Pretty Cards & Paper – August Hop – Come Sail Away


Welcome to this month’s Pretty Cards & Paper International Blog Hop. 

Our Design Team is made up of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from throughout the world – one from each of the countries/markets that Stampin’ Up! has a presence in. 

Each month we will be featuring a different card or designer series paper and in August we are featuring the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper in our projects. 

Here’s all the important info:

Come Sail Away 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper 149481

Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper features maritime designs in nautical colours. 

* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Product colours: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Whisper White

While on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles with other Achieving Demonstrators from throughout the world there was a voluntary card swap and 3D swap organised by Stampin’ Up! – I participated in both. My 3D swap featured in the All Stars Tutorial Blog Hop earlier this month – if you missed it you can see it HERE

After handing in my swaps early in the week, I received 25 fabulous swaps back later in the week, and I am CASEing one of those for today’s project. 

The lovely Lisa Brown, who lives in Ohio in the US, made a cute mini album and here is my take on it that features the Come Sail Away DSP and the coordinating Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack.

Come Sail Away August Project

It may be a bit hard to see the DSP in this view, as I have layered a Memories & More card on top of it.

But you can see it more clearly on the back of the mini-album.


Many of the papers in the Come Sail Away DSP pack have shades of Night of Navy and Balmy Blue. But I wanted to go with the other colours in the suite – so have used Mossy Meadow and Basic Black as my base colours. While Soft Suede also features on the cards I have used, I’ve gone for the coordinating, paler colour of Crumb Cake for my Belly Band and as mats in the album. 

Below you can see (top to bottom):

  • The front of the album with the belly band removed
  • The album opened without being extended
  • The opened album with the sides extended (even though they look different in the photo – both of the middle mats are Crumb Cake!)

To give you an idea of how the album folds here are a few photos from different angles.

You can see some more of the Come Sail Away DSP has been used on the extending parts of the album.

Below is the fully extended album from both sides.

As I mentioned, in addition to the DSP, I also used several 3″ x 4″ cards from the Memories & More Card Pack. I love the variety in both the DSP and the Memories & More cards – you can achieve very different looks depending which ones you use!

This project would make a fabulous masculine gift – handy with Father’s Day gift only a couple of weeks away here in New Zealand.

 Now hop of through and see what projects the other talented members of the Pretty Cards & Papers Design Crew have created with this versatile DSP.


 Current Promotions from Stampin’ Up!

If you have Coupons from the Bonus Days promotion last month – remember they must be used by 31 August.



It’s always a great time to purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! – but at the moment it is even a sweeter deal than usual!

Until the end of August (that’s Saturday 31st), anyone purchasing the Starter Kit gets an extra $50 of Stampin’ Up! product at no extra cost. That’s $335 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies for the cost of $189. Plus a coupon you can spend in September.

There are lots of benefits to joining the Stampin’ Up! family – and even more when you join my thINK Creative Team.

Check out the info page on my Blog. Send me a message if you’d like to know more.

August All Star Tutorial Bundle available to purchase.

I’m delighted to be in another Design Team – the 2019 All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team.  We each create an exclusive project for a monthly Bundle of pdf tutorials as well as creating another project we share in our monthly Blog Hop early each month. 

All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team 2019

How to get the Tutorial Bundle

There are three ways you can receive the monthly All Star Tutorial Bundle:


If you live in New Zealand, you can shop with me, and as part of my customer loyalty rewards program, you will receive this month’s tutorial Bundle absolutely FREE  with an order of $50 or more with me during the month. 
That can be as simple as placing an order in my New Zealand Online Stop and using the current hostess code – see the top right for the current code. Your order will be delivered directly to your door. 
Or contact me by email:


SUBSCRIBE to the Tutorial bundle:

As August marks the start of our six month rotation – there is a subscription available this month. 

Pay for 5 months of the All Star Tutorial Bundle ($105) – get the six month’s Bundle for FREE.


Purchase the August Tutorial Bundle for $NZ21
All currencies accepted, PayPal will do the conversion for you.  

If you are in my New Zealand Team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, you’ll be receiving all of the tutorial bundles for FREE!
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Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJax



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