Having a Whale of a Time!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new Whale of a Time Suite! For me, this product suite was a must to order when the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog went live on June 3rd! Why yes, my shopping list is pretty detailed for this catalog, so as much as I hated to, I had to whittle the list down for my first order. When it comes to product suites, I so appreciate Stampin’ Up having one product number for every item in the suite, such as Whale of a Time! This makes it so much easier for ordering and you won’t forget anything! I will be creating cards this week to show you how fun this suite is and also the new Stampin’ Seal and Stampin’ Seal + adhesives! The Stampin’ Seal has replaced the Snail adhesive and the Stampin’ Seal + is what would have been the retired Fast Fuse, but both of these are so much easier to use and a better quality adhesive, two thumbs up from me! But, I will get more into those at the end of this post!

For today’s card, I chose this design from the Whale of a Time 6” x 6” DSP and cut at 2” vertically, which will give you three 2” x 6” strips. I used the fourth largest Layering Ovals Die figure which 2” strip I wanted to use to cut out the turtles, which I will get two cut-outs with this oval, and the other two strips of DSP will be flipped over and that design will be used for the card front:

For the base layer, cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the large seaweed stamp in Pool Party ink as shown:

Use Just Jade in to stamp the school of fish stamp and the small seaweed stamp, first and second generation, to fill in around the large seaweed stamped image:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. The oval die cut from the DSP.

2. Use the third largest Layering Ovals Dies to cut out a piece of Vellum cardstock and then emboss with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, this will be layered under the oval die cut DSP. To show you the detail of the embossing folder, I placed a piece of cardstock behind it.

3. Whale of a Time Sequins.

4. The alternative design from the 2” x 6” DSP, or the backside.

Adhere the 2” strip of DSP along the bottom half of the cardstock base layer and use your Fine Tip Glue Pen and Take Your Pick Tool to place and adhere the sequins along the DSP:

Adhere the layered oval piece to the cardstock and DSP and then adhere this completed piece to a Just Jade cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and the small seaweed stamp in Just Jade ink and the school of fish stamp in Pool Party ink along the top and bottom:

Isn’t this a super cute and easy card? This is a great design to make two cards from one sheet of the 6” x 6” DSP! For this card I used only the Stampin’ Seal to adhere cardstock and DSP and I really was pleasantly surprised with the easy of use! Now, this is not like the old Snail dispenser, it is bigger, more comparable to the Fast Fuse holder and still a little bit longer, but it does fit nicely in your hand. You do not have to press down when applying as it glides out smoothly and you do need to hold the applicator slightly different. When first applying, you will hold the applicator and tip at a horizontal angle with the paper and then as you are applying, have the applicator and tip at a vertical angle when you end or stop, just lifting the applicator end up, no need to “check mark” like you would with the old Fast Fuse application. For me, it will definitely take some getting used to as I’ve never had an adhesive applicator like this before. 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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