October 18, 2013


At my Stamp-In Workshop in September, my attendees made a cute almost-any-occasion card. In that, it says, "Thinking of You" on the bottom. I mean, for any occasion, if you are sending someone a card, you ARE thinking of them, right?

When I saw the precious single stamp, "Fishin' Around," on page 58 of the big catalog, yup. You guessed it. I HAD to have it.

And, of course, the first thought in my mind was PAPER PIECING! Those little fishies were simply begging for it!

See what I mean??

This cute card is fairly easy to create. Would you like to recreate one of your own? Here's how:

Curly Cute stamp set (retired -- so sad)
Fishin' Around stamp

Pumpkin Pie cardstock
Coastal Cabana cardstock
Naturals White cardstock
Watercolor Paper
DSP in oranges in a small print

Coastal Cabana ink
Baked Brown Sugar ink
Black StazOn ink
Stampin' Write Marker in Crushed Curry or any other "treasure" color you prefer

Big Shot
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Circles Collection Framelits
Chalk Talk Framelits
Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
Mini Glue Dots
Paper Snips
Aqua Brush
Stampin' Dimensionals
3/16" Corner Punch

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Naturals White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Run the front of the card through the Big Shot inside the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Use the 3/16" Corner Punch to round ONLY THE TOP TWO CORNERS of the card front.

Create an open-topped tag from Pumpkin Pie cardstock with the Framelit from Chalk Talk. Adhere the tag to the card front. Tie a piece of the Pumpkin Pie ribbon into a perky bow and attach it to the tag with a Mini Glue Dot.

On a piece of watercolor paper, stamp the fishbowl image in Black StazOn. Use ink in the lid of the ink pads to color the water in Bermuda Bay and the sand in Baked Brown Sugar with an Aqua Painter. Color the treasure with the Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker.

Choose scraps of DSP for your fish. They can be different, as in my sample, or the same. Your choice. Stamp the fish in Black StazOn onto your DSP. Carefully cut them out with the Paper Snips. Adhere them over their stamped counterparts inside the fishbowl.

Use the circle Framelit to cut out the fishbowl. Adhere it to the tag with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Adhere the 1/2" x 4 1/4" Pumpkin Pie strip and the 1/4" x 4 1/4" Bermuda Bay strip to the bottom of the card, leaving a bit of white between the colors.

On a 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Naturals White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Black StazOn ink. Adhere this to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Fishin' for


  1. absolutely lovely! I pin it & I'll try to make it later. thanks for sharing!

  2. Paper piecing looks great with the fishies. That was a fun card to make.

  3. This is so cute! Love it
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  4. This is so cute! I completely overlooked this little stamp in the catalog. Great job!

  5. Thanks for linking up to The Project Stash this week. Very creative card!

  6. I love your card! It is so cute! Very well done.

  7. that is so adorable! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Hugs!

  8. This is such a cute card, thanks for sharing at the Weekend re-Treat link party.

  9. This is cute card! Love those fish!