Saturday, September 6, 2014

National Stamping Month Blog Hop: #30 Years of Happy

In honor of National Stamping Month and the #30yearsofhappy special stamp set, we are celebrating with a special blog hop!  (If you're already hopping then you've arrived from Lillian Yeh's blog.  You will go check out Amie Kiger next.)
Have you noticed the current nautical trend?  I love it!  (I guess that comes from living on a lake most all of my life?)  When I saw the anchor stamp in this set, I knew that I would be using it a lot.  I had so much fun designing this life buoy to pair with the anchor!  I started with a 2-1/4" circle that I cut with my Cricut.  I then used my 1" circle punch to cut out the center.  Next, I wrapped the Ruby washi tape around the buoy four times.  I then punched out the center again to get rid of the inside edges of the washi tape and used scissors to round out the outside edge.  Wrapping the Ruby baker's twine was a bit challenging and time consuming, but I had to have it on there!  The pretty Glacier B&T comes from the Seaside and Snowhaven paper packs.  A little silver shimmer trim and white epoxy dot were required for some bling, and the Ruby washi stripe really set off the card.
Complete Hop List HERE
Since there are 30 different stamps in this set, you are going to want to visit each blog along this hop.  (Of course you can come back here if you get lost on the way.)  Please leave me a comment before setting sail to AMIE'S BLOG!

12 comments:

centralNYscrapper said...

Very clever! I love the life buoy.

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Oh my goodness, how brilliant with the washi! Super idea, Miss Haley, I love it! :)

Gina Brandstetter said...

How clever!! Love your card.

Michelle Stewart said...

Super cute card. Love the life-saver too.

Katy said...

SUPER cute, Haley!!! I love this anchor but was at a loss on how to make a nautical card to use it on...this is FABULOUS!

Jayma Malme said...

So clever! I think I'm going to copy your idea cuz my parents were recently lifesavers and I still need to send them a card :-)

Traveling Bells said...

Love, love this idea! Sooo cute.

Kristine Ponte said...

Very cute! you've really used lots of product to support the nautical look! love how well the washi helps to pull it all together!

Lauren Moore said...

This is such a sweet and clever card!

Joy said...

What a cute card! That lifebuoy is brilliant.

Donna said...

Great card! Love the use of washi tape and twine...fun!

Lilian YF said...

Love it! So creative!

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