Stampin’ Up! Seaside Notions Thank You

Good Monday morning my stamping friends.  How was everyone’s weekend?  It was a hot one here yesterday.  The sun was shining and the temperatures were high.  We hit the real feel of 105.

For today I have something a little different for you.  I have the same card one for Beginner Stampers and one for the Casual Stamper.  For those of you that know me, you know that one of my favorite things to do is walk the beach and collect shells.  I have a big curio cabinet full of them, all kinds all shape.  I don’t like just perfect shells, I like all the pieces that I can find too.  Here are the cards.

My colors are from Color Throwdown Challenge #602.  Here are their colors.

I played along with Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #126.  Their theme is ‘Sea Shells’

I also played along with Double “D” Challenges.  Here’s Their theme.

 With both cards I started by stamping Whisper White card fronts starting with the sand image from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Notions Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once, multiple times across the bottom of the panels.  Using the masking technique, I stamped the shell images from the Seaside Notions stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the panels.  To do the masking technique I stamped the shell images on a Post-It note and fussy cut them using my Paper Snips.  I stamped the first shell, covered it with the post-it note and stamped the other shell over the top of the first.  I continued doing this until I got the image that I wanted.

I colored all the shells in using my Balmy Blue, Ivory, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Best Year Cling Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink next to the shell images.  For the Beginner Stamper, I adhered the card front to a Petal Pink card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For the Casual Stamper. I adhered the card front to a Brass Brushed Metallic mat (available Aug. 4th), using Stampin’ Seal and then to a Petal Pink card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside of both I stamped the sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of Whisper White panels.  I stamped the sand image from the Seaside Notions stamp set across the bottom of the panels in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once.  I stamped the larger shell from the Seaside Notions stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the bottom of the panels and colored them in using my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers.

To finish my card I decorated Medium Whisper White Envelopes.  I only have the Casual Stamper card in the above photos since the envelopes were identical.  I stamped the sand image from the Seaside Notions stamp set in Soft Suede Ink, stamping off once, across the bottom of the envelope front and envelope flap multiple times.  I stamped the shell images from the Seaside Notions stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on the envelope front and flap and colored them in using my Balmy Blue, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my 2 different, but the same, cards and will give it a try.  Everyone has to start somewhere and that is usually the beginning.  I have trouble doing simple stamping since it’s been so long, but most of my cards start off that way and they continue from there.  Happy Stamping!!


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Happy Stamping, Karen!


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I’m cleaning my shelves and drawers out to make room for lots of new goodie.  I have my list right HERE and I’m trying to keep it up to date.   Check it out and let me know if there is anything you’d like to get.  If you are looking for something and don’t see it on the list, drop me a line and I will look through my stash to see if I missed it.  I have lots of older DSP too that I don’t have listed if there is any that you are looking for.


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Petal Pink Cardstock 2 – 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card bases scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat for the casual stamper)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 4 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card fronts and inner liners)
  • Brass Brushed Metallic Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat for casual stamper)


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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Seaside Notions Thank You

  1. I love the colors in your card and I love seashells too. I have a lamp base filled with them and jars in both bathrooms. We used to go shelling on Sanibel but I haven’t done it in years.


    • Thank you so much Karen 🙂 I have a couple lamps filled with shells too. I’ve been to Sanibel once a few years ago after our Disney trip just to go shelling and would love to go back.


  2. I would not have thought of seashells when I saw those colors but they are perfect on your card. Great job. I’ve never been to Sanibel but want to go! Maybe we can all meet there and craft a couple days when there’s a vaccine for Covid-19! 😄


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