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Patriotic Thank You

I couldn’t let Memorial Day go by without making a card….I’ve been thinking about it all week-end, but just didn’t have the time until this afternoon when I sat down for a few minutes to play with my stash of supplies. (and lucky you, you get a sneak peak at what’s coming in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!).


So you might be asking….what is my stash of supplies?  Well, I decided to try something new with all the new stamp sets, papers, dies and embossing folders that are coming out in the new 2019-2020 catalog.  It’s a different way of creating.  So here is my “creative pile” as I’m calling it:


I took one piece of each of the new Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper and cut it into 6 pieces – each 6” x 4”.  Then I added in 2 pieces of cardstock in each of the coordinating colors that were cut 5 1/4” x 4”.  Then I used the Seaside Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of each cardstock color, and then I pulled out the Sailing Home Stamp Set and used every stamp that had a coordinating die and starting stamping images & cutting!  It goes faster than you think because you are just random stamping and cutting.  And pretty soon I had that pile.


To make the card, I just pulled out pieces and started trying them out until I got what I wanted.  Since everything was already cut, I only had to do some minimal trimming of pieces and a little stamping on the banner.

As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I was able to preorder several of the products I used.  You’ll have to wait until June 4th to order these products (marked with a star below)


but this is what you’ll need:

  • Sailing Home Stamp Set*
  • Smooth Sailing Dies*
  • Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (retires June 3!)
  • Base: Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” ; Score and Fold at 4 14”
  • 1st Layer: Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
  • 2nd Layer: Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 3 3/4” x 3” (embossed)
  • Real Red Cardstock – scraps for rope, rope knot and banner
  • Whisper White Cardstock – scraps for 3 anchors and banner
  • Ink: Real Red and Night of Navy
  • Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue (rope, knot and to attach 2 banners together) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (middle anchor and sentiment banner)
  • Inside: Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”

In case you are wondering….I attached two of the banner pieces to give my “thank you” a little more dimension.


Stayed tuned this week, because I’m going to be digging into my pile again….it’s going to be a red, white and blue week!

Happy Stamping!

Need Supplies? Shop at my online Stampin’ Up Store to buy all the supplies you need to make this card…and many more!  I appreciate your business and would be happy to be your demonstrator.  If you need help choosing products or ordering, please contact me.  I’d be happy to help you!   Click on the link below to start shopping or check out the specific products you might need in the list below.


If you are making a purchase of less than $150, please use my HOST CODE: when prompted during check-out. If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code as you will recieve your own Stampin’ Rewards.  Rewards start at $15 (10% of your purchase).

These are the products that I used for this card: The Sailing Home Stamp Set, Smooth Sailing Dies and High Seas Embossing Folder will not be available to order until June 4th. The Seaside Textured Impressions embossing folder that I used is retiring and will only be available until June 3rd or while supplies last! 

The new annual catalog is coming June 4th! This is the cover….I can’t show you the inside yet….but I’ll be sharing new stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, new ink colors, ribbons, embellishments….lots of goodness is packed inside these pages! If you don’t have a new catalog and would like a copy, click on the catalog link above and I’ll be happy to put one in the mail to you!  (Hint:  You can see some other cards created with the Sailing Home Stamp set right on the cover!)


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