Seashell Birthday Card for The Paper Players

 Can you believe I do not have my Christmas cards completed? Why I didn’t take this opportunity to create another Christmas card instead of this seashell birthday card, I’ll never know. But these products from Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming January – June Mini Catalog were calling out my name.  It’s Sunday, and time to play in The Paper Players final challenge of the year!

This week, our Queen of Die Cuts, Lauri, has a color challenge for us:  Silver, Black and White. What a classic and elegant color combination it is. I used it to create this VERY easy birthday card using the new Seaside Seashells dies and Seashells 3D embossing folder. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

When I first saw the Sand & Sea Suite in the upcoming January – June Mini Catalog, I knew these products would be among the first I would order. Not only did I love the images and sentiments, I LOVED the embossing folder and the coordinating die. For today’s card, I began by embossing both silver foil and Shimmery White cardstock. I then used the die to cut them out. After adhering the silver die cut to the card base, I simply snipped out the shells from the Shimmery White one. They were adhered to the silver die cut using dimensionals.  Wink of Stella enhanced the sparkle of the paper, while pearls were the perfect accents.

seashell birthday card

To download a free tutorial for today’s seashell birthday card, which includes all the paper measurements, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the The Paper Players Design Team:


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THE SPRING MINI CATALOG RELEASE & SALE-A-BRATION PROMOTION are right around the corner, so that means it’s time for the Stampin’ Schach Product Shares!

Yep!!! There will be shares!  For information about my January – June Mini Catalog Shares, CLICK HERE!

If you have placed an order with me in the last 12 months, the NEW Stampin’ Up! January – June Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Promotion Brochure have been mailed out to you.  If yours have not arrived by December 25th, please email me at  Both go live on January 5th, 2021!

If you are not sure you have placed an order with me in the last 12 months OR if your address has changed, please email me: or  If you are not a current customer, but you plan on selecting me as your demonstrator, I will gladly send you a free catalog.  Just let me know!  I’m only an email away!

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As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…



  1. Merry Christmas! Stunning card! The seashell suite is one of my favorites from the new catalog.

  2. I know why you went with this seaside card instead of Christmas. One word: Pearls! When is SU going to put your face on the packaging already? You always place them perfectly. Absolutely stunning card! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. This is just stunning Ann and a wonderful way to showcase this set! I love it with the shimmery white shells; I think I’m going to CASE it with the new pearlescent paper, which has even more of a sheen to it! Gorgeous work!

  4. Your card is stunning! The seashells are awesome in this color combo! So gorgeous! Thanks for having me on the team this year!

  5. Oh. My. Goodness!! This is…stunning! Might just have to “borrow” the idea! Wonderful card, Ann! 🙂

  6. Such a beautiful Birthday card…wow! have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year my friend!

  7. Thrilled that you chose to highlight these new goodies (instead of making Christmas cards, LOL!) because they are stunning! I got the paper and now I can see I will just have to get the rest of the package too! GORGEOUS!

  8. Wow, Ann, your card is just stunning! I love the combination of the silver seaweed in the background with the shimmery white sea shells layered on top, and the sentiment has such a wonderful mix of fonts. An absolutely beautiful birthday card for one lucky recipient!

  9. Ann, this card is lovely!

  10. I love your card Ann and can hardly wait to get my Sand and Sea Suite.
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

  11. Omg BEAUITFUL BEAUITFUL, love it all, Ann,
    Hope all is well , and how’s our Girl doing,
    Have a safe day my friend ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  12. Ann – this is also my favorite set from the new catalog – and your card is stunning as always!

  13. Ann, I love that you stepped out of the box and made a birthday card with my colors! I love the beach, so this card makes me smile! I love walking on the beach to search for shells! I love the embossing and all the pearls! JUST WOW! This set is on my list. Thanks for making my challenge shine! Have a wonderful week, My Friend!

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