Hello, Sailor for Pals Paper Arts—A Nautical, Masculine Card

When I first saw this week’s Pals Paper Art sketch,  it seemed so fresh and fun.  And a fun sketch calls for a fun stamp set, don’t you think? That’s why I reached for Hello, Sailor.  I hope you enjoy today’s nautical, masculine card.


The Stampin’ Schach’s Design Tips: Fun and Masculine
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Making waves!  Pacific Point waves were created with the Large Scallop Edgelits.  What a perfect accent for a nautical-themed card! Plus, the Ship’s Wheel pattern from the High Tide Designer Series Paper collection is too cute!
  • In the round! To add interest, the Pacific Point Best Mate sentiment was punched out using Circles Framelits, and then adhered to the rectangular element. The Ship’s Wheel pattern from the High Tide Designer Series Paper collection is too cute!

  • Colorific! Calypso Coral droplets and Pacific Point stripes add a splash of color against a Hardwood background of Smoky Slate.

Today’s card will be given to my husband, for making it possible for me to attend Brady’s graduate trumpet recital in a few weeks.  Kim will be traveling to New Lenox, IL and Crown Point, IN with Lexi and I for the Midwest Boxer Club Specialty and Steel City Kennel Club dog shows.  We will then drive the 6-1/2 hour trip to Columbia, Missouri to watch Brady.  

I was in tears when I found out about the conflict between the dog shows and the recital.  There was no way I was going to miss out on Brady’s performance, but I had already paid entry fees, handling fees, reserved the room, booked the Twins a spot at the “Doggy Spa” and made arrangements for Lexi and I to get to the four shows in New Lenox and Crown Point before I learned about the conflict.  I was going to cancel everything, but Kim came to my rescue! He is taking vacation time, and will join us at the shows, providing the needed ride to the University of Missouri! Woo hoo!

What did you think of today’s card? I think my favorite part is the strip of waves. What about you? Won’t you let me know in today’s comment.  And remember, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time… 

Stamp Set:  Hello, Sailor; Hardwood; Inks:  Pacific Point, Smoky Slate; Designer Series Paper:  High Tide; Cardstock: Pacific Point, Basic Gray; Tools:  Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelit, Banner Punch; Glitz and Glam: Pearls Basic Jewels


  1. This is a lovely card Ann. A perfect nautical masculine card. I am so glad all your plans are going to work out. Kim is a wonderful husband and partner to make things happen. I know Brody will love having you both there.

  2. Love, love, love this card! The colors, woodgrain, pearls, and waves are all perfect.

    So happy everything will work out for Lexi’s shows and Brady’s.

  3. I love that your “best mate” came to your rescue so you can be at Brady’s recital. Well done! I love the ship’s wheel stamped on the blue striped paper! The whole card is a work of art, Ann…just love it!

  4. This is cute Ann 🙂 I might have to get that stamp set after all!! Wendy

  5. Your husband is so very terrific to take time off to drive you around so the both of you are able to see Brady’s performance. Therefore a “best mate” card is truly deserving!

  6. Reread your post…how wonderful and sweet of your husband! And keeping fingers and toes for the twins and for Lexie….relax now and enjoy when it is time to go…safe travel!

  7. Sooooo cool….even with the pearls! Wonderful and love the red accents…great design…thank you for sharing it!

  8. My heart skipped a beat when I thought you would even consider missing the concert! Of course, maybe I had a bit too much caffeine. So, glad it will work out sharing time with your oldest and the youngest! Now, I have that out of the way, your card is great for the mate! Sorry, about that! I really love your take on the sketch. The pearls are perfect on there. I am totally enjoying the whole card – it just all works so great!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  9. Ann, you’ve done it again! You’ve taken a set and DSP that I was completely uninterested in and made me want them now! Love everything about this card, especially love the waves and how you used the Hardwood stamp for the background! I’m so happy that you will be able to attend both events, Kim is definitely a keeper!

  10. What a guy! You truly do have a Best Mate. I’m so happy that you are going to be able to make both events. Enjoy both! Oh, and I love the card and all the elements involved in making it.

  11. So happy to hear that you are able to do both. Both are very important events in your life. Got to Love Kim for his help. As always your card is wonderful.

  12. Great card!! I love everything about it!

  13. AAwwwww great card for a great guy! love how this one turned out. So different and I love colors, the waves, the banners and everything about it. Hugs

  14. Favorite part? The whole card is my favorite. I love this DSP. The wheels and the droplets are perfect additions. And, the hardwood background is awesome. What a display of nautical beauty! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  15. The colors are perfect with the paper & stamp set. Your guy should get some chocolate or something along with the card; he definitely stepped up. That’s a tough decision; so happy you are able to resolve it.

  16. Such a perfect card for such a hero! Love your card and love that Kim is making it possible for you to do both!

  17. Ann, the card is perfect. A man will love this. So glade that things worked out for you to attend both of your events. Have a safe trip.

  18. SO clever and yes, masculine! Thanks for sharing, Ann!

  19. This is a great masculine card Ann-I love all the nautical elements and the bg stamp is so perfect-you worked this sketch to perfection

  20. This is amazing!! Love everything about it. I wasn’t drawn to the nautical papers but you’ve just changed my mind!!

    So glad you are able to manage both events!

  21. Ann, I LOVE this card!! The ship’s wheel strip and the wave are perfect! High Tide is my favorite dsp. And the Hardwood background is great for this card!! Love it all.
    Your husband is quite a gem. When they give up their time for you, that is the greatest gift.

  22. Love this, Ann! What a great masculine card. I just got around to ordering that Hardwood stamp too, and can’t wait to try it out!

  23. Love this, Ann! What a great masculine card. I just got around to ordering that Hardwood stamp too, and can’t wait to try it out!

  24. Fabulous card Ann, very masculine indeed. I just got that great Wood Work stamp and I love it. So versatile and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this really awesome masculine card.

  25. I love it!! And now I love Kim! What a guy.

  26. Great card! Perfect for a man. Great layout too.

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