It was so exciting to be at OnStage in Las Vegas last weekend, among 600 demonstrators, seeing the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Catalog revealed.


I want you to feel the excitement too, so I’ll be sharing more and more each day. Today, I have one sneak peek on the inside of this birthday card.

Let’s talk about the outside first, because I’m loving this adorable fish from the Jar of Love Stamp Set. She hadn’t been out of the box for a while, and was ready to swim in some water. I stamped the fish in Tranquil Tide, added some Wink of Stella, so her scales would shine, and cut her out with her own die from the Everyday Jars Die Set. And, guess what…..? The Jar of Love Set is in the new catalog!

By Su Mohr for GDP133 & CTS266; Click visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Jar of Love, Everyday Jars, Ruffled Embossing Folder, Brusho Crystal Colour, Swirly Frames: #bestfishes #birthdaycards #stampinup #brushocrystalcolour #jaroflove #swirlyframes

Best Fishes Birthday Card


The Ruffled Embossing Folder is in the new catalog also, and that’s what I used to add the waves to the Whisper White cardstock. After embossing, I used my Aqua Painter to wet the cardstock before sprinkling it with blue Brusho Crystal Colour. We will call the blue color, Night of Navy, because of this week’s Global Design Project’s color challenge.

I used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying of the Brusho, and then “polished” it with Kleenex. This was spreading the blue color around, as well as removing any unwanted particles. Can you see, I needed to cut my Night of Navy water piece at an angle, because of this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge?


After cutting with my Stampin’ Trimmer,  I glued the top section of the water to a layer of Tranquil Tide, which I glued to a Crumb Cake card base. Then, I raised the bottom section of the water on Adhesive Strips, and my three fish were ready to go swimming. I placed the fish on Mini-Dimensionals, and they dove in.

“Best Fishes” is a sentiment in the Jar of Love Stamp Set, and since puns appeal to me, I HAD to use it! I stamped it in Night of Navy, and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. I also punched two tiny holes on the ends of the label to thread with Linen Thread, just for fun. 

To make the water shine, I added a few Iridescent Sequins, and the front of my card was finished.


And, now for the inside, and the new item I promised to show you. Can you guess which one is new?  The sentiment, “wishing you a” is from the Happy Wishes Stamps. Set, and “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” is from the Birthday Wit Stamp Set.

The rectangular frame in Crumb Cake is the new item, and it’s from the new set, Swirly Frames. I received it during Prize Patrol, and was thrilled that my number was chosen for this prize, because it’s one I’ll be using over and over. Swirly Frames has a number of frames and borders that will add just the right amount of detail to make things look complete. Can you imagine the inside of this card without it?

I hope you enjoyed today’s project, and will tune in regularly for more catalog reveals!