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…….

If you would like to order this nautical cling stamp set today,  and live in the U.S.,  please use the icon above to be connected to my store.  With just a few simple supplies, you, too, can create fabulous cards, and I would be honored to help you do so.  

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






Sailing Home with Fab Friday 169

Sailing Home

Each product in the Sailing Home suite works together to create stunning nautical cards for unisex cards.  I used just a few pieces of the dies, two pieces of DSP, the Crumb Cake and Night of Navy baker’s twine, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake cardstock, some ink, and a Sailing Home trinket for the FabFri169 challenge.  This clean and simple card came together very quickly, and would be easily replicated for mass production.  

Here’s the challenge banner from Fab Friday:

This simple sketch lends itself to a multitude of interpretations.  Here’s the card I created:


A Simple Process

Night of Navy cardstock provides the base, with the first pattern of DSP for the background.  I used the Layering Circle die set to crop the compass from another piece of DSP.  I especially like the size of the DSP compasses, which really worked for this sketch challenge.

Crumb Cake cardstock provided the base of the lighthouse.  I stamped it with Night of Navy ink and cropped using the lighthouse die.  I also used Night of Navy ink for the sentiment.  This sentiment fits perfectly in the banner from Smooth Sailing dies.   In order to add some depth to the sentiment banner, I outlined it using an Early Espressso marker.  I still thought the sentiment needed additional dimension to stand out, so I used a Crumb Cake marker to color in the stitches in the ditch.

After adhering the DSP compass where I wanted it, I wrapped the baker’s twine around the base of the card three times and tied it in a square knot.  Then I pulled a small length of the nylon thread which allowed me to attach the trinket to the square knot in the baker’s twine.  The lighthouse and sentiment are popped up on dimensionals, as is the base to accomodate the baker’s twine.  

Once again, I finished by decorating the envelope by stamping a lighthouse on the front left, and added more of the compass DSP on the flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Peachy day!  

Supply List:

Sailing Home cling stamp set, item # 149457

Smooth Sailing die set, item # 149576

Baker’s Twine, item # 149483

Sail Away Trinkets, item # 149483

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Night of Navy cardstock, item # 100867

Crumb Cake carstock, item # 120953

Night of Navy Ink, item # 147110

Neutrals Stampin’ Write markers, item # 147158

Dimensionals, items #104430

TomBow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, item # 110755

You Know You Want to …….

If you would like to order this fabulous bundle, item # 151066,  today and live in the U.S. please CLICK HERE to be connected to my store.  With just a few simple supplies, you, too, can create fabulous cards, and I would be honored to help you do so.  Be sure to check out the Come Sail Away complete suite, item # 152175 to order every coordinating item with one click.  The whole suite also includes the 10% discount for the bundle of the stamp set and dies.  Score! 








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!


If you live in the U.S. and are in need of a demonstrator, please CLICK HERE to be connected to my store.  I would be honored to help you create cards for beginner levels, to casual stampers, and avid level stampers.  Placing an order with me would also entitle you to a free copy of the Holiday Catalog being released the first week of September.   Demos get to start pre-ordering from the holiday catalog today, and I have my list ready to go!  Sneak peeks will be forthcoming!