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Sail Away to the Future (Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop)


Here's the final follow-up installment for the projects featured during the Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop.  It's also the only project that does not use the Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper as part of the design element.  That's because this card was designed for a young man who graduated from Florida State University at the beginning of May.  I've known this great guy since he was 18 months old and can understand his parent's excitement and pride at his accomplishment.  So it makes sense that I would include Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard in this card to bring to mind the Garnet and Gold of the Seminoles.

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The card base for this card is Night of Navy cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" on the 8 1/2" length).  A piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was cut to 3 1/2" x 3 3/4", punched along one of the 3 1/2" lengths with the Scallop Border punch, and adhered to the card front with SNAIL.  The left and bottom edges of the cardstock area approximately 1/8" from the left and bottom edges of the card front and the scallop border faces toward the right side of the card front.  A piece of More Mustard cardstock was cut to 3 1/8" x 3 3/8" and adhered to the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock so that the top, left, and bottom edges of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock extends approximately 1/16" beyond the edges of the More Mustard cardstock.  The Sail Away single stamp was inked with Night of Navy ink and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3" x 3 1/4").  The stamped image was adhered, centered, to the More Mustard cardstock.

A 70" piece (give or take a few inches) of Whisper White/Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine was wrapped around the top area of the card front and tied off on the inside of the card front.  (Use Paper Snips to trim the ends of the twine close to the knot.) 

The "Way To Go Congrats Well Done" sentiment from the Happy Greetings stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The pen tip of the More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker was used to fill in the letters of "Congrats".  Then the sentiment was punched with the Decorative Label punch.  A double mat of Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard was placed behind the sentiment.  (For information about how to create a mat for the Decorative Label punch, see this post.)  The sentiment was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals with the center of the sentiment aligned with the scallop edge of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the top edge of the sentiment approximately 3/8" from the top edge of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with Whisper White cardstock.  The Sail Away image was stamped near the left edge of the liner using Night of Navy ink.  Note that the left-most part of the stamp image is not utilized (the area just to the left of the spinnaker).

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The Sail Away image was stamped one more time with Night of Navy ink at the lower left front corner of the Whisper White envelope.  Note that the left-most part of the stamp image is not utilized (the area just to the left of the spinnaker) and that the bottom of the image is snugged up with the bottom edge of the envelope.

The Sail Away single stamp was the first thing I put on "the list" when I began to identify the items that I wanted to pre-order from the Summer Mini Catalog (a perk for Stampin' Up Demonstrators so that we can have samples ready to show when the new catalogs go "live").  The image reminded me of family picnics at a local riverfront park where my sisters, brothers and I would take turns sailing with Dad on the river.  Even now I can hear his voice quietly calling out directions for trimming the sails or to come about.  The sounds of the water flowing by, the birds overhead, and the wind in the sails are forever locked in my heart along with the memory of my father's face alight with joy--a constant expression while he was sailing.


Stamps:  Happy Greetings, Sail Away; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy; Stampin' Write Marker:  More Mustard; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler/Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Decorative Label punch, Scallop Border punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


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Gorgeous card! That Baker's Twine is fabulous! I love how the inside and envelope match as well!

Adriana Benitez

Another great card, Mickey. I particularly like the way you layered the twine - tfs!

Karen Gilbert

Awesome card Mickey. I really like how you used the baker's twine. You really do a wonderful work finishing your cards inside and then the envelope.

Sara Mattson-Blume

Thanks for sharing the the baker's twine.


Neat card! Looks like a perfect card for a graduate!

Holly/Rubber Redneck

you are so making me want this stamp! Love this card!

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