Have you seen the beautiful new Summer Mini Catalog yet?

It has some wonderful new products and stamps in it including one of my new favorite stamps – Sail Away – that you can find on pg 11.

Sail Away is a beautiful single stamp that features a yacht in a hand-sketched style and I have used it with the brand new Nautical Expedition DSP to create my card below…

I usually find it tricky making masculine cards but this stamp and that paper made it really easy – you could switch out that sentiment for Happy Birthday, Happy Father’s Day, Thank You – whatever you need!

My card base is made using Early Espresso cardstock and I added a piece of blue patterned paper from Nautical Expedition DSP that you can find on pg 8 of the Summer Mini Catalog – in that pack you will find lots of beautiful papers with a vintage feel to them in subdued blues, reds and browns…

I stamped my image and matted it onto a piece of Espresso cardstock that I textured using my Big Shot and Square Lattice Embossing Folder – LOVE the texture that folder gives – and to give it a bit more of an ‘aged’ look I distressed three of those edges using my Cutter Kit (pg 199)…

Finishing touches? I added 3 Pewter Brads to my mat and stamped my ‘Happy Retirement’ using a stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes (pg 157) and punched it out using my Word Window Punch – Teeny Tiny Wishes is well worth the investment as it has a sentiment for almost every occasion and I reach for it many times each week…

Like the thread and anchor? I wrapped around a piece of the fabulous & brand new Bakers Twine that you can find on pg 10 of the Summer Mini – and what a great price – just $2.95 for 25 yards of it!  And for the anchor I used my 1/2″ Circle Punch to punch it out from a sheet of Nautical Expedition DSP.

Click HERE to find all the new things featured in the Summer Mini Catalog in the online store – including the stamp Sail Away and Nautical Expedition pack of papers! Once there click on ‘show all’ to make seeing them all at easy!

Want a FREE printed copy of the new Summer Mini Catalog? Simply click here to email me your US mailing address and I will get one out to you FAST – PLUS I’ll include some samples too!

I made the card featured above as part of May’s Creative Crew Challenge at Splitcoaststampers – amongst other things we had to come up with a layout and devise two cards using it – one masculine and one feminine…here is my feminine Flower Garden one:

It uses Basic Black and Very Vanilla and I created the central panel using my Big Shot and brand new Flower Garden Embossing Folder that you can find on pg 24 of the Summer Mini…

I textured that black layer using my Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and added cute Pearls to the side – and just like my masculine card, I also distressed this mat on 3 sides using my Cutter Kit

I  used the beautiful Victoria Crochet Trim to embellish it and added a piece of First Edition DSP on my card base …

AND DID YOU KNOW THAT FIRST EDITION DSP IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ORDER? It DID NOT retire when the Occasions Mini did, you can still purchase it – yippee!!!  Here are the ordering details:

121878  First Edition Specialty DSP – pack of 24 sheets – $11.95


Want to purchase a pack of 10 of today’s cards handmade by me, as shown above?

There are 3 options available to you:

  • a pack of 10 Sail Away cards – 5 with red DSP and 5 with blue DSP
  • a pack of 10 Flower Garden cards
  • a pack containing 5 Sail Away cards and 5 Flower Garden cards

Inside each card is a cardstock mat for you to write on – envelopes are included – and in accordance with Stampin’ Up!’s angel policy, each card will have a copyright stamp on the back.

I have a choice of sentiments for you to choose for your cards, so take a peek below and select the one you would like – if you would like a selection of sentiments in your pack such as 5 ‘Happy Birthday’ and 5 ‘Thank You’ or even 1 or 2 that have ‘Happy Father’s Day’, click on ‘customise’ and drop me an email to let me know how many of each you would like.

Sail Away Cards…

What sentiment?

Flower Garden Cards…

What sentiment?

A Mix of the Two…

What sentiment?

Sail Away with the Summer Mini Catalog…
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One thought on “Sail Away with the Summer Mini Catalog…

  • May 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Sarah, I love both your cards using the new stamp set and EB folder from the mini. I just got both TODAY :-) TFS

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