When you live on an island nautical terms tend to make their way into your vocabulary. Ahoy is now my way of saying “hello” and “welcome” so it was only fitting that I made a banner to share with my guests.

Ahoy Banner

  • Each pennant is made using Stampin’ Up!’s 12×12 Kraft Paper – my new favorite!  It is the perfect weight for banners and it cuts beautifully using a Cricut.

Ahoy Banner Detail

  • A ship’s helm takes center stage on each banner and functions as a landing spot for each letter.
  • A circle of Calypso Coral adds a “pop” of color to the banner background of Coastal Cabana DSP

I love banners hanging from my fireplace all year round.  This one will be doing double-duty as I will simply flip each pennant over and create a FALL banner.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.  Thanks for stopping by.


Ahoy there. Living on an island naturally inspires nautical themes so I was thrilled to find the Hello Sailor stamp set in the 2014 Occasions Catalog (spring-mini). I combined images from Hello Sailor and The Open Sea to create a perfect birthday card for my brother – the “Captain” of his own trawler.

Ahoy There

Ahoy There

Classic nautical colors of Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, and Crumb Cake reinforce the theme.

Enjoy, and happy stamping!