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Friends Are Like Seashells

Friends Are Like Seashells -- You Are Unique

Hello!

I'm excited to be back to creating and blogging after a couple of weeks of taking care of family stuff.  I don't know about you, but it seems that after a break like this you come back to work to get some rest!  For me, creating is one of the most relaxing things I do.

The Retiring List for the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog has been updated with Discounts for some of the retiring items.  To see the updated list, click here.  A few of the bundles that are in this Mini Catalog carried over to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog but DID NOT carry over the bundle discount.  If some of those bundles are on your Wish List, now is the time to order the bundle at the discounted price! 

Today's project features a bundle that carried over from the Mini Catalog to the Annual Catalog WITH the Bundle pricing.  Woohoo!  However, when you look at this product suite in the Mini Catalog, you'll see the really awesome Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper and coordinating Seaside Shells die cuts -- unfortunately, these items DID NOT carry over.  I would hate for you to miss getting your hands on these products as they are just beautiful!  

FriendsAreLikeSeashells_YouAreUnique

This card begins with a panel of Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  Misty Moonlight/Basic White/Silver Thread Baker's Twine, from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, was wrapped three times around the panels and tied into a bow near the left side of the panels.  The bottom edge of the wrapped twine is 1-3/8" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper panel.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Misty Moonlight card front.

The "You Are Unique And Completely Amazing" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Misty Moonlight ink and die cut using the rounded end rectangle die from the Painted Labels dies.  The label was adhered over the Baker's Twine using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right edge of the label 1/8" from the right edge of the Designer Series Paper.  

The starfish image was stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  The large scallop shell shadow image was inked with Sahara Sand ink, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, and then stamped over the center of the starfish.  The starfish was die cut using the corresponding die from the Seaside Shells dies.  The starfish was adhered at the lower left corner of the greeting label.

The ark shell image was stamped twice on Basic White cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  The small scallop shell shadow image was inked with Blushing Bride ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped at the center of the shell image.  The process was repeated for the second shell image.  The shells were die cut with the corresponding die.  One shell was adhered near the upper right corner of the greeting label.  The second shell was adhered slightly to the left of the first shell using a Stampin' Dimensional.

FriendsAreLikeSeashells_YouAreUnique_Inside

The top edge of a strip of Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper was torn and the strip adhered along the bottom edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the right, bottom, and left edges of the torn strip flush with the right, bottom, and left edges of the Basic White panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The ark shell image was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  The small scallop shell shadow image was inked with Blushing Bride ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped at the center of the shell image.  The shell was die cut with the corresponding die and adhered near the lower right corner of the panel with the right edge of the shell 5/8" from the right edge of the panel. 

The tulip shell image was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  The large tulip shell shadow image was inked with Blushing Bride ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and then stamped over the shell image.  The shell was fussy cut with Paper Snips and adhered near the bottom edge of the Basic White panel with the sharp pointed end of the shell pointing toward the left edge of the panel and the rounded end of the shell 1" from the right side of the panel.

The starfish image was stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock using Sahara Sand ink.  The large scallop shell shadow image was inked with Sahara Sand ink, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, and then stamped over the center of the starfish.  The starfish was die cut using the corresponding die from the Seaside Shells dies.  The starfish was adhered at the lower left corner panel.

FriendsAreLikeSeashells_YouAreUnique_Envelope

A piece of Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper was adhered to the back of the Medium Basic White Envelope flap.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

I'll be back in a couple of days with another card using elements of the Sand & Sea product suite.  

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic White:  1" x 3", 2" x 3", 2" x 3-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Flirty Flamingo:  4" x 5-1/4"; Misty Moonlight:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Sahara Sand:  2@ 1-12" x 1-1/2"; Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 1-1/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker's Twine):  30"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Friends Are Like Seashells; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Misty Moonlight, Sahara Sand; Cardstock:  Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Misty Moonlight, Sahara Sand; Tools:  Seaside Shells dies, Painted Labels dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

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