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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Best Fishes!

Playing with more stuff!  I saw a sample on a demonstrator-only Facebook page, and had to try it for my grandsons.  What do you think of this:

I got this adorable new stamp set, Seaside Shore, and thought it would be fun to make a card for Ethan and Jacob.  So I started with the inside--if this wasn't going to work I wasn't going to spend time creating the outside of the card...but it DID work,and it came out so cute.

So here is the card from the front.  I stamped the fish, masked them with a post-it note (stamped the fish and cut out to create the mask) and then stamped over them with the seaweed.  I also added the bubbles.  Then I colored them to make them look "tropical", and I added Wink of Stella to each fish (sorry you can't see how shiny they are).

Then to the inside:
I created a "pop up" by folding my cardstock in half and making a slit about 1-3/4" across the fold.  Then I scored from each end of the slit to the center of the fold--this allowed me to pop out the "mouth" of my fish.

I covered him in Peekaboo Peach Designer Series Paper; his tail is cut from a retired flower punch (but could easily be from a heart punch) and his fins are the retired Scallop Circle punch.  On the back of the card, across the "mouth" I added a stamped banner, glued to either side of his mouth.

Seaweed was added along the bottom of the "ocean" and I stamped and cut some little shells for the ocean floor.  This piece was mounted to little scalloped strips of Peekaboo Peach, and then adhered to the inside of my card.

But I had to have a treat to go with my cute card...

The new Clear Tiny Treat Boxes were perfect!  They are 2" cubes, clear, and such fun to play with.  I cut 1-15/16" x 8-1/2" strips of the Peekaboo Peach DSP and scored them at just under the 2" mark every 2"; this allowed me to insert the paper INSIDE the treat box.  I wrapped them with ribbon and added little tags. These were cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits and decorated with Swirly Scribbles "seaweed" and cut out fish.

And what was inside?  Well fish and and worms, of course:

I found Swedish Fish and Gummy Worms--what could be more perfect?

I loved putting this set together, and expect my grandsons will enjoy it all when it arrives this week.
What do you think?

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20 comments:

  1. Wonderful Project Priscilla!

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  2. Thanks so much, Jackie; it was such fun to make and fill with treats for the boys!

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  3. What were the dimensions of the folded cardstock you used to create the pop up fish? Thanks so much for sharing

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  4. What were the dimensions of the folded cardstock you used to create the pop up fish? Thanks so much for sharing

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  5. Hi Deidra, I made a video with all the instructions. See my post at this link: http://priscillastamps.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-card-and-video.html

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  6. That is one adorable card!! I'm going to make it for my grandson who will love it. Thank you☺️

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  7. Thanks, Susie; I'm sure your grandson will love it--mine did!

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  8. That is so inventive, beautiful colours can't wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. I love this card. I still cannot get my head around how you did the pop up fish. HELP

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    1. Hi Betty, now worries! I made a video showing you just how to do it. Click on this link and it should help you.
      Please feel free to contact me if you still have questions.
      http://priscillastamps.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-card-and-video.html

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  10. I LOVE this card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Wow I love this and so would my grandson !! Thanks for sharing! You are so clever!

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    1. Thank you, Debra! I know your grandson would love it--mine did!

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  12. What a fun card! I made two of these with my kids last week and they got to pick out the paper for the fish and help glue it all on. They loved it and had a sing-a-long with their cards when they were done. Your instructions were super. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love the idea of a sing-a-long with their cards! How cute is that? Thanks so much, Julie, for sharing!

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  13. You are so clever! Love your fish pop-up!

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    1. So glad you liked it! Thanks for the nice comment!

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  14. OK, so I am about a year late - but I've seen this card everywhere and you had the only actual instructions. So easy to follow!! Now I am addicted to your blog and Pinterest posts!!

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  15. Aw Sheri, I don't care how late you are! I'm so glad you joined the party! Thanks so much for the kind post, and I look forward to hearing from you again. I will always be happy to explain further or share directions when asked...just contact me!

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