A Sweet Sale - 3rd Thurs Blog Hop

A Sweet Sale - 3rd Thurs Blog Hop

Welcome stamping friends!  Today we are sharing projects that feature some new items from Stampin' Up! from the current Sale-A-Bration promotion.  Twice a year, Stampin' Up! offers a promotion where for every order of at least $50 you can collect some free, limited edition stamp sets and papers.  So, if you need some basic supplies, now is a great time to stock up and get some bonus items as well.

After you visit my blog and see my project today, be sure to hop on along to Jan Mussleman's blog.  There will be a link at the bottom of my post for you use.  And please, leave us comments, let us know how we inspired you today, or just something you enjoy about our shared project.

Awesome Otters - It's Your Birthday

So, here is my Awesome Otters card project for the hop today!  I just think these otters are super cute, plus it is a big birthday month in my circle of family and friends this month.  On this card, I used a couple of interesting techniques. 

First, I created the background image, on the card base, by inking my dry embossing folder and then pressing the image to the cardstock.  I had to do this twice to cover the whole front panel, but it's a technique I use from time to time.

The second, is cropping a paper punch.  Check out the Pool Party sentiment in the project photo.  I first punched out the tag from the Taylored Tag Punch.  Then trimmed off one side of the pointed shape, to make it squared and it fits nice to the DSP.  So don't get stuck with a tag that isn't necessarily the shape you want.  Crop it to fit your project.

The full list of supplies and the full tutorial is shared here in my post.  Just scroll down past the BLOG HOP links.  Thanks for visiting today, and enjoy the rest of the hop projects.

Happy Stamping,




Kimberley Anne Morris

Susan Webster (you are here)

Jan Musselman

Angie McKenzie

Project Tutorial


  1. Cut a 8 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Basic White cardstock. Score at 4 ¼”. Fold in half to form a card base. Burnish crease using a Bone Folder.

  2. Let's start by adding  some background “splotches” to our card base.

    • Using the Splatters Embossing Folder and Bermuda Bay ink, ink one side of the embossing folder.

    • Then press that inked surface to the front of the cardstock.

    • Use the embossing folder as a stamp.  But you have to hold it still, and press or rub firmly to transfer the image.

    • Repeat to cover the entire surface with the splattered look.

  1. Prepare the following pieces:

    • Bermuda Bay cardstock 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”

    • Simply Marbleous DSP 3” x 3” - die-cut with Stitched with Whimsey square framelit.  Stamp the otter image with Memento Ink.

    • Basic White cardstock sentiment tag - use a scrap piece - stamp with “It’s Your Birthday” and die-cut with Tasteful Labels Dies

    • Pool Party cardstock - 3” x 2”, punch with Taylored Tag Punch and then trim off one banner end to square off.  Stamp with “you are OTTERLY AWESOME”

    • On Basic White cardstock - scrap piece - stamp the otter image and the party hat with Memento Ink & then color with BLEND Markers.  Use your paper snips to trim both images out of the cardstock.

  1. Now build your focal point for the card.

    • Use liquid glue to adhere the otter over the top of the stamped image on the DSP.  And also the party hat into place.

    • Then adhere that square to the Bermuda Bay mounting cardstock.  Positioning it near the top with equal framing space around the top and two sides.

    • Then adhere, the cropped Taylored Tag sentiment.

    • Then, with dimensionals, add the banner sentiment.

    • Adhere the entire assembled focal image to the front of the card.

Supplies List - Shop Online 24/7

Stamp Sets: 

  • Awesome Otters 158087 (SAB JAN 2022)


  • Memento Black 132708
  • Blend: Crumb Cake 154882
  • Blend: Soft Suede 154906
  • Blend: Pool Party 154894
  • Blend: Granny Apple Green 154885


  • Basic White 159276
  • Bermuda Bay 131197
  • Pool Party 122924
  • DSP: Simply Marbleous 158128  (SAB JAN 2022)


  • Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folder 157980
  • Stitched With Whimsy Dies 155314
  • Tasteful Labels Dies 152886
  • Taylored Tag Punch 145667
  • Stampin’ Trimmer 152392
  • Bone Folder 102300
  • Tombow Adhesive 110755
  • Dimensional 104430
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss 149653
  • Paper Snips 103579