Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Sea Shells Sneak Peek Birthday

Hello, y’all!  Well – I hope your week is going well and that any and all last minute shopping is done!  If not – and you’re worrying about shipping times (there’s only 10 days left, folks!)…might I suggest a gift certificate?   Maybe drop a hint to the other folks in your household that Stampin’ Up! products would be a VERY good gift this year!  Socially distanced – keeps you at home!  Win-win!  And – as it happens (coincidence?  I think not!) – I can help with that!  Give me a holler!

So – my card today features another sneak peek at a grand new Suite in the upcoming Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog…the Sand & Sea suite!  It’s anchored by the Friends Are Like Seashells bundle with help from the amazeballs Seashells 3D Embossing Folder – and the gorgeous Sand & Sea DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card was inspired by the Sunday Stamps sketch this week.

I started with some beautiful paper from Sand & Sea that I matted on Soft Sea Foam for the card front.  Then I cut a Stitched Nested Labels die from a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, embossed it in the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used the large die in the Seaside Seashells Dies – which will be bundled with the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set (that’s a 10% savings!) – and cut the shape from a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

I used the shells images in the Friends Are Like Seashells to stamp the large conch in stamped-off-once So Saffron, the smaller cone shell in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride and the clamshell in stamped-off-once Soft Seafoam.

Then I placed the die cut into the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder – lining everything up with the embossed image – and ran it thru the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

I brushed the shells with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, then snipped apart the ones that I wanted – leaving some seagrasses attached.  I also snipped a few extra seagrasses.  The seagrass is all colored with my Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend – and I also stamped them a few times in Soft Sea Foam with the bubbles image from Friends Are Like Seashells.

I stamped the seaweed (?) image five times in Seaside Spray on Whisper White and cut them with the die in the Seaside Seashells die set.

For the sentiment, I selected another piece of the Sand & Sea DSP and stamped the sentiment from Friends Are Like Seashells in Seaside Spray – then cut it out with a Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die.

I laid out the collage and took pictures so I could re-create it once I’d found that “ah…yes” moment!

I adhered the first layer with Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next – I pulled out some Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine from the new Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack and made a figure-8 bow – which I adhered with a Glue Dot.  I added a seaweed die cut under the sentiment and on top with Liquid Glue.

Finally – I used a few more dimensionals to adhere the last couple of shells.

I added a few new Opal Rounds and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Friends Are Like Seashells in Seaside Spray to a Whisper White panel.  Next to it I added a clamshell in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride – surrounded by some Soft Sea Foam bubbles.

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

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the clamshell and bubbles on the front…

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

Et Voila!  Oh my goodness, y’all! This is my second go with this Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle and….wow.  I am loving it so much!

The fact that you can emboss the big, gorgeous Seaside Seashells die cut in the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder – after stamping the shells is just genius!  And the paper.  THE SAND & SEA PAPER!!

I hope you like!  And – are making your lists!!  5 Jan is just around the corner!!

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








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 Customer Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The December Tutorial features the Arrange A Wreath Bundle!

Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares Are Open

My Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares are now open!

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!

You’ll get to try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers, cards & envelopes, and treat boxes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 5 Jan 21 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 11th as I can manage!

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!

Head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog Shares to get all the details and use the handy form there to get signed up! 

Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 3 Jan 21 at 8pm EST!!  

The Stampin’ Up! Year End Clearance is LIVE – and the Clearance Rack has been updated with brand new products!!

Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout runs thru 4 Jan 2021 – but…all retiring goodies on the list are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  And – at these prices – as high as 50% off – your favorites are selling out FAST!  So…don’t delay!

This event is the perfect time to shop! You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog!

Click here to download the full list of items on sale – sorted by their discount!

There are a lot more items on the list that are not discounted but are leaving us at the end of this catalog period (4 Jan 2021 at 11:50pm Mountain Time)

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blushing Bride Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ long Stitched Nested Label (behind collage)

Soft Sea Foam Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner): Seaside Seashells Die Cut shells

Sand & Sea DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (sentiment); 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 

I have no words for these pictures.

I looked up and caught this – and pulled out the phone.

I am not really sure what they are doing.

Or why.

But…it all ended up with an Aussie-in-socks.

He didn’t seem to mind much.

Or at all.

Boys.  Am I right??


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Sea Shells Sneak Peek Birthday

  1. Sue Floyd

    Good morning Mary! Beautiful card! Loved all the detail! Your “boys” are pretty amazing! But, it made me smile and I thank you!
    Take care & stay safe!

    • stampsnlingers

      You’re most welcome – glad to give you a chuckle! Thanks so much, Sue! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card! I love those seashell images, perfect embossing too! As for Finn and the socks, well…maybe he told Wayne that his feet were cold? Ha! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Might have been! Cold toes aren’t good! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Such an easy going Aussie! I love all the layering on your beautiful card.

    • stampsnlingers

      He is a go-with-the-flow kinda guy, for sure! Thank you so much, Karen! 🙂

  4. Gerri K

    Mary, this card is stunning!! Love it! I haven’t ordered this set yet but it is on the top of my list.
    Finn and Wayne – go figure!! Gotta love it.

    • stampsnlingers

      Rigth? They’re sorta goofy – the both of them! Thanks so much, Gerri – I know you’ll love it when you get it! 🙂

  5. Faith Simpson

    Oh this card……oh this suite…..GORGEOUS!! I know you are an artist for collage cards, but how could anyone miss using this set? Well, I say that before I’ve tried, but I hope to have the suite soon.
    As for Wayne and Finn….??? HaHaHa

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – it’s got all the elements for putting together to create collages! I love it! Thanks so much, Faith! 🙂

  6. Heather Heroldt

    So very pretty, Mary – love all these clustered elements over the tag shape! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Heather – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Heidi Baks

    Wow, beautiful layers and details, Mary. Thank you for sharing on Sunday Stamps.

  8. Love all the layers of beautiful sea shore images, Mary! They make one totally gorgeous card! And what a fun scene with your husband and Finn..what a good dog, loves the smell of Dad?

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he loves his Dad. And smells! 😉 Thanks very much, Stef! 🙂

  9. Rita Adams

    Wow! Your card is Beautiful thank you so much for sharing how you created it.

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