Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sailing Home 70th Birthday Card

Yesterday was my hubby's 70th birthday! It was very sad. We had a big party planned. All our girls and grandkids were coming and we had rented a facility to throw a fun dinner for family and friends. And then COVID-19 happened and we had to cancel that. And the kids couldn't come. And I'm isolating and couldn't even cook him a nice meal and bake him a cake, because I still had 2 days to go. We ended up ordering in a meal from Skip the Dishes to support a local restaurant that we both like. It's closed to patrons in the restaurant, but can still make food for delivery. 

This is the old guy back in his heyday, not long after we first met, 44 years ago:

Not bad, eh? He hasn't changed all that much! ;) 

But at least I could still make him a card! (I wore gloves and a mask!)

I used the Sailing Home stamp set along with Smooth Sailing and Under the Sea Dies.

  • Two different designs from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper are used on the card base. My hubby said he wanted a Nautical design for a birthday card this year, and I was excited because it was so long ago that I last used these great nautical themed papers.
  • I stamped the lighthouse in Basic Gray ink and the anchor in Gray Granite and die cut them from the Whisper White cardstock with the Smooth Sailing coordinating dies. 
  • The Congrats was embossed with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder on Night of Navy cardstock and die cut with the banner die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. From the same piece of Night of Navy, I die cut the ship's wheel and added a retired **mini brad I still had.
  • The fish net and the seaweed were die cut from the Under the Water dies and the Smooth Sailing dies respectively. The word 'happy' was die cut from Silver Foil using the Well Written dies. The numbers are from an old set called the **Little Numbers thinlits.
  • The last and bottom sentiment is from the Sailing Home stamp set. 
** Retired Products. No longer available for sale by Stampin' Up!

There is less than a week left of Sale-A-Bration 2020 and this is your last opportunity to take advantage of the free products you can earn with this promotion. Stampin' Up! just announced yesterday the third release of Sale-A-Bration Rewards yesterday. These items are found in our regular catalogues, but will be available to be earned as free rewards until the end of the month:
       As rewards, these items will be the same as in the catalogues, but will require a different catalogue code to get them for free. (See new codes above.)

You can place your own order in my Online Store, if you live in Canada and don't have a regular Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Or you can contact me and I'll place it for you. I'll be placing an order on March 30.  

Also, don't forget this is the last week to get in on the Coordination Product Release. 

**The Birthday Dies are Sold Out

If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.

Product List
Silver Mini Brads
**Silver Mini Brads
Little Numbers Thinlits Dies
**Little Numbers Thinlits Dies

** Retired Products. No longer available for sale by Stampin' Up!

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