Stamp Review Crew – Seaside Shore

Hello Monday!  And welcome to a Stamp Review Crew hop featuring the Seaside Shore stamp set.

The Stamp Review Crew are an international group of demonstrators that share projects on the first and third Monday of each month – all inspired by the same stamp set.

I love the range of talent in this group!  If you’ve already been hopping, did you love the wonderful creations by Australian designer Juana Ambida – such creativity!!!

If you’ve just started here, keep hopping for more great ideas.  Next stop is the lovely Linda Callahan in the USA.  Click on the next button at the end of my blog post to be transported across the globe to visit Linda’s blog.


I’m so excited to see the potential of this set unfold during this hop.

I love all the little fish & marine details of this stamp set and wanted to use them in my first card to create an underwater scene.

Going with this idea, I created a z-fold card, with the z-fold piece across the top of the card to mimic a jetty.

The Wood Textures DSP came in very handy for this card!  Each jetty piece is 3/4″ wide.

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

The ‘sand’ was made using embossing paste (very roughly applied) and dusted with gold glitter and left left to dry.

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

Z-fold cards fold flat and post in a normal size envelope – which I love!!


For my Stamp Review Crew projects, I always like to try to make another project to show the stamp set in a different way.

The book I’m reading at the moment (a birthday present from a wonderful friend) has this saying throughout the book as a central theme.

It’s one I love – and also makes a good theme for a card!

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

I’ve stamped the same fish 6 times – 5 in black, and then the red one as a focus point.

Using masking tape, I altered the sentiment in the stamp set to just read ‘swimming’ and added ‘just keep’ using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

Because the front is fairly simple, I wanted to stamp the middle too.  I love that Stampin’ Up! offers so many opportunities for coordination in their range (on purpose or by happy accident) and thought that the ‘just breathe’ sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set was the perfect addition to this theme.

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

As an aside, which black ink is your favourite – Memento or Archival??

I almost always use Archival because I love the rich black colour.  But here’s a tip…

Have you noticed that it’s sometimes difficult to get a good solid image with the archival ink?

If you ink it up well, stamp on scrap and then ink again, the second time you stamp will be a rich & solid image.

I’ve found this tip is especially important when using photopolymer stamps.

Black Archival ink {WILL} stain your photopolymer stamps – but that’s ok!  It’s all part of the fun of being an awesome stamper!!!


I hope you enjoyed my projects today.  Feel free to leave a comment – I read each and every one and love hearing from you!

To see more great ideas, please hop through to Linda Callahan

Hope your week has started fabulously!!!

Waving to you from wintery Australia!!!


Important products for the Jetty Z-Fold Card

Important products for the Just Keep Swimming Card

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CASEing the Catty #136 – Thanks

Sunday evening – how did you get here so fast???

I hope your weekend was wonderful!

It’s an exciting week at CASEing the Catty – we’re welcoming 7 new design team members!!!

Please welcome Angela Meiritz-Reid & Sandra Collett from NZ, and Fi Cobbin, Megan Lenske, Rose Packer, Alisa Tilsner & Peta Stephen from Australia to the Crew!

We’re so excited to have some new talent in the Crew!

Most of the new Crew were able to join us this week, so please make them feel welcome by leaving them a comment as you hop around!


The theme for CASEing the Catty #136 is the “Thanks” section of the annual catalogue.

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I was inspired this week to use the ‘step it up’ concept on page 129.

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I felt like it was time for the piggies to make an appearance again!

Here’s my fancier & fancier flying pigs…

CASEing the Catty #136 This Little Piggy | kelly kent

I even had a go at using the catalogue picture as inspiration for the styling!

This one layer card would be great for new stampers.

CASEing the Catty #136 This Little Piggy | kelly kent

This card is a little more complex with embossing paste for the background, a paper pieced piggy and a little bling…

CASEing the Catty #136 This Little Piggy | kelly kent

And this card is next level with lots of layers, DSP paper piecing for the piggy, gold foil for her wings, a ribbon accent and extra bling in the form of glitter in the embossing paste.

CASEing the Catty #136 This Little Piggy | kelly kent

Stepping it up is a great way to experiment with the different ways you can use your Stampin’ Up! products!

Thanks for joining me for CASEing the Catty this week.

Next up is one of our new Crew members – Alisa Tilsner, who I’m super excited to be hopping with!


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