I saw this really fun youtube video by Jennifer McGuire where the inside is three dimensional, the white area with the light house pops out about a 1/4 inch. I can’t wait for an opportunity to give this to a friend or family member.

Jennifer’s card was an ocean scene and I immediately thought of Stampin’ UP’s Hide Tide stamp set, I’ve gotten so much use out of this set I’m concerned I might wear it out (is that possible?).  The sun ray stamp on the cover is from the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set, the grass and sail boats are from the new Lilypad Lake bundle.

I feel so lucky to love my job so much and to have so many wonderful stamp and die sets to choose from, I’m a happy happy girl!

Card Recipe:


  • Whisper White card stock 8½ x 5½, scored at 4¼, 4 ¾ x 3½ for the inside, scrap for sentiment, lighthouse  & sail boats
  • Balmy Blue 8½ x 5½, scored at  ½, 4¼, 5 ¾
  • Daffodil Delight 3½ x 4¾
  • Pear Pizzaz scraps for grass

Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Lily Pad stamp set
  • Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set (you could easily draw the sun rays)
  • High Tide Stamp Set
  • Layering Ovals
  • Lakeside Framelits (save 10% when you purchase the bundle that includes Lilypad stamp set)


  • Basic Black ink pad
  • Daffodil Delight ink pad
  • Rich Razzleberry ink pad
  • Merry Merlot ink pad
  • Real Read ink pad
  • Real Read Stampin’ Write markers
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write markers
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write markers
  • Balmy Blue ink pad (I combined full strength and stamping off for the ocean)
  • Vera Mark ink pad
  • Clear Embossing Powder


  • Big Shot
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Gold thread left over from Paper Pumpkin
  • Seaside embossing folder