Ahoy! Let Love Be Your Anchor

This past Saturday, June 9, 2018 my daughter’s best friend…they have known each other since kindergarten (30+ years ago)…was married in a ceremony on the beach.  It was a beautiful ceremony for a gorgeous bride and her new husband.  Since their wedding was on the beach…they had a beach-y theme too….Let Love Be Your Anchor.B8F43400-6DF6-44C1-8CF4-67941E58A8E8

So of course I had the perfect stamp set to make her a card that happened to come in April in my Paper Pumpkin kit, which was called “You are My Anchor”.  If you don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is, I’ll explain.  Paper Pumpkin is part of Stampin’ Up….it’s a subscription service where every month you get a “kit” in the mail.

B1408855-BC34-4811-8645-64F9997DB171It’s a surprise each month, so you don’t know what your are getting until you open the box, which makes it kind of fun.  You get all the supplies (and instructions) to make cards, boxes, sometimes little bags, etc.  Every month is different and a new surprise.  These are the supplies that came with the You are My Anchor kit.

Anyway, once you put together the kit, you have the bonus of an extra stamp set to use however you want and I knew it would be perfect to use to make a wedding card.


This is a close-up of the stamp set – it includes a lighthouse, a big anchor, several small nautical stamps, waves, seagulls, plus a tiny heart and a bunch of sentiments.


When I stamped the four corner pieces on my card, I put all four of the little stamps (starfish, ship wheel, sailboat and anchor) on one clear block, so all I had to do was ink them up and stamp and they were all perfectly in place! (And not that you can tell from this picture, but because the block is clear I used the grid lines on the paper to line them up straight when I was putting them on the block)


One of the best things about these photopolymer stamps is that they are bendable – meaning you can bend them into an “arch” shape so that your sentiment will fit perfectly on the banners you can punch out with the Duet Banner Punch.  And you can make them in an arch like a “rainbow” (top banner – You are My Anchor) or like a “smile” (bottom banner – Congratulations)


I almost forgot….I stamped on the inside of the card too….and stamped the flap of the envelope to make it a little more special.


If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need:

  • Stamp set from the April 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit
  • Night of Navy Stampin’ Ink Pad
  • Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 8 1/2’ and scored at 5 1/2” (it’s a top fold card); plus a scrap to make the a 2 1/2” scalloped circle
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 4” x 5 1/4”, plus scraps enough to make 6 squares (1 5/8” x 1 5/8”)
  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock – to make the 2 banners
  • Stitched Shapes  Framelits Dies (for the 6 squares)
  • Layering Circles Framelits Dies (for the circle and scalloped circle)
  • Duet Banner Punch
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (for the banners and the circles with stamped anchor)

If you need supplies to make this card, click on the link below to my online Stampin’ Up Shopping Portal.


Anchors Away!

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