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3 Easy Card Ideas Using Seaside Bay

I love when a stamp set pairs so nicely with Designer Series Paper (DSP). Stampin’ Up! certainly “nailed it” with the By the Bay suite of products and today I have some easy card ideas that I think you are going to love. Card making does not have to be hard, take a lot of supplies, or take a lot of time. With the By the Bay DSP and the Seaside Bay stamp set & dies, you can make some beautiful cards quite quickly.

And, if you don’t necessarily love the “beachy theme” of these cards, it’s a great layout that you can use with virtually any designer series paper and stamps!

Learn easy card ideas with the seaside bay stamp set and by the bay designer series paper

For these cards I just used my Stylish Shapes dies to cut the circles and the Seaside Bay dies to cut the bird images directly from the Designer Series Paper. I love images on DSP that I can cut out because they are so beautifully colored. And then, when I run out of them from the DSP, I also have the stamp that I can stamp my own and cut out with the die!

Check Out These Easy Card Ideas in This Video Tutorial

In the video I will give you several tips for making this card, as well as show you a few others that I made with the By the Bay suite of products. These are super fun coordinating products that will help you create some quick and easy cards for any occasion.

Remember, the card layout I used for this project would be perfect with other papers, stamps and inks. I know sometimes it is hard to look beyond the products I use, but I really want you to try that….. it will help you get more use out of other products. (even though these products are super adorable!)

Seaside Bay Card Details

Let’s take a closer look at the card I made in the video, as well as the cutting dimensions and supplies I used.

learn easy card ideas with the seaside bay stamp set but also that you can create using any stamps, paper and ink.

This card starts with a simple card base and then I let the Designer Series Paper do all the work. The circles and the bird are cut from the By the Bay Designer Series Paper. Easy Peasy!


  • Mint Macaron Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Inside: Basic White – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Inside: Night of Navy – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Everything else is cut using the Stylish Shapes Dies and the Seaside Bay Dies.

Click the button below for the complete list of all the supplies that I used.

quick and easy card made using seaside bay stamp set from stampin up

You can see on this card that I used the same layout design, but I stamped the crab in Coastal Cabana ink and cut out with the die, instead of the seagull. I hope that it helps you see how you can change up a card idea with different images.

Here are a couple other cards that I made with these products. Make sure to watch the video to see them up close. Pictures just never do card justice, the video shows them so much better!

card idea using the By the bay suite of products from stampin up

Thank you so much for visiting my website today! I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card making project. I would love to answer any of your questions, please reach out to me through e-mail! If you would like to place a Stampin’ Up! order, I would be thrilled if you selected me to be your demonstrator.

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6 thoughts on “3 Easy Card Ideas Using Seaside Bay”

  1. Jackie I LOVE your fun fold tutorials started sometime last year with your husband. Please let me know how to obtain printed copies for the card templates. I wear glasses too and need them desperately for my cataracts +. I’ve had diabetes for almost 50 years yet I am very young senior lol. I take my time making my cards because of my issues with health. I REALLY need to be able to make my shoe box Templates!!! I’m just a beginner that has just recently gained some confidence with using my paper trimmer. Thank you so much!!


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