Wednesday, August 2, 2023

A Fishy Happy Retirement Card with Stampin' Up!s Gone Fishing Products - Easy to Create

Here fishy, fishy is exactly what you'll be saying when you dive into the Gone Fishing Bundle of Products offered by Stampin' Up! I'll be sharing several cards over the next few days that will be simple and easy cards, but they will hook you for sure! This layout was inspired by Patty Bennett, but I left out a layer that she did and added a backing for my tag. That's what we call changing it up a bit, so we can call it our own!

This card would be perfect for someone who plans to do a LOT of fishing in their retirement, more specifically, fly fishing, because I'm pretty sure that's what those lures are below. 

I have to admit I'm not much of a fish lover in terms of handling them. I just don't like their scaly, slimy, skin. Sure I can pick up a piece of salmon to bake it for dinner, but that's about all I can manage. I think it all stems from a childhood trauma that one of my guppy fish jumped out of the aquarium and I screamed for my dad to come put it back. I just couldn't do it! At least the little fella didn't croak! Dad saved a life!

Who do you know who will be retiring soon and would like to receive this card made that 
you made for them?

Color Palette:
Card base - Very Vanilla
Layer 1 - Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Layer 2 - 2 sets of 2 pieces of Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Very Vanilla Tag die cut from the tackle box die (you get 5 tags in one cut, now that's a sweet deal!)
Backing the tag is a piece of Pecan Pie cardstock.
Boho Blue ink to stamp the greeting.

 Highlighted Products:
Gone Fishing Stamp Set
Gone Fishing Dies
Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper 
2023-25 In Color Dots embellishments
Paper Snips for fussy cutting the fish out.

Here's a fun idea,  on a 4" x 5 1/4" separate piece of Very Vanilla, use the edge of the DSP and glue down some partial fish swimming across the bottom of the inside of the card layer. I added an additional layer to make the card feel more sturdy.

The important details:

Very Vanilla Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Boho Blue DSP Layer is 4" x 5 1/4" as well as the Very Vanilla inner layer
Fly Fish Lures of DSP are cut 1" x 2 5/8"
Pecan Pie Diagonal Plaid are cut 1" x 3 7/8"
Pecan Pie layer under tag is 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" with corners rounded 
with paper snips matching the Very Vanilla tag
3 fussy cut fish from the DSP, but edge fish for inner layer

Be sure to add a matching piece of the Let's Go Fishing DSP to the exterior flap of the Very Vanilla envelope. It really makes a fabulous gift that way!

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