Stampin' Up Hello Sailor and High Tide Designer Series Paper

When I saw the sketch on Freshly Made Sketches this week I was like "Wow, I'm  so gonna give that a try!" The card I came up with uses the Hello Sailor Stamp set and a Ombre Color combo. This is my first time to play with this stamp set, I actually got it for free at Stampin' Up's  Manager's reception in January, which was held at the Houston Aquarium, this set fit right in the theme!! The Hello Sailor stamp set and the High Tide Designer Series Paper is in the Occasions Mini catalog, on page 24.

So here's what I came up with using this  clean and fun sketch.

I really like how this ended up. It was kinda like trying a new recipe, you like all the ingredients and when your done it actually tastes good and you think to yourself...... this is a keeper!!

The envelope is lined with the High Tide Designer Series paper. Are you wondering about the red and white striped paper? well it's from the Fresh Prints paper stack. I LOVE how it compliments!!

I was thrilled when I realized how the 'anchor' fit into the Sale-A-Bration banner punch!! It was a little Wahoo for me!!  :)) Remember you can get the Banner Punch FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order, until the end of next month. It's a great little tool!

Did you notice the embossing? I was able to keep the arrows going straight by lining up all 3 of the blue pieces and embossing them at the same time. Not only did this save time, it kept my embossed pattern straight.  I picked different hues of blue to go along with the whole sailing and water theme. What do you think?? I kinda thought the red and white behind the 'hello sailor' reminded me of a life preserver.

Items Used:

Stamps:  Hello Sailor
Paper: Midnight Muse cardstock, Marina Mist cardstock, Sky Blue cardstock, Whisper White cardstock,   High Tide Designer Series paper, Fresh Prints Designer paper stack
Accessories: Banner Punch, 1 3/8" inch circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Circle Framelits (for red and     white circle), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Arrows textured embossing folder

Have a great day! So happy the sun is out today!! gorgeous!!

Janet Holmes


  1. Super fun card Janet! Love the nautical theme! The twine is perfect! I really love those little flags! The envelope liner is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. You rocked the nautical theme! Thanks for joining us at FMS!