2019 New Catalog Card Swap – Mosaic Healing Thoughts

Hi there! Today, I am sharing a card I made for a 2019 New Catalog Card Swap. I really enjoy participating in swaps. It is a great way to get tons of inspiration while also sharing your ideas. Card swaps can be a little intimidating at first; my advice is start small and trust in your creations! Everyone has something to add to the wonderful world of card making!!!

My card uses the new Mosaic Moods DSP (2019 Annual Catalog) and is paired with carry over dies and stamps: Stained Glass Thinlits (2018 Annual Catalog) and Well Said stamp set (2019 Occasions Catalog). I chose to use Early Espresso cardstock but this card would look great with any of this DSP’s coordinating colors such as Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry or even one of the new In Colors – Terracotta Tile. I chose to keep the DSP as the focal and point and keep my embellishments to a minimum, using only a coordinating Flower Faceted Gem. I feel like this card looks good even without any embellishments. You will find detailed instructions and a supply list below. I have also included a link to a printable card recipe but remember this is what I had on hand. There are many options for this card and I am definitely a proponent of use what you have 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Until next time Peace, Love and Happy Stamping!

Card Instructions
Cut List:
• Early Espresso 5 ½” x 8 ½” score at 4 ¼”
• Early Espresso 2 ½” square
• Very Vanilla 4” x 5 ¼” for inside
• Very Vanilla scrap for sentiment (¾” x 2”)
• Mosaic Moods Specialty DSP – Horizontal Striped 4” x 6”, then trim to 4” x 5 ¼”
• Stamp “Healing Thoughts” sentiment on Very Vanilla scrap and trim to ¾” x 2”
• Stamp “Know that Love” sentiment on Very Vanilla 4” x 5 ¼” centered slightly to the right to account for the ¾” decorative trim to be added to the left side. (inside)
Die Cut:
• Die cut Hummingbird DSP with square Stained Glass die OR
Option 2: Cut Hummingbird DSP into 1 – 15/16” square. Then attach a 2 ½” square of multipurpose adhesive sheet (retired) to the Hummingbird DSP – Hummingbird side. (using back side)
• Die cut Hummingbird DSP scrap with Stained Glass rectangle die. (using back side)
Attach Layers:
• Attach 4” x 5 ¼” DSP to card front.
• Attach 2 ½” square Stained Glass piece (Mosaic side showing) to 2 ½” square Early Espresso cardstock.
• Attach 1 15/16” square Hummingbird to center of Early Espresso/Mosaic 2 ½” square.
• Attach finished 2 ½” square to center of card front.
• Attach sentiment to center of rectangle Stained Glass piece (Mosaic side showing).
• Attach finished sentiment using dimensionals, slightly overlapping Hummingbird center. (see photo)
• Attach 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla to inside of card.
• Attach ¾” x 4” to the left side of the Very Vanilla inside.
• Don’t forget to add your personal touch to the back of the card.
• Sit back with a cup of coffee (or favorite beverage) and enjoy your creation!

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Sand and Sea Suite

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Sand and Sea Suite

I have decided to up me game on blog posts and newsletters. I am so excited to start with the Sand and Sea Suite! This has to be my all time favorite suite offering in the 4+ years of being a Demstrator!!! The options are limitless! And I don’t know about you but I am beyond ready for a vacation away from home 🙂

Bring on the beach! Even when the seashore is far away, you can make it feel like a beach holiday with the Sand & Sea Suite. Whether you are chasing away winter blues with a beachy card or reliving vacation fun with memory keeping, you’ll love the ultimate coordination of the Sand & Sea Suite.

This suite is unlike any other! The largest die in the coordinating die set can create a card-front-sized focal design or background. It can also be snipped into smaller individual die cuts. All of which coordinate with stamp images. Plus, the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder can emboss the large die cut with incredible detail or it can be used to emboss the smaller coordinating images. This is next-level coordination that you’ve got to try to believe!

If that wasn’t enough, there’s a whole collection of gorgeous Designer Series Paper, sticker sheets, Pearlescent Specialty Paper, and Opal Rounds embellishments that will add luxurious luster to your Sand & Sea projects.

You’ll love letting your creativity set sail with the Sand & Sea Suite!

The tutorial below shows a technique that’s a fun twist on the traditional heat embossing. Enjoy creating this beautiful card stacked with detail and texture.

Thanks so much for your time and interest!

Peace, Love and Seashells,


Coffee Mark Creations

Sand & Sea Card – Embossed 3 Ways Card

Sand & Sea Card - Embossed 3 Ways Card

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Friends Are Like Seashells Photopolymer stamp set (#154368)

Sahara Sand (#121043), Blushing Bride (#131198), Basic White (#159276), Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper (#154288)

VersaMark Ink Refill (#102193), VersaMark Pad (#102283), Blushing Bride (#147100), So Saffron, (#147109), Sahara Sand Pad (#147117), Misty Moonlight (#153118)

Timeless Label Punch (#149516), Seashells 3D Embossing Folder (#154309), Seaside Seashells Dies (#156095), Heat Tool (#129053)

Glue Dots (#103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Stampin’ SEAL (#152813)

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132), Opal Rounds (#154289), Seaside Shells Sticker Sheets (#154290)

TIPS: Help die cut images stay in place when embossing with sticky notes. Use the sticky edge of a sticky note to hold the die cut shells pieces in place in the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder.

Coordinating Products

January-June Mini Catalog - Sand and Sea Suite
January-June Mini Catalog - Sand and Sea Suite
January-June Mini Catalog - Sand and Sea Suite
January-June Mini Catalog - Sand and Sea Suite
January-June Mini Catalog - Sand and Sea Suite
January-June Mini Catalog - Sand and Sea Suite
January-June Mini Catalog - Sand and Sea Suite
January-June Mini Catalog - Sand and Sea Suite
Sand and Sea Suite



January - June Mini Catalog