The Whale Of A Time Designer Paper was speaking “shells” to me, so I thought I’d give it a try.

The first thing I did was select the pattern of Pretty Peacock Designer Paper, 5 1/4″ X4″. Then, I used the large Seaside Shells Die to cut from Pretty Peacock Cardstock for some snipped seaweed to match the Whale Of A Time Designer Paper.

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Friends & Shells


Next, I cut a card base from Pretty Peacock Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, along with the frame in the center.

For the frame, I used two Stitched Rectangles Dies, placed them on top of Pretty Peacock Cardstock, and adhered to a Foam Adhesive Sheet.

Prior to attaching the frame to the card front, I prepared another piece of Whale of A Time Designer Paper by stamping the sentiment in Pretty Peacock Ink. The sentiment is from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set, and perfect to be framed, don’t you think? 


I created the shells using the emboss-resist technique. First, I stamped the shells in VersaMark on Basic White Cardstock, sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder, and set with the Heat Tool.

Next, I used Blending Brushes to color the shells with Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride Ink. A circular motion made it easy to apply the ink, and afterwards I rubbed the surface with a tissue to remove ink from the embossed lines. The thick, white lines made fussy cutting a breeze, and I adhered the shells on top of the bits of seaweed.


Finally, I added some Whale Of A Time Sequins. Do you see the tiny shells? Aren’t they adorable?! They are my host code gift this month, and you can see how to earn the sequins below.


I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.


My January Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( 9YBJS4NM ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of January, and I will send the Whale Of A Time Sequins to you in February.

You will love the colors, plus there are little shells that will go perfectly with the Sand & Sea Suite, pages 40-42 in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.


My January Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a $20.00 or less, Stampin’ Up! item of your choice. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in January.  I’ll announce the winner February 1st.



 Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order?  Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.

During this time (January & February), you can choose your $125 Starter Kit for only $99. Plus, you’ll get a FREE exclusive gift from the upcoming catalog — an assortment of six 6″ x 6″ stacks of Designer Series Paper.
Did you know that the majority of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not pursuing the business? They appreciate Stampin’ Up! products, like you do, and enjoy the 20% discount. The addition of the stacks of  6X6 Designer Paper during Sale-A-Bration is an added incentive, giving the kit a $182.50 value. 
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Thanks for stopping by! Have a delightful day!


Please note: Stampin’ Up’s white cardstock is no longer Whisper White. It is now Basic White, and there are new numbers for ordering.

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES (159233)

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