Stampin’ Up! Seaside Shore, My Friend

RRCB46Hello, my friend!

One thing you might not know about me (yet) is that I love animals! All kinds! None scare me although I might not want to get too close LOL but I think that shows intelligence, not lack of courage. When I found out what the challenge was, guess what my question was – exactly what IS a “critter?” Does size matter? The number of legs? Can a lion be a critter?? I really wanted to do this right so I asked my design team. Guess what? They basically thought anything you want is a critter: snakes, spiders, birds, insects like ladybugs, butterflies, dragonflies, as well as squirrels, hamsters, mice, and even whales, dolphins and fish. Those were their suggestions. So, the sky’s the Animal Kingdom limit, my friend! I hope you will all get your cutest (and older) stamps out and play along!!


By Debbie Mageed, Seaside Shore, Sprinkles of LIfe, My Friend, Stampin Up


This card started out by choosing one of the very oldest stamp sets that I own, My Friend, which debuted in the 2011-2012 Annual Catalog. I stamped the foliage and top sentiment on the new Serene Scenery DSP stack. However, there were no “critters” in this stamp set. So, I went to a fairly new stamp set, Sprinkles of Life, which came out in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog as the stamp set that raised money for the Ronald McDonald House. The great part about this stamp set is that it has a coordinating punch and both are still available! I stamped up some of those cute little “critters” and punched them out, drew little legs to make them look like sandpipers – easy peasy!

The rest of the card was also easy. Burlap ribbon (a new go-to favorite) was layered with 1/8″ Bermuda Bay Ribbon and a little bow was tied. The sentiment was stamped and cut out with the Rose Garden Thinlit. I distressed the edges and popped it up with dimensionals. The last little touch was the starfish from Seaside Shore.


  • Stamp Sets: Seaside Shore, My Friends, Sprinkles of Life
  • Paper: Serene Scenery DSP Stack, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
  • Cool Tools: Tree Builder Punch, Rose Garden Thinlits
  • Finishing Touch: 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, 1/8″ Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon

Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much loved older stamps out and play along! Read the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win. The challenge closes on Friday, September 9th.

Seaside Shore, Sprinkles of LIfe, My Friend, Stampin Up, Inside


  • We require stamps older than one year. New papers/dies are great – but you must use at least one stamp older than a year and describe the age in your blog post.
  • Post your new creation to your blog or online gallery.  No back-linking prior to the beginning date of the challenge.
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with a maximum of 9 other challenges


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  1. Love your card and cute design for the inside.

  2. Debbie, cute card, the “hello” is one of my all time favorites of Stampin Up.

  3. Ok, you made me look twice at the sandpipers… You know which set I thought you had used. Then I had to look up the punch… Tree Builder, LOL… Adorable little sandpipers on the beach and love the fish on the inside also. Great card, Debbie! And easy when you consider the options that Serene Scenery provides!! Just in case your customers want to know, LOL…. Off to pin….

  4. Amazing! Incredible! The colors are so perfect,,,love this card!
    I’m still in AHHHHHH!

  5. Another stroke of genius, Debbie! Love those sandpipers- they make this card so full of whimsy! Every part of this card is adorable! (I’m so glad you made me get Thoughtful Branches so I can make bitty birds, too….not quite your birds, but similar…)
    And of course, the way you use ribbon. I’m with Fathima….AHHHHHH!

  6. Debbie, you are one clever gal!! those “sandpipers” look so adorable, what creative mind you have.
    Love the paper in the background, it looks like the sea and sand, just beautiful.
    Awesome stamp sets you used, the burlap ribbon with the stitched ribbon on top is a fabulous detail.
    Fab card, Debbie.

  7. Genius!! Love how your card came out and I would never have thought to add legs. Always you slay me with your amazing details. Love the inside too – is a fish a critter? LOL. Cx

  8. The colors are wonderful, and all the elements work so well together. Love the inside of the card as well!

  9. Ok this card rocks my world! The color scheme! Your layout! The creative details like drawing those little legs! And I need the “hello”! Can I get one or is it too late? Loooove this! ❤️

  10. Hi Debbie! So I had to really eyeball that background and it took me a long time to believe it was paper and not something you made. So I am going with my theory of – you blended the colors into a perfect scene. The colors are scrumptious and the little sandpipers – brilliant! Magnificent!

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