Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Stampin' Up By the Tide 8"x8" Crab Salad Recipe Swap Card

Well thank goodness for no snow today.  I have to drive back in to Bay City for a funeral service again today.  The roads were pretty slick yesterday after about 2-1/2" of fresh snow; but, I made it there and back O.K.  I did see two fender benders in town and one van in the ditch on our little country roads.

My Good Friend and Fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Kadie, asked me to participate in a Stampin' Up 8" x 8" Recipe Card Swap.  I was a little nervous as I've not done anything like this before; but, this is now my second recipe card swap and I think I'm doing O.K.

This one is my FAVE so far out of the two as the little crab just makes me smile!!!

Let's take a peek and hope you get a smile too:

Honest to Goodness, that crab just cracks me up!  I just adore him!  I tried to capture him holding up the recipe card and think I achieved my goal.

For my recipe card base, I used Stampin' Up's Lost Lagoon Cardstock. 


For the crab, I used various current and retired SU punches and SU's Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock.  I pieced him together and adhered him to the recipe card base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue and added some of SU's Crystal Effects on his eye's for a nice shine. 


For the radish, I used a retired die set for the leaves with SU's Designer Series Paper Stack in Old Olive and sponged around the edges with SU's Old Olive Ink.  I used SU's Real Red Cardstock for the radish and sponged around the edges using SU's Real Red Ink.  Again, I used Mono Multi-Purpose Glue to adhere the leaves to the radish and then the radish to the recipe card base.


Using SU's By the Tide Stamp Set (found on page 82 of the SU 2015-2016 Annual Catalog), I stamped the vegetation in SU's Lost Lagoon Ink 3 different times (I stamped off once on scrap paper and then stamped on my recipe card base).

Using one of SU's Scallop Punches, I punched small sections of SU's Garden Green Cardstock to resemble a slice of Green Pepper.  The slices of Green Peppers were then adhered to the vegetation using Mono Mult-Purpose Glue.

The small crab is from SU's By the Seashore (Retired) Stamp set and was stamped in SU Lost Lagoon Ink; again, using the stamp off once technique.

The lemon slice is from SU's A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set and can be found on page 35 in the SU 2016 Occasions Catalog.  I stamped the lemon slice in SU Daffodil Delight Ink (full strength) on Whisper White Cardstock, shined it up with some of SU's Crystal Effects and adhered it to my recipe card base using Mono Multi-Purpose Glue.

The Nantucket label is from SU's By the Tide Stamp Set.  I used SU Real Red Ink and stamped on Whisper White Cardstock; again, using the stamping off technique.  The label was adhered to the recipe card base using a Stampin' Dimensional.

The little poem was stamped in Lost Lagoon Ink using the stamping off technique also.

That's all I have for today.  Hope you enjoyed the recipe and the embellished card.

If you have any questions or need more information on any of my cards or projects, please feel free to leave me a comment.  

Have a great day!

I recently discovered that people are using my cards and/or projects, duplicating them and entering them into challenges.  My cards and projects are my own creations and are not to be used in challenges or sold at craft shows; etc., for profit.  I don't mind if you duplicate my creativity to pass on to family members or friends as gifts or Occasions cards; but,  Please be considerate of others creativity!  Thank you!

If you are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up products, you can order from me on-line at and please choose me, Lynn Gauthier, as your Demonstrator.



This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.


1 comment:

  1. Even MORE FUN in person. THANKS for sharing in this swap with the group Lynn.