Wheels for C4G # 269

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz # 269 challenge! The theme for this week is wheels. To my complete surprise, I don’t have any current SU! stamp sets with wheels on a motor vehicle. Thankfully, I do have the Sailing Home stamp set and coordinating dies. Therefore, I chose to use the steering wheel die to meet this challenge.

Here’s my card:

I chose a very monochromatic look for this card and used Just Jade, Pretty Peacock, and white. I had one more sheet of this Whale Done DSP, so everything I did with it had to be carefully measured out.

Somewhere along the line, I’d already used Just Jade ink with a blending brush to create the seaweed. I also stamped some bubbles on the seaweed using Pretty Peacock ink.

In just a couple of weeks, the 2019 – 2021 In Colors will retire, and that means two of my favorite colors will be leaving: Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray. While the new 2021 – 2023 In Colors are gorgeous, I am really going to miss these two colors!


  • The Pretty Peacock card base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • I used the Pretty Peacock wave DSP pattern from Whale Done, trimming it to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Luckily, I had one strip of the DSP from which I was able to crop three steering wheels to approximately match up with the front of the car.
  • Trying to get dimensionals on the steering wheels seemed like a daunting process. Therefore, I cropped three steering wheels from the foam adhesive sheets.
  • Before very carefully lining up the foam adhesive with the steering wheels, I used the Pretty Peacock and Just Jade markers to outline the adhesive so there wouldn’t be a glaring white foam sides showing.
  • I did the same mounting process for seaweed.
  • There was just enough DSP left to have a 6 inch by 2-1/2 inch strip for the envelope flap.
  • I used a piece of white cardstock for the sentiment on the front and the lighthouse. the white cardstock for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

Putting It Together:

  • Both the sentiment and lighthouse for the inside and outside were stamped using Pretty Peacock ink.
  • I cropped the lighthouse using the Sail Away lighthouse die. Then, I wrapped white baker’s twine around the lighthouse and tied on the steering wheel trinket. The lighthouse is attached to the front of the card using multipurpose glue for the steering wheels and dimensionals on the right side.
  • Once again, I used the stitched rectangle die to crop the sentiment on the front and popped it up on dimensionals.
  • I attached all the other elements using multipurpose glue.
  • Finally, I trimmed down the envelope flap and stamped a lighthouse on the front of the envelope. With that, I had completed the coordinated card/envelope set.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

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Sail Away with PCC378

Paper Craft Crew’s sketch last week was horizontal, this week’s is vertical. I decided I wanted to use the Sail Away suite of DSP, stamp set, and dies.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

DSP, Stamps, and Dies – oh my!

This DSP will retire when the new catalog goes live on June 3rd. However, the stamp set and dies will carryover. Yeah!

I tried to keep the card clean for this challenge. Instead of the splatters on the challenge sketch, I chose the sailboats DSP. The boats are cleanly sailing along and give the same kind of movement as the splatters on the challenge sketch. Instead of the splatters on the top third, I ran the white cardstock through my Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I made sure that the texture is horizontal so it stays in line with the sailing boats on the DSP and the front frontal circle.

The colors in the DSP set determined the colors I chose for this card. Definitely navy and white, which I used in the bordering strip running across the top of the DSP. Since I did not want to dry emboss that strip, I chose to add two die cut white ropes. I think it works to keep the horizontal elements going, but is also clean.

Adding Elements

Balmy Blue appears in other DSP patterns in this pack, so I chose it for the sea water. It works for the sea water on the front focal circle and on the bottom of the inside of the card. The boat and the sentiment were both stamped in black. After I cropped out the sailboat, I carfeully stamped some more Balmy Blue over the water on the boat stamp. I cropped the white circle using the Stitched Shapes dies and the Night of Navy circle mat using the Layered Circles die.

Dimensionals provide some height under the sentiment banner and the sailboat. I also wanted some height under the focal circle, but not that of a full dimensional. Therefore, I grabbed some of my large 1/2 inch glue dots and put three under the circle. These provide just a bit of height, and enough to even out the height of the navy strip and white rope.

I used the same Balmy Blue for the sea water on the inside, and cropped the sailboat using the die set. Since the stamp set is a cling set, I had to be careful with the placement of the inside sentiment. It would have been easier to get it straight if I used my Stamp-a-ratus.

Finally, I adhered a piece of the same DSP to the flap of the envelope. With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate and respond to every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Sailing Away with #GDP204

CAS(E) the Designer for Global Design Project 204

It’s kind of ironic that I chose to use the Sail Away bundle for #GDP204 since we have been waiting to find out what track Dorian is going to take.  Latest tracks have it moving more westerly, but this cat 5 storm is moving slowly and so much is still uncertain.  What to do while waiting?  Make cards, of course.  Lots of cards.

Here’s the #GDP204 challenge sketch:

Here’s the card I created:

The Process

I really wanted to have some white space on the top and bottom of this card, but didn’t want just white cardstock.  I decided on this Balmy Blue pinstripe DSP, and am happy with the decision.   It really sets the tone for a nautical card.

The DSP mat in the middle did not require much thought at all.  I like the large compass roses, but the empty space between them opens up the design.

The Balmy Blue layer was the most difficult decision to make.  I tried other options, and finally decided to crop the cardstock using the Rectangle Stitched Dies, then ran it through the Subtle 3D folder. 

I stamped both the sentiment and the boat in Memento Tuxedo Black, and decided not to color the boat.  Again, I was looking for open space.  I cropped both the sentiment and the boat using the dies from the bundle.  

The finishing touches were the Navy and Crumb Cake baker’s twine, to which I attached the anchor trinket using linen thread.  

I popped the Balmy Blue layer up on dimensionals to accomodate the twine, then assembled the card pieces.


The track for Dorian is still uncertain, but it appears to be tracking a little farther west, which means we are in for at least tropical storm winds and rain, rain, and more rain.

After I clean up my desk, which I haven’t done completely since 6 cards ago, I am going to have to blog a number of cards and set them to post at intervals.  Never know when, or if, we will still have power in a few days.  

If you are in the path of this monster of a storm, please take all precautions and follow evacuation orders, if necessary.   While there are many memes floating around the internet regarding Floridians and hurricanes, we do take it seriously.  I hope you do as well, if you are going to be impacted.

Happy Labor Day!

Many Thanks and a Supply List

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!


You Know You Want to…….

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Supply list:

Sailing Home photopolymer stamp set, item # 149457

Smooth Sailing Dies, item # 149576

Sailing Home Bundles (saves 10%), item # 151066

Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item # 132708

Night of Navy cardstock, item # 100867

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Tombow Liquid Adhesive, item #   110755

Dimensionals, item # 104430






Come Sail Away for GDP#200

Global Design Project # 200

This week’s challenge is a designer, Janneke De Jong,  CASE challenge.  In this case, CASE means “copy and selectively edit” the sketch. 

Here’s the designer’s card:

My original thought was to combine two challenges, which you already know I love to do.  The second challenge called for a masculine card, but I didn’t pay attention to the deadline and missed it.  Surprised?  I think not.

Since I already had masculine cards on my mind, I decided to use the Come Sail Away Suite.  The colors, stamp and die bundle, DSP, and the Memories and More Card Park are spectacular.  I highly recommend the complete Suite, item 152715, or starting with the bundle of the stamp set and dies, item 151066.  Don’t forget to get the DSP, item 149481, as well.   I just checked, and the inventory is low, so if you want this must-have bundle, you need to order it ASAP.

Anyway, here’s my card:

While I followed the designer’s card closely, I did edit a few things.  The designer card has 3 obviously grouped items in the bottom left.  I used the lighthouse, wheel trinket, and the sentiment for my three items.  Instead of using an embossing folder on the background, I used very light DSP, which contrasts with the Crumb Cake cropped elements.  The coordinating Night of Navy/Sahara Sand baker’s twine really completes this card, although I could have used twine for the same effect.  The designer’s card has bling on the card.  I didn’t think bling would be appropriate, but three Night of Navy enamel dots, from the Happiness Blooms dots, placed in a triangle are subtle additions to the card.  

After I stamped the front of the envelope with the anchor, and added DSP to the envelope flap, I had finished my card for this challenge.

As Always, Thank You

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I appreciate the visit during your busy day.

Have a Peachy day!


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Floating Frames with Come Sail Away

Press and Seal & Cards – Who Knew?

Do you ever see a new technique and think how in the world did someone think of that?   The Press and Seal technique is one of those what in the world techniques.  I am not sure with whom it started, but it is a boatload of fun (Come Sail Away – get it??) and produces some pretty wonderful cards!   In order to be able to do this you need just a couple of things:  Press-n-Seal and dimensionals/mini-dimensionals ~ lots of them!   Frances “Frenchie” Martin‘s video helped a lot, as did Kylie Bertucci’s husband’s, Bruno, video from Australia.  One thing I found out with my second set of floating frame cards is that it is much, much easier to remove the Press-n-Seal from cardstock than DSP.  The DSP is thinner and more prone to tearing.  

Best thing about this technique?  You get two cards from one A2 sized piece of cardstock.

Come Sail Away

This new photopolymer stamp set is wonderful!  While it leans more toward masculine cards, it can be for anyone for almost any occasion.   For my cards, I chose  red, white, and blue colors.  At first, I started coloring  with blends and just wasn’t happy with the result, so I started over.  For this card, I started with 12 stamped and cropped images: 4 each of the compass rose, anchors, small and large boats.  I think the lighthouse provides a strong, grounding image, therefore, I only used one..

Here are my two cards:



Most of the videos I’ve seen using the Press-n-Seal tend to start with the outside floating frame.  I had a problem with all the empty space in the middle, so I added a boat, rope and knot, and some of the birds.   I am happier with the inside floating frame, mainly because I matted the center white background and because the lighthouse is so prominent.  The two red rhinestones center and ground the sentiment. 

You Are My True North

Both of these completed cards were sitting on my desk when my husband came in my blue room to see what I was creating.  He picked them up, really inspected them, and then said how much he liked them.  My response:  that’s good because the center floating card just happens to be your Father’s Day card.  I did wind up creating another card for him with the same sentiment and stamp set.  I can hear you thinking Father’s Day??  Wasn’t that last weekend?  Yes, but I needed to wait until after Father’s Day to post these cards so I didn’t ruin the next one I did create for him.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your time.

Have a Peachy Day!