Welcome to this month’s Stampin’ Sunday Blog Hop, featuring our favorites from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. When first viewing the catalog, a “stand-out” suite for me was Sand & Sea. I started collecting shells as a youngster, and thoughts of the beach bring me joy.

By Su Mohr for Stamping Sunday; Featuring: Friends Are Like Seashells, Curvy Dies, Sand & Sea Designer Paper, Tasteful Texture embossing, Medium Envelopes, Mini paper Pumpkin Box, Braided Linen Trim, Linen Thread, Ornate Frames Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Seaside Shells Dies; #friendsarelikeseashells #shells #shellsoncards #beach #giftboxes #paperpumpkin #curvydies #giftboxes #handmadecards #handcrafted #handmadegifts #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking #stamping #sumohr #aromasandart #stampinup

Seashell Card & Gift Box


For this gift set, the first step was designing the card, using the Sand & Sea Designer Paper. I used a Curvy Die to cut two pieces of “sand” from 5 1/2″ X 4″ designer paper, and added texture with the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder.

You have to make sure the die is facing the right direction, if you want the little dots to show.

I glued the two curved, “sand” pieces on top of the shell paper, 5 1/2″ X 3 1/2″, which I glued to a Sahara Sand card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

A triple bow of Linen Thread was attached to the sentiment, and Whale Of A Time Sequins were added to the scene.


I completed the card with a decorated envelop, by cutting a piece of Sand & Sea Designer Paper 5 3/4″ X 2 1/4″, adding a thin line of Liquid Glue around the edge of the envelope flap, and attaching the paper. Then, using my Paper Snips, I cut the excess, with the edge of the flap as a template.


My gift box is a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box, which can be ordered by clicking on its picture in my Product List below. The box measures 5 7/8″ X 3 3/4″ X 1″, and is food safe.  There are 10, very sturdy, boxes in a pack, scored, ready to fold, and no glue required.  Isn’t that fantastic?


Decorating the box is fun too, and reminded me of my grandmother’s beautifully wrapped packages. She would wrap just the lid, so the boxes could be used year after year. This box was “wrapped” in the same manner. The paper is Sand & Sea Designer Paper, cut in five pieces: top-5 1/2″ X 3 3/4″, long sides-5 1/2″ X 1″, short sides-3 3/4″ X 1″. They were easily adhered to the box with Tombow Liquid Glue.


Once the five pieces of Sand & Sea Designer Paper were adhered to the box, I cut a piece of shell paper (the same one as the card) with an Ornate Layers Die, and glued it on top.

Next, I stamped two sand dollars in Sahara Sand Ink, and a starfish in Seaside Spray Ink, on Basic White Cardstock, and fussy cut them along the lines. The starfish was given a touch of blue with Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.

I used the large Seaside Shell Die to cut the seaweed from Sahara Sand Cardstock, and glued it in place before attaching the shells with Dimensionals.

When tying the Braided Linen Trim around the box, I made sure it could slip between the Dimensionals of the sand dollar that’s on top of it.


The last step of my project was adding sentiments from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I stamped “love you to the beach and back” and “for you” in Early Espresso ink, cut with Ornate Frames Dies, and attached with Dimensionals.


Now, continue on the hop to see more favorites from the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog.

My February Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (BDVFUSPH) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of February, and I will send the Ladybug Trinkets (20 pieces; Antique Gold) to you in March. Incidentally, they attach securely with a Glue Dot.


My February Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be the Dandelion Wishes (cling stamp set). It’s on page 73 of the current 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in February.  I’ll announce the winner March 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, 200 sheets.
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 wonderful day!

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