One of the Mini Catalog Suites of products that I will truly miss is the Snail Mail.  There is just something about those adorable little snails that make me smile.  Today I have a Snail Mail Birthday card to share.



It’s All About the DSP

You know how much I love the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.  It is generally the base all my cards are built on.  Today it is even the focal point of the card.  I not only used the strip of a sheet from the pack on the left side, but the snail is die cut from the DSP as well.

One of the great things Stampin’ Up! does is that they make the DSP so that you can use the matching dies to cut out a pre-colored image.  What a way to save time!  I used this little trick for the Snail.  There is no way I could make the colors so perfect!  The little heart attached to the shell is from the dies at well.  That little bit of extra adds quite a bit of Cute to the card.


After die cutting the snail and adding the heart, I couldn’t decide how to add it to the card.  I wanted a little different layer.  Going through my dies, I ran across the Painted Labels Dies.  They are another set that offer such a variety for layering!  I chose to make the layer in White to blend the white around the die cut snail.

I went one step further with the layer and did something I usually forget to do.  Quite a lot of the dies have an embellishment die in the mix.  I rarely use these simply because I do not think of it.  Today it sort of jumped out at me.  So I cut the little lace look in Real Red to match the heart from the Snail’s shell.  I love the added little bit of color and fancy it gives to a fun card.

Finishing Touches

The sentiment is from the Oval Occasions stamp set.  It fit perfectly on the little envelope die from the Snail Mail Bundle.  Everything is glued directly down with the exception of the snail.  It is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And of course, there is a little bling in the form of a Rhinestone next to the sentiment.

Generally for birthday cards I will stamp an image from the set I use on the envelope for mailing.  Just to let the person know there is something fun inside.  For today’s card I stamped the Happy Mail stamp and used the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch to cut it.  So that it stands out just a little bit, I went around the edges of the postage edge with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  That way it doesn’t blend in totally with the White envelope.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,