Well – it’s Good Friday. Literally.
Do you have a three-day weekend? Maybe you have today “off” instead? By which, of course, I mean…are/will you be wearing your “weekend pajamas” or your “go to work” pajamas?? I am SURE you’ll be wearing your DRESS pajamas on Easter Sunday, right?? I know I for sure will be! 😎
Since this is pretty much business-as-usual for us, I was able to do a live YouTube video yesterday. If you were able to join me – I appreciate you spending some of your day with me! If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!
I wanted another card to send as part of the Bee The Blessing Card Drive being sponsored by Stamp-N-Storage and I thought it would be good to make a couple with a more masculine feel. So….the Come Sail Away suite called! For the sample card – I used the DSP in Mossy Meadow colors – for the video…I did it again in Night of Navy. Both are identical and use the Sailing Home, So Sentimental and Ornate Thanks stamp sets. Take a look-see:
I love this modified gate-card with its belly-band, but I wanted it to be a little more traditional (and easier to display!).
So – I started with a Crumb Cake card base in my normal portrait tent-fold orientation. The gate-fold becomes the matted card front.
I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock at 5 1/4″ x 8″ and scored it along the long side at 2″ and 6″. Then I marked each short end at 2 5/8″ and used my Paper Trimmer to cut the “gates” into points.
I cut two strips of Come Sail Away DSP, cut them both into points and adhered them to the gates with Liquid Glue.
On the inside, I adhered a second design of the Come Sail Away DSP to a Mossy Meadow mat and then inside the gate-fold with Liquid Glue.
I adhered the entire panel to the front of the Crumb Cake card base with Liquid Glue.
On a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock, I stamped the compass image from the Sailing Home stamp set multiple times in Crumb Cake ink. Then I wrapped the strip around the card base and adhered the ends together with Liquid Glue.
The front sentiment, from So Sentimental, is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut with the larger label die in the bundled Stitched So Sweetly Die set. Over the sentiment, in Crumb Cake, I added the Sailing Home compass. Then I adhered the label to the belly band with Liquid Glue.
I pulled off the belly band to work on the inside. On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped a perfect sentiment from Sailing Home in Mossy Meadow. I added a Crumb Cake anchor and cut it with the next-to-largest rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Then, I adhered it on the inside with Liquid Glue – ensuring it would be hidden by the belly-band.
I replaced the belly band and added a Sail Away Trinkets anchor with a Glue Dot. On this Mossy Meadow card, I used a double-length of Line Thread to tie a simple bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot. On the Night of Navy version, I used a single-length of Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine.
Just a note – I would send this card with the belly band around the just the front of the card base/gate-fold (versus around the entire card). That let’s the recipient see the card in its best “display mode”! 😉
On the inside of the card, I added a sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White panel. In the corner, I added the anchor in Crumb Cake and the compass in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into the card base and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Sailing Home anchor and compass on the front…
…and more Come Sail Away DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! It’s easy to lose track of the super-cool goodies in the Annual Catalog, what with Sale-A-Bration and the Jan-Jun mini, isn’t it? But…don’t! The Come Sail Away Suite – anchored by the Sailing Home Bundle (see what I did there?!?) – is chock-full of wonderful products that are really awesome for creating masculine projects! The Come Sail Away DSP let me quickly make two cards – using the same stamp sets and designs…
So Sentimental with the WUNNERMUS Stitched So Sweetly Dies, melds in nicely – and, of course, there aren’t enough words for me to express how much I love the Ornate Thanks set and all the perfect sentiments it contains! I hope you like!
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Limited Time Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale!
The Ornate Garden Early Release is now available!
As has become my habit, I’ve put together an Ornate Garden Special Bundle for you – which, if you bought all the pieces and parts separately would cost you about $155 when you factor in Shipping and Tax (depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live!).
That’s about a 20% Savings!! 😳
But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER that will go away on 15 April!
Check it out!
Ornate Garden Suite Special Bundle – $124 (with FREE SHIPPING!)
Ornate Thanks Bundle -$46.75
Ornate Style Bundle – $52
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP – $15
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder – $9
Gilded Gems – $7
BONUS – When you order the Ornate Garden Suite Bundle you’ll get the Ornate Ribbon Combo Pack for free!
When you order the bundle – if you want some “extras” of the consumables (the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Gilded Gems, or Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) – you can even order one of each of those at a special price!
Got it? Okay – head on over to my Ornate Garden Special Bundle Sale to get signed up! Hurry – this offer is good only thru 15 April!
Let’s spread some kindness and joy! Send us your encouragement cards and thank you cards and we’ll send them to those in need. This will include health workers and medical staff on the front-lines caring for patients, and senior living facilities.
Don’t forget to write a special note in your card! This is also a great project if you have kids home from school.
Mail Cards To:
150 Michigan Street SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Please Note: Only send your cards with a special message, envelopes are not required.
Stamp-n-Storage will gather cards and send in bulk to locations across the U.S. Follow us on Facebook for updates on the Bee A Blessing Card Drive!
The United States Postal Service said there’s currently no evidence COVID-19 is being spread through the mail, pointing to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Surgeon General.
SNS has set up a Facebook page to promote this card drive. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/652305522277932/
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1″ x 10″ (belly band)
Mossy Meadow/Night of Navy Card Stock: 5 1/4″ x 8″ (front mat/fun fold – scored and folded at 2″ and 6″ – then cut as shown in the video); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: Stitched So Sweetly label (front sentiment); Stitched So Sweetly rectangle (inside sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);
Come Sail Away DSP : 1 7/8″ x 5″ (x 2 – cut to a point for the front flaps); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside of front fun-fold); envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!