General Cards, Graduation

Sailing Home!

It has happened!  The new 2019-2020 catalog is now available and that means that I can now introduce you to the new stamp sets and suites, new punches, dies, ribbons, embellishments,…all kinds of goodness is wrapped up in those pages!  Even the cover has hints of what’s inside:


If you don’t have a catalog, you can click here:  2019-2020 Annual Catalog to get a .pdf copy.  Or if you would prefer to have a catalog in your hands, just click on the catalog link in the header and I’ll send one out to you….or come to my Setting Sail for Summer Open House on Sunday, July 1st and pick up your copy!  Comment below and I’ll send you the details!

One of my favorites sets in this catalog is the Sailing Home Bundle.  You can find that on page 145.  Maybe it was the sailing ships (I spent a few years living in Mystic, CT) or maybe it was the lighthouses  (if there is a lighthouse within a 60 mile radius of any trip we take, it’s like a magnet for my husband), or maybe it was the nautical feel of anchors & ropes, but I was hooked when I first saw it.  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I was able to pre-order a few items and the Sailing Home Bundle was one of them!  So here’s my first card to share:


Love those sailboats!  Such a summery feel!  Here is the stamp set that I used SAILING HOME and the COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER.  You can see that several of the stamped images can be die cut with the SMOOTH SAILING DIES. 


One of the things I love about this stamp set is the natural shading on the stamped images.  It give you a little bit of an old time feel….like you’re sailing back in time….or maybe in the directions of your dreams like the sentiment says!


And did you notice the little anchor hanging from the cotton twine?  That is part of a set of brushed silver SAIL AWAY TRINKETS – little anchors and ship’s wheels.


If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need:

General Supplies:

  • Sailing Home Stamp Set
  • Smooth Sailing Dies
  • 1 ¾” Circle Punch
  • 2” Circle Punch
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Night of Navy Twine (retired) & Whisper White Baker’s Twine or use Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine
  • Ink: Night of Navy
  • Sail Away Trinkets


  • Base: Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 5 ½” x 8 ½”; Score and Fold at 4 ¼”
  • 1st Layer: Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper – Cut 5 ¼” x 4”
  • 2nd Layer: Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 2 ½” x 3 ½”
  • 3rd Layer: Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • Circles- Night of Navy (2”) and Whisper White (1 ¾“)

Inside of Card

  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Night of Navy Cardstock – scrap for rope (Smooth Sailing Dies)

I did use one of the Smooth Sailing dies on the inside of the card….just had to have a little piece of rope to go with my sailboat!


I can’t wait to share more cards!  Happy Stamping!

The 2019-2020 Catalog is here!  It’s loaded with lots of new stamp sets, dies, punches, ribbons, embellishments and more!  Now is the time to make your wish list of what you’d like to purchase in the coming year.  No need to get everything at once…Pick your favorite, place an order and start creating!  Click on the link below and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Store where you can browse and choose your favorites.  If you’d like to place an order, I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and help you bring out your creative side!  


If your order is less than $150.00, please use the HOST CODE: J4JGYFM3 when prompted during check out.  If your order is more than $150, do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ rewards of your own!  Rewards start at $15.00 (10% of your product order total).

These are the products that I used on today’s card:  I did include the Sailing Home Bundle – because if you purchase both the Sailing Home Stamp Set & the Smooth Sailing Dies, you save 10%! 

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