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Nautical Card Set

I’ve got a fun boxed set of cards to share that I made using the super fun PSA Essentials ‘Anchors Aweigh’ set!

You could make a set of notecards in no time with this fun set! I decided to coordinate my inks to the pretty solid variegated ribbon in turquoise/light blue/white– which has always said ‘beach’ to me and comes in 2 great widths!

I started with the 3/8” width– pulled out some matching ink, DCWV patterned paper & got to work!

The images fit perfectly into a 1 ¾” punch- so it was really easy to get perfect focal images!

I wanted to use the wider 1.5” solid/variegated ribbon for some of the images- and who doesn’t love a red crab and sand castle with a little red flag? I added some red burlap string to tie it together!

I put the whole set into an acrylic box, then embellished the front with more of the star outline, 1.5” solid/variegated ribbon, and burlap string.

I think it turned out really cute & will make a great gift! I try to keep cards pretty flat when given as a gift so that extra postage isn’t required. The ribbon packs a huge punch without adding bulk!

Thank you for your time! I hope you’ve been inspired!

Blog post by: Jen Shears

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  1. Goat Girl (Michele Hemming)

    Love this card set!

  2. Ruth G

    Wonderful gift idea!!! TFS!

  3. Rebecca Ednie

    Beautiful set! I love beach themes!

  4. Melinda Wilson

    Beautiful card set and this has inspired me to create some gift sets like these.

  5. Linda R.

    Great look.  Love how you made it into a set.

  6. sue wisniewski

    nice set of cards.  like the texture of the different ribbons you used together.
    stamping sue

  7. Sassy

    Great card – colors – and perfect for a man.  Love the red burlap string.

  8. Sue D

    Great set–I like the ribbon you used and the red burlap string gives it a pop.

  9. rush

    nice collection of cards.  thank you for sharing.

  10. Connie L. Riley

    Jen, I particulary like the red accent against the pastel blue and white.  It is quite striking and makes a lovely set of cards.  The ribbon really sets off each image quite well.  Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. sharon gullikson

    I especially love the crab! What a nice gift the cards would make…

  12. Charlotte Zweigoron

    I have a friend who has outdoor dishware that would match these!!  They are so cute and I love having a set in the clear box…  cool!!

  13. mary s. - aka Big Mamma

    What a geat set of cards.. anyone would love to get those as a gift.

  14. Kim H

    Great idea for a card set, would make a great gift too.  Thank you for sharing.

  15. Annette Hindes

    Great Personalized Gift!

  16. Donna Sue

    I love nautical themes and the beach too–beautiful set!

  17. Charlene

    Cuteness, Jen…super gift idea!

  18. Christina

    Fantastic idea, to make a box set of ready to go cards.  They turned out great!

  19. Denise Bryant

    Beautiful set of notecards!I love the colors you chose and that pretty ribbon to accent the cards.

  20. Virginia Fynes

    Very basic and beautiful!

  21. Miriam Prantner

    Great set of cards! Love the twine with them!

  22. Nicole

    Oh wow! This is awesome!

  23. Kristie Maynard

    Lovely set and the way you have packaged them is great, adds that little pop!  TFS!

  24. erin

    Love the added texture the ribbon gives to this set.

  25. Jingle

    This is such a cute card set!

  26. Jamie Greene

    This is a great card set!!


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