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Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. Today we are playing with the new Waves of the Ocean Collection. Have you seen it? The color palette is my absolute favorite with all of the shades of blues and greens! Were you able to catch my Facebook Live with all of the craziness? If not, you can watch the shenanigans, er replay my YouTube Channel here. So, this new collection went live on Tuesday and is just gorgeous. Here’s a look at the entire collection:

You can see all of the blues in the DSP and then there’s the foil!!! The foil comes in Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Silver!! Be still my heart!!! And then there’s the jewels!!! Shades of Night of Navy, Pacific Point, and Coastal Cabana…yes, again, be still my heart!!! This entire collection will coordinate with all of our ocean themed stamps! I chose to pair both cards with the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set today. Here’s a look at my first card.

Here are the measurements for my quick and easy card:

  • Card base in Thick Basic White cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP cut at 2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Basic White cardstock cut at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Blue Foils Specialty Paper in Coastal Cabana cut at 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

I know I can be like many of you and have a hard time coming up with an idea for creating a card, so I always look for sketches. I was looking at some scrapbook sketches on my go-to site,, when I realized they did card sketches too! Score!!! When I saw this sketch, it instantly came together in my head.

I started with my card base and added my piece of DSP at the left of the card base. I wanted just a little bit of white showing, so I left about an 1/8″ of white space before I attached it. I trimmed a scrap of Basic White to the measurements and stamped the image in Basic Gray ink and then my sentiment in Night of Navy. The stamp is actually one line for the sentiment, so since it wouldn’t fit with the foil and ribbon on the edge, I masked it and stamped it in two lines. I then added the strip of foil with some Stampin’ Seal adhesive and rounded the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. Note to self: stamp your sentiment and image after you add the foil and round the corners. That way you won’t smear the ink if it hasn’t dried yet. Once I rounded the corners, I added some adhesive to the back of the layer and added a strip of the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon. I then added this to the card front with dimensionals and added the faux bow. I then realized I hadn’t added my birds, so I stamped those in Basic Gray ink. To finish it off, I sprinkled on some of those gorgeous jewels.

For the inside I stamped two of the seagulls in Basic Gray and the sentiment in Pacific Point inks.

And the envelope I decorated the envelope flap with the wave stamp. Because it’s such a large stamp, I used the Stamparatus.

Here’s a look at card 2:

And here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Thick Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Waves of the Ocean DSP cut at 3″ x 3 3/4″

Since the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is on sale and these dies work perfectly with it….you know I had to give it a shot. I know many have struggled with this one because you need to stagger the plates, and even that can prove to be difficult at times. Well, I saw in a thread on Facebook that someone changed out the white base plate for the gray plate and it really did make it much easier to die cut!! You still will use both acrylic plates, but it works perfectly!

Once all of my layers were cut, I die cut 3 of the seagulls in Early Espresso cardstock and set them aside. I stamped the pelican image in Early Espresso and die cut that with the coordinating die and also die cut the label in Very Vanilla. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso and set it aside to create the card front. I took the DSP and tore it in half and then attached it to the Very Vanilla layer. Be sure to leave an opening at the top so that you can tuck in your pelican piece. He is added with dimensionals and slipped between the two layers of DSP. Next I took a piece of the Just Jade Gingham ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (say that 3x fast! lol) and wrapped it around the layer, threading it through the label die cut and tying it in a bow at the left. This makes it rather bulky, and since I only had a small piece of ribbon left on that spool, in the video I just added the strip of ribbon and added a faux bow at the left. It saves on ribbon and is not as bulky in the envelope. I added this to layer to the card front and added the bird die cut pieces with some Liquid Glue. And of course, you just have to add some of those gorgeous rhinestones!!

For the inside, I stamped the the water image from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set in Coastal Cabana ink, stamping off first, and the sentiment, also from that set, in Early Espresso ink.

For my sample, I added more of the DSP to the envelope flap, but in the video I stamped the pelican image on the front.

So what do you think? I am in love with this entire collection!! We will be using it for Scrap Club this month too. If you love this collection like I do, don’t wait to get yours. The papers and the jewels are on a while supplies last status. The stamp and die set will be carrying over to the new catalog though. You can find all of the products I used today, including the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine which is on sale, at my online store here. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of your week!

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