Welcome to the Kre8tors August 2018 Blog Hop.  This month’s theme is all about water, and I get to re-live my happy times of playing in the warm Hawaiian ocean. Snorkeling was a favorite activity; getting up close and personal with colorful, unusual fish. It was like swimming in an aquarium. I didn’t have an underwater camera, but here are some fish surfacing for bread crumbs.

Can you see why I chose Coastal Cabana cardstock to make my ocean?

To add motion to my ocean, I stamped it with Balmy Blue ink using the “swoosh” from the Star of Light stamp set. Next, I embossed it with the Seaside embossing folder. And, the final wave was cut with a Swirly Scribbles die. After gluing the Whisper White wave in place, I trimmed the top of the Coastal Cabana cardstock, conforming to the shape of the white wave.

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors August 2018 Blog Hop; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Jar of Love, Everyday Jars Star of Light, Swirly Scribbles, Seaside, handmade cards, Stampin' Up!; #youareoneofakind, #celebrateyou #swirlyscribbles #jaroflove #fishoncards #ocean #wateroncards

You Are One of a Kind


You might recognize my fish. He’s from the Jar of Love stamp set, and was easy to cut out with his die from the Everyday Jars die set. 


I stamped four “plain” fish using Mango Melody ink, and one “special” fish using three colors of Stampin’ Writes. 

TIP: Color directly on the stamp before stamping. This is a great technique for making multi-colored images.


I used the words “amazing” and “you” from the Celebrate You die set to make the colorful fish feel special. You can think of the words as clouds in the sky. 

I knew from the beginning what I would say on the inside, “You are one of a kind.” This sentiment is perfectly followed by “Happy Birthday, and I couldn’t help but notice that the Seize the Birthday challenge also has a “water” theme. 

I added a “swoosh” inside, some fish on the envelope flap, and a few Iridescent Sequins on the front. I hope you enjoyed my ocean adventure. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Below, you will find the Blog Hop Line-Up, or you can just click the “next” button to go to Anastasia’s blog. You won’t want to miss any of the “cool” projects on this warm, summer day. 

You can keep scrolling to see the supplies I used in today’s project. And, we love to read your comments.

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August 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison

Lisa Kmiec

Su Mohr

Anastasia Radloff

Tracy Marie Lewis

Sue McDonald

Linda Handford

Jan Musselman

Cheryl Taylor

Alexandra Rauf

Kirsteen Gill

Laura Kate Mackie

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Diana Tillery

Jo Blackman

Maria Calia


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