Come Sail Away Memories & More

Hello on this beautiful sun-filled day here in Lancaster, PA! I was busy last week working on projects for my Product Premiere and stamping club and it was so much fun playing with my catalog pre-orders. I just received the first order I placed when the catalog went live and can’t wait to work on more new projects! I will be posting the projects here in the weeks to come. Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card I made using the Come Sail Away Memories Card Pack – no stamping necessary!

Here is how I made the card:

  • I used a Whisper White Note Card for the card base.
  • Select a piece of paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack, cut at 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut a piece of the sailboat DSP at 3″ x 4″. The card pack has a variety of overlays to choose from and I selected the sailboat, which I trimmed down to 3″ x 4″ and attached to the DSP using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Tie a bow with the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand bakers twine and attach to sailboat piece with a glue dot.
  • There are two each of two different sticker sheets in the card pack. Select a greeting and accent piece and adhere to sailboat piece. I selected the “Happy Day” greeting and one of the compass images and attached it with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Attach the sailboat piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love using the Memories & More Card Packs. You can make a bunch of cards in no time at all, which makes them great for beginning crafters because you don’t even have to use stamps and ink! They are also great for casual and avid crafters that love to craft but are sometimes short on time. Stampin’ Up! sells an assorted package of Memories & More cards and envelopes designed specifically for the two sizes of the cards in the pack. I used the Stampin’ Up! Notecards because I was awaiting them in my most recent order, so give those a try if you have a package on hand.

Here is a short video about the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack.

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Sailing Home Suite

Hello! There are only a few hours left to order from the 2018-2019 catalog. The new 2019-2020 annual catalog goes live tomorrow, June 4th, at noon (MT) and 2:00pm (EST)! Today’s card features products from one of the new suites, Sailing Home. This suite is pictured on the front cover of the new catalog and on pages 144-146. There are some wonderful images and greetings (with a great type font) in the Sailing Home stamp set so I’m sure this will be a very popular suite!

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base – Crumb Cake card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 11″, score and fold in half.
  • Select a paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Papers and cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to card front.
  • Select a contrasting piece of Designer Series Paper and cut at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Adhere to piece of Crumb Cake card stock cut at 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″. Adhere at an angle to the card front.
  • Cut piece of Very Vanilla card stock at 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp lighthouse image with Soft Suede ink. Stamp image of sea gulls with Night of Navy ink. Stamp greeting at bottom of piece.
  • Wrap baker’s twine three times around card and tie in a bow. Attach the wheel trinket to a piece of linen thread and tie around bow.
  • Cut piece of Crumb Cake card stock at 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ and adhere to stamped piece. Adhere to card at an angle.

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Classic Garage Birthday Cards

Hello! Today I’m featuring two birthday cards using products from the Classic Garage Suite, which is pictured on pages 42-43 in the Occasions catalog. This is one of my favorite suites in the catalog and I’m so glad that the stamp set and coordinating dies will be carrying over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. These products are great for making masculine cards and are so much fun to work with!

I made this for my friend Bill’s birthday last month and used my “go to” layout, which is a great way to showcase our great Designer Series Papers.

This card was made for my brother Mark, who celebrated his birthday yesterday. I decided to use the same layout for this card too.

To make both of these cards here are the basic dimensions.

  • Tranquil Tide cardstock for card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half
  • Classic Garage Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Tranquil Tide cardstock mat for art piece – 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White base for art piece – 3″ x 3 3/4″

For the first card stamp the car with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and die cut it with the coordinating framelit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. Select a few of the gear dies and cut with Basic Black, Basic Gray and Silver Foil cardstock.

Wrap piece of silver metallic thread around Whisper White base and tape at back of piece. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the greeting in the upper left corner of the base with Tranquil Tide ink.

Adhere gears to base with multipurpose liquid glue. Adhere car using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere base to Tranquil Tide mat and adhere this piece to the card.

For the second card stamp the car with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and die cut it with the coordinating framelit from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies. Select a few of the gear dies and cut with Basic Black and Crushed Curry cardstock.

Using the oil splotch stamp, ink it up with Smoky Slate and stamp off once before stamping onto Whisper White piece. Do this several times. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the greeting in the upper left corner of the base with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

Adhere gears to base with multipurpose liquid glue. Adhere car using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere base to Tranquil Tide mat and adhere this piece to the card.

As a reminder, Tranquil Tide, one of the 2017-2019 InColors will be retiring soon. In addition, the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper will also be retiring. This is a terrific set of papers and it really makes the cards pop! If you have been thinking about purchasing them now is the time!

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Geared Up Garage

Hello! Today’s card is one that I made for my father, who turned 97 years old last week! He lives nearby in a wonderful personal care facility so I get to see him frequently. He is still able to get around quite well on his own, and as a lifelong reader, still has a voracious appetite for reading. You’d never know by looking at him that he is 97! Dad has always loved cars and as a retired industrial arts teacher, knew his way around fixing them too. I got a chance to work with the Geared Up Garage bundle during one of the make-and-take sessions at OnStage last year and knew immediately that I’d have to purchase it so I could make some cards for him in the coming year.

I partially CASE’d this idea from a card I saw on Pinterest. Here are the steps to make it.

  • Cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Select a piece of paper from the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper and cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card base.
  • Stamp the car image in Real Red ink and using the coordinating die from the Garage Gears Thinlits, run through the Big Shot.
  • Stamp “Best Dad” image in Memento black ink on piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and run through Big Shot with coordinating die.
  • Die cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock, using the third largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Randomly stamp the nuts in Memento black ink and the oil blobs in Crushed Curry ink.
  • Adhere circle to card, adhere “Best Dad” image and adhere automobile with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This card was fun to make and easy to put together. Dad absolutely loved it! I’m planning on using some of the designer papers to make a few Valentine’s Day cards for men and will post them sometime next week.

For those of you experiencing the great chill, especially in the Midwest, stay safe and warm! My brother lives in Wisconsin so I know what you are going through. Temps are due to drop to 2 below here in Pennsylvania overnight. I’m spending the rest of my stamping time this week making cards that will help me to “think spring!”

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