Create #SimpleStamping Beachy Thank You Cards In a Flash

#SimpleStamping Beachy Thank You cards can be created in a flash with just stamps, ink and paper. Today’s card is a great design for you if you are a beginner stamper, or if you just need a quick card. Although this card features the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set, the design works with other stamps too.

Create simple thank you cards in a flash with the Friends are Like Seashells stamps.
Friends are Like Seashells simple thank you card

#SimpleStamping Beachy Thank You Cards Essentials

Gather the following materials to create today’s card design:

Form a card base by cutting the Coastal Cabana cardstock to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Then score at 4-1/4″ and fold in half. Also cut the Basic White cardstock to 2″ x 5-1/2″.

With the Friends are Like Seashells stamps, stamp the shells, starfish and sand dollar in Sahara Sand ink on the white cardstock.

CRAFTING TIP: Stamp one or more images off the edge of the white paper for a little variety.

Continue by stamping the sea grass in Shaded Spruce ink. Then fill in the small seashell with Blushing Bride ink.

Adhere the white cardstock strip to the center of the card front. Finally, finish the card with a simple thank you in Shaded Spruce ink at the bottom.

For your convenience, I have linked the supply list below. Additionally, I want you to know that it is Sale-a-Bration time at Stampin’ Up! With every $50 or $100 purchase, you’ll qualify for one or more free items from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. So if you need a couple of items for your project, take advantage of this offer. The promotion ends February 28.

Once you have the Friends Are Like Seashells stamps, check out this cute ornament .

Seashells In the Deep Sea Handmade Card For You

Seashells in the deep sea, I imagine, can be lots of different colors. However, for today’s handmade card, the shells are all shimmery white. In contrast, the sea grass is deep blue and the accents are coral.

There is also a striking contrast between the embossed and die cut background elements and the Coastal Cabana card base which makes the shells really pop!

The Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set pairs beautifully with the Seashells 3D Embossing folder and Seaside Seashells Dies ! Create simple cards or use them all together for eye-popping beach-themed cards.
Seashells pop on this Orchid Oasis background with coral accents.

Product Coordination is Key

One of the best features of Stampin’ Up! products is coordination. Today’s card showcases several items from the Sand and Sea Suite. Even though the full suite is no longer available in the catalog as a single item, the stamp set, dies and embossing folder can be purchased separately. When you have all the coordinating products, as pictured below, creating beach-themed projects is simple!

Creating Today’s Featured Seashells in the Deep Sea Card

This Seashells in the Deep Sea card is fairly easy to create. Start with a standard Coastal Cabana card base, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded.

Next, die cut Orchid Oasis cardstock with the largest Seaside Seashells Die. Then adhere the die cut on the front of your card base to create the background for your seashells.

Using Versamark ink, stamp the Friends Are Like Seashells images onto the corresponding shell shapes on the Orchid Oasis background. Afterward, emboss the shells with white embossing powder to give them shimmery detail.

In addition, emboss a couple of couple of small shells on Flirty Flamingo Cardstock with white embossing powder. Then die cut them and pop them onto the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, embellish your card with a few accents. Here I die cut a small piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, and added a coordinating piece of twine and small tag from my stash. Additionally I scattered a few Coastal Cabana rhinestones on the card front to finish it with a little bling.

Project Resources

To find all the items used to create the Seashells In the Deep Sea card, click the link button below.

For more project ideas with this stamp set, see Penguin Playmates Day 6 and Can You Fold Paper To Make These Seasonal Ornaments?

See the Forest and Explore Nature

See the forest and explore nature as a great way to enjoy today! Whether you love to camp, birdwatch or walk the trails, the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set has the perfect images for outdoor enthusiasts. Today’s card features two images and a greeting from this stamp set!


Let’s take a quick look at the Campology stamps. There are 5 images, and 4 sentiments included in the set. Easily combine a couple of the images to suit the experience you want to capture. For camping, you could choose the tent and trees, or the lantern and coffee pot. Alternatively, birdwatchers may prefer the trees and binoculars. Whichever ones you choose, you can make great nature cards!

See the Forest with the Stampin' Up! Campology stamp set. iImges include a grove of trees, a tent, lantern, binoculars and a campfire coffee set.
Campology stamp set by Stampin’ Up! (152553)

Seasonal Sale – Score a Deal Today!

During the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale, which ends TODAY, the Campology set is on sale at 15% off the regular price of $22 (US). Other stamp sets in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog are also 15% off. In addition, punches are discounted 10%. Dies, Designer Series Paper and embossing folders are 20% off as well.

So it’s the perfect time to pick up this stamp set, and maybe score a few new toys or gift items before the holidays!

Featured Card

Before you run off and get too excited about the Seasonal Sale, let me show you today’s card.

The card design is pretty simple, with a Designer Series Paper background, two stamped images, and a greeting. Design a Daydream is the name of the background paper, and it’s available as a Host reward. This means that you can choose this paper as a reward when your order is over $150, or when a party you host has sales of $150 or more.

Begin with a Crumb Cake card base and a 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper. If desired, cut the background paper with the Basic Borders Dies. These dies are 20% off during the Seasonal Sale and they provide six wonderful designs for adding interest to your creations.

Stamp the trees with Mossy Meadow ink, and the binoculars with Soft Suede ink on Basic White paper. Then cut them out with Paper Snips. The ribbon shown is 3/8″ Gold Shimmer, which adds a little shine behind the trees. Pop the tree grove up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede ink directly on the Crumb Cake card base to complete your card.

Enjoy Today

Whether you have a chance to explore nature today, or spend time in your craft room, be sure to ENJOY TODAY! Oh, and don’t forget to grab your favorite items during the SEASONAL SALE which ends today!

Happy Father’s Day to My Home & Garden Handyman!

My Home & Garden Handyman deserves a celebration for Father’s Day! He’s the guy who does the jobs I don’t want to do, like cleaning the gutters, mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, and more! So today, I’m sharing the card that he’ll be receiving for Father’s Day.

With the Home & Garden Bundle, creating cards for all the handy people in your life is easy. The bundle includes the Home & Garden stamp set and Garden Dies. All the tools needed for your garden, like shears, shovels, rakes and loppers, along with a ladder, tool rack with cute hooks, and garden gloves are included.

But this handy set is retiring soon! So if you want to celebrate a guy or gal with a green thumb, order yours today. The Last Chance Products Sale ends June 30th, and items are only available while supply lasts.

Home & Garden Bundle: include the Home & Garden stamp set, and the coordinating Garden Die. Look how cute those little tool hooks are!
Home & Garden Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Home & Garden Handyman Card Details

While this card can be created in any color combo you like, the details and dimensions used here are listed below. In addition to the items listed, you’ll need the Home & Garden Bundle to make the card as shown.

Card Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Merry Merlot cardstock, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded.

Layer behind Tools: Simply Marbelous DSP (retired), 4 x 5-1/4″.

Ladder, Rake Handle, Shovel Handle: Crumb Cake Card Stock, Soft Suede Ink.

Rake Tines: Merry Merlot ink, Basic White cardstock. NOTE: Crumb Cake ink was sponged around the edges to help blend it with the rake handle.

Shovel: Silver Foil, stamped with Jet Black Stazon ink and set aside to dry.

Gloves: So Saffron Card Stock, Crushed Curry ink.

Stones and Tool Rack: Crumb Cake Card Stock

Hooks: Basic Black Card Stock

Grass: Garden Green Card Stock

Sentiment: Basic White Card Stock, Crushed Curry ink.

Coordinating Products

See the Rainboots & Tulips post for the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle, which coordinates beautifully with this Home & Garden bundle. It is also included in the Last Chance Products Sale and you’ll have endless possibilities when you combine these two sets and create all your own gardening scenes!

Get Creativity Started With A Crafty Kit

Get creativity started with one or a bunch of kits! Stampin’ Up! offers both subscription and non-subscription crafting kits that let you get right to creating. For example, Paper Pumpkin is a kit that can be purchased either as a monthly subscription or as a prepaid option.

When you prepay, you can choose 1, 3, 6 or 12 months and you’ll receive a kit code. Then you choose which months to use your prepaid kit code. Order before the 10th of the month when you want a kit shipped to you. Receive a kit each month until your prepaid kits are finished. Or pause your subscription when you don’t want a kit shipped.

So whether you want to have monthly crafting events, or just an occasional one, it’s easy!  For all the details, visit the Paper Pumpkin FAQs page.

June 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit: Pick of the Crop

Looking for fresh ideas and designs for your summer cards and crafts? Then the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit is just what you’re looking for! This month’s kit is inspired by open markets, summer produce, and community. We can’t wait to see how you make the most of this sensational kit.

And don’t forget about the mini canvas bag add-on!

Start crafting with the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kit or take advantage of the Kits Collection Buy One Get One 50 Percent Off Sale in June.

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, adhesive, and more!
  • The Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer
  • This kit also includes specialty vellum pieces to add a fresh touch to your cards.
  • And you’ll get a Mini Shopping Bag (5-3/8″ x 6″; 13.7 x 15.2 cm) which can be used to hold a couple cards for a unique craft element. (Additional bags available to purchase separately.)
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent 


  • For this month only you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. You will get one bag included in your kit, but there’s no need to stop the creativity there! Purchase more bags that you can stamp, color, and personalize. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!
  • Available for purchase on starting 13 June 2022:
    • Mini Shopping Bags Add-On – Item Number: 161922 Item Price: $13.00 USD | $18.00 CAD
  • Add-on details:
    • You must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase this item.
    • Includes 4 mini canvas bags.
    • You can fit a couple cards in each bag. Perfect for a fun twist on card packaging!
    • Stamp or color on the bags for a personalized touch.
    • Mini Shopping Bag size: 5-3/8″ x 6″ (13.7 x 15.2 cm)


Subscribe to the June Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 May and 10 June at!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Paper Pumpkin kits are always a surprise, although you do get a few clues!
If you love surprises, they might be perfect for you.

Get Creativity Started with the Kits Collection Sale

Although Paper Pumpkin kits are fun, they may not be the right kit for everyone! If you like to know exactly what you’re getting when you order, there are other kit options available. Whether you’re looking for cards, treat packages, or tags, there’s a perfect kit for you in the Kits Collection! Here are just a few of the kits available now:

So go ahead and plan your next gathering today! Click a button below to choose a kit.

TIP: Be sure to add a kit from the Kits Collection to your order during the Buy One Get One 50% Off Event! This sale is going on during June. It’s a great way to share stamping with a friend!

Get creativity started by sharing crafting with a friend during the Buy One Get One 50% Off sale during June.

Remember to subscribe by June 10th to get the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kit!

Tulips Brighten Your Cloudiest Day

Tulips brighten your cloudiest day as they poke through the ground in early spring and burst into bloom. Send birthday wishes and recreate that refreshing feeling with these rosy red tulips.

Tulips Brighten Your Cloudiest Day! Create tulips all year long with the Flowering Tulips Bundle and Flowering Fields DSP during the Last Chance Products ssale going on now.

Last Chance for these Tulip Products

During the Last Chance Products Sale for the January – June Mini Catalog the beautiful Flowering Fields paper is on sale for just $8.05 USD. Not only will you have many tulip papers to choose from when you purchase this Designer Series Paper, but you’ll also have two coordinating cloudy backgrounds!

Also, the Flowering Tulips stamp set and Tulips Dies are still available (as of 6/3/2022) in the Flowering Tulips Bundle. By purchasing them as a bundle, you’ll save 10%. Why not add them to your order before they’re gone? With the Flowering Fields paper and this tulip bundle, you’ll be able to create a springtime scene any time of year!

Tulips brighten your cloudies day. Get the Flowering Tulips Bundle during the Last Chance Products Sale and start brightening today!
Flowering Tulips Bundle

Tulips Brighten Your Cloudiest Day – Card Details

For the card base, cut a piece of Petal Pink or similar color cardstock to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Then score the paper at 4-1/4″ and fold in half.

Next, cut a cloudy background piece, 4″ x 4″, from the Flowering Fields DSP. Layer this piece at the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of white cardstock. Stamp a greeting in Real Red Ink in the bottom right corner of the white layer.

Vellum Background Layer

Firstly to create the next vellum layer, begin by cutting the vellum cardstock in a 3-3/4″ square. Secondly, add texture to soften the Flowering Fields background paper by embossing the vellum with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Finally, adhere the vellum over the background by attaching with glue dots in the upper corners, and at the bottom center, where they’ll be obscured by the tulip leaves.

Add wonderful texture to this refreshing tulips birthday card with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder.
Timeworn Type Embossing Folder

Rosy Red Tulips

For the tulip on the left, stamp the image from the Flowering Tulips stamps in Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating Tulips Die. Next, cut the center and right tulips from plain and/or patterned Real Red cardstock and die cut them. For the die cuts with score lines, fold them on the lines and layer the pieces as shown.

Leaves and stems were also die cut with the Tulips Dies from Mossy Meadow cardstock. Just layer them and add the tulips at the top of the stems.

Finally, embellish the card with Opal Rounds and a small piece of green ribbon, tied in a bow.

For more coordinating products in the Flowering Fields Suite, watch this Stampin’ Up! video.

Then order the beautiful tulip products from the Last Chance Sale!

Make a Splash with Rainboots and Tulips!

Make a splash with your rain boots and create some all occasion cards with the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle!

Make a splash! As a child, did you love to splash in puddles with your rain boots? The Flowering Rain Boots stamp set helps you recreate these memories, or make new ones today! Along with the boots, this set features tulips, daisies, flower seed packets, a flower pot and a watering can. With these images and the coordinating Rain Boots Dies, it’s easy to create lots of cheery spring cards for birthdays or any occasion. Also, when you purchase the stamps and dies as a bundle, you’ll save 10%.

Make a splash in your rain boots! The Flowering Rain Boots Bundle includes the Flowering Rain Boots stamp set and coordinating Rain Boots Dies.
Flowering Rain Boots Bundle

While most of the dies cut the stamped images, notice the additional trellis and rake cultivator dies included in the bundle! These are perfect for creating a garden scene. Or check out the fun sample with the trellis die created by a Stampin’ Up! artist in the card below:

What a fun background you can create using the Rain Boots Dies and Flowering Rain Boots stamp set!
Use the trellis die from the Rain Boots Dies to create this fun background!

Make a Splash Card Details

Today’s all occasion card is a great way to use your paper scraps. Start by choosing six pieces of patterned paper with the same color scheme, such as these Pumpkin Pie and Basic White scraps. Then cut them to 7/8″ x 2-1/2″ and layer them on a piece of 4 x 5-1/4″ Basic White cardstock. Angle and overlap the pieces for a fun look!

Next stamp the boots and tulips from Flowering Rain Boots in Daffodil Delight ink and die cut them with the Rain Boots dies.

For the flower stems and leaves, stamp in Wild Wasabi ink (retired) or any darker green ink on green cardstock and die cut. Since my goal is to use up scraps, I stamped mine on Gumball Green (retired) cardstock. Also, stamp the greeting in Wild Wasabi ink on Basic White cardstock. The sentiment can be punched with any punch that’s about 1-3/4″, like this scalloped circle punch.

Make a splash with your rain boots and create some all occasion cards with the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle!

To assemble, choose a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, score at 4-1/4″ and fold in half. My card base is Early Espresso cardstock. Next attach the white card stock layer with the patterned paper. Adhere the leaves in the center of the patterned paper and the sentiment on the right, near the bottom. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, pop up the Rain Boots on the left and line up the tulips above the stems.

That’s it! One stamp and die bundle, two color of ink, two colors of cardstock and some paper scraps are all you need to create some rain boots and tulips cards today.

Visit my online store to purchase the Rain Boots Bundle from the January – June 2022 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. Happy Splashing!