “bubbles” in stamped-off-once Seaside Spray.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Sahara Sand card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a full-strength Sahara Sand sand dollar on the front.  I made a sticky note mask for it and then stamped the clam shells in Seaside Spray.  I pulled up the mask and added more bubbles…

…and added more of the Sand & Sea DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Wow.  Just…wow!  Y’all – this Sand & Sea Suite is seriously beautiful!  From the DSP with the same name…

To the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle – with that big die that FITS IN THE SEASHELLS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER!!  Yes – I DID mean to yell – it’s that BIG!!

I hope you like – and are frantically searching for your wish list!! 😉

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

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump back to Tara’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been up to!

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Akiko Sudano

Tara Carpenter

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Sue Prather

Julie Johnston

Terry Lynn Bright

Donna Leonard

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop! 🙂






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Sahara Sand Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Blushing Bride Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Vellum Card Stock:  Largest square Stitched Shape Die with next-to-smallest circle Stitched Shapes Die cut out

Pearlescent Specialty Paper:  Seaside Seashells die cut on front; 3/4″ x 3″ (sentiment);

Sand & Sea 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Sneak Peek for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

  1. So pretty! I love the way that embossing folder works with the stamped image! Beautiful card! 🙂

  2. WOW!! This is just gorgeous Mary 🙂 Love your design and those shells are stunning.

  3. This is gorgeous, Mary. I can’t wait to get my suite on Friday.

    • stampsnlingers

      Excited to see what you create, Karen – thank you so much! 🙂

  4. Just Beautiful Mary! Can’t wait to get mine!!😊

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Akiko – looking forward to seeing what you do with it! 🙂

  5. I’ve got this bundle on my list for sure! You can’t go wrong with classic seashells! I love how you used the vellum circle cut out for our sketch; no sense in covering any of that lovely background! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Amanda!! I struggled until I remembered….VELLUM!! 🙂

  6. Seriously beautiful card, Mary! Such a pretty suite of products. I love that you go the extra mile for your envelopes! It’s an inspiration at those times I feel like leaving mine naked.

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad to be of help, Donna! I just can’t call it “done” until the envelope has something on it! 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind words! 🙂

  7. Heather Heroldt

    So beautiful, Mary – I just ordered this suite this morning! Can’t wait to play with it, you’ve given me great inspiration! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

    • stampsnlingers

      Have fun with it, Heather – it’s gorgeous! Thanks so much! 🙂

  8. Pat C.

    BEAUTIFUL card, Mary. Love this suite, I want it ALL! I NEED it all! #1 on my must-have list.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah! I know you’re going to love it when you get it! And…being in a Host Club like you are is a GREAT way to GET IT ALL!! Thanks, Pat! 🙂

  9. WELL! Being a landlubber, I thought I would pass on this set, though I thought the DSP lovely, and I do like seashells. (Sigh) I guess I might have to add this to my next order.
    That said, you created another beautiful card. Love the pastel shades and that embossing folder is wonderful. I am a sucker for EF and dies, so this looks like a winner.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – I love embossing folders and this one is just next-level! 😉 Thanks, Julie! 🙂

  10. Love how the embossing folder works with the stamps! So pretty!

  11. Vicki Laster

    Just seeing this wonderful post!
    Absolutely love this set and
    I think your card is beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!

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