Stampin’ Up! Seas The Day with Special Moments Birthday with Video Tutorial

Well – here we are on Sunday – I’m looking out the window at…not snow.  Not ice.  Not…nuthin’.  Heck – it’s not even all that cold.  Guess the brine all over the road yesterday when we went out – no, we really DID need food, we were NOT “prepping”.  No toilet paper came home with us.  Okay – a LOT of milk came home but…it’s for our yoghurt, okay?!?

Anyway – as I was saying before you gave me the “really, Mary – PREPPING for the storm like eveyr other snowpocalypsaggedon fearmonger in Atlanta” look – guess that brine was a Just In Case thing! 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me. 🙂  If not – and you’d like to have a peek at the replay – here ’tis on YouTube!

When we were in Maui, we went snorkeling.  We saw so many fish in so many colors – just like in a tropical fish store! – and it was beyond cool.  So when I saw the fun new Seas the Day stamp set with the amazingly cool Sea Dies, I knew I wanted to use them to try to re-create that picture!  AND – with the  advent of the Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ DSP (FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a qualifying order) – I knew just what to do.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was loosely inspired – I flipped it – by the sketch side of the FUSION Challenge!

I started by adhering a piece of new Simply Marbleous DSP onto the front of my Misty Moonlight cardbase with Liquid Glue.  Then I stamped some “bubbles” in Night of Navy.

Then I did some cutting!  I cut out the big Sea Dies frame from a card-front-sized piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock.  I used the same die to cut a frame from the pink design in the Simply Marbleous DSP – then I fussy cut just the coral from that frame.

I inked the fun little octopus with Blackberry Bliss ink – using the pad AND a Sponge Dauber – and stamped it on more of the Simply Marbleous DSP.  Then I cut it out with the die from the Sea set.  Using Liquid Glue – I adhered the octo-pod to the frame – sort of weaving his arms in and around the frame.  I adhered the fussy cut coral to the back of the frame.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals – staying along the outside of the panel (so that I could tuck my decorations inside!) – to adhere the frame to the front of the card.

I inked the fishes up and stamped some in Night of Navy (on the same Pool Party Marbleous paper) and some in Mango Melody (on the yellow Marbleous paper) then cut them out with the Sea Dies.

The Sea Die Set has a couple of grass and leaves dies – and I used them to cut an Evening Evergreen and a few Soft Succulent pieces from 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum.

Using Liquid Glue, I tucked the grasses inside the frame.  Then I used a combination of Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere all the fish.

For the sentiment, I stamped a Special Moments (ANOTHER free product – this one is available with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!) sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on a strip of the pink Simply Marbleous DSP and snipped a banner in the end.  Then I adhered it to the frame with Liquid Glue.

I cut two fun little starfish from a piece of Rainbow Glimmer Paper and used Liquid Glue and Dimensionals to adhere them to the end of the sentiment.

I added some Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the sentiment and here and there around my little undersea scene – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from the Seas The Day set in Blackberry Bliss to a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I stamped the grass image twice in Soft Succulent – without re-inking between stamps.  Tip: this is called “stamping off” or “second generation” stamping and is a great way to get a “different” color with just one ink pad! 🙂  I added a few more Iridescent Rhinestone “bubbles”, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere another watery piece of the Simply Marbleous DSP to the inside of the card.  Then I matted the Basic White panel on Misty Moonlight and adhered it with Liquid Glue and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Soft Succulent grasses from Seas The Day on the front…

…and more Simply Marbleous DSP (plus a few Night of Navy fishes and bubbles!) on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how this Seas The Day bundle – with the uber-cool Sea Die set – lets me “snorkle” without…being cold!  And yes.  The Maui waters were COLD!  I wanted a birthday card so the Special Moments set came thru like a champ!

I hope you like!

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

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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There are 7 new products (4 stamp sets and 3 paper packs) that are available as free items to choose from with a Level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and paper BUNDLE and and an amazing Sentiment set!) that are available as free choices with a Level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!


There’s also a great new host exclusive stamp set called Calming Camelia that you can pick up for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+!  Drop me an email at if you’re interested in setting up a personal host code for you and your friends to use – when you collect orders to reach the $300 retail point then you’ll get this cool sentiment-only stamp set for FREE!  And that’s on TOP of the free Sale-A-Bration picks you’ll have!


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Cuz….we’ve got an AMAZEBALLS JOINING PROMOTION during Sale-A-Bration!  As always – when you purchase our Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable), the kit ships for FREE AND you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise (that is ANYthing you want!).

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (die cut card front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum: Seas Die cut grasses (1 large in Evening Evergreen, 2 small in Soft Succulent)

Simply Marbleous DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (front and inside of card): Seas Die cut coral; Seas die cut fish (3 blue, 2 yellow); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

This photo – a close-up – really tells a story of love and devotion.

Two traits that dogs the world over are known for.

And Finn – my sweet velcro dog – is no exception.

His love for me is…boundless.

Or…is it?

He DOES love me – and it IS boundless.  But – he’s got a big enough heart to ALSO give a lot of love and devotion to …POPCORN! 😉

Lucky for the popcorn!


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Seas The Day with Special Moments Birthday with Video Tutorial

  1. Stunning card! Love the sea image, and the Marbelous paper lends itself so well to this scene. Devotion of a dog…nothing like it. Doesn’t matter if it is devotion to you, or to your popcorn.

    • stampsnlingers

      True – they love us – AND popcorn! – with all their hearts! Thanks, Julie! 🙂

  2. Such a cute card! Love the little fish and the background paper is perfect…looks just like an aquarium! Yeah, nothing brings out a dogs love and devotion faster than a bowl full of food that they love. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      True that – the way to a dog’s heart… 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Karen Andrews

    Love your card. That die is amazing.
    Oh the love of Finn and popcorn…or I mean his mommy….

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks! And he loves me. It’s just…POPCORN! 😳😳😳

  4. Love your card, Mary…thanks for sharing!

  5. Linda Callahan

    This is the first card I have seen with this suite – you knocked it out of the park! Perfect underwater scene! Glad you shared it at Fusion!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Linda – I appreciate the very kind words! 🙂

  6. What a fun under the sea scene you’ve created Mary. So many wonderful elements. Thanks for joining us at The Fusion Card Challenge.Tristan DT.

    • stampsnlingers

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

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