The ocean makes me think of my grandparents. I grew up visiting them at their house on the lake. When they would be out of town, Mom and I would go over to check on the house and feed their dogs. Grandma always left stale bread on the fireplace hearth so I could go down and feed the ducks. When they were in town we’d go over for dinner and a boat ride.
They later moved to Cape Canaveral, FL. We would visit them down there and I loved walking the beach at sunrise (though I was not a fan of the getting up early part). We’d go to the Locks and see the boats go from the river to the ocean. Grandma and I sat on the back deck and watched the huge cruise ships come in. The Disney boat was my favorite. Grandma even went over to the docks and took pics up close for me once…until she got run off for being to close to the ships. Mom loved going deep sea fishing with Granddaddy. I’m not big on fishing…Grandma and I went shopping instead!
This stamp set brings back all of those memories and more for me. I love the Sailing Home stamps, Smooth Sailing Dies, and the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper that goes along with them. I really enjoyed making this card that I’m about to show you and can’t wait to send it to my Granddaddy when I’m done with this post.
First, lets give you the measurements you’ll need to cut your paper.
Night of Navy Cardstock:
8.5″ x 5.5″, score at 6.5″ and 2.25″
Crumb Cake Cardstock:
Diecut the largest Stitched Oval Shape
Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP) (Retiring June 2, 2020):
2-1/8″ x 5.25″ (cut 2 pieces of different patterns)
4.75″ x 3.5″ (this will be your inside piece)
Scrap to stamp & cut your lighthouse
To start, fold your Night of Navy Cardstock on your score marks. (The card should close in the middle.) Adhere your DSP to the front flaps.
Form the Pocket: On the bottom flap, use tear tape (or a thin line of glue) along the 2 edges. Make sure you stay at the edges so you have room to insert your paper.
Stamp your Lighthouse using Night of Navy Ink. Cut the lighthouse out using the Smooth Sailing Dies. Adhere your lighthouse to the Crumb Cake Oval using dimensionals. Use twine to make a bow and attach using a glue dot.
Glue the top half of the oval to the top flap of the card.
Decorate your Whisper White note card using soft suede and a couple of the stamps. I chose the sailboat and birds. I also stamped these images on my envelope. (Gotta make it all look nice!)
Write your note, tuck it into the pocket and send it to someone special!
Do you have a stamp set that fills your heart with memories?
Want to make this card? Click below for the supplies we used! If you like the DSP get it NOW. It’s retiring June 2 and is available only while supplies last.