Summer Mini Sneak Peek: Sail Away

Stampin up open sea fathers day card ideas
Can you believe it's almost time for the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog?  My demonstrator pre-order package just arrived (I have a passion for brown trucks).  I thought I would tease you a bit this week with some of the new stamps and accessories that will be available for customer purchase on May 1, when the Summer Mini begins. 

Let's kick it off with Sail Away, a single stamp, that looks terrific heat embossed (my choice today) or watercolored.  Supreme for masculine cards and  Father's Day.  The sentiment is from Best Dad Ever (yep, you'll see the rest of that one soon enough).

Stampin up open sea fathers day sample card
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  A little sponging in Basic Black enhances the rustic feel of the image and adds dimension.

DON'T MISS . . .  Stampin' Up! Spring Is Blossoming Promotion (samples below).



Stamp Set:  Sail Away (W123013), Best Dad Ever (W120399), C120681)
Paper:  Basic Black (121045), Old Olive (100702)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283), Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Stampin' Up! Heat Tool (100005), Stamping Sponges (101610)
The Perfect Touch:  Black Embossing Powder (109133), Neutrals Brads (119736), Mini Library Clips (109857), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. kathyc/NorthCarolina

    Mary: You do masculine cards better than anyone I know! This card is gorgeous!

  2. Well, Mary, you’ve done it again! I had decided maybe I didn’t need the stamp set that coordinates with the postage stamp punch (upcoming Summer Mini), but two more items have been added to my wish list! I loved your comment about brown trucks. I, too, love brown trucks!

  3. You always do such a great job on your cards……my brother has a sail boat, this will be the perfect stamp for his birthday in August. Thanks for all the work you share with us……patm

  4. Love the simplicity of this, perfect for a guy!

  5. Awesome job Mary, that’s a fabulous card!

  6. I have the same passion for those brown trucks . My pre-order arrived yesterday and I can’t wait to have fun with it this weekend. Your Sail Away is beautiful and it really does look great heat embossed.

    Thank you for sharing!


  7. Sandie Conner

    You get your orders so quick! I usually have to wait a week and a few days for my new stuff. Enjoy playing! The card is great.

  8. Mary, you always make everything look so classy. I really admire that.

  9. I just updated my title to “Sail Away!” You know how you get stuck thinking the “wrong name” for something? That’s the case with this new stamp. It’s updated now 🙂

    Hugs, M

  10. I love your masculine cards! No one does them better! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I saw this stamp in the summer mini and knew I wanted it, and you have showcased it wonderfully! Awesome masculine card! Love your style!

  12. Good morning, Mary: Oh!! I love what you did with this stamp. It’s always hard for me to make cards for men and this one is amazing. Simple, elegant and fun. I can’t wait for the Summer Mini Catalog.

  13. Mitzi Gilooly

    Love it! You made a stamp I wasn’t very interested in very enticing to me now!

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