Stampin’ Up! Smooth Sailing Home with Video Tutorial

Hey, y’all – how’s the weekend going?  We had rain yesterday – which we rather desperately needed.  And it cooled it down for a bit – sort of like a swamp cooler does – cooler AND more humid! 🙂  But the plants and veggies were all mostly glad for a drink – and I was glad they got one that I didn’t have to give them!

So – if you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live, I sure appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay to see how to make this card, here ’tis! Oh – and I DID also share some sneak peeks of the goodies from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog that I got while we were in Maui.  Just sayin’!


I pulled out the Sailing Home stamp set with its coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies to make this nautically-themed, patriotic thank you card!  And the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP – kind of unexpectedly –  works perfectly.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

Several of the elements were incorporated due to the Inspo List at Festive Friday.  I got stripes, circles, bright colors, and embossing!

The whole theme was inspired by the photo at The Card Concept – I’d say this is Clean and Layered!

I started with a piece of Basic Gray paper from the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP that I matted on Smoky Slate for the card front.  Then I embossed a Basic White panel in the checkered folder from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders, and matted it on Smoky Slate.

I wrapped two lengths of the Real Red ribbon from the Playful Pets Twine Combo around the panel – adhering them in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a Night of Navy and a Real Red square and embossed both of them with a die from the Stitched With Whimsy Die set.

I cut a Basic White wheel with the Smooth Sailing die and popped it onto the Real Red square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On another piece of Basic White, I stamped the Sailing Home anchor image in Night of Navy and cut it with its die from Smooth Sailing.  Then I popped it onto the Night of Navy square.

I stamped the Sailing Home sentiment in Real Red on a strip of Basic White and snipped banner ends with my Paper Snips.  Then I popped it over the ribbon with Dimensionals.  Hint: in the video, I used Night of Navy for the sentiment – and it looks really cool, too! 🙂

I added a few gold Metallic Pearls and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the smaller sailboat image from Sailing Home in Night of Navy on a Basic White panel.  Over the top, I added the seagulls image in Smoky Slate.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Night of Navy sailboat and Smoky Slate seagulls on the front…

…and more of the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the crisp, nautical look of this card, don’t you?  The Sailing Home set, with the matching Smooth Sailing Dies is perfect for masculine cards, but also works great for cards for ANYone who is a fan of the sea!  And the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP is so versatile – subtle elegance on one side and a little more oomph on the other with the pretty embossed foil accents!

I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Gray: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Smoky Slate Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for embossed panel)

Basic White Cardstock: 3″ x 4 1/2″ (embossed panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); 1/2″ x approx 2″ (sentiment); Smooth Sailing die cuts

Night of Navy and Real Red Card Stock: 2″ x 2″ squares

Simply Elegant Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 


I’ll never admit to taking a little nap right after we eat dinner.

That’s what “old” people do and even though I am getting ready to kick down the “60” door (how the HECK did that happen anyway?!?) – I am not quite ready to acknowledge it and also – it’s just a number, right?  And…60 is the new 40.  And all that yada yada. 😉

So – instead of calling it a nap, I’ll do like my friend Paul used to do and call it…”pre-sleeping”.

The other night when I finished my pre-sleeping session, I roused myself to discover I’d been busted.

Time to feed the ponies, Mom!


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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Smooth Sailing Home with Video Tutorial

  1. I missed your live but will catch the replay. I love this card!! These are two of my favorite sets! Thanks for sharing.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Pam – hope you enjoy the replay! 🙂

  2. Love your card! Perfect colors and fantastic design! 🙂 Oops, hate it when the dog busts you “pre-sleeping”. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      He’s too observant. I was keeping it on the total DL and he found me out! 🙂

  3. Heather Heroldt

    This is fun – LOVE these bold patriotic colors! Such a great use for this set, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Heather – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Great card—checks lots of challenge boxes and really cute to boot! Love that ribbon too.
    Don’t let Finn fool you…he was pre-sleeping with you and just awoke before you!

    • stampsnlingers

      There you go – that’s my new story and I’m sticking with it! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  5. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Such an awesome card Mary 🙂 Love every detail, your design is perfect. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concepts this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – appreciate the you AND the kind words! 🙂

  6. What an awesome nautical card! So happy you played along at The Card Concept!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Esther! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  7. Great creation for the Festive Friday challenge! Thanks for joining us!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Melanie – appreciate you taking time to come by and leave a comment!

  8. Love this very handsome card. Great colors, images and love the use of the embossing folder. Thank you for playing along with the Festive Friday Challenge!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Sharon – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Helen Jennings

    I love the colour palette on this card. It is so crisp and very nautical. Thank you for joining us at the Festive Friday Challenge

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Helen – appreciate you taking time to come by! 🙂

  10. Congratulations, Mary! Your project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. As a reminder, you can hop over to the challenge to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again really soon!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much for letting me know, Stephanie! 🙂 I appreciate it! 🙂

  11. Congratulations, Mary! Your project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. As a reminder, you can hop over to the challenge to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again really soon!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Melva – I appreciate it very much! 🙂

  12. What a terrific card Mary, so clean and crisp with the nautical theme! You’re right, age is just a number, so don’t dread the new decade, celebrate your entrance to it! (I can say this as your “older” former teamie ha ha!) Thanks so much for sharing your awesome card at Sunday Stamps, it’s always wonderful to see your card in the gallery!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Stef – I appreciate it! 😉

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