Ready for an Adventure? Exploring the possibilities with Gone Fishing Bundle

Published on 4 June 2023 at 09:00

Hello, my crafty friends!  I hope you have had a fantastic week.  The weather here was amazing!!!  I spent most of the week outside exploring the great outdoors with the grandkids.  So today I thought I would explore the possibilities with Stampin' Up's! Gone Fishing Bundle.  As soon as I saw this set, I knew I had to have it.  Not only for the unique fishing stamps but the Happy Retirement Sentiment is one that my collection lacks.  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) Let's Go Fishing (Reminder:  This DSP is part of 15% off sale June 1st through June 30, 2023) also matches the fish dies, so bonus there!  The annual 2023-2024 catalog gives great examples of this set on pages 78 and 79.  There is also a matching 3D Embossing Folder called Twisted Rope


The coordinating cardstock for the Let's Go Fishing SuiteWild Wheat, Mossy Meadow, Misty Moonlight, Boho Blue and Pebbled Path.


Additional Stamp Sets that coordinate with the Let's Go Fishing Suite of products:  Next Destination,  He's All That and Beside Me


Additional Supplies Suggested:  Stampin' Emboss Powders Metallics (copper, gold, silver) Heat Tool ,  Embossing Additions Tool Kit,  Adhesive Sheets


Are you ready to get inspired?  Let's Go Fishing!

Gone Fishing Card 1

Very Vanilla Card Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

DSP Mat:  5 3/8" x 4 1/8"

Very Vanilla Mat 2:  5" x 3 3/4"

Sentiment Mat:  3 1/4" x 1 3/4"

Very Vanilla Sentiment:  3 1/4" x 1 1/2"

Very Vanilla Scraps for Fish and Lores

Scraps of Silver Foil Sheets for Sinkers

Silver Embossing Powder

Blending Brush

Stampin' Dimensionals

Inks:  Misty Moonlight, Boho Blue, Crumb Cake, Versa mark Embossing Pad

Twine:  18"

First, I used Misty Moonlight and my blending brush to ink the edges of the DSP and Boho Blue on the Very Vanilla Mat 2 to give a water effect.  I stamped my sentiment in Misty Moonlight.  Next, I stamped in Versa mark three (3) fish and two (2) lures and embossed in Silver.  The fish I used Crumb Cake stamped off to fill in fish.  The lures I used Boho Blue. Then, I used my Stampin' Emboss Machine to cut the fish, lures and sinkers.

I used Stampin' Dimensionals for the sentiment, first looping the twine behind it.  I knotted the bottom and added the sinker and lore and to the top I added another sinker and lore.

Gone Fishing Fun Fold - Card 2

Note:  I changed my mind on the fold halfway through designing the card.  So If you have 12 x 12 Boho Blue you can cut your base to be a continuous piece of card stock.


Boho Blue Card Base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

Boho Blue 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  (two pieces) score one (1) piece in half at 2 1/8" the second piece will be used for the tackle box.

Boho Blue 1" x 5 1/2" scored at 1/2" use to attach Boho Blue scored piece to the right side of the card.

Misty Moonlight 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 

One card base from the May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit cut in four equal pieces 2 1/8" x 5 1/2"

Piece of Twine

Basic White scraps to stamp tackle box items

Silver Foil Sheet scraps

Versa Mark Embossing Ink

Silver Embossing Powder

Inks:  Boho Blue, Poppy Parade, Gray Granite, Pretty Peacock, Lemon Lolly

Color Combos:

Top Left Lure Color Combo: Silver Embossing Powder, Boho Blue

Top Left Hooks:  Silver Foil scraps (use adhesive sheets on foil before cutting)

Top Right Lure Color Combo: Gray Granite and Lemon Lolly

Bobber Color Combo:  Gray Granite and Poppy Parade

Right Bottom Lure: Silver Embossing Powder and Pretty Peacock

Right Bottom Sinker:  Silver Foil Sheet scraps

Sentiment:  Silver Embossing Powder


Tackle Box - Card 3

Misty Moonlight Card Base:  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

Boho Blue Mat:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Misty Moonlight Tackle Box Divider:  5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Wild Wheat 1 1/2" x 2" scored at 1/4"

Silver Foil Sheet scraps

Basic White scraps for stamping

Clear Embossing Powder

Inks:  Misty Moonlight, Boho Blue, Pretty Peacock, Gray Granite, Poppy Parade, Lemon Lolly

Color Combos:

Sentiment Stamped in Misty Moonlight and Embossed in Clear Embossing Powder

Wild Wheat Lure:  Cut strips up to the score line, spritz the cardstock with water and roll the cardstock and glue togethe,r then wrinkle up the strips to make it look like a lure.  Add a silver sinker to top of lure.

Top Right Hooks: Silver Foil Sheet scraps

Top Right Lure:  Silver Embossing Powder and Boho Blue Ink

Bottom Left:  Gray Granite and Pretty Peacock and Silver Foil Sheet scraps

Bottom Right Bobber:  Gray Granite and Poppy Parade

Bottom Right Lure:  Gray Granite and Lemon Lolly

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Nancy Francis
a year ago

Great make and take today Laura! I loved using the Gone Fishing bundle. The projects you selected were awesome!! Not only were they timely for Father’s Day, they were also useful for other celebrations as well. The retirement card was especially helpful for me. AND when you showed how this bundle could be incorporated with past stamping up sets, I was amazed. Great incorporation!!

a year ago

Thank you so much, Nancy!