Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I will be featuring the last batch of happy mail for Gerard cards. I want you to be able to enjoy them all and I don’t feel like drawing out the process any longer. By now you know that I am not a very patient person!


Barb Gourlay’s Card


Barb got very creative and used lots of different products on this lovely card.  Let’s see if I can figure it all out. First I will show you the card and you can think along with me!


Grace's Garden


Barb embossed her images in gold on vellum cardstock and she used Grace’s Garden on page 13 of the mini catalog as well as My Meadow from page 23. Just so you know, the dies from Grace’s Garden are available again! The “welcome” is from the Well Written dies and the birds are contraband (I think!). Barb stamped the coloured images on whisper white cardstock underneath and they are from My Meadow. Thanks for this beautiful, intricate card Barb. What a fun technique! I haven’t tried this yet, but I think you first stamp your coloured images and then lay the vellum over top and stamp your outline images in versamark so they are placed correctly.

Barb comes from Chatham, Ontario and I am blessed to have her on my team!


Faye Molsberry’s card


The next card is from Faye Molsberry and it is a lovely vintage card using the Come Sail Away suite. I love everything about this card, the attention to detail on the die cut with the sentiment, the colour scheme of soft suede, mossy meadow and very vanilla, and the braided linen trim. Thanks so much for your beautiful card Faye. Faye participated in the happy mail in Holland contest too, so you can read about her hometown and see her other card in this blog post. She is from Central Butte Saskatchewan which is quite far north.




Sailing Home Masculine Cards


Here you can see the detail that I love so much.


Come Sail Away suite


Shelly Merkin’s Card

Shelly’s card came late, but it was a lovely surprise. It is a fancy fold card that uses The Sailing Home stamp set as well. Let’s take a look:


Come Sail Away Masculine Cards


If you want to make this card you will need two pieces of patterned paper 5 7/16″ by 1 15/16″. The card is 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ scored at 2 1/8″ from either side of the long edge.


Inside of Come Sail Away card- masculine cards


I love how Shelly brought the party to the inside of the card. Don’t you just love this suite? That gorgeous rope accent is made using one of the Smooth Sailing dies. The anchor was embossed in silver as was the lighthouse on the outside of the card. The oval is adhered to one side of the flap using dimensionals so that the belly band can slide underneath to keep the card closed.

I have lost the envelope from Shelly’s card so I can’t tell you where she is from, I only remember that it is from somewhere in the States. Maybe Shelly will share that information with us in a comment. Thanks so much for your card Shelly, Gerard loved it too.


Fancy Fold Card Contest


My next card contest is a fancy fold one. You need to use Stampin’Up! supplies for your card, but they can be retired. I want you to be able to use up your stash. Cards should be received by May 31. You will be entered into a draw for the Little Ladybug stamp set and I will feature your card on my blog. If you could include a link or information on how you made your card and what the fold is called that would be ever so helpful. Please mail to Jackie Bultje, 81 Delaware Ave, Chatham, Ontario N7L 2W3.


More Inspiration


If you want more inspiration, be sure to  check out this blog post where I have used the Come Sail Away Memories and More cards to make a beautiful sampler. This sampler was inspired by my friend and fellow demonstrator Marion Greenlund. Want to kill some time and binge on Stampin’Up! videos? Check out my YouTube channel here and subscribe. Share with your friends too and spread the joy.


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