Sail in the direction of your dreams!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick card featuring the Come Sail Away Suite! I just love the sentiments from the Come Sail Away stamp set and the sentiment I chose for today’s card is really a versatile and could be used for several occasions. I thought it would also be fun to incorporate the net die from Under the Sea to give the card front just a little added texture!

The base layer is this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Additionally, for the card front you will need:

1. Stamp the lighthouse in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.

2. Use the net die from Under the Sea on Sahara Sand cardstock.
3. Stamp the compass in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch.

4. Use the sentiment die from Smooth Sailing to cut out a piece in Night of Navy cardstock.

5. Use Silver Foil to cut out the two compass direction arrows.

6. One silver brad in the smallest size.

Layer the two compass arrows together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then use the pierce end of the Take You Pick tool to poke a hole in the middle (for your brad) on your pierce mat:

I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place glue on certain spots along the back of the net to adhere to the base layer:

I then used my Multipurpose Glue to adhere the compass and lighthouse on top of the net. The sentiment is adhered to the layering piece and then adhered with dimensionals:

The base layer is then adhered to a Seaside Spray cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. At this point I felt that something should be added, so I used the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s twine for the bow. I used 18” of twine, folded into three 6” pieces, tied into a bow, trimmed the ends, and adhered with Multipurpose Glue:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I adhered a ¾” x 4” of coordinating cardstock along the bottom:

Since this is what I consider a versatile card, I opted not to include an inside sentiment at this time, but save for I choose to use it for. This really is a simple card to make, but I feel that the compass arrows in silver foil, the silver brad, and bow give it just a little extra touch!

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Fun alternative with the new Mercury Glass Acetate Sheets!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which pairs the Sea of Textures stamp set and Under the Sea dies with the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet, which will be available September 4thfrom the Holiday Catalog! These super cool acetate sheets come in four sheets, two sheets each of two designs, with a faux mercury glass finish! These are perfect to give your holiday cards and crafts a different look, but I thought about what you could use them with outside of the holiday catalog? One design is more of a “cracked glass” and the other design is more of a “splatter/bubble”, so I thought it would be fun to pair this with the Sea of Textures stamp set and coordinating dies! 

The base layer is this design of the acetate sheets, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. TIP-the back of the acetate has a thin layer of film and should be removed:

For the frame, I cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and used the third largest mat frame from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (keep that cut out center piece for another project!):

For the card, you will need the following: 

1. stamp the octopus on Whisper White cardstock, inking in Soft Sea Foam and then use a sponge dauber with Granny Apply Green ink around the edge.

2. use the seagrass die to cut out 2 each of Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green cardstock.

3. use the coral die to cut out two from Vellum cardstock, stamp the coral stamp twice in Calypso Coral ink on Calypso Coral cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die. 

4. stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the single non-layering Rectangle Stitched Framelit.

5. Use the large and small sand dollar die to cut out one each in Very Vanilla cardstock, use a sponge with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, and then color the starfish with a Terracotta Tile Stampin’ Write Marker.

6. Use the Classic Label Punch to create a “post” with Crumb Cake cardstock.

You will need to put aside the sentiment, post, sand dollar, starfish, and coral, these will be for the inside:

Stamp the seagrass on each side in Granny Apple Green ink, adhere the octopus so that it’s just under the frame to the acetate, and then adhere the frame on top:

I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the seagrass in each corner, the stamped coral piece in the left corner, the vellum coral and starfish in the right corner, and the sand dollar to the upper right corner:

This completed piece is adhered to a Soft Sea Foam cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the leftover pieces in the bottom left corner:

Don’t you just love this new Mercury Glass Acetate?? This is super fun to use and definitely gives your cards and crafts a new look!! 

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Paper Pumpkin June 2019-A Little Smile Alternative p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are my final two alternatives for the June 2019 Paper Pumpkin, A Little Smile! This kit has been so much fun creating alternative card idea’s and with all the supplies I have left over, I could definitely keep making more! I really like how this kit can coordinate with the Under the Sea dies and even the Sea of Textures stamp set, so you know that I just had to make one of my alternatives an underwater scenery!!

For card #1 on the right, this is very quick and easy to make with no stamping, except for the sentiment!

You will first start with two of the palm trees, this card front design from the kit (trimming off the back piece), a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock to cut out the Adirondack chair die with, and a 4” x 5 ¼” of Old Olive vellum cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder (this is the old version, the new 3D folder is not available yet):

I used glue dots to adhere the palm trees to the card front piece and then cut two mini dimensionals in half to adhere the Adirondack chair:

This piece is then adhered to the embossed vellum cardstock with dimensionals and then adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. Tip-if you happen to have some of those Sizzix adhesive sheets still, you can cut four squares to use in the corners to adhere the vellum to the cardstock:

For the inside, I left the sentiment blank, but adhered one sand dollar and one starfish in the bottom corners:

For card #2 on the left, cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then use the school of fish die from Under the Sea, flipping the cardstock over the cut out the fish going in the opposite direction. I then embossed with the Seaside TIEF, which is now retired:

Addtionally for the card front, you will need to cut out the net die with Sahara Sand cardstock, use Pretty Peacock cardstock to cut out two seagrasses, and then the coral, starfish, and sand dollar elements from the kit:

I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere part of the next to the base layer and trimmed off the excess with paper snips:

Still using the fine tip glue pen, adhere the coral, starfish, sand dollar, and seagrasses along the bottom, adhere the other starfish and sand dollar to make it appear like they are floating, and this completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

 The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock and the sand dollar and starfish are stamped in Sahara Sand ink, stamping off first:

More fun cards make with this super cute kit!! I seriously could go on, but it’s time to get back to those new catalog products!! I might just keep this kit handy and if another idea pops in, I’ll post those on my Facebook page!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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Summer Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Summer Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I am located in Norfolk Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creations today! Let’s get started!

Today I am sharing a quick scrapbook page and a bonus card I made using pictures from my recent vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. My husband and I vacation twice a year with family and close friends, but this vacation was extra special for me! Not only was my younger son, who is stationed in Hawaii, and my older son, who is stationed in Maryland with his family, were able to come at the same time, but my beautiful mother, who lives in Oregon, was able to come out. This was her first “real vacation” since my step-father passed nearly two years ago and having us all under one roof for a whole week was truly a blessing.

Since this was a beach vacation, I just knew that products from the new 
Come Sail Away Suite and the Under the Sea Framelits Dies would be perfect for this scrapbook page! I first chose a few pictures to have printed in the 2” x 3” size and then chose these four 3” x 4” cards to layer with the pictures:

The picture of the lighthouse is layered on one of the cards, I notched the corners with my ½” Circle Punch, and the other pictures are layered on Night of Navy and Seaside Spray cardstock, cut at 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”:

These are pictures of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Wild Horses on the 4×4 Beach, sunset on the Currituck Sound with my mother, my granddaughters playing on the beach, and sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean with my two dogs

To create the sand dollar and starfish accents, I used a sponge with Crumb Cake ink to lightly dab on Whisper White cardstock and spritzed with Champagne Shimmer Paint using a Stampin’ Spritzer mixed with the paint and rubbing alcohol. I then used both dies from the Under the Sea Framelits to cut out three of each:

I used the seagrass die from Smooth Sailing and the coral die from Under the Sea to cut out one each in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Mossy Meadow cardstock:

The final accent pieces are the rope and knot die from Smooth Sailing in Soft Suede cardstock and the net die from Under the Sea in Crumb Cake cardstock:

From the Come Sail Away DSP, I chose the striped balmy blue design for my 12” x 12” scrapbook page. I first arranged the pictures to my liking, added the die cut accent pieces, and then took a picture to refer back to as I assembled the scrapbook page:

Since I had a 4” x 6” picture of my mother and I, I thought I would make an easel card to send her as a happy reminder from her trip! I started with a 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Balmy Blue cardstock for the card base, scoring at 4 ¼”, and again at 2 1/8”:

I cut another piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and used this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Since I trimmed the picture down to 3 ¾” x 5”, I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock to the same size and used the 2ndlargest mat die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to create the “frame” for the picture, used the same technique from the scrapbook page to create the sand dollar, and used the grass die from Smooth Sailing to cut out of Sahara Sand cardstock, brushing the whole piece with Wink of Stella:

I adhered the Night of Navy frame to the picture using my Fine Tip Glue Pen and adhered this to the DSP with dimensionals:

The sand dollar and sea grass are adhered with glue dots and the completed piece is adhered to the Balmy Blue cardstock base layer:

I burnished my score lines with my bone folder and applied adhesive to the bottom scored cardstock:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere a ¾” x 5 ¼” piece of the same DSP from the card front to the bottom edge of the cardstock, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greeting is heat embossed in Silver Emboss Powder on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, cut out with the banner die from Smooth Sailing, and adhered with mini dimensionals:

I hope you have enjoyed these two summer themed projects and are inspired to create your own!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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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!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from the Father’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your first and last name and a comment with #stampitcontest and then keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Pam Nichols  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Dawn Seelhoff  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Kim Quade  
7. Lori Mueller  
8. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
9. Tina Wardell  
10. Cindi Clarke  
11. Linda Cullen  
12. Gigi Melone  
13. Danette Herera

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Birthday card with Sea of Textures

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun birthday card created with the Sea of Textures bundle and the Tranquil Textures DSP! Who wouldn’t love a birthday card with an ocean theme? This fun card not only has lots of textures, but a little bit of shimmer too! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for warmer weather and spending time at the beach!

To start, the base layer is this design from Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

To create the frame, use a piece of Night of Navy cardstock cut at 3 ¾” x 5” and use the 2ndand 3rdlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelits:

For the front of the card, use the net and the two sand dollar dies on some Sahara Sand cardstock, first creating the shimmer with Frost White Shimmer Paint (either apply with a sponge or a spritzer mixed with alcohol and a few drops of paint) and keep the stars for the card front, cut the seagrass in Tranquil Tide and Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut a piece of Vellum cardstock a 1” x 3 3/8” and stamp the seaweed stamp in Tranquil Tide ink (I used my snips to cut along the seaweed), use both coral dies to cut out of Vellum cardstock and then use your Stamparatus to line up the stamp (out of the vellum cut-out) to stamp in Calypso Coral ink, and then use Sponge Daubers to ink the octopus in Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede inks, cutting out of the Whisper White cardstock with the coordinating die. **TIP-I used my Stamparatus for the octopus, this way if I wanted to add more ink and stamp again it is already lined up:

For the inside, you will use the two sand dollars and the coral cut out of the Vellum cardstock:

You will flip the frame over (the back is facing you) and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the seaweed and seagrass to the back of the frame:

Flip the frame back over (so the front is facing you), use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the stamped coral image and the two stars:

I wanted the net in the corner, so I positioned it to where I wanted and then folded the overlapping ends over, used my snips to trim at the fold, and then adhered with Snail (I used my Paper Piercer to remove any adhesive in the net openings):

To adhere the frame to the base layer, I used foam strips to “pop it up”:

I used dimensionals to adhere the octopus in the middle and then this completed piece is adhered to a Tranquil Tide cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment from Special Celebrations is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink, the two sand dollars are adhered with glue dots, and the vellum coral piece is adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

Wasn’t that a fun card to make? If you wanted to make this into a shaker card, you could easily adhere a cut Window Sheet to the back of the frame before the cardstock and vellum pieces, use the foam strips completely around, and then add some Tranquil Textures Sprinkles!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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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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Tranquil Textures Shaker Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun (and surprisingly easy) shaker card made with the Tranquil Texture’s Suite! I’ve been wanting to make a shaker card for a while now, so this was on today’s “must make” list!! Part of the Tranquil Textures Suite are the Tranquil Texture Sprinkles, however, I decided to use the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink and used Wink of Stella on everything!!

To create this card, first start with the card base in Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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From the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut two pieces from this design at 4” x 5 ¼” and then cut a piece of Window Sheet at 4” x 5 ¼”. To make the frame for the top piece, you can either use the largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits, or do what I did and measure ½” in on each side and then use your Stampin’ Trimmer to cut out the middle:

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I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere the Window Sheet to the frame (HINT-if your Window Sheet has static, you can either use your Embossing Buddy or a dryer sheet on the Window Sheet to eliminate the static):

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The octopus is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Soft Sea Foam ink, with Tranquil Tide ink sponged along the tentacles using a Sponge Dauber, and then cut out with the coordinating die from the Under the Sea Framelits. The sand dollar’s, coral, and sea grass are also from the Under the Sea Framelits in Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, and Soft Sea Foam cardstock. All pieces are brushed with Wink of Stella. I used the Iridescent Sequin Assortment and Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink for the “shaker” part of the card:

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For the base DSP, I used the net stamp from Sea of Textures stamp set in Sahara Sand ink and then arranged the image pieces, making sure that they are high enough from the bottom so that the frame doesn’t cover them. After arranging the pieces, I then used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere to the DSP:

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For the sequins, I used some of the adhesive backed ones first, placed the Foam Adhesive Strips along the edges, added some of the Iridescent Sequins, and then adhered the top piece (Window Sheet). In my opinion, having all the layer pieces the same size made it much easier to line them up:

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I used the extra cut out pieces for the frame (except the large sand dollar in Night of Navy) and then adhered to the card base:

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For the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the background stamp along the bottom in Soft Sea Foam ink, stamped the long seaweed stamp on the left side in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks, and then adhered the sand dollar:

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Wasn’t that easy?? Sometimes I really struggle making a Shaker Card, lining everything up and adhering can be a little off..lol I really like how the Iridescent Sequins really coordinate with the colors of this card.

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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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Just add words

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Tranquil Textures Suite! This suite got lots of attention when I first got it, but it’s slowly been pushed aside and neglected..lol So, I thought I would dust it off and bring it front and center to create today’s card! It also gave me the opportunity to use some of my new Stampin’ Blends colors and to experiment with Vellum!

The card base is Soft Sea Foam, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is DSP from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 3 ½”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 3 ¼”. I used the Dark Mint Macaron, Dark Soft Sea Foam, and Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to create the background, using the brush tip end. The edges are “roughed up” by using the blade of a pair of scissors:

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I used the seaweed stamp from Sea of Textures in Mint Macaron ink on a piece of Vellum cardstock and then cut it out with the net from Under the Sea Framelits Dies:

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One of the coral pieces is stamped in Mint Macaron ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die, and then the other two are cut out of Grapefruit Grove cardstock. The starfish/sand dollar are cut out of Sahara Sand cardstock and the seagrass is cut out of Vellum cardstock and I sponged Mint Macaron ink with a Sponge Dauber:

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The seaweed is stamped in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks and the textured stamp is in Soft Sea Foam ink with Tranquil Tide ink sponged on with a Sponge Dauber:

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The net and sea grass are adhered with Glue Dots:

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The coral in Grapefruit Grove is adhered with Glue Dots and then the other coral piece and sand dollar are adhered with Mini Dimensionals. I added some Wink of Stella and a few Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam:

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The background on the card base is the net and textured stamp in Soft Sea Foam ink:

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The DSP is adhered to the card base and then the Whisper White cardstock is adhered with Dimensionals:

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For the inside on Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the seaweed in Mint Macaron ink (1stand 2ndgeneration stamping), the net in Sahara Sand ink, and the textured stamp in Soft Sea Foam ink. I adhered the starfish and sand dollars with Glue Dots and added some Wink of Stella:

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Whether you create cards as needed or have a dedicated creative session (making a whole bunch at once), it’s always nice to have a few “just add words” around for just in case! This really was a fun and easy card to make, I hope you CASE it!!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

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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