Turtle Friends

Turtle Friends…..

So…..if you have been reading my blog you might have noticed that my posts lately have been rather sporadic….or just plain missing.   There is a major change in my life….a good one….but it’s meant that I’ve had a little….sometimes a lot….less time to get things done.  Important things to me that help keep my sanity….like making cards, crafting, sitting in my happy place in my craft room creating, crafting with friends.  And it is also why I now have to create cards like this one:

Yep, I’ve missed a few birthdays too.  And this new Turtle Friends Stamp Set and Turtle Punch was just perfect for making a few cards.  It was quick and easy to make…and it’s just plain fun.

There are cute turtles…big and little…and lots of fun sentiments too.  The coordinating punch also makes it easy too….Just stamp, color and punch….and you are ready to pop that turtle right onto your card.

I added a few gems to the shell….after all it is a birthday card and time to celebrate, so why not add a little bling with the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems?  These little sparkling beauties carried over from last year’s Fall/Winter catalog and found their way into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, so they will be around for a while.

I also added a little party hat….makes him look festive.  I did fussy cut that hat, but it’s small and easy to cut.  For the background paper, I used the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper….although one side of the paper has lots of ice cream cones, the reverse side is chock full of fun stripes, confetti, dots, squiggly lines and splotches – fun patterns that you can use for all kinds of fun cards.  This paper is due to retire on June 30th and is on the Last Chance Products List, so make sure you order some before it’s gone!

If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies that you’ll need:

  • Turtle and Friends Bundle (Turtle and Friends Stamp Set & Turtle Punch
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score and fold at 5 1/2”
  • Old Olive Cardstock – Cut 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” and a piece Cut 2 7/8” x 3 5/8”
  • Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper – Cut 3 3/4” x 5”
  • Basic White Cardstock – Cut 2 3/4” x 3 1/5” and a piece Cut 4’ x 5 1/4”
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Bermuda Bay
  • Stampin’ Blends Markers: Pool Party Light, Bermuda Bay Light, Crumb Cake Light & Dark and Old Olive
  • Blue Adhesive Backed Gems (optional)
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
  • Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder


Hope you’ll give this a try when you’ve been late getting out birthday cards too!

Happy Stamping!


P.S.  Wondering what is taking up my time?  My mother!  After much deliberation and maybe a little bribing with homemade cooking….my 91 year old mother is moving from Arizona and coming east to Virginia to live with me (and my husband).  After a year of being by herself and not being able to do any of her activities – golfing, singing, going to the library, meeting friends at the Senior Center, she decided that she’s ready to be closer to family (my brother & sister are also in Virgina) So many of the things she loved, she wasn’t able to do due to the pandemic.  And after a year of not really driving, she just doesn’t feel safe.  I’m so grateful that she has made those decisions on her own and look forward to having her with us.  She is still active, but not driving, so as we adjust to our new schedule, things might seem a little off-kilter for a bit.  Please hang in there!


The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! Just one more month to cross off a few items on your wish list from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  And with every retiring catalog comes a spectacular sale….the Last Chance Products promotion. You can save up to 50% on craft supplies! There are lots of die sets at 50% off….so check it out!  You can check out the retiring list here: Last Chance List: Jan-June Mini Catalog

Remember the items in the Last Chance Sale are only available while supplies last!  So don’t delay in placing your order if it is something you really like!


The deadline to order your kit is TODAY!  Order yours now before you forget HERE!

The June Paper Pumpkin Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) and coordinating envelopes.  Not only does this kit include all the printed card bases, die cut pieces, embellishments and adhesive it also includes an all occasion stamp set and TWO stampin’ spots (INK!) and it comes it a special colorful collectible box.  And any leftover pieces coordinates with the products from the Expressions in Ink Suite too!  The coordinating colors for June’s kit include: Bumblebee and three of the new 2021-2023 IN-COLORS! – Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia and Polished Pink



The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! makes creativity easy! All-inclusive kits have everything you need to get started including artistically-designed projects, step-by-step instructions, pre-cut pieces and more!  You choose the kit that’s right for you!  There is an assortment of option designed in a range of styles for a variety of occasions.   You won’t find the kits in the catalogs, you will need to check online as new kits will be added regularly and will be available only while supplies last.  The cost of the kits are $19.00 for Stampin’ Kits and  $12.00 for non-stamping kits.
To learn more about the kits check out the Kit’s Collection section on the Stampin’ Up website here: KITS COLLECTION


Host Code JunePlease click  HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my JUNE HOST CODE: UZD44HQ3   and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order,  please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!

If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code  I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me!  If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.

These are the products used for today’s card.  Click on any item and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! store where you can purchase these items or get more information.

Turtle Punch

Paper Snips


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