Summer Vacation Card for PP444

Looking to create a summer vacation card? How about one with a nautical theme?  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

summer vacation cardThis week, I am hosting a theme challenge:  Summer Vacation!  To be perfectly honest, as I began planning today’s card, I was heading in a completely different direction, something more along the lines of a beach theme with perhaps palm trees.  That was before I explored the fabulous cards in the new Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack.  Isn’t the cutout background paper awesome?  The “You, Me and the Sea” card really caught my attention.   The entire collection reminds me of coastal New England, which is definitely an area I would LOVE to visit on vacation.  Enjoy today’s card!

quick summer vacation cardColors of the Day

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

So many of the elements found on today’s card come from the Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack. The focal sentiment, which was cut using the largest Layering Oval die, is from one of the cards in the pack. The background “water” is actually one of the laser cut designs! And “The Perfect Day”? Why that is a sticker!

summer vacation cardOf course,  the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing dies, available as a bundle, also play key roles in the creation of this card.  The sailboats were inked in Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Night of Navy, and cut out with the corresponding die.

summer vacation cardThe Old Olive seaweed, Silver Foil wheel, and Crumb Cake rope edge were all die cut using dies found in the collection. The nice thing about the foil wheel is that it doesn’t add bulk and is easy to mail.

To receive a FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off, please click on the button below.  For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

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June Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own summer vacation card?  I would love to be your Demonstrator.  But remember, the new catalog, which contains this stamp set and card park,  does not go live until June 4th!

Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me.  All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program.



Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? And don’t forget to visit The Paper Players team members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team



  1. Love the theme and all your perfect details.

  2. Love all the details and the ships on this card. My fav is how you let the awesome sentiment be the main focus!

  3. Love how you featured the Memories and More kit on your card, Ann! Such a nice compliment to jazz up an already fabulous stamp set. Thanks for a fun challenge this week!

  4. I love your nautical card…fun details and a great design!

  5. So much to love about this wonderful card Ann! A great combination of products – I think this suite will be hugely popular! I love the blue and the way the M&M cards integrate so seamlessly; the laser-cut detail on the background is fab! Such a beautiful card!

  6. Ann I LOVE your card!! Where do you get your ideas?Thx for sharing!

  7. What a great card and thank you for the PDF!

  8. That’s a WOW! I love the card and all the detail!

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