Nautical Friendship Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Authentique Voyager Nautical Friendship Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Nautical Friendship Card is a quick and easy make thanks to some lovely ribbons and beautiful papers!  And how much do we love the sentiment on the cover?  I paired up three ribbons from the RRR February Ribbon Club with these gorgeous Authentique Voyager papers.  Let’s take a closer look!

Nautical Friendship Card: The Details

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Next, stitch around the perimeter of the 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ navy blue stars paper.
  • Then, Cut a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ panel of the horizontal blue striped paper.  Mat this on slightly larger panels of cream and kraft cardstock.  Stitch around the perimeter.
  • Now, run 1/2″ Scor-Tape down the left hand side of the panel.  Let the ends of the tape run about 1″ longer than the height of the panel.
  • Burnish a piece of Tan Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon onto the Scor-Tape Border, then wrap the overhang around to the back side of the panel.  Now you have a really neat and clean edge top and bottom.
  • Then repeat this step using the Brown and Blue Chevron Striped Grosgrain Ribbon with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.
  • Adhere the panel to the card base.
  • Now, cut a double ended fish tail banner from a 3″ x 7″ panel of paper.  (To make fishtail ends, just fold the paper in half and make a diagonal cut from the fold to the corner.) Adhere to the card base.
  • Die cut an oval from the woodgrain paper.  Back with dimensionals and adhere.
  • Next, mat a 3″ x 4″ Life Card on both cream and kraft cardstock.  Back with dimensionals and adhere.

Finish the card with a gorgeous Light Navy Bow topped with Gold Metallic String and a gold button.  I poked around in the jewelry box to find this nautical pendant that was the perfect finishing touch!

Nautical Friendship Card: A Peek Inside

Keep the inside shipshape with a simple pocket and a blank sentiment panel.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  I’ve linked supplies for you below.

Thanks for stopping by!






10 thoughts on “Nautical Friendship Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

  1. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    That is another great creation and perfect as a masculine card. I love all the details, Kathy. Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

  2. Martie Rollin

    The thin gold metallic strings, topped with the gold button, are really pulling my attention! Lovely on top of the blue ribbon bow. Had to chuckle at seeing the matching chocolate wrapper. That little anchor banner is a lovely little element that makes such a nice difference. Very nice card. I agree with other subscribers…a card nice for a guy. Add a couple flowers and BINGO! Now a gal card…nice!

  3. MaryH

    What a striking card, Kathy, with those vibrant colors and nautical embellishments. The perfect card for anyone but especially for a sailor. That Irish saying (I believe) tops it off perfectly. You are my hero.

  4. Marla Jean Owens

    Hi Kathy! Your card is absolutely wonderful! I love this card. It”s the perfect card for the man in our life. Where do you purchase your charms from? I would love to start placing charms on my cards every now and then. Take care Kathy. And thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous projects with us. I appreciate you so much!

  5. Joyce Lennard

    What a great card. Lots of memories flashed up from my old childhood autograph book in the ’50’s. Thanks for the memories.

  6. Cheryl Wells

    Love this card, Kathy – love the bright blues and the embellishments really hit the theme of the card – could be a wonderful card for a guy!!

  7. Susan Steele

    This friendship card is great! I had never heard that friendship saying before …I luv it! Luv the inside too! Thanks for sharing this one. Hugs, Suzy Q

  8. Candy

    Oh so pretty!!! Love the papers and your design. Your bows are always just perfection!! That deep blue ribbon is perfect with your beautiful card.

  9. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a wonderful card! I have several nautical paper collections and you have given me such a great idea for a card for Hubby. I always do a nautical theme for Valentine’s Day because he was a captain of a research vessel and loves to sail. I’ll just stick a heart on it somewhere. LOL The sentiment is lovely and I love the little anchor and sail boat embellishments. The gold thread on the bow looks like coiled up dock line! How awesome! Thank you for sharing. Love it! Hugs

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