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Down by the Seashore – Seaside Notions

How many of you can say this tongue twister? – She sells seashells down by the seashore – three times fast?  Not me….I had trouble typing it…kept trying to add an extra letter – sheshells.  I’m feeling “Beachy” this week, so you’re going to get a few posts using this stamp set: SEASIDE NOTIONS.


It’s a great little stamp set and there are so many things you can do with it.  If you missed it, check out my Fun Fold post last week: Fun Fold Friday – Double Z’s! .

Today’s card is one that I did in one of my classes in July.


I’m not sure if you can see it or not….but we did some embossing with gold on the sea grass, seahorse and sand dollar.  We actually stamped each of those once with ink and then came back and embossed with gold.  You can see it better here:


How did we keep everything lined up?  With a Stamparatus of course!  It comes with the two plats and magnets and a rubber mat (not shown).  The plates fit into the grooves on the side.

0C6A6D31-146F-4B67-BA87-7EF2243EE1E0This handy tool lets you place your stamp exactly where you want it. Once you position your stamp on the plate (see below), close the plate and give your stamp a little press, when you open it back up, your stamp will be attached to the plate, ready to ink and stamp.  You can stamp in the same place on your card with different inks.  By placing your paper in the same position, you can go back, re-ink and stamp again if you didn’t get a good impression. I stamped with Pool Party Ink first,  did a little fill in coloring with a Pool Party Light Stampin’ Blend marker and then went back  and stamped with Versa mark so I could emboss over top.


If you get ink on the plate it easily wipes off with a Simply Shammy, or will wash off with water.

If you’d like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need:

  • Seaside Notions Stamp Set
  • Stamparatus (optional)
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Pool Party Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored and folded at 4 1/4”; plus a strip cut 5/8” x 4” (inside)
  • Gold Foil Sheets – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”, plus a strip cut 1/2” x 3 7/8” (inside)
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5” x 3 3/4”, plus scraps for the seahorse and sand dollar; plus a piece 5 1/4” x 4” (inside)
  • Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Versa Mark
  • Stampin’ Blends Markers: Pool Party Light, Crumb Cake Light
  • SNAIL adhesive, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

And put a little something shiny on the inside too!


Now, go out and soak in some sunshine and when you come back, do a little stamping and try this card.

Happy Stamping!




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Below are the products I used for my card today. If you need supplies to make one yourself or for any of your other papercrafting projects, please click on the shopping link below and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! Online store where you can find all these products and more!


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