Stampin’ Up! Seascape Thank You

Good Wednesday morning my stamping friends. We’re halfway through the week and on the downhill to the weekend. Is anyone starting to make plans?

It’s time for another inspiration challenge for The Card Concept.  The inspiration photo is Long Summer Days. Here is my card that was inspired from the challenge photo.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Bundle for my Clean and Layered card. The first thing that caught my eye when I looked at this photo was the blue seahorses then the wooden tray and other beach themed items.

I hope you will take a moment to visit The Card Concept and join us for our challenge #158. This will be our last challenge before our summer break and we will be keeping the link open until Monday, August 23rd, so be sure to stop by and play along. How are you inspired by this photo.

I started by adhering a panel of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to a Gray Granite mat using Stampin’ Seal. I cut a panel of Basic White cardstock using my Nature’s Thoughts Dies and using my Blending Brush, I brushed Balmy Blue Ink on it.

I cut a seahorse from a panel of Ombre Specialty Paper using my Sea Life Dies. Using the same dies, I cut the coral from a panel of Just Jade cardstock. I also cut the fish out of a scrap of Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

On the Basic White panel which I brushed with Balmy Blue Ink, I stamped the sand image from the Stampin’ Up! Seascape Cling Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink. I stamped the seaweed image from the Seascape stamp set in Just Jade Ink, stamping off once. I stamped the sentiment from the Seascape stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the top of the panel. I adhered the panel to the card front using Stampin’ Seal and wrapped a piece of Gray Granite bakers twine from the Bakers Twine Essential Pack around the bottom of the panel. I adhered the coral to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I wrapped the seahorses tail around the coral and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added one of the little fish I had cut from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper to the artwork using a Glue Dot. I added a few of the Clear Epoxies from the Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials to the artwork.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Seascape stamp set in Night of Navy Ink towards the top of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sand image from the Seascape stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink along the bottom of the panel. I stamped the seaweed image from the Seascape stamp set in Just Jade Ink on either side of the panel. I added the other fish to the inside using a Glue Dot. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Gray Granite mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Gray Granite card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To complete my card I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the sand image from the Seascape stamp set in Sahara Sand Ink along the bottom front of the envelope. I stamped the seaweed image from the Seascape stamp set in Just Jade Ink on either side of the envelope front. I adhered a panel of the In Good Taste DSP to the envelope flap.

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 to see what card I will be making today. My son is going in for surgery today, so watch my Facebook page for updates in case I need to cancel.



Stampin’ Up! just notified us that they’ll be offering FREE shipping on all orders of $50+ placed on Thursday, June 24!!

Here are the details:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 or more (before tax).
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  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on June 24, 2021.
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  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00 shipping included) + tax.

YAY!!!  Get your orders ready!!  Beginning at 12:00 AM and ending at 11:59 PM (MT) on June 24, you’ll get FREE shipping with a purchase of $50 or more!! I’ve got my list started already and I’m adding to it.

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Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

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Happy Stamping, Karen!


The Adventure Begins

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Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity!


  • Contains enough supplies to create twelve cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Comes with a Stampin’ Spot plus an exclusive Stamp Set.
  • Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy.

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Only a week left to grab your favorite items that will be retiring.

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The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Click Here to view the PDF of the LAST CHANCE retiring items from the January -June 2021 Mini Catalog.


  • Each Last Chance Products promotion typically includes a Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) and a Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires). For this catalog’s Last Chance Products promotion, a Carryover List will not be provided; carryover products can be viewed in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. When they are, they will vary from one market to another depending on product performance.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.


  • Starts: 1 June 2021 at 1:00 PM (MT)
  • Ends: 30 June 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 4 3/4″ x 3″ (artwork), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Gray Granite Cardstock 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front and inner liner mats)
  • Just Jade Cardstock 3″ X 2″ (coral)
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)
  • Ombre Specialty Paper 4″ X 2″ (seahorse)
  • Rainbow Glimmer Paper scrap for fish


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