Monday, July 6, 2020

Nautical Cards - Father's Day and Graduation

Hello everyone!  It's been a while since I popped in here, but I've been keeping busy in the craft studio.

There's a definite nautical theme in the cards I'm sharing today.  Not too long ago, I got the Stampin' Up! set, Sailing Home and its matching set of dies, Smooth Sailing.  I have been having SO MUCH FUN with these!  They arrived in perfect time for making Father's Day and graduation cards.  Let's take a peek:

Stampin' Up! - Sailing Home & Smooth Sailing stamps/matching dies (lighthouse, boat, birds, rope); Verve - Strong Anchor sentiment stamp; gray button; navy/cream twine

Verve - Strong Anchor sentiment stamp; Stampin' Up! - Sailing Home & Smooth Sailing stamps/matching dies (lighthouse, boats, seaweed), Top Note die 

Stampin' Up! - Sailing Home & Smooth Sailing stamps/matching dies (lighthouse), Stitched So Sweetly; Verve - Strong Anchor sentiment stamp
The cards below are for a few of my daughter's close friends.   I like to go real personal for the graduation cards.  They deserve such recognition after putting in more than 12 years of school -- and they are graduating in 2020, which is a highly unusual year for seniors!

Stampin' Up! - Sailing Home stamps (boat, rope, birds, lighthouse, sentiment), Stitched Nested Dies die; Impression Obsession Mortarboard and Scroll mortarboard hat die
WHOA!  After a lineup of muted colors on the cards above, these last two are BRIGHT! 

Stampin' Up! - Sailing Home stamps (boats, sentiment), Smooth Sailing matching boat dies, label die;
Impression Obsession Mortarboard and Scroll mortarboard hat die
Even brighter than the previous card, is this hot pink glitter card!  This young lady loves glitter and hot pink and red -- well, I gave her all three!

Impression Obsession Mortarboard and Scroll mortarboard hat and diploma dies; Stampin' Up! label dies and sentiment (they came in a scrap bag, so I am not sure of the names)

I'm entering a couple of challenges again, too!

  • Krafty Chicks - #514 Week 1 - Stamp Act: Use a stamp
  • NBUS Challenge - Challenge #16 - Use "never before used schtuff" - I am using the Stampin' Up! Sailing Home and Smooth Sailing goodies 

Thank you so much for joining me here, and God bless you today and always!


Lisa Elton said...

I love lighthouses and I love the way you've used this one! These are all wonderful cards Colleen!

Paperesse said...

So good to see your creations, Colleen! I love them all. You've certainly put this new set to good use. I love how you've used the same stamps, but all in different ways. If I were picking a favorite, it'd be a toss up between #1 and #2, with just a slight inclination towards #1 (because I really like wedgewood blue!). It's so nice how you personalized each of the graduation cards. Which reminds me I've got one to do, too. Hope you and yours are doing well!


Nance said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards! I love first one particularly with it's soft grey stamped background. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Darnell said...

You always give us such a wonderful array of design inspiration when you post, Colleen! I love each of your special nautical designs, both for Father's Day and individualized graduation cards! They will be treasured! Keep well and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Zoechaos said...

What a great set of cards, there is something about sailing boats and lighthouses that just calms the soul and pleases the eye. x

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