Whale of a Time Suite-Double the fun!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which features products from the Whale of a Time Suite! Whether it’s the cute seascapes from the 6” x 6” designer series paper, fun embellishments and embossing folder, or the adorable stamp set and coordinating punch, cards and crafts made from this suite everyone will love! So, today I will show you how to make two completely different cards from one sheet of the Whale of a Time 6” x 6” DSP!

For the first card, the base layer will be Vellum cardstock measuring 4” x 5 ¼”. I first used the seagrass die from the Sailing Home Dies to die-cut out from the middle of the cardstock and then embossed with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder:

I chose a design from the Whale of a Time 6” x 6” DSP, cut at ¾” along the bottom (¾” x 6” strip) and along that same 6” side, cut at 4” (two pieces, 4” x 5 ¼” and 2” x 5 ¼”). For the card front, you will need:

1. The 2” x 5 ¼” strip of DSP.

2. Use the seagrass die from Sailing Home to die-cut out of Vellum and Shaded Spruce cardstock. I used adhesive sheet on the back of the Shaded Spruce cardstock before die-cutting.

3. Whale of a Time Sequins.

4. Using the turtle stamp, first ink with Granny Apple Green ink, sponge Shaded Spruce ink with a sponge dauber along the top of the turtle, and stamp on Soft Sea Foam cardstock. You will then fussy cut the turtle out and I used the broad tip end of a Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker all along the edge of the fussy cut turtle.

First adhere the 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP in the middle of the embossed Vellum cardstock base layer and use liquid glue on the backside of the base layer, where the strip of DSP is, and adhere to a Granny Apple Green cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. You will remove the adhesive backing from the die-cut Shaded Spruce cardstock to adhere this and the die-cut Vellum cardstock to the strip of DSP and use a dimensional to adhere the fussy cut turtle as shown:

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place small dots of glue in various places to adhere the Whale of a Time Sequins, which I picked up using the putty end of my Take Your Pick Tool:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink, the fish, bubbles, and seagrass in Soft Sea Foam ink, and the seagrass again in Granny Apple Green ink:

For the second card, the base layer is the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of the DSP (using the opposite design from the first card) and use the third smallest Stitched So Sweetly Dies to die-cut out of the middle of the DSP base layer, which you will use the opposite side design. Tip-make sure when you are die-cutting, that the opposite side design is facing up:

For the card front, you will need:

1. The die-cut piece of DSP.

2. Use the fourth smallest (or third largest) Stitched So Sweetly Dies to die-cut from Pretty Peacock cardstock, this will be layered under the above piece.

3. A 12” piece of Pool Party Sheer Ribbon.

4. First ink the whale stamp in Pool Party ink, use a sponge dauber to ink Pretty Peacock ink along the top of the whale, and stamp on Whisper White cardstock. You will use the coordinating Whale Builder Punch to punch out and also keep the two pieces of “water spout”:

First adhere the DSP base layer to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Adhere the two die-cut layers together, place plenty of adhesive on the backside of the cardstock, wind the ribbon along the backside, and adhere it in the middle, covering the die-cut opening:

The whale is adhered with dimensionals and I cut a mini dimensional into three pieces (first in half and cutting one of those in half) to adhere the “water” above the whale:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere the ¾” x 6” strip of DSP along the bottom (snip off the excess), and first ink the seahorse in Pool Party ink, sponge Pretty Peacock ink, and then stamp on the cardstock:

I just love both of these super cute cards!! Normally, I would use that 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP to decorate the flap of the envelope, but I wanted to show you a fun alternative way to use it, which you could do for any 6” x 6” DSP! By creating two cards from one DSP design, I used all four sheets and made eight card, four for birthdays and four for any occasion!

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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!

One thought on “Whale of a Time Suite-Double the fun!”

  1. This is an awesome idea! Thanks for explaining how you did it (although I had to read it 2X to understand it!). Great cards; I can’t wait to try this!


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