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Hello Sailor…


“Hello Sailor!”  I think I’ve said those words a few times when Russ came home from deployment.  His plane would land and it seemed like an eternity waiting for him on the tarmac.  As soon as I could see his boots on the ground, this lady was running fast to jump in his arms.  Great memories.  


What a great surprise in Stampin’ Up!’s  Occasions Mini this year to see a fantastic Sailor stamp set.  It’s perfect for the Navy wife or nautical lover.  The best part of the Hello Sailor stamp set is the products that can coordinate with it.  I’ve used a few today that I want to share.  

Coordinating Products for Hello Sailor

Hello Sailor, Stampin' Up!, Nautical


Already Stampin’ Up! has the coordinating Designer Series Paper called High Tide.  I decided to use a different Designer Paper Pack that also pairs with this set so nicely called Fresh Prints Paper Stack #132996.  The Hardwood Background stamp set helped make this card perfect for my sailor giving it that “manly” feeling.  I used Soft Suede ink and sponged gently around the entire piece to make it look like REAL hardwood.  

The Burlap ribbon also helps to give the manly feeling and I liked it paired behind the Hardwood image.  It also adds another fun layer to the card and you know I love my layers.  

The BEST piece for me was adding my coveted little wood man.  Coveted because I only have a few left.  This was an embellishment in one of my Paper Pumpkin kits and I love these wooden pieces to bits.  How fun to add a little sailor boy?  He looks perfect hanging out on this card.  We will call him, Russ! <giggle>

Hello Sailor, Stampin' Up!, Nautical

The ships wheel was perfect on the Starburst Wooden Elements piece.  I stamped this image using Soft Suede ink and just tucked it behind the burlap.  I like to use a hot glue gun when adhering my wood pieces. 

Of course I added a few Rhinestones for a little bling.  I’m sure my sailor won’t mind, you think? 


My point to all of this- Hello Sailor is a GREAT stamp set that can work with many of Stampin’ Up! products.  

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Stamps:  Hello Sailor #133278, Hardwood Background Stamp #133035 Ink: Soft Suede Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red  Accessories:  Glue Gun, Rhinestones #129324, Fresh Prints #132996, Starburst Framelits #132967, Essentials Wooden Elements #132258, Burlap Ribbon #132140, Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon #132982, Hardware Clips Essentials #129964

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