Nautical Christmas

Hello there! I am joining in on the Waltzingmouse Stamps pajama party tonight for the first time. Hooray!! Although these days staying up too late is about 10:00 pm, even if I do have the perpetual raccoon eyes of an all-nighter (thanks motherhood), so had to pre-schedule this post and will link up in the morning 🙂

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I picked up my very first WMS stamp sets earlier this fall, and since both are nautical themed, I had to get a bit creative to make them work for Christmas time!

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Normally I am a rustic, traditional red, green and white kind of Christmas gal but picked out some faded blues and creams for this card. Adding a bow + gold to just about anything makes it instantly festive! Plus it gave me a chance to use that little scrap of netting that has been in the random bits container forever.

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The “sailor boy” sentiment – is it just me, or when you say it does it feel a bit frisky? We don’t live anywhere near the ocean and my husband is a plumber, but I imagine giving this set to my burly, bearded sailor before he heads out on another long fishing journey – destined to be away from home for the holidays. (Perhaps we’ve been watching too many reality deep-sea fishing shows) 🙂

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A happy accident, but the ledger on the side of the paper ended up having the number 25 as a fun little detail.

So nautical Christmas, is that a thing? I hope so!

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For the thank you challenge, I went more CAS with a splash of color and embossed anchor. Breaking out the spray ink always makes me a little nervous (and normally never goes on as imagined) but I think it gives a nice  water spray effect to the background.

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These log slice ornaments are a little truer to our rustic Christmas decor style. The hubby cuts them for me and they are perfect for stamping on. Last year I used some for coaster gifts and this year they are being made into ornaments.

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So that’s it from me! It was so much fun putting these stamps to work and getting ahead on a bit of the holiday to-do list. Thanks for stopping in!

Also linking up to these challenges:
Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge – Christmas
Studio Calico Weekly Challenge – Add sparkle

Supplies
(Deck the Halls Sailor Boy Card + Tag)
Ink: Colorbox Classic Pigment Ink – Frost White, Gold, Celadon, Abyss
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Ocean Bound; Papertrey Ink – Bells & Boughs; Pink by Design – Map Background
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee

(Thanks Matey Card)
Ink: Colorbox Premium Dye Ink – Nautical, Cornflower, Jalepeno
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Ocean Bound; Papertrey Ink – Watercolor Wonder

(Ornaments)
Ink: Colorbox Crafter’s Ink – Wave, Aruba
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Ocean Bound

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15 thoughts on “Nautical Christmas

  1. You are so clever – I love your nautical Christmas theme! Fun projects! I just started making matching envelopes and you’ve put together a fabulous set. Well done.

  2. Oh you made me smile and LOL with this post. I love this set and the dream man you made it for 🙂 Perfect colors for a sailor. All your projects are beautiful and home spun. Welcome to your first WMS PJ party .

  3. What a wonderful and creative job you did using your nautical set for Christmas projects Sabrina! SO glad you came to the PJ party to share them – love the splatter thanks, your rustic wooden ornaments and pretty cards – gold and ribbon DOES make almost any card Christmasy!! Well done!

  4. OK Sabrina, I think I will just take a moment to pull my jaw back up off the ground…that’s better, well where do I start, I feel a bit of a fake just trying to cover it all with one word – Amazing, but that’s what it is, I absolutely LOVE your take on the Nautical Christmas and I will be pinning you stuff all over our Pinterest board if that is alright with you – I am in awe of it all, and I will be back to soak in the details, these are sooo, so good! thank you so much for coming to our PJ party!

  5. OK Sabrina, I think I will just take a moment to pull my jaw back up off the ground…that’s better, well where do I start, I feel a bit of a fake just trying to cover it all with one word – Amazing, but that’s what it is, I absolutely LOVE your take on the Nautical Christmas and I will be pinning you stuff all over our Pinterest board if that is alright with you – I am in awe of it all, and I will be back to soak in the details, these are sooo, so good! thank you so much for coming to our PJ party!

  6. I love the nautical Christmas theme and living in the Midwest always wonder what it would be like to be near the coast during the holidays. SO many beautiful designs here – very clever and creative Sabrina!

  7. Well if nautical Christmas isn’t a”thing” it should be! Love your take on it – the log decorations are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Waltzingmouse Fanatics too – your card is perfect.
    Tara

  8. Fabulous work. Came to see the nautical splatter card – ingenius and left just in love with those “slice of wood” tags. You are one lucky gal to 1) have that wood supply and 2) have that hubby 🙂

  9. Wow! I love your non-traditional Christmas card – the nautical theme is brilliant. Thanks so much for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics. I love the rustic ornaments too!

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