hoping all your birthday fishes come true

Hoping All Your Birthday Fishes Come True is a stamp from the Whale Done stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I used it to make this fun super simple card. You can create this card in mere minutes with stamps, ink and paper topped off with a couple of rhinestones. 

Stampin’ Up! Materials

  • Stamp Set: Whale Done
  • Paper:
    • Whisper White Thick card stock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored and folded at 5-1/2″, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
    • Pacific Point card stock: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
    • Medium white envelope
  • Ink: Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
  • Tools: Stamping Sponge
  • Embellishments: Whale of a Time Sequins

Hoping All Your Birthday Fishes Come True


  1. Mark off a stripe on the white panel with Post-It Notes above and below where you want to stamp the “water”. Make sure the Post-Its are straight to give a crisp, clean line when you remove them.
  2. Dip a sponge in the Balmy Blue ink pad, then sponge on the white panel between the Post-It Notes, then repeat with a sponge dipped in Pool Party ink. To add some coarse texture, I went over the damp sponging with a dry kitchen sponge.
  3. Before removing the Post-It Notes, repeatedly stamp the fish with Pumpkin Pie ink across the sponged strip on the panel. Note – make sure to not stamp the fish right side up, and you can ask me how I know!!
  4. Remove the Post-It Notes and stamp the sentiment above the “water” with Pacific Point ink.
  5. Adhere the white panel to the Pacific Point panel, then adhere both to the card base.
  6. Add three sequins to the left of the sentiment above the “water”. Secure them with Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  7. Stamp fish across the flap of the envelope. Write card, insert into envelope, address and send!

The card is quick, simple and fun. It is sure to bring a smile to anyone who receives it.

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Stamping regards,
Linda K, The Stamp Coach