Whale of a Time under the Sea


Here’s a challenge for you: create a card without using any stamps. Our Designer Series Papers are the key!

Maui Stamper Stampin Up Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper

This design is a CASE of one featured on the Stampin’ Up! FaceBook page during the Designer Series paper sale last fall. I made a few but not many adjustments, but the overall concept is very similar. Here are the supplies I used:

  • Stamps: None! (I will add a stamped message inside when I’ve decided to send this)
  • Color Palette: Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, and all the colors in the DSP
  • Accessories: Paper snips, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, retired color dots

I created this card for a group, and I was able to get 24 very similar sets of supplies with one package of DSP. You might be able to get more, but 24 was what I needed so that’s where I stopped! The color dots that I used on this particular card are retired so that I could send my supply of current dots out to the group. I recommend the 2020-2022 In Color enamel dots, but there are loads of other options – I love the idea of using the Opal Rounds too.

Maui Stamper Stampin Up Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper

The turtles were easy to trim from the DSP, and there are jellyfish and whales you could choose as well. I also trimmed the wave on the dsp, and I roughed some but not all of the paper edges.

Maui Stamper Stampin Up Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper

I love the richness of these hues and the range of tones in this paper! The Whale of a Time DSP is 6×6, and there are many other beautiful papers I didn’t choose for this project!

The card dimensions are 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. I cut the following:

  • card base (Pool Party) 8 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/2
  • mat layer (Pretty Peacock) 8 1/4 x 3 1/4
  • construction base for the panel (White) 8 x 3
  • DSP panels were all 3 inches wide. The top panel is 3 x 3, and subsequent panels down the design range from 1″ to 1 1/2″ tall.

I hope you’ll do me the honor of CASE-ing this project! The hardest part is choosing the DSP, I promise. It goes together very easily.

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