This is my first sampler and I am really pleased with the overall look of it. I used the Sailing Home Stamp Set along with the coordinating Designer Series paper to make this lovely framed home decor piece.

Sailing home.

Project Recipe:

Paper cutting 
Back 
Whisper White Card stock cut at 9″ x 9″ 
Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 7 x 7″Squares 
Whisper White – cut 2 x 2 ” 
Night of Navy – cut 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″Rectangle 
Whisper White – cut 2″ x 4 1/4″ 
Night of Navy – cut at 2 1/8 x 4 5/8″

Leaving a 1″ border around, I glued the DSP to the centre of the Whisper White backing. Although you cannot see a lot of it, the backing has a sailing theme to it. I just love it. Each square and the rectangle were then stamped from the Sailing Home Stamp set using Night of Navy ink. The centre square was also cut from the DSP and all squares were matted using Tom bow liquid glue. I love the combination of Navy Blue with the brownish DSP.

After positioning all the squares (I eyeballed it) I glued them down and then added the trinkets. I cut out the Wheel and the compass needle from coordinating die’s with my big shot. I then adhered them to the the picture using mini dimensional’s so they would pop up a little. Finally, I fuzzy cut three swallows from the the bird ballad DSP and adhered them using mini dimensional’s to make the birds appear like they were flying.

In hindsight, because I always look to see what I could do better the next time. I would cut out the wheel in Night of Navy card stock so it is better highlighted. I would also change the sentiments around so that the sentiment “Set Sail in the direction of your dreams” was at the top and “Let hope be your anchor though the storms of Life” be at the bottom. After all Dreams should fly and the anchor is our home and/or family which keeps us centred or anchored. It should be at the bottom. Anyways, I hope you like it. 

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love for you to join my team so that I can help you explore your creativity. I host small monthly classes and would love to have you join me. Should you wish to order any of the supplies listed below so that you can make your own sampler, please contact me or go online using the following link

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642

Until next time 
Sue

Supplies needed:

Sailing Home Stamp bundle – 151066.           Come Sail Away DSP – 149481

Bird Ballad DSP – 149592                               Whisper White Card Stock – 100730

Night of Navy Card stock – 100867                Night of Navy Stampin’ Up! Inkpad

Crumb Cake Blender Markers – 144601         Sail Away Trinkets – 149482

Big Shot – 143263                                           Mini Dimensionals – 144108

Liquid Multipurpose Glue – 110755               9 x 9” Shadow Box (Ikea)

5 thoughts on “Sailing Home

  1. Susan – your sampler is so cute!! I’m a hobby demonstrator in the US and plan to copy this for my craft room. Thank you so much for sharing. It’s beautiful!!

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    1. Hi Susan, thank you, I am honoured you want to copy it. It was my second attempt at a sampler and I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. My two sisters now want one for the cottage so I guess I will be making more.

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  2. I love the ocean and everything about your sampler. I have wanted to do one for sometime and will CASE your sampler for a friend for a Xmas present. Thank you.

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    1. Gale, thank you so much for your kind words. I am pretty pleased with my sampler. It was the first one I ever did, although it was my second try at it.. I am sure it will make a wonderful Christmas present so case away. Good luck and send me a picture. I would love to see your finished project.

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