Under the Sea Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Under the Sea Blog Hop



Thank you for joining us for our Under the Sea adventure with project sure to please even Poseidon, himself!  If you arrived here from the talented Pam’s blog you’re in the right place.  If not, you might want to start the hop with Connie Can Crop so you don’t miss a thing.  This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters in the hop.

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What do you need to do to win?  Easy!  Just become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects. You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. Winner will be announced on Wednesday 7/20/16 at Connie Can Crop.
 Now to My Projects
 Here’s my first card which uses a cut file from the Wet & Wild Kit from SVGCuts.  I used a number of digital papers here from the Deep Blue Sea Kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs and Marina Mist, Rose Red and Whisper White card stock by Stampin’ Up…always my first choice for card stock.

Fin-tastic wm 1

You can see more pictures in the gallery if you click on the card, but I did want to share with you the surprise fold with this card.  The sample card shows the greeting on the front.  I didn’t want to cover up all those sea treasures and the back seemed so empty, so I decided to place the greeting there.

Fin-tastic wm 5

Next up is a card I really like, though I’m not quite sure how I’d mail it.  I made it using a cut file by Daniela Moscone purchased in the Silhouette store.  The top of the card is designed to open.  Instead, I secured it with dimensionals and placed the greeting inside the pearl and the sentiment on the back.

Precious as a Pearl wm 1

When you open the shell, you find the greeting…and a pearl!  I found the saying in a search on-line and I think it’s most fitting.  You can see more pictures by clicking on the card, but if you don’t want to do that, I’ll share the back says, “That’s my friendship with you.”

Precious as a Pearl wm 3

And here’s a card which employs acetate to provide a peek inside where the image has been created.  I ran the acetate through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder to give it a watery look.  The images inside were all created digitally with the By the Sea set by Stampin’ Up.  I sure do miss My Digital Studio.  If you’d like to make a card similar to this, there’s a tutorial and template on the Hints, Tips & Tutorials page.  Look for “By the Tide”.

By the Tide 1

Well, that’s all for me today…time to swim off to my blogging buddy, Holli.  I’ve seen a sneak peek, so I know you’re gonna like what she has in store for you.

And here’s the full line-up in case you become lost at sea:

I also submitted one or more cards to the following challenge:



32 Responses to “Under the Sea Blog Hop”

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  1. Everything is beautiful Kim! What type of printer do you have? Your digi paper came out great! Thanks for sharing

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Angela, I have an HP Wide Format printer. Nothing special and if you saw the paper up close you wouldn’t be as impressed. I have a real problem with colors not being true…what I see on my computer screen is not what comes out of the printer. I was told there is a way to calibrate a printer for truer color, but I never did check into that.

  2. Christi says:

    Kim these are just gorgeous! I always am impressed with your card making! Thank you sooo much for sharing an hopping with me! I will see you next time! 🙂

  3. Jeanette says:

    I “sea” so much to like in this blog post. Great cards!!!

  4. Your cards are AMAZING Kim!! I love them all very much! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  5. Michelle kinder says:

    You went all out. I love your projects!

  6. Pam Lash says:

    I love all your cards – spoiled for choice – tons of talent and time put into this hop!! TFS!!

  7. Shelly Schmidt says:

    I just love all of your SVG cards- always!!! I cannot ever imagine making fun cards like that- once I leave my job end of this month, will get the Silhouette turned on and get cranking with attempts to figure it out!!! I have only cut out simple shapes- plus one more project….a while back. Love everything- but gotta say, the pearl in the oyster is my fav!!!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I love that card, too! And it was so simple. When you dust the Silhouette off, I’m only too happy to help you out! It take a bit of patience at first!

  8. Waterfully wonderful!!! Ok. I’m out of the loop… What happened to My Digital Studio? Whatever happened to it, you did fantastic without it. I L-O-V-E the pearl card. Clean!!! As for mailing it, Anna Griffin has some really great “box” envelopes for all of those 3D and massively embellished cards. It’ll just cost a little extra in postage. Great hopping with you.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      That was Stampin’ Up’s Digital Program. They discontinued selling digital images several years ago. I can still use what I purchased, but I would love to have their newer products in digital as well. I will definitely look into the box envelopes you mention, thanks!

  9. great cards as per usual! I am especially fond of the last one but they are all fantastic!!

  10. JenniferE says:

    Fabulous cards! Great layers and colors on the first and love the shell on the second.

  11. Miranda says:

    These are AWESOME!!!

  12. Ashley W says:

    Great cards! I LOVE how the elements on the first one go right off the edge. Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

  13. Georgiana says:

    They all look great.

  14. nclights7 says:

    Adorable! I love the anchor ribbon on the last card!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Amanda. It really sets it off nicely, I agree. It’s actually DSP cut down to look like ribbon.

  15. Tovar, Vicky says:

    Amazing cards Kim. I love them all. Great designs and colors. TFS and have a fun hop. Good luck in the drawing.

  16. Lynn McAuley says:

    Living near the Texas Gulf Coast, this is one my my favorite themes! I love all these seaside images so wonderfully crafted in your talented hands, Kim!

  17. Your cards are so beautiful!! I love them all!

  18. Connie says:

    Just love your cards! All so unique and gorgeous!! Thanks a bunch for joining the hop!

  19. Kelly S says:

    Swoon! I love all and anything nautical so each of these cards just stole the show – and my heart! I love the little ‘pearl’ inside the clamshell – super clever!

  20. Wow! This is a great set of cards! Love all the interactive parts ;o) Thank you so much for joining our “Summerfun, beach & sea” challenge at the Cards und More blog! Good luck and happy crafting,
    Maike ;o)

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Maike. I love interactive cards, too. It’s the unexpected and it gives the recipient a real kick.

  21. Love this card Kim!!!

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