Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Friendship Card

I used the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set, Sea Turtle Stamp Set, Framed Florets Dies, and the By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also used a bunch of “sea-colored” inks…but use what you have and make it fun!  This card involves fussy cutting and ink blending and I had a ton of fun creating it!

I created an oval window from a panel of Basic White cardstock using one of the oval dies from the Framed Florets Dies set. From a strip of masking paper wider than the oval window panel, I used my paper snips to cut gentle curves, or “waves”, across the strip. I then used a blending brush to blend Pool Party ink across the edge of the masking paper. The masking paper was repositioned and ink was blended along the edge of the masking paper and I repeated this process until I had “waves” across the entire panel. The Pool Party ink blending is subtle but adds a nice touch to the background of the card!

Using the bubble stamp from the Sea Turtle Stamp Set, I second-generation stamped bubbles across a panel of the By the Bay designer series paper. The print on the paper is in Balmy Blue and Mint Macaron and looks like water. I used the fish stamp from the Sea Turtle Stamp set to stamp a school of fish onto the designer series paper in Night of Navy ink and I also stamped the sea grass image from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen ink – being mindful to make sure these images would be visible through the oval window. The stamped designer series paper was adhered to the back of the oval window panel and this unit was adhered to the card front.

A sentiment was stamped from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink onto a sentiment label in Mint Macaron. The sentiment was stamped to the right of the label. The label was adhered to a mat in Night of Navy. I stamped and fussy cut a small sea turtle, a large seashell and a large and small star fish. The seashell was adhered to the left edge of the sentiment label and the label/seashell unit was adhered to the bottom of the oval window using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The star fish were adhered just below the seashell using a combination of glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. The small turtle was adhered towards the top of the oval window using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the same piece of masking paper to ink blend a few waves on the inside panel. The star fish were stamped over the waves using Crumb Cake ink and the panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope front was also ink blended with “waves” and I stamped the same star fish over the waves. I adhered a coordinating piece of designer series paper to the envelope flap and trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

On the card front I added several blue Pastel Adhesive-backed Sequins and I used Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to the turtle, seashell and star fish.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today and that I have inspired you to create your own sea themed card!

To download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

New Kit Added to the Kits Collection – Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up is here! The Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit is filled with geometric shapes and unique kaleidoscopic patterns. It’s time to give a card that no one will forget! 

The kit includes:

  • 9 full-size cards, 3 each of 3 designs, measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • One photopolymer stamp set with all-occasion sentiments that go beyond the basics.
  • One Gray Granite Stampin’ Spot.
  • 9 peek-through laser cuts that can easily be layered to create a kaleidoscopic effect.
  • Precut die cuts that are lined with gold foil, perfect for all your stamped sentiments.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive, and Foam Adhesive Strips.
  • Gold, pearlized embellishments.
  • The coordinating colors are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, and Petal Pink.
  • Each project takes less than 60 minutes to complete!

This Kit includes some great sentiments. Have a peek!

If you are not familiar with the Kits Collection – give them a try. Kits are a great option for beginner card makers, experienced card makers and those who have busy schedules! Click here to shop the Kits Collection now.

Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives are Here!

Stampin’ Up! is offering Online Exclusive products for you to shop! There are some fun new products so be sure to check them out! As the name suggests, these are products that you can only order online – you won’t find them in any catalog!

Click here to view all of the new items available in my online store. You’ll find a suite of products, several bundles, punches, kits and more!

There is no end date for the sales period! Some products will be reordered when inventory is low, and others will only be available while supplies last. This way we can offer even more new products throughout the year. New products mean new inspiration and new ways to express your creativity!

Join My Monthly Craft & Chats!

Would you like to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

The deadline to sign up for my April 12 Craft & Chat is April 10. Email me at if you would like to join in! I’d love to see your smiling face!

My Craft & Chat sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 7 pm Eastern and will last about an hour. Email me at if you’re interested in participating – please indicate the month you will be attending. You must respond no later than the Monday prior to that month’s Craft & Chat session.

Craft & Chat Schedule for the Remainder of 2023:

  • April 12, 7 pm ET
  • May 10, 7 pm ET
  • Jun 14, 7 pm ET
  • July 12, 7 pm ET
  • August 9, 7 pm ET
  • September 13, 7 pm ET
  • October 11, 7 pm ET
  • November 8, 7 pm ET
  • December 13, 7 pm ET

Here is how it works:

  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link (most likely the day before)
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home
  • Craft & Chats are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 1 hour
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

March Host Code

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the March Host Code – QYAWQE9K. Note: If you spend $150 or more, do not use the supplied host code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards (you’ll still receive the free gift, though).

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Friendship Card”

  1. I love this card…..I finally ordered the turtle set!! There are so many pretty ‘scenes’ to create with it.


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