Wednesday, February 22, 2023


Today I used a few more of the products from the By the Bay Suite Collection.

The By the Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper that is part of this Suite of products has so many beautiful patterns that it was difficult to choose which ones to use.  I chose three different designs and each of these is a Specialty Paper -- meaning that it has some type of special effect on the design.

The two circles both have gold foiling as part of the design and the background paper has a somewhat iridescent effect mixed in with the watercolor design.  This paper reminded me of water glistening in the sunlight.  The colors are so soft and pretty, and it makes me think of sitting in the sand on a beach someplace.

Our Sandpiper friend has joined us again today, and I think he is thinking about the school of fish swimming behind him.

The grass reeds were die cut from Mint Macaron cardstock with dies from the Seaside Bay Dies.  The pretty Bashful Blue Ombre Ribbon is also part of this Suite.  This ribbon is so easy to work with.  It is a nice medium width but is not stiff or heavy, so it is extremely easy to tie into bows or simple double knots like I did for this card.

The sentiment is from the Seaside Bay stamp set, and since it never hurts to have a few sympathy cards on hand, I decided that the soft and calming colors in this card worked well for a sympathy card.  The sentiment and it's scalloped oval mat were both punch with the Double Oval Punch.

The inside sentiment is from the retired stamp set called Thoughts and Prayers.  This is another of those stamp sets that I will probably always hang on to as the sentiments are some of my long-time, go-to favorites.

A strip of the same designer series paper that I used for the background on the front of the card was added to the bottom edge on the inside.  You can also see that I used it again on the envelope flap which is peeking out from behind the card.

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, please use this link to download a free copy.

A list of current products used on the card is shown below.

Product List

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