Joset Designs

Deep Sea Adventure

June 28, 2016

Hello, Robin here with my first post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am so thrilled with this opportunity to be a guest designer and share my designs with all of you. I had so much fun creating this deep sea adventure card. I hope you enjoy making one as well.





  1. Use a paper trimmer to cut one 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of tan colored cardstock lengthwise at 4 1/4″.
  2. Fold the pieces of card stock in half to create two card bases that measure 4 1/4″  x  5 1/2″.
  3. Adhere the back side of one of the card bases to the inside flap of the second card base. Make sure to line them up perfectly. You will now have a three-paneled card base.
  4. Trim 1/8 of an inch off your third panel so when you fold your card it will lay perfectly flat.
  5. Close your card so your third panel is in the middle and your left panel is on top. place your fourth sized oval die from your Stitched Ovals die set (#1113) in the center of your card so it lays horizontal.
  6. Run the entire card through your die cutting machine until your top two card layers have cleanly cut through. you will now have a left window panel, a middle solid panel, and a right window panel.
  7. Emboss your window panels one at a time with your favorite sea themed embossing folder or one that creates the look of water or rocks. (With this card I used a zebra pattern one that looks wavy.) Make sure you only emboss your window panels.
  8. Trim out a blue background panel measuring 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and emboss it to match your window panels. You will adhere this to the middle solid panel to create your ocean background.
  9. Using your fourth and fifth size ovals from your Stitched Ovals set you will create a border for the front panel of your window card. Using a glue pen to apply a small amount to the back of the oval frame, carefully adhere it to the front of your card around the oval window.
  10. Using dies from the Seaweed die set (#1186) cut 7 green seaweed pieces, 2 orange coral pieces, 1 large and 2 small light pink coral pieces and the rims for them in darker pink, plus 5 brown big rocks and 5 brown small rocks.
  11. Using dies from the Small Shells die set (#1147) cut 1 brown starfish, 1 pink starfish and starfish overlay, 1 shell with its overlay.
  12. Cut 1 gray anchor using the Lighthouse die set (#1145).
  13. Cut 1 green sea turtle and sea turtle shell overlay using the Sea Turtle die set (#1185).
  14. Cut 2 layers of blue cardstock ocean waves the Boat die set (#1182). Adhere the pieces so one row of waves  ishigher than the other and trim them using the fourth size oval from the Stitched Ovals set, the same set used to cut out your windows.
  15. On the lower left corner of your card front, layer and adhere two green and one orange seaweed pieces and two brown rocks, one smaller, one larger.
  16. On the bottom right corner of your card front, layer and adhere one orange seaweed piece and three pink coral pieces, then add add one small rock and one large rock.
  17. On the inside of your front flap add one green seaweed and one brown starfish to the bottom right corner.
  18. On the inside of your right window panel adhere your two layers of ocean waves. The back of the waves is a perfect location to add your sentiment. I added a stamped image from the Ahoy Sentiments clear stamps set, ‘Have a  splashing day!’ (Tip: It’s easiest to stamp the sentiment before attaching the wave pieces to the window.)
  19. On the outside of your right hand window panel layer and adhere one green seaweed piece, one 1 pink double-layered shell and a large brown rock at the bottom left corner.
  20. On the bottom right corner arrange and adhere add three green pieces of seaweed, two large and two small brown rocks, one double-layered pink starfish, and the anchor.
  21. Lastly, add your sea turtle making sure to line him up so when you close the right window panel you can see that he is partly in the waves.
  22. Fold your card panels in and enjoy your triple-layered Deep Sea Adventure 🙂


Supplies used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

Stitched Ovals


Shells Small

Lighthouse (anchor)


Boat (waves)

Ahoy Sentiments Clear Stamps

Clear Double Sided Adhesive


Other – 

Cardstock in various colors

Embossing Folder with overal pattern

Acrylic block for clear stamp



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  • Raquel Mason June 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    What a great way to showcase all those fun die cuts!

    • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you very much Raquel. I appreciate your compliment 🙂

  • Carlene Towne June 28, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Robin, You have shown that you are a GREAT Designer, whose card will be copied by many…especially me! LOL! Your card and tutorial are brilliant.

    • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Carlene, thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment. I truly appreciate it. Such a confidence boost.

  • Kathleen Adams June 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    OMG, What? This card is so ingenious AND gorgeous! As soon as these dies get to me I’m making this! Thanks so much for the great tutorial.

    • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Kathleen, my goodness! Thank you very much for your wonderful compliment. I really appreciate it.

    • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Kathleen, my goodness! Thank you very much for your wonderful compliment. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  • Marjorie June 28, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    What a wonderful card. I’m so in love with the seaweed and shell dies. Thank you so much for sharing. And good luck to you on owning your own stamping company.

    • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you very much Marjorie. These dies are awesome. I love using them. I really appreciate your wonderful comment and the wish for my future endeavour 🙂

  • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Thank you Angela. I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely comment.

  • Angela Styles June 28, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Such a lovely design! well done Robin!

  • Joset van de Burgt June 28, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Beautiful card Robin!

    • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Hi Joset, thank you for creating such wonderful dies. 🙂

  • Melinda June 28, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Wow what a fun card ,can you just see a little kid getting this card ,wish they had cards like that when I was growing up awesome job post more of your work Robin you rock !

    • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Thank you so much Melinda. Such an encouraging compliment. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  • Karen Aicken June 28, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Great idea and card!! I especially like that the waves creates the area to put a greeting.

    • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Karen. 🙂

  • Susan P. June 28, 2016 at 8:26 am

    What a fun card! I can see this with lots of different die cuts. Thank you for sharing

    • Robin Cahill June 28, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Thank you Susan for such a lovely compliment

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