Friday, 14 June 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop - Come Sail Away Suite

Hello everyone and welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This month myself and my Artisan colleagues have been having a lots of fun playing with the nautical themed range of products in the Come Sail Away Suite from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

Initially, when I first saw this suite my first thoughts were, "Awesome! A great range of products to create masculine cards." But when I opened the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack that are featured in the suite, I was inspired to create something to document an upcoming family holiday on the coast.

This sentence, "Let's go Somewhere and do Something", from one of the Memories & More cards, is the exact thing my husband said to me when we realised we had a sport-free weekend coming up. So of course it was the perfect element for the cover of the album. The design of the album was kind of made up as I went along and the first challenge I came across was how to keep the album closed. My solution was to use secure one of the cute little silver trinkets to the cover with some hot glue and then wrap some of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine around the album to loop around the trinket.

As I mentioned earlier, I've created this album to fill with photos that will take when we go a family holiday in a few weeks, so at the moment my album is without photos, but I figure this way I will be even more determined to capture moments on our holiday so I've got photos to fill little framed pockets like this.

To be able to include lots of photos in the album I decided so go with a tri-fold layout with a extra pages secured to the inside. As you can see in the following photos I've used a combination of stamped images, diecuts, Designer Series Paper, Memories & More cards and stickers to embellish each page and have included a photo mat or frame where a photo can be attached.

One this page I wanted to include another of the Sail Away trinkets and I thought it would be fun to attached it to the page using a "Sailors" knot. My beautiful friend, Jennifer Frost, taught me how to do this Carrick Bend knot when I first started attending her classes over 5 years ago. To learn how to tie this knot yourself pop over to Jenn's blog here to see her step-by-step instructions) 

The font used in the Memories & More cards features big calligraphic swirls and to help them stand out a little more on both of these pages I cut the frames a little smaller so that the fussy cut swirls could sit out of the border.

One of the inclusions in the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Packs are six printed laser-cut cards, one of which features this intricate seaweed design. Admittedly I was a tad hesitant cutting this piece from the card because it was sooo pretty but I think you'll agree the cutting looks great on it's own too.

Another awesome new Stampin' Up! product in the Annual Catalogue are these Stitched Nesting Label dies. Don't you just love the delicate stitched detail?

Another cute little discovery I made when I first opened the Smooth Sailing dies was this compass needle die. Teamed with compass image in the Sailing Home stamp set creating your own compass embellishment is super easy.

In this close up of the compass you can see I've used Copper Foil for the outside case and needle and I've sponged some StazOn Jet Black ink to give it an aged look.

On the final page of the album I've carried over the cover DSP pattern but added a little extra detail with some inlaid diecut anchors.

Next up in the hop is by beautiful Kiwi friend, Angela Meiritz-Reid. Click on the button below to continue on the hop.

Thank you for joining me today.

- Tan xx

Supplies used
Stamps: Sailing Home
Card: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Balmy Blue, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack, Copper Foil

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Balmy Blue, Early Espresso, StazOn Jet Black
Accessories & Tools: Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Nesting Label Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Subtles 3D Embossing Folder, Night of Navy/Sahara Sand
 Bakers Twine, Sail Away Trinkets, Metallic Pearls


  1. Tanya, this is a beautiful album, with so many great details!
    Thank you for the great inspiration.

  2. What a handsome album to remember your trip!

  3. This is a stunning creation!!! BRILLIANT job, and what a fabulous representation of this suite. Anyone who sees your project will want these products for sure, even if we lack your creative ability to pull it off! Thank you for sharing your amazing design aesthetic.

  4. This is over the top!!! Love, Love, LOVE it!!!

  5. This is such an amzing album Tanya! Will be such a treasured keepsake! Thanks for the inspiration! Rochelle xo

  6. Tanya this album is out of this world!!! I absolutely love it!

  7. i love it and would love to make it will you share directions for album itself. thanks in advance

  8. Stunning album Tanya, love all your amazing elements x

  9. patricia preston15 June 2019 at 22:36

    Ahhh-Maaaz-Ing!!! Absolutely Gorgeous! I so want to make one but wouldn't know where to begin!! You make it look so easy!

  10. Wonderful, wonderful album. I love the trinket closure detail and the many details on your pages. I think my favorite has to be your compass--the copper foil case is brilliant!

  11. I would love direction as well, it’s beautiful!

  12. Dear Tanya,
    you made such a great album!
    Thank you for sharing!
    xx manuela

  13. Hi Tanya: Did you make the album from scratch or cover a store bought one? Thanks Sarah
    PS LOVE LOVE this project

  14. Oh my goodness this is just so much loveliness look at! All the fabulous details and elements - This is such a WOW Tanya - Hugs xo

  15. Love it! Love all your details! Thank you for sharing.