Stampin with Donna March Blog Post using the Whale Done stamp set and dsp and the Shark Frenzy Bundle

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 Birthday Wishes Card

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Birthday Wishes

White Cardstock (#159229) - 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"; scrap for stamping hat
Smoky Slate cardstock (#131202) -  3" X 3" scrap piece for stamping
Whale of a Time Stamp (#152470) 
Whale of a time DSP (#152460) - 5 1/4" X 4"; 2 1/4" X 6"; 3/4" X 4"
Shark Frenzy Bundle (#156213)


Happy Birthday Chick


  • Old Olive Cardstock (#100702) - 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
  • White Cardstock (#159276) - 4" X 4 1/4" (X2); 1/2" scrap for greeting
  • Soft Suede (#115318) - 4" X 5 1/3"
  • Copy Paper - 4" X 5 1/4"
  • Layering Circles (#151770)

Pinewood Plank Embossing Folder (3152320)


  • Early Expresso (#147114); Black Memento (#132708)
  • Stampin Blends:  Pumpkin Pie (#154897); Crumb Cake (#154882); Real Red (#154899)


  1. Take you piece of copy paper and the 3rd smallest layering circle and your Emboss & Cut machine and place the circle die in the top middle and cut your circle and then do the same on the bottom left and then the bottom right.  Make sure you leave enough room for around the edges for dimensionals.
  2. Put the copy paper on top of the Soft Suede piece and it should be the same.  Using a pencil draw around each circle so you will be able to see where the circles are to be cut out. Now you are going to ink and emboss the Soft Suede.
  3. Using the inside of the top of your embossing folder and your Early Expresso Ink and run the ink pad over the top side of the embossing folder.  Place your soft suede piece inside the folder and then run through the Cut & Emboss machine.
  4. Use one of your white 4" X 5 1/4" piece and put your piece of copy paper with the holes on top of your white piece and using a bit of washi tape on the 4 corners tape the 2 together so they do not move. In each hole stamp the head of each chicken.  Remove the copy paper and then color the chicks in where needed.
  5. While you are doing the stamping you might as well stamp the inside with your word and any other stamp set you would like to use and also do your envelope and also do the coloring.  Now you are ready to assemble the card.
  6. Attach the Soft Suede piece to the white piece you did the stamping on using dimensionals, you will need quite a few.  Now you can attach this to the front of the card just using liquid glue, then you can glue your piece inside the card and attach your greeting to the outside of the card.

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Today we are doing a Birthday Card using the Hey Chick and the Happy Birthday Chick Bundle!

  • Hey Chick Bundle (#158628)
  • Hey Birthday Chick (#158631)
  • White Cardstock (#159229) - 8 1/2" X 5 1/2"; 5 1/8" X 3 7/8"
  • Mango Melody (#146989) - 5 1/4" X 4"; scrap of Mango Melody about 3 1/2" 
  • Coastal Cabana (#131297) - scrap about 3 1/2
  • Playing with Patterns Resin Dots (#152467)
  • Mini Cut and Emboss Machine  (#150673)


  • Memento Black
  • Blends or Markers - Real Red (#154899); Pumpkin Pie  (#154897);Bermuda Bay (#154878); Daffodil Delight (#154883); Soft Suede (#154906); and Crumb Cake (#154882)

Calendar Holders

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When I saw this stamp set in the New Mini I knew it was going to be my first purchase.  My husband is an avid golfer and we have a lot of friends who are golfers also so I knew it would be put to good use.
This calendar holder is so easy to make.

Base - thick Whisper White - 4 3/8" X 10 5/8", score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2", another white piece 4 1/4" X 2 1/2" for your focal point.
Mat - Night of Navy - 4 X 2 1/2" (X2), 4 X 5 1/4"
Designer Series Paper - 2 3/4" X 3 3/4", 3 3/4" X 2 1/4" (X2)

For the base fold along the 5 1/2" score line and then fold along the 2 3/4" score line, you want to fold that one into the center.  It will form a peak and the edge of that will rest up against the calendar.
I used the Blends to color in the golfer and the Tee and Grass are also done with the blends.

Country Club Designer Series Paper #151314
Club House Bundle #153816
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Playful Penguins

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I loved playing with the Playful Penguin stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue.  I want to show you four cards I made:

The first one on the left is made with a Shaded Spruce card base and the front is only  half front on the bottom.  I used Whisper White on the inside and on the outside. The front panel has a mat of gold foil and then a piece of designer series paper from Wrapped in Plaid. The focal point is a Shaded Spruce scalloped oval with a white oval with the penguin stamped on the front.  The penguin's scarf and santa hat are stamped in Cherry Cobbler

The top middle card has a base in Whisper White, a Basic Black matte, and a Whisper White front matte that I sponged with 3 different shades of yellow, starting with the lightest color and working up to the darker.  The 3 penguins were stamped on a piece of scrap Whisper White then fussy cut. 

The card on the right with the single penguin has a Cherry Cobbler base, a Pool Party matte and a piece of Whisper White that is ripped across the top and then spritzed with a mix of a few drops of shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol in a spritzer bottle. The die-cut snowflakes are from the Christmas Layers Dies.  The scalloped square was cut from Cherry Cobbler and the white square from Whisper White using the Square Layering Dies.  The penguin is stamped in the middle of the white. 

The last card, bottom middle, the Merriest Wishes, has a Basic Black base with a Cherry Cobbler matte and a Whisper White front.  The tree stamp is from the Merry Moose set and the 2 penguins are stamped on the front.  The hat and scarf are stamped in cherry cobbler on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut.

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