By the Tide

Summer is in full swing and I’m thinking of the beach – so here is a swap with a beachy feel to it, using the By the Tide stamp set and one of our items from the Clearance Rack, the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack.

By the Tide Leadership Swap 2013

I love the way the card uses beach themed colors too – Island Indigo, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. Sounds like a day at the beach, right? So while it is heating up outside you can spend a little time cooling off at the beach inside stamping! LOL


Stamp Set: By the Tide (131910/129120)

Inks: Island Indigo (126986), Calypso Coral (126983), and Pool Party (126982)

Paper: Pool Party (122924) and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

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By the Seashore

With my daughter heading off to college soon I thought it would be nice to have some of her friends over to say farewell. Of course, a beach theme invitation seemed to make sense since it is a pool party, so when I saw this swap from convention that Lydia did using the By the Seashore stamp set (item 132582/126532) it seemed perfect for the occasion.

By the Seashore convention swap 2013

Don’t you love the way that Stampin’ Up!s stamp sets coordinate well together? Not only does this card use the By the Seashore but it also uses an image from the By the Tide set (item 131910/129120) as well.

And did you notice the block of color in the background? Well this was made using our one of our Clear Blocks that you use to mount our Clear Mount Stamps on. A quick and easy background!

I think this card would also make a great masculine card with its colors too.

Stamp Set: By the Seashore (132582/126532), By the Tide set (item 131910/129120), Make a Wish (item 131928/129222)

Inks: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake

Paper: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Whisper White

Accessories: Clear Block E, ¾” and 1″ Circle Punches, and Linen Thread

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By The Tide Cupcakes

Ok, here is the last post showing you some of the items I made for my Retirement Party this past Sunday. Today I am going to share with you how I made these cute little By the Tide cupcake toppers for the treat table and my Bon Voyage banner.

By the Tide Retirement Party Cupcakes

I used the By the Tide stamp set (item 129117/129120) from the Spring Catalog to make these cute little toppers to keep in line with the Bon Voyage theme of the retirement party.

I stamped the anchor image using Night of Navy Classic Ink (item 126970) onto Whisper White card stock (item 100730). Punched out the image using my 3/4″ Circle Punch (item 119873) and attached this to a 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (item 127811)Night of Navy card stock (item 100867) piece.

I then layered that onto a Real Red card stock (item 100052) 1 3/8″ circle and finally onto a 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle (item 119854) Night of Navy piece.

Finally I added a dab of Liquid Adhesive (item 110755) to the back and added a toothpick and a second Night of Navy Scallop Circle to cover up the adhesive.

Here is a close up of the cupcake topper. How cute right?

By the Tide Retirement Party Cupcake topper

And finally the banner – I really loved the way this turned out. I used My Digital Studio  along with the Travel Journey Digital Kit (item 121071) and World Traveler Photobook (item 130066) Digital Downloads to create the images and Designer Series Paper that I cut the letters out with using my Big Shot.

Bon Voyage Banner (1)

I took my Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (item 117154) and used the Night of Navy patterns and cut my paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces. I cut out the bottom triangles by finding the center, cutting up the middle to the point I wanted and then cutting in from both sides to that center mark. (hope that makes sense) Finally I attached the flags to some twine by punching holes in the two corners using my crop-a-dile and stringing the twine through. I tied bows on each end to finish it off.

Bon Voyage Banner (2)

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By the Tide Tutorial

I fell in love with our Stampin’ Spritzers when they came out last summer. Have you had a chance to use them yet? If not you’ll want to check out this great project today using the By the Tide stamp set (item 129117/129120) from the Spring Catalog that uses our Stampin’ Spritzers.

By the Tide card

Stampin’ Spritzer  (item 126185) are inexpensive and soo much fun to use! And Stampin’ Spritzers just seemed like a perfect way to create a wonderful background for these water images. Watch my video to see how I created this card.

Although this project uses two of the colors that are currently on our Color Refresh Retirement List (River Rock and Not Quite Navy) there is still time to get yours. (Remember that when colors retired they tend to go quickly so don’t wait too long to place your order.)

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By the Tide – Fun with Stampin’ Spritzer Tutorial PDF

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color spritzer


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