Ahoy! New stamps are sailing in to Sweet Stamp Shop!

Ahoy! It’s time for a new release at Sweet Stamp Shop, and we have four fabulous sets arriving in the store today!

I made three cards for this release, and each has a little secret. My first card features mirror stamping with the “Fishy” set:

The fish on the left is stamped like normal, and the fish on the right was mirror stamped. I used the info I found in this tutorial on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to flip the image. It’s so much easier than I thought it would be!
My second card uses the “Fishy” and “Beach Bum” sets, with a guest appearance from the “Alpha Tabs” set for the crab’s “salty” language. The secret on this card is how I stamped the sun…with the back of the beach ball stamp in the “Beach Bum” set.
I saved the most elaborate surprise for my third card. I wanted to make a treasure chest, but there wasn’t one in the set. I made my own by stamping the clay pot from the “Stuck on This” set twice, using one as the lid and the other as the base. I cut a strip of acetate to open and close the chest. (It’s hidden behind the sequins in the chest and I made an inner layer with the lid to hide the sentiment, and the other half of the acetate.)
Here’s a look at what the card front looks like with the lid closed and with it open:
I used stamps from the “Ahoy” set to create the treasure map corner, for the banner sentiment, and of course, the parrot on the top of the treasure chest. The stamped sand texture is from the “Beach Bum” set. The pirate hat is from the “Too Hip” set, and the fox and birthday stamp are from the “Foxy” set. 
Here’s another look at Sweet Stamp Shop’s August release: “Beach Bum“, “Sail Away Sayings“, “Ahoy” and “Fishy“:
Make sure to stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop blog for more info on these sets, including new release specials, bundles or discounts!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

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