Sail Away with the PPA

Stampin up pretty masculine card idea pals paper arts
PPADTBadge Got button?  This week's Pals Paper Arts Clean and Simple challenge (PPA91) suggests you grab a button(s) and use it on a paper project.  Easy.  I'm also sharing a few sneak peeks of rubber stamps Sail Away, Best Dad Ever (sentiment) and new Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler.  All three products will be available May 1 with the launch of the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog.

Check out the handmade card ideas by the PPA Design Team and play along!


  • Stampin up sail away handmade card pretty ideas The sails and boat hull were stamped separately and paper snipped (love my  Stampin' Up! Paper Snips for small details) and bumped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • This masculine card is destined for my father-in-law.  
  • Baker's Twine adds to the nautical feel.  I used a Paper Piercer, the Stampin' Up! Mat Pack Piercing Template and needle to sew up this detail.
  • I cropped the card base width to 4 1/8 (1/8" less than a standard A2 Card) so that I could hang the sentiment over the and it would still fit in a Stampin' Up! Whisper White Medium Envelope.

THE STAMPIN' UP! SUMMER MINI CATALOG STARTS MAY 1!  If you would like to receive a FREE Summer Mini Catalog, please:

  • Email me your name and U.S. address.
  • Note:  If you have a relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, PLEASE contact them directly for your copy. 
  • Already one of my customers?  A copy has been ordered for you automatically and should have ALREADY DELIVERED.  Please email me if you have not received your free copy.  Learn more about the advantages of being a Stampin' Pretty Preferred Customer.
  • Summer Mini Catalogs are available for immediate delivery!

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Stampin up rubber stamp sail away summer mini catalog masculine card ideas Stamp Set:  Sail Away (W123013), Best Dad Ever (W120399, C120681)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670)
Cool Tools:  Crop-A-Dile (108362), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631) and Stampin' Up! Mat Pack (106826), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (123125), Regals Buttons (119744), Pewter Jumbo Eyelets (108432), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Nancy in Kingston

    What an incredible card …….. lucky father-in-law to be receiving this.

  2. Gorgeous color combination! Love the whole composition!

  3. Oh, now I’m gonna want this set, too! Lovely, Mary!

  4. Wow, this card is faboulus. It’s superb! xo, Marian

  5. What a fabulous masculine card! Love the baker’s twine treatment and the grommets!

  6. Love, love your card! It is just amazing! Hugs, J

  7. Judi 'Stamparooni'

    Best ‘guy’ card ever!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Carla Bazhenow

    I was thinking exactly what Linda C said! *smile* I love it and the paper piercing is fabulous. Hugs,

  9. Awesome card! I love how you used the baker’s twine, what a neat accent.

  10. Mary, I love this card. I am so happy to see some male type stamp sets and I am in love with this one. The color choice you used is stunning and so crisp and clean. The “rope” adds a nice touch too.

  11. kathyc/NorthCarolina

    Stunning! This card has so much movement…love it!

  12. A Mary Fish signature style! Love this – so classic – and nautical 🙂

  13. Beautiful. Love the clean look and great color combo.

  14. This card is great!!!

  15. nancy littrell

    Well this does it! Now I know I HAVE to have this stamp. Boy Mary….are you ever an enabler. TFS

  16. This card is so great Mary – It is a perfect card for a male and for Father’s Day. Makes you want to go sailing!! Thank you.

  17. Stunning! I love what you did with the baker’s twine.

  18. This is an awesome card. I love it! You did a fabulous job capturing all of the nautical elements. I can feel the wind in my hair! lol Thanks for sharing another wonderful project.

  19. I just LOVE this card. I cannot wait to get my mini catalog.

  20. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. I love all your cards, but this one is one of the best! Well done!

  22. I expected this card to be beautiful after the sneak peek yesterday and yet you still surprised me! It’s just perfect!! Pretty & still masculine. Your talent amazes me and I am just so happy you share it with all of us each day. Thank you :o)

  23. Sandy (redstampinsam)

    Mary – Your card is by far the winner today. I can’t wait to own all the nautical items from the summer mini so I can play too. Great job!

  24. Mary love your sailing card. so great for a masculine occasion of any kind. I really like the twine X’s too.

  25. Wow Mary, I was not very interested in this set, but now I am thanks to you! This is so beautiful and versatile – I LOVE the twine!

  26. Mary, I love this card using this stamp…I am seeing such wonderful samples using it! Your card is one of the best I have seen…going to case it if you do not mind.

  27. Mary,
    This a great male card. I have trouble with male cards. Thanks for a great card with beautiful colors. Nice job as always. You are so talented. Thanks Ellen

  28. This has got to be the nicest masculine card that I have seen in a very long time. I hope that we get this stamp set in Australia, you have really made this card come alive. It’s beautiful Mary 🙂

  29. I love, love, love this card. It is just beautiful.

  30. Love this card! I need to get this stamp set!

  31. Barb in Ontario

    All I can say is…..WOW!

  32. Kelly Wentling

    This is adorable! Love the paper piecing and all your details. The twine is perfect for a nautical theme too. So happy to see SU! carry that. Looking forward to the new mini. Awesome sneak peek for us today!

  33. Cathy from Illinois

    Beautiful job once again! Cannot wait to order from the new mini!!

  34. Absolutely Beautiful!!!!

  35. Good morning, Mary: This is a fabulous card! I think this would be perfect for Father’s Day. I can’t wait to order from that Summer Mini Catalog!! The cross stitch on the side is the perfect touch.
    Thanks again for the inspiration!

  36. Mary, this card is awesome.

    Have a beautiful day.

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