Wednesday, December 7, 2011


One of the new stamps in the Summer Mini Catalogue is called "Open Seas" and is just a pefect stamp set for guys!  Especially if they love boating or anything Nautical.  It has been sitting on my shelf uninked for the past two weeks, but I FINALLY had a chance to play with it yesterday!

I kept the stamping fairly simple, but just added lots of mats to the card front for interest.  I used mini brads for a wee bit of hardware.  How cute are they?!  I also added the cool knot you see along the front.  You can find the super tutorial for this knot HERE, thanks to a fabuoulous blog called Paper Pursuits

If you belong to Pinterest, you can access all my links to other tutorials and the other great ideas I use!  There are so many great tutorials out there and Pinterest helps me to remember them all, by pinning them on boards and providing links.  A really valuable resource!

Don't forget to get your order in for Christmas.  Stampin' Up!'s fabulous December Frenzy promotion has lots of things for you to select at up to 50% off normal retail price!  I love a bargain!!  My last order will be submitted on the 12th of December, so please get your order to me early, so you will have it for Christmas!


  1. GREAT card, Paula. This set is one of my hands-down favourites in the new Mini. Thanks for the tutorial link, for that fabulous knot; can't wait to give it a try.

  2. Fabulous card Paula. How could you wait that long to ink up this set though? Thanks for the knot link. :)


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