For some of us summer is a step away, for others just saying goodbye. Nautical papers from Canvas Corp have something for everyone to make and keep summer all year around. With a variety of designs and the colour scheme kept in shades of blue sea, sandy browns and white, the fresh looking papers are perfect not only for holiday crafting but also for marine adventures or even stylish gift cards.
Crew member, Steph Ackerman shares a project where deep blue dominates and creates an old-time nautical style. The nautical summer gift bag and the matching card make an ideal gift for a souvenir, either purchased or handmade, with a breeze of summer.
“I remember as a teenager heading to the beach with a striped beach bag holding towels, suntan lotion, sunglasses and a book. The Navy Striped paper reminded me of that beach bag. Think how much fun it would be to fill this little bag with fun treats and give to someone with a coordinating card” – Steph Ackerman says.
Canvas Corp – Printed Cardstock Navy on Ivory
Canvas Corp – Nautical Navy and Ivory Anchors
Canvas Corp – Navy and Ivory Big Stripe
Canvas Corp – Cord – Hemp Thick Braided Rope Cream 7′
Canvas Corp – 12×12 Burlap Sheet Natural Burlap
Step 1 – Cut striped paper 12″ x 8″. Score the long edge at 5″, 6″ and 7″ – this creates the bottom. Cut out a 1″ section between the scored lines and accordian fold
Step 2 – Add Scor-Tape along the side edges and gently roll the sides in and adhere the edges. Use a strong adhesive such as Scor-Tape so the bag stays together.
Step 3 – Add a square of burlap to the front of the bag. Cut the anchor paper a little smaller than the burlap.
Step 4 – Wrap rope around the bag an adhere around the bag.
Step 5 – Create a coordinating card in the same manner. Add a stamped phrase on top.
Canvas Corp have a variery of papers to choose from as backgrounds for your nautical projects and embellish them with the nautical paper samplers and ropes. Are creative ideas flowing in your, head yet? Whatever you make, have fun with it!