Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells for The Card Concepts

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends.  I hope everyone is having a productive week. We’re halfway through and on our way to the weekend. It’s been gorgeous here for the past week, sunny and perfect temp.

It’s time for another inspiration challenge for The Card Concepts. The inspiration photo is By The Sea. Here is my card that was inspired from the challenge photo.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Photopolymer Stamp Set for my clean and layered card today.

I hope you will take a moment to visit The Card Concepts and join us for our challenge #178.  How are you inspired by this photo?

I played along with the Alphabet Challenge ‘F is for Friendship’.

I started by stamping the shell images from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink on a Shimmery White panel. I cut the image out using the largest die from the Seaside Seashells Dies. I them embossed the panel using the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder.

I lined up a panel of Pool Party cardstock with the front of a Basic White Thick card base and using the 2nd largest die from the Deckled Rectangle Dies, I cut both panels together. I put a think bead of Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the edge of the front of the Basic Whtie Thick card base and adhered the die cut shells. I adhered the Pool Party frame over the die cut panel, making sure it lined up with the card base, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Using my Blending Brush and Balmy Blue Ink, I added color to a panel of Vellum Paper. I adhered the panel of inked Vellum to the inside front of the Basic White Thick card base with the inked side against the die cut image.

On a panel of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sand dollar image from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink, stamping off once on scrap paper. I stamped the sentiment from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set over the sand dollar image in Sahara Sand Ink. I cut the image out using the coordinating die from the Seaside Seashells Dies. I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a small double bow using the Crumb Cake bakers twine from the Bakers Twine Essential Pack and adhered it to the card front using a Glue Dot. I added a few Solid Faceted Gems to the card front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the star fish image from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink, stamping off once on scrap paper, on the top of the panel. I stamped the seaweed images form the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Pool Party Ink along the bottom of the panel, some stamped full strength and some stamped off once. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Pool Party mat and then to the inside of the Basic White Thick card base.

To complete my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the sand, shells and seaweed images from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set on the bottom front of the envelope and the envelope flap in Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Sahara Sand Inks.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


Join me today at 4:00pm on my Facebook Live.

I’m planning to go live on my Facebook page with a project today at 4pm ET.  Please join me if you can, to see what card I will be making today.


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Happy Stamping, Karen


July – December 2022 Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Share

Sign Up ends June 28th

I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog, and I’d love to have you join in on it!!  I’m placing my share order on July 1 and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I should be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you during the week of July 11.

How shares work:  I order full packs of all of the Designer Series Papers listed below, I cut them into 6″ x 6″ pieces (or 6″ x 12″ pieces for double shares) and give you one panel of each design from each pack on the list.  I pack up the paper in a cellophane bag and mail it back out to you just as quickly as I can!  Shares give you a good working sample of all of the papers so that you can decide which ones to order in full packs!

Here are the Designer Series Paper Shares that I am offering from the new Mini Catalog:

New Designer Series Paper Share – $29.00 plus $5.50 for First Class Mail shipping

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following DSP and specialty paper packs (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):

  • Black & White – 6
  • Boughs Of Holly – 6
  • Festive Foils Specialty – 3 (one of each color)
  • Gingham Cottage – 12
  • Lights Aglow Specialty 6″ x 6″ – 12
  • Painted Christmas – 6
  • Rustic Harvest – 6
  • Santa Express – 6
  • Splendid Day Specialty – 6
  • Storybook Gnomes – 6
  • Sweetest Christmas – 6
  • Glimmer Specialty – 3 (one of each color)
  • Metallic & Shimmer Specialty 6″ x 6″ – 3 (one of each color)
  • Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – 2 (one of each color)
  • Snowflake Specialty Vellum – 6
  • Snowy White Velvet Sheets – 1

In all, you’ll receive 90 – 6” x 6” sheets of designer or specialty paper!

Double DSP Share – $58.00 + $8.50 Shipping by Priority Mail – I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Lights Aglow, Metallic & Shimmer and Real Red & White Glimmer Paper, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut).

FREE Gift From Me! – As a bonus for joining my share, you’ll also get a sampler of the Rings Of Love and Silver & Gold Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper Packs and a sampler of the Celebrate Everything host exclusive paper!

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join email the following information to creativestampingdesigns

  • Your first and last name
  • The email address that is connected to your PayPal account. I only accept PayPal for payment.  ***You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a PayPal account.

Deadline to sign up for my share is Tuesday, June 28.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!


Sending Good Thoughts

Subscribe June 11 – July 10

“Seas” the day and set sail with across the ocean the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 daring designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit will have your loved ones feeling sand-tastic!

We also have a special game for you to play—take part in the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s kit! Plus, subscribers to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit will be entered to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code!   

Play the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz and share it with your friends! Good luck!

This kit includes:

  • Sending Good Thoughts Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed dry-embossed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed die cuts
  • Twine
  • Mini glue dots
  • Dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Fresh Freesia, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade

Subscribe to the July Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July at!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Stampin’ Up! Buy One Get One 50% off Kits Collection Sale June 1-June 30!

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection Here. Go to Shop Products and Kit Collections.

Ordering information:

  • Sale runs June 1-30, 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale.
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply to the more expensive kit (yes…the more expensive one!!) at checkout.
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

Let me know if you have any questions.  And get ready to pick up some BOGO kits in June!


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2″ X 2″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored & folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Pool Party Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Shimmery White Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (die cut panel)
  • Vellum Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inside card front panel)


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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells for The Card Concepts

  1. Love, Love, Love this card.  Have this set and have made so many lovely cards with it.  I live close to Rehoboth Beach Delaware.  This card reminds me of the good times we have had there.  Thanks for sharing.  love the color that you chose.Maureen Wheatley

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