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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Seahorses, Starfish & Baby Showers

It’s always lovely when someone trusts you with an important part of their party process.  And invites are very important – it’s the first impression your guests get of your special event.  A friend of mine is having a baby shower soon and asked me to create the invites.  Her inspiration was ocean themed with blues, greens and sandy neutrals.

This was the final product using Bermuda Bay, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana & Sahara Sand.  The Striped Scallop Thinlits die gives it an amazing ‘ocean’ look, the sentiment is a custom made MDS creation and the sea creatures are all hand stamped & fussy cut [stamps from By the Tide & By The Seashore].  And at the very end, I couldn’t resist making matching envelopes!

As a memento for the nursery, I made her a 4×6 framed artwork using a similar design to her invites.  And of course, a matching 5″x3.5″ notecard & envelope.

My heart flutters when everything matching so beautifully!  I’m exited about another precious baby entering the world!  Oh sweet baby!  Kelly x

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Splash & Play, Happy Father’s Day!

Don’t worry, it’s not Father’s Day this weekend!  We sometimes need to do things out of order in our house, and Father’s Day is one of those things.  Mr Papercraft is heading out diving today with friends, so we have given him his Father’s Day present early this year.  He now adds a Shark Shield to his stash of diving equipment.  Having recently returned to diving as a hobby, Mr P. is slowly building up his supplies and we thought we’d like him more as “Daddy” than shark food, hence the present!  Every good present, needs a matching card … and I love my punch art.  Happy Father’s Day to the most wonderful, giving, patient and fun Dad who we adore!  Kelly and the Little Miss Papercrafts x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Circles Collection

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Punches: Scallop Edge Border, 1″ Circle, 1-1/4″ Circle, Artisan Label, Word Window, Modern Label

Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey, Night of Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Night of Navy

Marker: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Set: And Many More