Hello stampers, I’m back with a gorgeous Come Sail Away sampler. It is so hard for me to stay away from this Come Sail Away suite as I am always drawn to the water and to all things nautical. I also love samplers! What about you? What’s your go to set in this catalog? Do you love making samplers too? This one is a 12 x 12 and will fit in either a regular frame or a shadow box. Mine is in a dark shadow box and I think it might look nicer in a simple white frame.
What makes this Come Sail Away Sampler so awesome is that it is so very easy and quick to make. The Memories and More pack make it this way. Three of the sections are made using the beautiful laser cut cards in this kit. I simply matted them with night of navy 1/4 inch bigger than the cards. I will include a list of supplies that you will need to make this sampler yourself at home. The whole thing took me about an hour to make.
Did you know that this sampler was made using no stamps at all? This is a great beginner project for that reason. I also thought it would be very nice to include a memorable picture in the bottom panel where it says celebrate today. That would add the perfect personal touch. These cards were designed to be used for scrapbooking but they can also be used for cards. In fact, Stampin’Up! makes special cards and envelopes to coordinate with these cards. If you are like most people and sometimes find yourself wishing you had more hours in a day, you might want to check out this product line. You can keep it simple or you can go fancy, but either way it is a wonderful time saver!
Every Tuesday at 7pm EST I do a Facebook live video showing the cards that we made at coffee and a card that morning. This time we used the Come Sail Away suite. Here is the link so you can check it out too.
Thanks so much for joining me today, sorry it has been a while since I posted. This was due to my wanting to spend the last week of vacation with my kids and grandkids but also because I needed to rest my wrist and thumb some more. The healing is simply not happening. Tomorrow I am going to try acupuncture for the first time!
I always look forward to seeing your comments and every online order excites me and brings me deep gratitude.
Hello stampers. A Good Man is the name of a new stamp set in the upcoming annual catalog. Not much longer to wait, this amazing catalog goes live on Tuesday! If you live in Canada and need a catalog let me know. They cost $5 to ship but this will be credited back to you on your first order. A Good Man is perfect for Father’s Day but also just to say I love you or thank you to a great guy. There is no happy birthday sentiment in this set but you could combine it with another set for that or simply write in the inside. People who love you cherish your handwriting!! Here is the trio of cards that I have for you for Tuesday’s coffee and a card class. The green gingham one was given to me as a swap card by Pat Skirtschak. She does lovely work and I’m so happy she gave me this card. I hope to do a tutorial video on it later today.
Pat used the Gingham Gala patterned paper for the middle card as well as Waterfront Stamp set for the palm trees and the water and birds from High Tide. Those lovely stitched rectangle framelits also add a lot to this card. If you want this Gingham Gala paper order it now, it is retiring! The current host code is YDZAPF6Y.
The most important technical detail on this card is that the granny apple green card front that wraps around the back is 3 1/4″ by 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.The gingham paper is 3″ by 4″, so you can get two pieces out of a 6″ by 6″ sheet of gingham gala paper. I will do a video later on showing how to make it.
I just love the images in A Good Man, they are perfect for colouring with Blends although watercolouring with our watercolour pencils would also be very nice. I’m just a Blends addict! The paper is from the Come Sail Away suite. Both of these cards are perfect examples of the #loveitchopit theory. You can get six card fronts out of one 12 x 12 sheet of paper. Cut three strips of paper 4″ x 12″ and then cut into 5 1/4″ pieces.
This card uses the exact same layout but uses a pop of real red instead of night of navy. The patterned paper from Come Sail Away is 4″ by 5 1/4″, the white piece is 2 1/4″ by 3 7/8″. The real red is 2 3/8″ by 4″. The sentiments are cut out using the layering circles framelits.
I wanted to share with you that I earned the incentive trip on Friday night. Thanks so much for being a part of that achievement!! I am so, so grateful and blessed. As demonstrators we get a points for what we sell and also for leadership on our team. If you get enough points you can earn an annual incentive trip. I love traveling so this is truly an incentive for me to do well. I love what I do and after 13 years of doing it I have found that I also love training my fellow demonstrators to have more success in their business. I started a training group on Facebook called The Pampered Stamper Training Group. There is a small monthly fee of $5 to compensate me for my time. Here is the link if you are interested in joining and it doesn’t matter where you live, so this is a global group!
I am so happy that you stopped by today. Last week I offered a small prize (known in the blogging world as blog candy!) to someone who commented on my post. The winner is Kathy Ireland! Kathy you will be getting one of these cards as well as a photopolymer stamp that we used at OnStage to make the Hugs from Shelli cards. It is not the exact same stamp set as the one in the kit, but you will love it. I would love it if you checked out my Pinterest board as I have found that this is a great way for people to find my work. I also have a YouTube channel that you can check out here. If you subscribe you will be notified when I post. I hope you have a super day.