Marvelous Fish

Stampin up just beachy occasions mini

Ready for a little underwater adventure?  Grab a Circle Scissor Plus, a Word Window Punch and Window Sheets and you'll have a deep sea menagerie at your fingertips.

  • I used a Circle Scissor Plus to cut a 3" circle into Whisper White card stock.  TIP:  Here's a tutorial with suggestions for working with the Circle Scissor Plus.
  • Using only the remaining frame, a Word Window Punch created the lid and base of the "bowl."
  • Stampin' Up!'s Polka Dot Background (109276) stamp was inked in Kiwi Kiss and stamped on the frame.  TIP:  The Polka Dot Background stamp is not in the catalogs.  However, it's still available on the Dormant List.  Click to download Stampin' Up! Dormant Stamp List.
  • I backed the bowl with a Medium Window Sheet (Occasions Mini Catalog) for a glassy look.  TIP:  Mini glue dots are perfect for adhering window sheets.
  • The Just Beachy fish (Occasions Mini Catalog) were cropped and layered on Pacific Point Textured card stock.  TIP:  To create waves, I used a 1/2" Circle Punch.
  • Baja Breeze Textured card stock offers a snazzy contrast when backed to Pacific Point.
  • I adhered the frame to the Pacific Point layer using Pop-Up Glue Dots (the big guys).  TIP:  This gives a lift to the Window Sheet and adds a cool 3-D effect.
  • Three stars were cropped in Baja Breeze Textured card stock using Stampin' Up!'s Star Punch.  TIP:  One star is layered over a clear button to mirror the look of the "glassy" bowl.
  • The completed bowl and frame are layered over Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock, Riding Hood Red and a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Baja Breeze Textured card base.
  • Another snippet of Kiwi Kiss card stock is layered at the bottom and Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain adds a snappy polish.
  • The "marvelous" sentiment from Bright Delights (I love these colored rub-ons) was layered over the window sheet.  It's floating.  How aquatic!

The Just Beachy stamp set (here's another example) and the Medium Window Sheets I used are found exclusively in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  If you would like a free copy mailed to you, please email me your name and address (US only, please).

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Stamp Set:  Just Beachy (113796, Occasions Mini), Polka Dot Background (109276)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Kiwi Kiss Textured (111345), Baja Breeze Textured (111345), Pacific Point Textured (111345), Riding Hood Red (111348)
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss (111835), Baja Breeze (111833), Riding Hood Red (111836) 
Cool Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Word Window Punch (105090), Star Punch (109045), 1" Circle Punch (109045), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Large Oval Punch (107305)
The Perfect Touch:  Clear Button (105447), Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111370), Window Sheets (114373, Medium), Bright Delights Rub-Ons (113887), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Pop-Up Glue Dots (104183)

Just beachy


  1. Thanks for using four of the featured colors in this project. They work together well. My personal favorite in this card is the Pacific Point ribbon.

  2. OH MY! You better stop w/your Bad self! I love your creations SO MUCH every time I need a peep to get me in the stamping mood I know where to go! HERE cause you always come up with creations that make me all worked up! THIS CARD is amazing! Ha..

  3. What a cute idea! I’m so glad I have this set and am ready to try it! Thanks Mary!

  4. Colleen Kramer

    Clever girl! What a great summer card. I just get to giggling when I see the little fish with the toothy grin…

  5. Oh my gosh, aren’t you clever!!!! This looks fab!


  6. Punch queen does it again. How do you do it?
    Love the card. Your ideas are endless. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Colleen Moreland

    What a cute card. I really like it.

  8. I love this idea. You are always full of them! I check out your blog each day and enjoy seeing what you have come up with. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

  9. Great idea for a scrapbook page!

  10. Very fun and very, very clever Miss Mary! You and it are indeed a couple of Marvelous Fish!

    Hugs and blessings – Jean

  11. So very cute, Mary! Clever use of the Circle Scissors Plus and the Word Window punch! Love it!

  12. Just when I think it can’t get any better! Suprise!! Great job.

    Linda H
    Sacramento, CA

  13. Michelle M. (mcstamperNE)

    It just so happens that I need to make a fish-themed card this week. Your clever creation could not be timed better. How fun! Thanks for the great idea!

  14. This is so clever! I love it! 🙂

  15. Very cute card! Love that stamp set.

  16. what a cute idea, Awesome!!

  17. Stephanie Daughtrey

    Love it! As usual…..

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