Stampin’ Up! Sand & Seashells Birthday Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning! And happy Sunday!  Well?  Did you do the clock thing last night or this morning?  You either had to think “Darn, I’m going to bed awfully late”.  Or…”Darn, it’s already time for lunch and I just got up!”  Which one are you – a before bed or when you get up springer-forwarder??

If you were able to spend some of your slightly shorter weekend with me on my Facebook Live video last night, I appreciate it!  If not, here’s the replay on YouTube!

I know that you know that the star of this card is the Seaside Seashells die cut piece that is embossed in the amazing Seashells 3D Embossing Folder.  A sentiment from the bundled Friends Are Like Seashells set and some Sand & Sea DSP bring it all together!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.

I started with a piece of the Sand & Sea DSP cut to the same size as the front of my Seaside Spray card base (this 2019-2021 In Color is going away soon, and supplies are depleting, so…be sure to stock up soon!!) and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  I adhered a second piece to a Blushing Bride mat and then to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the big bold die cut in the Seaside Seashells die set, I cut a piece of Pearlescent Specialty Paper.  Then I placed the die cut into the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and ran it thru my Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.

I popped the die cut onto the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A LOT of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals – whole and small pieces!  Seriously – how gorgeous is that Pearlescent paper embossed to look like REAL seashells??!

I stamped the Friends Are Like Seashells sentiment in Sahara Sand on another piece of the Sand & Sea DSP (the same design I’d used on the front) and cut it with a Stitched So Sweetly die.  I also used the same die to cut a piece of the Seaside Spray Sand & Sea DSP.

I adhered the sentiment die cut to the Seaside Spray Die cut to make a “matted” sentiment.

I looped some Linen Thread twice around my hand and made a figure-8 bow, which I adhered with a Glue Dot.

I popped the matted sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – added a few Champagne Rhinestones and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a second Friends Are Like Seashells sentiment in Sahara Sand on a Very Vanilla panel – then I added some seagrass from the set in stamped-off-once Blushing Bride.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into the card base and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Friends Are Like Seashells grasses in full-strength Blushing Bride on the front…

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

Et Voila!  This Friends Are Like Seashells set, and bundled Seaside Seashells dies, are gorgeous on their own – but the fact that SU created the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder to BAMM-ify that big die cut is… purely genius!  Do all that to some Pearlescent Specialty Paper and you’ve got BIG style in a heartbeat!!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!






P.S.  There’s only a couple days left to pick up my Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundle and get all the goods while saving a little green!  Like…just in time for Saint Paddy’s day!  The Special Bundle is only available thru 15 March!


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 TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The March Tutorial features the Simply Succulents Bundle!  

Retired Products Sale!

I’ve got some items remaining that retired from the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini and the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Catalogs – most are gently used (some have never been inked!) and all are at half-price from their original retail cost.  Flat rate shipping of $7 no matter how much you buy!  Check it out right quick and see if there’s something that catches your fancy before it’s all gone! 🙂

Happy Shopping!

Stamps-N-Lingers Butterfly Bouquet Special Bundles!

Only a Few Days Remain to Get Yours and Save!

Y’all know that the Butterfly Bouquet Early Release promotion runs just from 2 Mar – 3 May 2021.  After that  – you’ll have to wait for the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to get them.   But – you probably ALSO know that the gorgeous Designer Series paper that will NOT BE AVAILABLE AT ALL after the end of this promotion period.  You read that right!  The Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Natural Touch Specialty DSP are only going to be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – and then…poof!  Gone! 🙁

So, to help you get the goods right quick and save a little dough…I took a look at what’s coming on 2 March – and put together ONE SINGLE BUNDLE – and a couple of add-ons for you.

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle – $71

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $85 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.

Here’s what you’ll get:

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle $54.75
Butterfly Brilliance 6″ x 6″ DSP $11.50
Natural Touch Specialty DSP $5.00

BONUS:  When you purchase the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, you’ll get a FREE package of Gold Hoop Embellishments (see how well these work and why I love them with this bundle right here!)!

Now – when you purchase the bundle – you’ve got the option to add on some additional packs of the DSPs and/or the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine if you don’t have one!  If you don’t already have one – this is a GREAT time to get it and you’re for SURE going to want to be able to use the amazing Brilliant Wings Dies (they cut out the stamped image from Butterfly Brilliance AND butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP!!

Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP add-on:  $10 each

Natural Touch Specialty DSP add-on: $4 each

Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine: $109 each (note: this is the full-size machine and comes with 1 Base Plate, 1 Die Plate, 2 Cutting Plates, and 1 Specialty Plate – so you’ll be able to get to work right away!)

So – if this looks good to you, fill out the form below and pick your goodies!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice on 23 Feb and then on 2 Mar, I’ll get them right on the way directly to you!

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses.  Thanks for your understanding!

This special will only be available from me at these great discounts until 15 Mar 2021  (or while DSP supplies last!) – so…don’t hesitate!! 🙂

One more note – once you hit “Submit” -it takes a hot second (or twelve!) for the system to do it’s thing.  Be patient – it’ll get there. Once it has – it says “Message Sent – Go Back”.   You can click “Go Back” and that will return you to the Blog Post! 🙂

Now Available!

Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Blushing Bride Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (mat for card front); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Pearlescent Specialty Paper: Seashells die cut

Sand & Sea DSP:  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (front panel); 3 5/8″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); 1 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die cuts (sentiment and mat); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

Y’all have started to figure out that much of our day (and a good portion of our evening!) revolves around getting Katy (our old kitty – realized she’s 18 years old! 🙁 ) to eat.  To that end we try to have all different kinds of enticing food available at all times – often setting out a veritable buffet!

The other day, I went to Walmart – the only place I’ve found the foods that are currenly in vogue with her – and stocked up.  Note:  one of the “new” things I got – “Salmon Gravy” was a huge and dismal failure.  Just so you know.

Anywho – when I got home, I set the bag of CANS and POUCHES….

…on the trunk in our kitchen….

…and then forgot about it being there.

A little later, sitting in my craft room – I started to hear suspicious “clicking” sounds coming from the living room.

Now – I don’t have a picture of what I discovered when I went to investigate the noise – I was too busy prying it away from “him”.

But – here’s the results of his efforts.

Apparently the cat gets ALL the GOOD food!! 👀👀👀👀




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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sand & Seashells Birthday Card with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the designer papers and those embossed seashells are stunning! Poor Finn…he just wanted a little nibble. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – poor poor starving dog! 😉 Thank you so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Susan K

    I love the card…that embossing has a huge wow factor. It was fun to watch you make it. TFS
    Poor Finn, having to scavenger for food. I’m surprised he didnt go for the pouches—they’re easier to gnaw in to and much quieter.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – he’d have been in those in a heartbeat. Not challenging enough, I guess! Thanks very much, Susan! 🙂

  3. “Him” is lucky he didn’t get cut on the tin! Sorry I missed you last night but your card is beautiful.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know! Goofy thing. Sorry to have missed you, Karen – thanks!! 🙂

  4. Merry Hansen

    Cat food: our vet recommended baby food for our cat. Chicken, turkey, lots of variety. Its really wet and mushy, and she loved it. You’re a good mom, thanks for sharing!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – we have about 10 bottles of Gerber beef in the cupboard. Some days that does the trick. Some days….nope. Not gonna eat it – get something else out, Mom! 😉 Thanks so much, Merry! 🙂

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