Two of my favorite things in the new annual Stampin’ Up! catalog are the Seaside Notions stamp set and the 6×6 Designer Series Paper Packs.

The Seaside Notions stamp set has fun beachy images and the main greeting stamps I use on a regular basis: “Thinking of You”, “Happy Birthday” and “with Gratitude”.

The Designer Series Paper Packs have such fun designs that I ordered a pack in EVERY color grouping! Seriously. You can get Brights, Subtles, Regals, Neutrals, last year’s bright In Colors and this year’s more muted (and beachy!) In Colors. 

I love to send Thinking of You cards because they are unexpected and never late!

 Flirty Flamingo card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
Whisper White: 4” x 5-1/4”
Patterned Paper: 2″ x 2″
Flirty Flamingo: 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”

 

One of my favorite sayings is “There are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunities for creativity.” The sequin on this card was added to cover a stray splat of ink!

 Flirty Flamingo card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
Whisper White: 4” x 5-1/4”
Patterned Paper: 3″ x 4″

 

Also, never say “never” because while I really don’t like to fussy-cut (that means cut something out with scissors), I hand cut out the seashell AND the seahorse for these cards since they don’t have coordinating dies. Honestly, it wasn’t all that hard.

I even cut an additional 25 seahorses out for my Greek Isles Cruise swap! (If you missed seeing my swap cards you can see the 25 cards I got back in the swap here.)

 

Now go make a thinking of you card and send it to a friend. You’ll make their day!!

Happy Stamping!

Jessica

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