Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle Happy Labels Thank You with Video Tutorial

UPDATE on FRIDAY, 3 Feb 23:  So….apparently, when I was adding the PDF tutorial last night – I somehow managed to delete 90% of the post instructions! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️  I have no idea how – and JUST realized it!  Open the PDF (the link is actually right in the MIDDLE of the post 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️) and all the directions for making this card are right there – just without…all my extraordinarily witty commentary! 😉  Sorry, guys!! 🙁

Good morning and happy…Friday!  I’m a little off my days this week – Miss Sonya cleaned yesterday (thank goodness!) instead of today so…I spent all day yesterday thinking it was FRIDAY!  But it wasn’t. 🤷‍♀️

When we went to Maui, we did some snorkeling, which was wonderful!  Wayne and Lance, though, ALSO went S.C.U.B.A. diving and saw some sea turtles – the pictures were pretty awesome (but..I wish I hadn’t been so claustrophobic in the mask/tank thingy and could have gone, too!).  And I know I’ve been pretty reticent about my love of Maui…or..not.  So – the Sea Turtle set, when it was released in the Jan-Apr 2023 Mini, caught my eye right away!  I pulled it out today and found a couple of good sentiments in the Happy Labels stamp set to go with!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Sea Turtle Happy Labels Thank You with Video Tutorial

The layout is from The Paper Players sketch challenge this week!

Sea Turtle Happy Labels Thank You CardStampin' Up! Sea Turtle Happy Labels Thank You with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  Oh – my – goodness!  I LOVE this stamp set SO much!  The Sea Turtle images – with their “reversable-ness” – are simply wunnermus – and will let you create all sorts of pretty undersea scenes!  Add in some By The Bay DSP and maybe a die cut or five from the Seaside Bay Die set and…you MIGHT think you’re on Maui! 😉

Stampin' Up! Sea Turtle Happy Labels Thank You with Video Tutorial

I hope you like!

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Basic White Cardstock:  Third-from-Smallest Stylish Shapes die cut circle (sentiment); Stamped and Fussy Cut Sea Turtles (x3)

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Finn’s taking a “me” day and gave me leave to “borrow” his spot.  Hope you don’t mind!

Last week, when I made the Greatest Journey Card – I used the three cloud dies in the set.


When I was DONE – I had TWO dies left – the smallest was….gone. 😳😳😳

I looked high – I looked low.  I dumped out the trash cans and pawed thru them.

I got on my hands and knees to check under the table and under the dresser.  Yes – I DID manage to get back up but…it wasn’t pretty! 🙂

I sort of gave up hope.

Yesterday, I made sourdough crackers.  When they were all baked I dumped them onto a tray to cool.

Which seems like…an unrelated thing.

While making dinner, I donned my mitt to pull the chicken from the oven…

Once I had the mitt on, I realized there was something in it.  I figured it was a cracker – thinking I’d gotten a little jiggy with the “dumping” earlier.

I was…wrong.

How.  In.  The.  World?!?

I was very happy to see that die – although not a little confused about how the heck it got in there.

Fast forward to yesterday at my craft table – my brain finally clicked on the answer.

My new watch band is metallic with a ….MAGNETIC clasp.

Appears I carried it with me when I made dinner last week and it got scraped off when I pulled the mitt on. I was totally oblivious!

Can’t make this stuff up, y’all! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️


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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle Happy Labels Thank You with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a cute card!! Love those little sea turtles and you picked the perfect background paper! Hahahahahaha! The magnetic band stole your die! Might have to think about changing that back to a cloth band so there are no more missing dies found in oven mitts later! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Seriously! Although now I KNOW where to look the next time one is missing!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Firstly, I love your card. Secondly, I’m so glad Miss Sonya is back and thirdly, I’m doing a happy dance for your discovery. I know that joyful feeling of the lost being found!

    • stampsnlingers

      It was like a MIRACLE had occured!! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  3. Paula Poindexter

    No Mary. You can’t make that up.
    So happy you found it.
    I think weve all lost them and found them in strange places.

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s the lot of us stampin’ ladies!! Thanks so much, Paula! 🙂

  4. Omg..this has got to be the funniest “I lost it/I found it” story yet! Glad you found your missing die..that watch band could come in handy while crafting.

    • stampsnlingers

      You know — that’s a good point! I’ll just stick all my dies to it between uses! Thanks, Stephanie! 🙂

  5. I love how realistic your card looks…oh my goodness! I had to watch the replay on your video to see how exactly you put this card together.

    I got a chuckle out of your cloud die story…thanks for the morning laugh. Crazy how stuff happens!

    • stampsnlingers

      It IS crazy!! And I’m so glad you like the card – I am head over for this bundle! Thanks, Carol! 🙂

  6. JudiH

    I watched the replay….turtle card is way way cool-LOVE IT! I believe those little guys need to join my By the Bay family 😉 I can leave this message now that I have stopped laughing so hard about the cloud die 🤣

    • stampsnlingers

      ROFL! Glad to give you a chuckle today, Judi! And yes – yes you DO need this set. It’s way too fun not to have! Thanks so much! 🙂

  7. Faith Simpson

    First of all…..this is a perfectly gorgeous card…….I love everything about it…..I will order the sea turtle set very soon!
    Next…..I’m sure you could win a contest for the most unusual place to find a die!! Only you, Mary…..only you…..certainly makes a fascinating blog post !!

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?!? I truly was gobsmacked. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Thanks so much for the kind words, my friend! 🙂

  8. Joanne James

    That turtle card is fabulous Mary – I love the use of DSP for the background to your underwater scene, it adds so much depth and detail. As for the cloud die – that is too funny! So glad you found it. Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Joanne – I love this bundle!! And yes – I was SOO glad to find that little stinker!! 🙂

  9. Robin Dasch

    Them little guys show up in all the wrong places! I had a small leaf stamp that was stuck to the bottom of my tea cup, it has a slight bubble to the bottom. I also had my Angel for Stampin up that I could not find it where I normally kept it. I dug around for a few weeks before it showed up stuck on the paper from my glue dots! So Mz Mary you are not alone! Happy stamping!

    • stampsnlingers

      They DO seem to have legs – and a bit of a mean streak! 🤷‍♀️ Thanks for the solidarity, Robin! 🙂

  10. Kate

    Had you only known…would have fallen into your outstretched hand…😂

  11. Jan Clothier

    I just spotted this beauty in the Cut Above gallery at Paper Players. It’s divine! Great combination of sets and a fabulous compositi

  12. You make me laugh Mary. Love your story telling. And gorgeous card BTW! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Kylie – I appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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