Sailing Home Graduation Card Tutorial

Today, I’m sharing a graduation card and free tutorial made with Stampin’ Up!’s Sailing Home stamp set and Come Sail Away Suite.

Sailing Home Graduation Card

Find this fun suite of products in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog on pages 144-146. It’s a perfect choice for a number of occasions, and graduation is one of them. The sentiment, “Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams” seems so fitting for a graduate. The stamp set, Sailing Home, and the coordinating dies, Smooth Sailing, carry over into the upcoming catalog. Right now, purchase the bundle and receive a 10 percent discount. (Note: The bundle won’t be discounted in the upcoming catalog.)

But if you like the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder, the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine, and/or the Sail Away Trinkets, order them now before they’re gone. They’re retiring. Click here to shop the list of items retiring from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. Some items are discounted!

The Sailing Home Graduation Card Tutorial

Here are step-by-step directions for creating this card:

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Sailing Home (149457)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Night of Navy (100867), Balmy Blue (14682), Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149481)
  • INK – Night of Navy (147110)
  • OTHER –Smooth Sailing Dies (149576), High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (149577), Sail Away Trinkets (149482), Baker’s Twine (149483), Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Paper Snips (103579), Paper Trimmer (152392), Die Cut Machine


Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Night of Navy Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score and fold at 4 ¼”; one piece of 5” x 2 ¼”
  • Come Sail Away DSP – 4 ¾” x 2”
  • Balmy Blue – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Whisper White – 2 ½” x 2 ½” for sentiment; 5 ¼” x 4” (for inside of the card)



  • Fold the Night of Navy base in half.
  • Place the Balmy Blue card stock inside the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder and run through the die cut machine.
  • With Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the embossed Balmy Blue piece to the Night of Navy base.
  • With SNAIL or Glue Dots, affix the Come Sail Away DSP to the 5” x 2 ¾” Night of Navy strip.
  • Attach this strip to the Balmy Blue on the left side of the card with your choice of adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy ink onto the Whisper White scrap. Die cut with the coordinating die.
  • Attach the sentiment to the card front. Hint: Place a Glue Dot on the left side of the sentiment and a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right and place it on the card front.
  • Cut a four-inch piece of Baker’s Twine and thread through the anchor trinket.
  • Use a couple of glue dots to attach the trinket to the sentient in the bottom right corner.
  • Adhere the 5 ¼” x 4” piece of Whisper White card stock in the center of the card.
  • Stamp the anchor image in Night of Navy in the bottom right-hand corner.

Sailing Home Graduation Card Tutorial

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Sail Away Treats

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite

Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite

Hello Stampers!

For each class or event I hold, I love to surprise the attendees with a treat packet — usually filled with chocolate! This last week, I held a class featuring products from Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog. One of the brand-new suites is Come Sail Away. It’s filled with a great variety of coordinating products including the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing Dies, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Sail Away Trinkets, Baker’s Twine, and more.

This package starts with Stampin’ Up!’s Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. They measure 2 x 2 x 2, so they are great size for small favors. And, they are a blank canvas. You can decorate them any way you wish. And, they’re a great value. You receive 16 boxes for $7.50. They make great favors for weddings, baby showers and birthday parties.

I used the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper to decorate the outside panels of the box. They are square, and are cut at just under 2 inches each. (These pieces were actually scraps from another project, and I was able to find a great use for them!). I decorated the front of the box with the anchor from the Smooth Sailing Dies cut from Silver Foil Sheets. I added a bit of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine on the front. Inside the box, I added shreddie and a fun chocolate treat. I wrapped it all up with the Linen Ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.

Thanks for stopping by today. You can see a list of all of the products I used for this project today down below. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store.

Please let me know if you have any questions of how this project went together.


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