We’ll Walrus Be Friends is simply adorable!

Who Doesn’t Love a Cute Walrus?

Tonight I had a few choices of things to do:  make a card, write a blog, and/or grade 40 five paragraph essays.  So far, I am two for three, and grading will happen as soon as I can post this blog.

I’ve made a number of cards with this so stinking cute stamp set, and kow I have many more in my future.  I am already hoping it carries over in the next annual catalog.

Here’s my card:

Easy Peasy

This card came together very quickly with just a few supplies.  I purposely chose to keep it simple as an example for beginner stampers.  Of course, it would be easy to also step it up a notch and still be fabulous.

The Seaside Spray DSP is from the 2019 – 2021 In Color DSP stack.  The Seaside embossing folder is still on backorder, but I think this pattern gives the impression of moving water.  

This stamp set doesn’t have a coordinating die set, but I wanted to do some fussy cutting on the walrus to be able to pop it up on dimensionals.  However, I wanted to make sure that I was consistent with my border.  Enter my Stamparatus.  While I didn’t take a picture of how I outlined this stamp, I did think to take one for the next time I used it.  I put my paper down on the Stamparatus grid and then laid the clean stamp on top of the paper.  Using the stamp, I traced around the stamp very lightly with a pencil.  

Here’s an example of the results of tracing around the large magnolia (since I haven’t purchased the dies yet):

Since I was using my Stamparatus, I simply picked up the stamp on the acrylic pad, then stamped it back down on the cardstock.

I used the Smoky Slate blends combo for he walrus, and the light Basic Black blend for his snout.  The ice and ripples were colored with the Seaside Spray blends combo.  I then fussy cut out my walrus and carefully erased the remaining pencil marks.  Easy Peasy.  I do really like the consistent white border and the way it fits on the top of the card.

Finishing Touches

I used the Seaside Spray metallic ribbon on the lower third of this card.  I was especially bow challenged when creating this card.  Therefore, I wrapped the ribbon around the base, created a bow and used glue dots to attach it.  

The fabulous sentiment fit perfectly on one of the Nested Stitched Rectangles, which also fit perfectly on this card.  

I also used the stitched rectangle for the Whisper White frame.

I created stitches in the ditch using my Seaside Spray marker for both the frame and the sentiment rectangle.  

As I am also known to do, I stamped a different adorable walrus on the front and used a different Seaside Spray DSP pattern. 

With that, I had finished the card and envelope.  This card just makes me smile, a lot.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  A big thanks, in advance, for taking the time to leave a comment.


2019 – 2020 In Color DSP, item # 149617

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Smoky Slate blends combo, item # 1145058

Seaside Spray blends combo, item # 149569

Seaside Spray metallic ribbon, item # 150446

Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies, item # 14855

Stamparatus, item # 146276

Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 149617

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Medium Whisper White envelopes, item # 107301132708

Have a Peachy day!


Please visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.  I’d be honored to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.


Paper Pumpkin Specials

I am super excited about the October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits!  One kit is for cards, the other for coordinating gift tags.  So excited!  In order to recieve the October kit, you will need to sign up by October 10th.  Here’s the link for you to sign up for these kits as well:    https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2155072 



We’ll Walrus Be Friends for the Fusion Challenge

Which Stamp Set is More Adorable?

When my holiday catalog pre-order arrived yesterday, the absolutely adorable We’ll Walrus Be Friends stamp set was in the box as well.  Personally, I am not sure which set is cuter, Over the Moon or this one.  It really doesn’t matter, though, because I now have both sets.  I really wanted to start stamping as soon as I opened the box.  However, I forced myself to put most of the items away before I started.  I thought a basically monochromatic Seaside Spray card would work when playing along with this week’s Fusion challenge.

Here’s the Fusion challenge banner:

I love the simplicity of the sketch, but also love the cascading family hands.  Therefore, I decided to incorporate an additional layer in my card.

Here’s my card:

The Process

I don’t have the High Seas 3D embossing folder, yet, since it is on backorder.  However, I thought this pattern of the In Color DSP would work well.  I must say, even my husband thought it worked well for a water effect.

The walrus on ice stamp seemed to fit the panel I wanted to use, especially since I’d used the largest Stitched Nested Die Labels.  Obviously, I cut the tops off after I used the straight line of stitching.  I found out that it would be much, much easier to use the straight line of stitches by temporarily securing it to the cropped die using a Post-it note.

Even with using the largest two dies, the walrus’ ice didn’t fit on the white panel.  Therefore, I stamped on the white panel, then also stamped on the Seaside Spray panel.  Using the Stamparatus with the grid paper made the process of lining everything up so easy!

I colored the walrus with the Smoky Slate blends combo, and used with my new Seaside Spray blends combo to color the ice.  While I did stamp a complete walrus/ice on the bottom banner, I only needed to color in the ends of the ice.  At this point, I realized I forgot to order the full size dimensionals so I now have less than one sheet of them.  I used the dimensionals to pop up the white banner then glued the rest of the layers into place.  

Not Quite Done

I was very happy that I had ordered the holiday Seaside Spray ribbon, and it helped hid my cropping issues at the top of the Seaside Spray banner.  Ribbon that can also add bling ~ yes, please.  

I looked at what I thought I had finished for a day and finally thought I needed to add a little something.  The Stamping Blends easily color the Pearl Jewels, so I pulled out the Seaside Spray dark blend.  I  colored five of the smallest pearls and let them sit to dry.  Believe me, you need to let colored pearls dry completely, let my lesson learned help you.

As always, I decorated the envelope flap with another Seaside Spray pattern from the In Color DSP.  I finished the envelope with a quick stamp of another walrus stamp.  Now, I can say this is done. 

Thank you for stopping by today to check out We’ll Walrus Be Friends for this week’s Fusion challenge.  

Happy a Peachy day!


Supply List:

We’ll Walrus Be Friends, item # 149367

Seaside Spray combo blends, item # 149569

In Color DSP 2019 – 2021, item # 149617

Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 132708

Pearl Basic Jewels, item # 144219

Dimensionals, items #104430

Seaside Spray cardstock, item # 150883

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

You Know You Want to …….

If you would like to order this fabulous stamp set today and live in the U.S. please CLICK HERE to be connected to my store.  With just a few simple supplies, you, too, can create fabulous cards, and I would be honored to help you do so.  Be sure to check out two of the kits featured in the annual catalog, since they are all inclusive.   The first kit is the Poppin’ Birthday Past Kit, item 152024.  The second kit is the Looking Up Card Kit, item 149651.