Building A Sailboat for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #209

This week at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, I am the featured designer. Here is the challenge board I created.
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #209- vist for inspiration and more-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I started out intending to create a simple card going across the top row with: Decorate Envelope, Patterned Paper, Any Shape. Well, as is usually the case when I’m creating, my project evolves and changes throughout the process.
Stampin' Up! Build A Sailboat Punch nautical card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
It’s still a pretty simple card; however, it has several layers and lots of texture! My card has 8 of the 9 elements from the challenge board so I decided I needed to go “all in” and created an origami sailboat to coordinate (Anything But A Card). I had so much fun creating these sailboats I ended up making a whole fleet. (LOL)
Stampin' Up! Glorious Gingham Origami sailboat-Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I used 3″, 4″, and 5″ squares of DSP to create these. I love the mini 3″ version but the only place I could fit a lifesaver was in between the sail. (LOL) The simple sailboat makes Tic Tac Toe all by itself going down the middle: Patterned Paper, Free, Anything But A Card! How cool is that?!

This card and sailboat is for a friend of mine who loves sailing! She recently had a double lung transplant and is doing remarkably well!! It’s really a miracle to behold! I thought the “lifesavers” were a fitting treat to put in the sailboats. She is looking forward to sailing again once she’s fully recovered. For now we can enjoy watching the Friday night sailing races along the shore.

Here are the details if you would like to create this card.

Card Base – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4  (Thick Basic White)
Layer 1 – 3 3/4 x 5  (Poppy Parade)
Layer 2 – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 (Blueberry Bushel Glorious Gingham DSP)
Layer 3 – 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 banner (Poppy Parade)
Layer 4 – 2 x 4 1/4 strip (Poppy Parade)
Layer 5 – 1 7/8 x 4 1/4 striped DSP (Boho Blue from In Color DSP Assortment)
Layer 6 – 2 1/2″ Stitched Circle cut from Stylish Shapes (Blueberry Bushel)
Layer 7 – 2 3/8″ Punched Circle embossed with waves (Boho Blue)
Sailboat-Punched with Sailboat Builder Punch in Basic White and Pecan Pie
Sail is stamped with sentiment from Go To Greetings in Blueberry Bushel ink.
I used Thick Bakers Twine to create the nautical knot along the top of the banner.
Banner, strip across the middle, and Circle Layer are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stampin' Up! Sailboat Builder Punched nautical card idea-Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Click HERE for the photo tutorial and video to make the origami sailboat. (FYI… these can be addicting!)

I hope you will head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and check out all the fabulous creations from this week’s design team.  We would love to have you Pick 3 and play along!
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Have a great day!
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7 thoughts on “Building A Sailboat for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #209

  1. Love the little sailboats and the card is simple yet magnificent. Great guy birthday card!

  2. Oh my gosh,,, oh my gosh,,, OH MY GOSH!!!!! These little boats are amazing!! I love the card too. This is THE best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Thank you SO much for sharing the video with every one!!!

  3. Since you are the featured designer, I guess I’ll have to give this a shot. I have the sailboat punch and both my husband and my brother are sailors (They are not in the Navy but have or have had sailboats.). My husband’s birthday has passed but I can see this challenge as a Fathers’ Day card for him. My brother’s birthday comes in July.

  4. Your card is amazing!! I love all the patterns & textures. And, the little sailboats are beyond adorable! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  5. So much fun and love the “life savers” candy on the boats. Love the card especially!

  6. Great job getting so many elements in on your fabulous card and the sailboat is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for a great board this week!

  7. Luv your cad. I had to make the origami sailboat right away. I noticed you closed off the stern. That really finishes it off. I always look forward I to Sunday’s Pals blog. So inspiring! Thanks for always having such inspirational ideas.

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