My Happiest Season for the Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop Badge August 2020Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I love summer and the beach. It’s definitely my happy place! My card today is a slimline card created with Seaside Notions and the new Seabed 3D Embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and Well Written Dies slimline card and gift idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The colors of this card remind me of a seaside resort. Our summer has certainly been different this year. Instead of our usual family vacation I have to imagine I am walking along the shoreline and combing the beach for shells and sea glass. Here’s my “collection” of shells to go with my card.

Stampin' Up! clear acetate treat box idea with Seaside Notions - Jeanie Stark StampinUp Stampin' Up! clear acetate treat box idea with Seaside Notions - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love to make cards and gifts to coordinate. The elegant sheer pool party ribbon was perfect to wrap up the Clear tiny treat box. I hope the recipient will enjoy the chocolate covered version of shells.

I heat embossed the shells and seahorse on Shimmery White using Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder. I colored them using an Aqua painter and pool party ink then fussy cut them and adhered to my projects with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots. I even colored a few for the inside of the card. I love that there is a lot of room for a handwritten message or large stamped sentiment.

I am enjoying making these larger cards which fit perfectly in a #10 size business or “resume” envelope. You could make this card for any occasion using the Well Written Dies. These are so easy to adhere using the new adhesive sheets!

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and Well Written Dies slimline card and gift idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Yesterday I shared another slimline card with all the measurements, tips, and photo tutorial to assemble. If you would like to make this style card, click HERE for directions.

What’s your “happy place” or happiest season? I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below! You can view the list of products I used to create this project below the line up!

Visit for inspiration and gift giving ideas using Stampin' Up! products - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  24. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  27. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’


Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions and Well Written Dies slimline card and gift idea for any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Product List for Seaside Notions Slimline Card & Treat Box (Click on image to view in my online store.)

44 thoughts on “My Happiest Season for the Pals Blog Hop

    1. Thanks Melinda! I am really missing the beach this summer! Hoping that surrounding myself with beachy colors will help! LOL

  1. So sea worthy. Pretty and so serene. I can just imagine you walking along the beach gathering shells and sea glass and dreaming of such as you created this lovely ensemble. So pretty and yummy for the recipient. Love this. I think this card has to be the best use of that embossing folder I have seen.

    1. Thanks Chris! You so know what I love!!! Hoping the beaches will be less crowded this fall and I can at least spend a little time absorbing it all!

    1. AAAhhhh Ann….don’t you wish we could just escape this craziness and sit on the beach?!!!
      Thanks so much for you comment!

    1. Thanks Jennifer! I got the chocolate seashells at a little gift shop while travelling BEFORE our world changed! If I find them during my online searching I’ll let you know! I’m always looking for little gift ideas!

    1. Thanks Stesha! I spend way too much time shopping online, especially since we’ve been quarantined! The highlight of my day is waiting for the mail and UPS!!! LOL

  2. Now that I am retired from teaching, fall is my favorite time of the year; it used to be my most stressful time of the year. I love the cooler temps and the fall colors of ripe apples, pumpkins and the leaves on the trees. I love, early in the fall, harvesting the tomatoes from my garden. Nine or ten months of the year I go without vine-ripened tomatoes. The only thing I don’t like about fall is trying to get my feet, which have been in sandals for months, into closed shoes. My toes complain bitterly.

    1. I agree! I do love the change of seasons and am looking forward to fall. Hoping more than the leaves change this year!!! Would like to see this virus fall off the ends of the earth!!!!

  3. How perfectly Jeanie! The little chocolate shells decorated to match the card is just you through and through! The card is awesome and the gift charming! TFS.

  4. Jeanie this card is stunning!! So beautiful. It must have been challenging to emboss a slimline, but you pulled it off flawlessly.

    1. Thanks Melissa! I posted a tip with the directions how to make it “look” seamless when actually you emboss (stamp, or die cut) twice!! It’s actually really simple!!!

  5. So pretty, Jeanie! Love this stamp set and I need to play with it some more. The colors are lovely! I have to thank you for your great help this morning! It’s always nice to have two sets of eyes 😉

    1. Thanks Debbie! Happy to help you anytime! I know it is a lot of work for you and I appreciate it!!! I do love hopping and seeing everyone’s awesome creativity!

  6. Jeanie, where do you find all the adorable gifts for your beautiful packaging? Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love the colors you used…the result is beautiful.

  7. Love this card and coordinating gift. Your “gift” is certainly creating a beautiful card and finding just the perfect special treat to go with it. You continue to be such an inspiration!

  8. Love this mood-evoking card, and the soft colors! I’ve looked at this set a hundred times, and you’ve convinced me that I need it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Very classy card, love the color combo can be used for many things. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  10. Jeanie! Hello from Illinois in the Quad Cities! You have inspired me with your wonderful gifts and coordinating cards. I make a lot of gifts for my co-workers and stamping friends. Thank you for sharing all of your creativity and talents. I hope you and your family are well and staying healthy and safe!
    Brenda Russell

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