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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Fish Just keep swimming Card

Created this card with a Fish Theme & ever so appropriate to use the sentiment "Just keep swimming" made popular in the movie "Finding Nemo." I'm looking forward to seeing the movie "Finding Dory."

Used a fish die and embossed it with 2nd pass thru Sizzix. Added Glossy accents to the fish. Used an oval die to make a cut thru for view of the fish on the inside. Added gingham ribbon. Stamped sentiment.

Supplies List 

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG
embossing: 2nd pass thru Sizzix of fish die gives fish an embossed look
Glossy accents: added to fish
ink:  Memento Nautical Blue
machine: Sizzix
paper:  cardstock -  bluesEcho Park Hybrids A Perfect Summer Papers2 - Fish pattern
   scrapbook - the Paper Studio Texture Orange - used for die cut fish 
recycle: cardboard from a pie box for back of fish for sturdiness
ribbon: ribbon trends orange gingham
Simon Says Stamp: die - Stitched Oval - to make cut out view,
   used the cut out blue cardstock on inside of card to mount fish on 
Spellbinder: die - Shape From the Sea
stamp:  K. Andrew Designs Splash-tastic Summer - sentiment
Stampin' Up: punch - Modern Label, Word Window
tool: MISTI

Entering this into the following challenges:  

7/2  Dragonfly Journeys Ch63 Who's the Boss?  Use Embossing Folders  UE  6/26

7/13  Dies R Us Ch52 Outdoor Fun  3E(#2)  6/29  Outdoor - Fish

7/5  Mod Squad Ch Nautical     3E(#26/29
7/5  Simon Says Stamp Wed  Anything Goes     5E(#56/29

7/8  Allsorts Wk370 Gingham Style 3E(#1)  7/2
7/8  Sweet Stampin Summer/Holiday Destinations    2E(#1)  7/2  Summer

7/23  Simon Says Stamp Work It Wed Jun 2016 Ch Use Wafer Thin Dies or Stencils   3E(#36/29
  Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval is a thin die

7/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jul 2016 Ch  UE  7/1
7/31  DLART Jul Linky  nostack 1Eperday  7/1  

Bought graham crackers, Hershey choc bars & marshmallows to make S'mores. I had coupons that required you to purchase 2 of each item to use the coupon. I gifted the extra of each item to a family on our street and told them Happy 4th of July!

Here's a photo of a S'more I made making it in the oven on broil. Recipes at had oven 350 but that was not browning or melting the marshmallow so I changed to broil.



  1. Such a cute and clever creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘OUTDOOR FUN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. I especially like that front patterned paper - TFS Keep Swimming

    1. The fish pattern paper is from a digi pk of paper that has 13 patterns. I flipped the fish horizontally so the majority of the fish would be swimming from right to left in smae direction as die cut fish. Have a Bee-utiful day & Happy 4th of Jul weekend!
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Great card. I like the window for the big fish to be showcased! Thanks for joining in the Mod Squad Challenge this week! Happy 4th! :)

  4. Lovely creation, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  5. A lovely bright and cheery creation Melissa, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  6. Great design, love the peek a boo window!!
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  7. Love that fish paper. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paoer Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  8. Fab fishy card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  9. Fab fishy card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx