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She sells sea shells ….

and I do!! Well ok maybe not by the sea shore but I do sell them from the Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalogue!

I originally bought the Seaside stamp set for a customer’s Stamp-a-Stack and was going to then gift it to a family member however I’ve decided I really like this set so am going to keep it!

Layered ShellsIts one of those sets you would never think to buy yourself but after you have used it a couple of times you are so glad you did – it will make great masculine cards and be awesome for those ‘beach’ scrapbook layouts.

This card here I’ve made a little different than normal as its not the standard A6 opening but instead of cutting my A4 cardstock into to A5 cards I’ve cut it lengthwise to make a tall standing up card – this one opens at the bottom as you look at it here instead of to the right – does that make sense?

I’ve stamped the shells onto Whisper White then coloured with the gorgeous Water Colour Wonder Crayons from Stampin Up!® I’ve then cut them all up and layered them and a few of the front ones being mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals® I even used eyelets on this one & twine to give it that rustic/earthy look. The Crop-a-dile® makes setting eyelets so easy – and great for those like me who have weak wrists.

ShellTag

This is the other card we made at the stamp-a-stack – well ok its a tag but I did give the ladies the option to convert it into a card if they wanted to.

The shell images are stamped onto Naturals Ivory and then we’ve rubbed on some Stampin’ Pastels® to give them a little colour.

The journey stamp (from Life Definitions stamp set) is stamped onto Very vanilla in chocolate chip and we have then ripped the edges and used 3 different shades of brown to sponge and give it that burnt edge look.

The base tag is in Sahara Sand with random shell images stamped all over.

To finish off the tag we’ve added the photo anchors from the Hodge Podge & added some chocolate chip taffeta ribbon.

Shell Tag CardThis would make a great addition to any scrapbook layout or you could turn it into a card as we did and here is the end card.

The base card is Creamy Caramel with the En Francais’ background stamped and the edges sponged to again give that rustic look. I’ve then torn out a rectangle of vellum and run it through the Crimper for dimension then layered onto the base card and adhered the tag on top.

I think these cards make great masculine cards and I know I find it hard to do a masculine card at times as I know others struggle with this as well but I’m sure you will agree that these certainly fit that category.

I would love to show you how to make these cards at a demonstration for you and your friends and with the great June Specials we have you’d better hurry and book in!

I will post about the June specials in the morning.

Have a great night!

Leonie

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11 Comments

  • Reply Elizabeth (FLMommyof2)

    Leonie- I love your shell cards! They are fabulous!

    Hugs!

    9 June, 2008 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Michelle

    This has to be one of the loveliest cards I have seen in a while. Excellent work Leonie.

    9 June, 2008 at 6:35 am
  • Reply ness

    ohhhhhhh WOW………these are just stunning Leonie. I love popping in here and getting inspired…….. that Sea Side stamp set is now on my wish list too!

    8 June, 2008 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Marge SBS8

    These are lovely; made me think of the mollusk card I recently made too!

    7 June, 2008 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    Leonie, I love these cards. Just beautiful. Well done.

    3 June, 2008 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply sharon dale

    these cards are just amazing leonie…love how you’ve down the little sentiment Journey torn out and inked up and the use of vellum too..great job!

    3 June, 2008 at 7:48 pm
  • Reply Makeesha Byl

    Hey Leonie, These cards are gorgeous! I love the really earthy feel that you have given them! Thanks for sharing! Love Makeesha x

    3 June, 2008 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Maria

    What else can I say besides BEAUTIFUL!!! These are totally BREATHTAKING!!!! My friend, you have outdone yourself again!!
    Maria 🙂

    3 June, 2008 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply carol

    leonie, these cards are stunning. i, too, would have never purchased this set, but after seeing your projects i may need to “wish” for it as well.

    once again your creativity has shown through.

    xoxox ~ carol. 🙂

    2 June, 2008 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Lorraine

    Hi Leonie, just had to leave a remark to say what beautiful cards, the shell stamps are truly stunning & hope you enjoyed making them as much as I’ve enjoyed viewing them. Thank you.
    Lorraine xxx

    2 June, 2008 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Adele

    Fantastic cards and tag Leonie..this set is definitely on my wishlist!!! As you say, perfect for masculine cards that are tricky at the best of times and versatile for scrapbooking too. Go Stampin’ Up I say!!! And you too!! Thankyou for your wonderful ideas and creations

    cheers
    Adele

    2 June, 2008 at 7:26 pm
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