Several posts ago I shared with you some cards I made using the new FREE Berry Blessings Bundle from this year’s Sale-a-bration Brochure. Two of those cards were fun fold pocket cards. At the time I promised that I would write a tutorial for both of the cards I demonstrated. And I finally have them done. Life has just gotten in the way, but things are settling down a bit. So now I can once again start using all those wonderful new products I’ve been neglecting. One of the product lines that’s getting my attention first is the Sand & Sea Suite from Stampin’ Up!’s new 2021 January to June Mini Catalog.
Stamps, Dies and an Embossing Folder – and all match!
It’s often the case that a Stamp Set has a set of Dies with shapes that cut out the stamps. But in the case of the Sand & Sea Suite, there’s an embossing folder – the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder – that matches the largest die. I made the card above using all three. And, no, I do NOT have to write a tutorial about how to make this. Here are the steps:
- Die cut Basic White AND Soft Seafoam cardstock using the largest (full card-front size) die in the Seaside Seashells 3D Die Set. Set the Soft Seafoam die-cut aside.
- Stamp the shell shapes on the Basic White die-cut using the stamps from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. For this card, I used Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, and So Saffron Ink.
- Lay the stamped die-cut cardstock inside the front of the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder, lining up the shells with the embossing folder depressions. Close the embossing folder and run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
- Line up the Soft Seafoam die-cut in the embossing folder and emboss it with the Cut & Emboss Machine.
- Cut around the seashells that have been stamped on the Basic White Cardstock wherever a seashell is connected to another image.
- Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere each stamped/embossed seashell over the same image on the Soft Seafoam
That’s all there is to making the die-cut, stamped, and embossed image on the front of the card above!
Finishing This Card
To make this a complete card, all I had to do was to cut a piece of the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ high and adhere it to a Basic White Thick card base. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue top adhere the finished image to the card front and added a sentiment from the same stamp set, stamped in Night of Navy Classic Ink.
And You Can use the Shells by Themselves!
Thinking back to the two pocket cards I showed off before I thought I’d try them out with the Sand & Sea Suite products. This is a remake of the Landscape Fold Pocket Card. I created the element on the front of the card using two seashells that I cut out of a completed die-cut/stamped/embossed piece. On the inside I simply stamped some shells. These are all Flirty Flamingo and Balmy Blue stamped.
The card on the right is the Double Triangle Pocket Card. I added a shell on the triangle on the left side, cut from the same piece as the shells on the other card. I still have a few shells left for yet another card (or two!).
The Bottom Line
I have to say that there really isn’t YET a bottom line for this suite of products. It has such endless possibilities, and today I’ve just scratched the surface. For many of you, there’s snow on the ground and seashells are not exactly on your mind right now. But once things warm up, you’re going to find a LOT of use for this beautiful set of products.