Don’t let Sale-A-Bration set sail!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which features the Let’s Set Sail Bundle and the Sunshine & Rainbows 6” x 6” DSP! Since today is the LAST DAY of SAB, I thought it would be fitting to use the Let’s Set Sail Bundle because you don’t want today to set sail away from you to earn free products! The Let’s Set Sail Bundle is great for making masculine themed cards and paired with the design I chose from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, this is perfect for any occasion!

The base layer is Vellum cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder:

For the next layer, I chose this design from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, which I first used the second largest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to die-cut the DSP. I then cut a ½” x 6” strip for the inside of the card and then cut at 2 ¼” x 5 ½” piece, which will be used for the coordinating envelope flap:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the second largest Layering Circles Die to die-cut from Basic White cardstock and using Sponge Dauber, I made the sun, sky, and water with Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, and Pool Party inks.

2. Use the largest Layering Circles Die to die-cut from Pool Party cardstock, this will be layered under the above die-cut circle.

3. For the sailboat, the boat is stamped in Sahara Sand ink and the main sail and jib are stamped in Bermuda Bay ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock and punched out with the Sailboat Builder Punch. I find the easiest way to do this, is to first make a template for the punch with a piece of cardstock, place the template in my Stamparatus, position the sails in the negative of the template and use one hinged plate for stamping these, and then put the boat stamp in the negative, using the other hinged plate for stamping. This is perfect not just for one card and exact placement for easy use of the Sailboat Builder Punch, but for multiples as well.

I adhered the smaller die-cut circle to the larger die-cut circle, used liquid glue to adhere the main sail behind the mast and the jib to the front of the mast, and then used mini dimensionals to adhere to the layered die-cut circles. I used the boat shadow/reflection stamp in Pool Party ink under the sailboat. The die-cut DSP is adhered in the middle of the embossed vellum base layer, the layered circles die-cut and sailboat to the middle of the DSP layer, and this completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink, and adhere the ½” x 6” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

For the coordinating Basic White envelope, stamp the sailboat and shadow/reflection in the same ink colors as the card and adhere the 2 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of DSP to the flap, trimming off the excess:

What a fun and easy card to make! I normally make a template for my punches and I at first wasn’t sure about stamping the sailboat right to punch out, but then it dawned on me: use your Stamparatus! Work smarter, not harder-right?? Since technically you have four plates (using both sides of the plates), you can easily stamp all three parts of the sailboat in different colors! While today we bid a sad “goodbye” to Sale-A-Bration, keep your eye out for more ideas and inspiration!!

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