Come Sail Away Card

Hello and welcome to week 1 of my Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite Showcase. This Suite is made up of the Sailing Home bundle as well as a Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack, Embossing Folder, Baker’s Twine and metal Trinkets.

This Suite is perfect for anyone who loves sailing or the sea but it is great for so much more. The stamp set has sentiments to cover congratulations and thank you but also motivational phrases such as ‘Set sail in the direction of your dreams’ – and the font is fabulous.

This week I wanted to share with you a simple card which can be created with just the Sailing Home stamp set and some basic supplies. In the coming weeks we will ‘step up’ the projects to include more products from the Suite.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then followed this with a slightly smaller layer of Night of Navy cardstock. The main card front is a layer of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper.

I created a watercolour wash using Night of Navy ink. Firstly, I used an Aqua Painter to wet the entire layer of watercolour paper. I then pressed a small acrylic block into my Night of Navy ink pad to form a palette. I used the Aqua Painter to pick up ink from the palette and apply to the watercolour paper until I achieved the desired coverage.

Once dry, I spritzed water onto the paper using a Stampin’ Spritzer and dabbed with a tissue to lift some of the ink.

Again, once dry, I stamped images and the sentiment (Let hope be your anchor through the storms of life) from the Sailing Home Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink. I distressed the edges using a distressing tool (you can use the blade of a pair of scissors if you don’t have a distressing tool BUT be very careful – please!) and curled the corners to give a worn look.

I adhered the watercolour paper to the card base by applying Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the centre. Don’t stick down your distressed edges though else you’ll diminish the effect.

I think this would be a wonderful card for someone who is going through hard times. Let them know you are thinking of them and remind them to hold on to hope.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Please join me again next week as we incorporate more elements from the Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click the individual links below (or here) and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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Sailing Home Card

Watch my latest video tutorial to find out how I made this fabulous Sailing Home Card. You can find the video on my YouTube channel or watch below. You can also find a list of products used at the end of this blog post. If you would like to purchase any of the items (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click the links and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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New, new, new!

The new catalogue is live! Have you placed your first order yet? If so, what did you go for? If not, what is top of your wish list?

Most of this week I have been talking about Father’s Day as it’s just around the corner. To continue this theme I thought we could have a look at some of the new ‘masculine-inspired’ bundles available in the new catalogue.

Ride with me…

First, we have ‘Ride With Me’ which makes the cutest little 3D truck you have ever seen! Make it in any of the Stampin’ Up! cardstock colours, decorate to your heart’s content, fill with goodies and send it trundling on its way!

Above the clouds…

Then there is ‘Above the Clouds’ which is a great replacement for ‘Lift Me Up’ from the previous catalogue but with a punch rather than a die set. There is something magical about hot air balloons – a feeling of space, freedom and the great outdoors.

Sailing home…

Finally there is ‘Sailing Home’ which is a nautical-themed bundle. This is a theme which is really on-trend at the moment. It’s great for people who love the water or the seaside but also for home décor projects and travel-inspired makes.

So, whether the men (or women or children) in your life like automobiles, hot air balloon or sailing there’s something new for you!

Next time…

However, if none of those hit the spot, tomorrow we’ll have a look at more new stamp sets and the products which are carrying over and are also great for masculine makes.

Product list…

If you would like to purchase any of the bundles I have mentioned, simply click the link and you’ll go straight to my online shop.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or send me an email to

Happy crafting!

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