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Sat 13

Whale of a Smile
by Sherry Hester

Welcome everyone to day six of our blog blitz! I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the inspiration this week. There are so many possibilities with the new Memory Box “Whale Hello There” set and matching dies. Another super die is the Sheer Circle Trimming die ... a thin but mighty die ... which is also used on this easy-peasy card. The ocean’s the limit with these stamps and dies from the fun and fabulous new release!!

Whale Smile - 1

I started with a 5” x 3.75” piece of white card stock, and ran the Sheer Circle Trimming die twice through my die cutting machine, one right above the other, starting approximately two-thirds of the way down on the piece. To give it an “oceany” feel, I sponged Faded Jeans Distress Ink over the die cut area. The waviness of this die provided a perfect background for the focal point.

Whale Smile - 2

I next stamped and die cut the whale and one of the fish from the Whale Hello There sets. I sponged a light gray color onto the whale’s body, adding a little pink for his cheek. The smaller fish was sponged with Dried Marigold with a little pink for the cheek as well.

I mounted the whale and the fish onto the white card stock with foam tape. I stamped and die cut the heart and sponged it in with Worn Lipstick. This was mounted just above the whale’s spout with foam tape. I then stamped the bubbles and filled them in with Faded Jeans. I added some clear glitter to the heart and the bubbles for a little sparkle.

Whale Smile - 3

This assembled piece was then mounted with foam tape to a white A2 card base, as shown.

Whale Smile - 4

If you would like a chance to win the Sheer Circle Trimming die … one of my favorites from the new release, by the way … please leave a comment on this post! You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, May 14th, to comment on this and all of the posts. The winning comment will be chosen at random … it just might be you!

Have a wonderful weekend!




Adorable card...just makes one smile.

I shore like this a lot!! A whole Lot! TFS

I'm loving these fun cards and the sheer circle trimming die is already on my wish list fab card thanks for sharing.

I love the soft inkings on the whale and fish, so sweet!

So adorable! The goldfish looks good enough to eat! TFS!

your use of the sheer circle trimming die is a terrific way to anchor your other elements. It inspires me to think of how I might use it!

Adorable. Love the whales and the sentiment is so cute!


A wonderful card, a great spirit-lifter and friendship card! Always appreciate ways to use those long dies...

Awww Sherry, how sweet, love the sentiment with this!

That shore is a cute card!

Darling card! Love the fish and whale and the cute sentiment! The Sheer Circle Trimming Die adds a great look and bit of texture!

Very fun card ! Love the sentiment and how you used the Sheer Circle Trimming die !

The waves and tiny circles are adorable! Super cute!

Super adorable card! Love the new stamp set.

This is really cute, and I do like the Circle trimming die. It really adds to the card.....

Very sweet card!!! Love all of your new ocean themed stamps!!!

Cute and clever!

This is so cute. I like the coloring and the sparkle.

Love the soft color palette, so cute!

Love it!

Cute card.

Gorgeous card = so cute! xxx

This is such a sweet card and that little circle die makes a clever border!

Love this whale Stamp. Such a cute card.

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