Seaside Bay for Andrew’s Birthday

I am back from visiting family and friends in Massachusetts and celebrating my son’s birthday. Here’s the card I made for him.
Stampin' Up! Seaside Bay fun fold masculine birthday card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I used the Seaside Bay Bundle and By the Bay Designer Series Paper to create his card. I  grew up on Cape Cod and love everything about the ocean, including the seafood! I live in Maryland now and I had to add this bundle to my collection as soon as I saw the crab. I love crab (and so does my son)! I stamped the crab in Night of Navy ink then used Wink of Stella to blend the ink to color in the crab.
Stampin' Up! Seaside Bay fun fold masculine birthday card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Here are the details to create this card.

Materials & Measurements

  • Basic White thick card base:  4 1/4″x 11″, scored at 2″ and 3 3/8″ from each side
  • Sahara Sand card stock: cut 2 at 1 3/4″ x 4″ & emboss with Seashells 3D embossing folder
  • By the Bay DSP: 4″ x 4″, 2 1/4″ x 6 (for envelope)
  • Basic White card stock: scrap to stamp & die cut crab

Stampin' Up! Seaside Bay fun fold masculine birthday card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I am thrilled this stamp set is carrying over to the new catalog! However, the bundle savings (10% off) is not. Unfortunately Sahara Sand cardstock is retiring as well as the By the Bay Designer Series Paper. Grab them while you still can!!! I love the patterns in this DSP! It’s great for creating masculine cards (and it’s on sale)! You can see the complete list of products I used below.

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Celebrate with Me… By The Bay

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my 10th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month. I hope you are enjoying my 10 Days of Giveaways! Today is Day 5 and this card is all about my favorite things…
Stampin' Up! Seaside Bay embossed birthday card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
If you follow my blog you have probably learned a few things about me….
#1 – The beach is my happy place!!!
#2 – I live in Maryland on the eastern shore (Known for our blue crabs! Yum!)
#3 – I love embossing folders. (You get a big bang for your buck and they add wonderful texture and dimension to a card.)

Needless to say, I had to have the whole suite collection from By The Bay (found in the Mini Catalog)! I know I will get a lot of use from the Seaside Bay Bundle.
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The coordinating By the Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper is just GORGEOUS!!!! I can’t wait to share more projects I’ve created with this paper!
Stampin' Up! By the Bay 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper-visit for inspiration and more - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The Seashells 3D Embossing Folder is not part of this suite but it is one of my favorites and it coordinates with the stamp set! (Click HERE to check out more projects I’ve created with embossing folder.)
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Some details about today’s card..

  • I sponged Shimmery White Ink (retired) on Balmy Blue Cardstock and let it dry before I embossed it with the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. You can get a similar effect with Wink of Stella which I used on the crab.
  • I stamped the crab with Night of Navy Ink then used the Wink of Stella brush to blend the ink on the crab.
  • The Natural Finish Ribbon used on my card made my list of My Favorite Things from the Annual Catalog.  I love that you can stamp the ribbon!  (Click HERE to view another project I stamped the ribbon.)
  • I also stamped the vellum with VersaMark and Sahara Sand ink then heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I used the  2″ Circle Punch (found in the online exclusives) to punch the vellum. It’s a subtle look but adds an extra special touch to this card.
    Stampin' Up! Seaside Bay embossed birthday card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  • The inside sentiment is from Happiness Abounds stamped in Night of Navy.  I added some Faux Sea Glass in the sand (as that is something I love to comb the beach searching for).
    Stampin' Up! Seaside Bay embossed birthday card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
    This card is for my sister. Our birthdays are just 2 days apart and we always try to get together to celebrate. I am so excited that she is coming for a visit along with my daughter! Can you guess what I’m making for dinner?….Crab cakes of course!

The inspiration for today’s card came from one I created back in 2019 using the Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder (retired).

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Lane All Occasion Card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Have you seen the NEW Online Exclusive Embossing Folders? The three embossing folders in this pack have basic designs that complement any project. Choose from flowers, hobnail-glass dots, and crosshatch designs.
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Stampin' Up! Seaside Bay embossed birthday card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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