The Open Sea Through The Porthole!

By | 07/10/2013

Stampin’ Up! has given us some great stamp sets to make masculine cards.  The Open Sea is a fantastic set because it makes great cards and scrapbook pages!  Whether you are taking a vacation or cruise, visiting an aquarium or documenting a family history, this stamp set has the versatility to do that!


I was participating in another color challenge using Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.  The Soft Sky and Crumb Cake are such soft colors while the Crushed Curry is quite a strong color, I tried to just use peeks of the Crushed Curry so it didn’t over-power the other colors.

Card Details:

Papers:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Crushed Curry card stock, Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper

Inks:  Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea, Petite Pairs

Accessories:  Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits, Neutrals Candy Dots, Natural Linen Ribbon, Artisan Punch, Subtles Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Ticket Duo Punch, Lattice Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Sponge

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How Joining the Virtual Stamp Club Can Save Your Money!

…or the story of a reformed craftaholics shopping habits!!!!

I love having something to look forward to!  I really enjoy getting my Stampin’ Up! box of stamping supplies and goodies delivered right to my door.  It’s a treat to get beautiful supplies and project ideas to go with them.  That’s what you get from the Virtual Stamp Club, craft supplies and card and project ideas and tutorials!!!

I’m actually saving money by not shopping in a craft store!  Too often I would roam around the store throwing things that looked fun into my cart and then I would get it home and put it away, not quite sure what I’m was going to use it for.  None of it really coordinated, but it was 50% off!

I don’t do that any more!  I browse my catalog and decide on the projects that I will be making over the next month and then I place my order without the distraction of the shelves full of stuff I’m sure I’ll use!  I’m not overspending and I’m not buying materials that I will never use!

With the Virtual Stamp Club, you order your supplies (a minimum of $35 before shipping and tax) and they get delivered straight to your door!  All of the supplies are high quality, beautiful stamping supplies that all coordinate!!!!

You also get stamping classes and project tutorials delivered right to your inbox!!  Once you place your order, I send you a link to card and project ideas and video tutorials that contain all the measurements, instructions and materials list that you will need to complete the project!  Each month you will get at least one technique tutorial, card ideas and 3D projects that you can create for gifts for others or just a treat for yourself!!!

It’s not too late to join the Virtual Stamp Club and get the July Stamping Classes!

My Virtual Stamp Club members are getting 9 video tutorials for July!!!  They are getting a stamping technique video and two quick tips along with several card and project ideas!!!  They will be using their supplies and taking their stamping to the next level!!!!

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