Step aboard into a creative world of nautical beauty with the sails in the breeze and your creativity afloat. Navy, black and light blue create a wonderful ensemble that is so classic. Anchors, ticking stripe, post cards, stars, sailboats, anchors and more create wonderful nautical, sailing, cruise, boating and other travel projects. Sounds good so far? Of course, it does!!! It’s the Smooth Sailing collection of nautical-theme papers. Monica Taylor used hers to make an eye catching gift set – see for yourself!
While going through my paper stash, I came across some corrugated blue and kraft cardstock that I thought would make a great cover for a Nautical travel journal. I also has a couple of nautical stamp sets and paper from Canvas Corp and it just seemed like these were a match made in heaven and a project was born.
For the gift set Monica used:
Canvas Corp Cord – Hemp Rope Dark Blue
Canvas Corp Smooth Sailing Nautical Paper Collection
Canvas Corp 12 x 12 Burlap Sheet – Natural Burlap
Canvas Corp Printed Cardstock – Navy on Ivory
Canvas Corp Kraft envelope
Blue & kraft Striped Corrugated paper
Tools: MISTI stamping tool, Scissors, Needle, Adhesive, Big Shot and Rectangular stitch die-cut
To create the travel journal I cut the corrugated paper 8″ x 8. 5″. For each insert I cut the paper 8″ x8″.
On the pages that did not have a design, I added some distress Oxide ink to give them some color.
I also used various stamps to decorate the pages.
I cut down an envelope to measure 4″ and placed it in the center of my journal. I then punched 3 holes starting from the center to bind my journal. I binded the journal using some DMC navy blue thread and and needle. The binding was done in the middle of the envelope, which was sealed to hide the thread. I tied some blue rope to the back binding to be used to close the journal.
I had enough scraps to create 4 A6 size cards.
Each card design was a little different from the next, but the theme was consistent.
I used the Nautical Sayings paper to add cute little sentiments and phrases on each card.
I matted the inside of the card and added a little anchor stamp to continue the theme.
To finish off the set, I also created a 5″ x 7″ card.
This was my very first travel journal, but it went together pretty easily.
Having matching paper to create the scene helped the project come together nicely.
– Monica –