Whale of a Time Embossed Shaker Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Make a splash with seascapes and sweet sea creatures from the Whale of a Time Suite Collection by Stampin’ Up!

As part of the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Artisan Design Team, we are asked (and honored) to supply a tip to fellow stampers that is shared on Instagram by @stampinup.


Want to see past tips?  Click on the links below:

Tip #1 2019

Blog Post: Use Stampin’ Up! Punches to Create Notches to Hold Linen Thread or Twine.

Instagram Post: Use Stampin’ Up! Punches to Create Notches to Hold Linen Thread or Twine.

Tip #2 2019

Blog Post: Use Stampin’ Up! Window Sheets & Shimmery White Cardstock to create a smooched background.

Instagram Post: Use Stampin’ Up! Window Sheets & Shimmery White Cardstock to create a smooched background.

Tip #3 2019

Instagram Post: Get the Most out of your Stampin’ Up! Cardstock and Designer Series Papers!

Tip #1 2020

Instagram Post: How to get your ribbon and bow placement perfect! 

Tip #2 2020

Instagram Post: Add a touch of texture to your shaker’s cards by embossing Window Sheets!

Whale of a Time Shaker Card Artisan Tip from Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.

Adhere a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper to the card base with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive. 

Zip a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Window Sheet tucked inside the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. 

Use a Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer to cut a second piece of Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 

Crop out the middle using a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the largest Stitched Rectangle Die. 

Adhere the embossed window sheet to the “frame” with Stampin’ Seal + Adhesive. 

Carefully pour a handful of the Whale of a Time Sequins onto the center of the card base. 

Adhere cut-to-size Foam Adhesive Strips to the outer edge of the card base, then adhere the embossed window sheet piece to the top. 

Use a Stamparatus to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment first in Pretty Peacock Classic Ink, then again in Versamark Ink.  Cover with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap to remove any excess, then set with a Heat Tool.

Crop as shown with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the 3 inch Layering Circle Die. 

Adhere as shown with strategically placed Mini Glue Dots. 

Crop the large whale from the Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Whale Builder Punch.  

Snip the small whale from the Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper using a Paper Snips. 

Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere three Whale of a Time Sequins with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen. 

Whale of a Time Suite Shaker Card

Here is my tip that was published on Instagram by Stampin’ Up! on July 28th:  

#ArtisanDesignTeam member Stesha Bloodhart (@stampinhoot): “Add a touch of texture to your shaker cards by embossing a Window Sheet using a 3D Embossing Folder!” #ADTtipsandtricks #stampinup #papercrafting #cardmaking #handmadecards #cardsofinstagram #windowsheets #shakercards #3dembossingfolder

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