Seas the Day Birthday Card

Hello! Last Sunday my father turned 100 years old! He is a wonderful man and I treasure every minute I’m able to spend with him. I set up a Zoom gathering so that family and friends could join in the celebration and we had a great time reminiscing. One of my most favorite stamp sets for making cards for men is Sailing Home and I decided to use the light house as focal point. I also thought that the large frame die in the Sea Dies from the Seas the Day bundle would be a perfect accent. The Simply Marbelous Designer Series Paper, one of the free Sale-A-Bration items, made for a great background piece because it looks like water. I used bits and pieces from several other stamp and die sets, making this card a mashup!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Run through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the large frame die from the Sea Dies set. Use a sponge dauber or blending brush and Shaded Spruce ink to lightly accent the seaweed pieces at the bottom of the frame.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Stamp the lighthouse from the Sailing Home stamp set with Basic Gray ink. Run through die cutting machine with the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing Dies set. Brush Wink of Stella over the image.
  • Stamp greeting from the Handsomely Suited stamp set on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink. Cut out with any die or punch that will fit the greeting.
  • Cut a piece of the Balmy Blue paper from the Simply Marbleous DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. At the bottom third of the paper, stamp the sand image from the Oceanfront stamp set with Crumb Cake ink multiple times. Stamp the long leaf image on the right side of the paper with Shaded Spruce ink three times. Stamp the seagulls from the Sailing Home stamp set in the upper middle of the paper with Misty Moonlight ink two times.
  • Place the lighthouse on the DSP and then place the frame over it to position the lighthouse. Once it looks good, remove the frame and adhere the lighthouse. Adhere the frame over the DSP. Adhere piece to card base.
  • Adhere the greeting with dimensionals. Adhere a variety of Pebbles Enamel Shapes around the bottom of the frame.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. This set has a wonderful variety of greetings for all occasions. Stamp Happy Birthday on scrap piece of cardstock . I used the greeting from the Artistically Inked stamp set and cut the words apart.
  • For the numbers, cut a piece of an adhesive sheet the same size as a scrap piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock. Use the numbers from the Playful Alphabet Dies and run through the die cutting machine. Arrange the words and numbers and adhere. I also used part of the remaining piece of DSP to cut a strip at 3/4″ x 4″ and adhered on the reverse side at the bottom of the piece. Adhere entire piece to inside of card.

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Come Sail Away Quick Card Ideas

Today I’m sharing two quick card ideas using the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack which is part of the Come Sail Away Suite. I’ve really enjoyed making many cards with this product suite. They make perfect “guy” cards! I’m happy that the Sailing Home stamp set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies will be carrying over to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog however, all of the other products in the suite, including the Card Pack, are on the Last Chance list and will only be available while supplies last. The Card Pack is now $7.70, a 30% discount. Using the Card Pack makes putting cards together a breeze!

I recently made this card to send to my brother for his birthday. I did some stamping on this card but it still didn’t take much time to put it together. Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of the newsprint paper from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Papers at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to front of card.
  • Select a coordinating 3″ x 4″ card from the Card Pack. Stamp a greeting with Soft Suede ink and embellish with stickers from the Card Pack. I used greetings from the Perennial Birthday stamp set, one of my “go to” birthday greeting sets. Note: this set is on the Last Chance list.
  • Cut piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and adhere to the stamped piece.
  • Tie piece of Mini Braided Linen Trim around front of card and fray the edges. Attach Card Pack piece to front of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using one of the pieces of braided trim from the Card Pack stickers, adhere to edge on left side of piece and trim off the excess length.
  • Stamp birthday greeting with Soft Suede ink. Using the smaller sailboat image from the Sailing Home stamp set, stamp bottom boat with Crumb Cake ink. For the second boat, ink the stamp with Crumb Cake, stamp off and then stamp onto piece, overlapping the bottom boat.
  • Adhere to inside of card.

I made this card to send to my father. He is 98 years old and lives in a personal care facility nearby, however, due to Covid-19 I haven’t been able to visit with him since March 12 and am only able to do limited FaceTime sessions with him, so I send him cards every other week to say hello. There is no stamping on this card so it took very little time to put it together. Here is how I made this card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half.
  • Select one of the 4″ x 6″ cards from the Card Pack and cut 1/2″ off both sides of the card in order for it to fit onto the front of the card. Add one of the stickers from the Card Pack as an embellishment.
  • For the inside of the card cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card.
  • Select a 3″ x 4″ card with plenty of space for writing a note. The lighthouse image has lines so it is perfect for writing! I also used the “Love You” sticker from the 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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