Beach Themed Cards

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I have been challenging myself to finish old Simon Says Stamp Kits.   Of course I had no interest in doing Christmas cards or Valentine cards.  So I was lucky to find a summer card theme.This  August 2015 card kit screams summer.


Simon Says Clear Stamps FLIP FLOP SEASON sss101543 zoom image

So let’s just jump into looking at the cards

Beach and Flip Flops

I love this card.  I made a watercolor beach with the flip-flops.   I embossed the crashing waves and used small bronze dots for the sand.  I really like the way it came out.

A couple of folks asked me about the wave stamp.   It is from Papertrey Ink called

What the Doodle: Waves Mini Stamp Set

What the Doodle: Waves Mini Stamp Set

A great set for $5.00

Hello Sunshine

I went for a clean and simple look with this card.  I used the stamp on 5 different pages and die-cut the Sunshine out of shiny gold paper.

Hello Sunshine closeup

Here is a close-up.  I also added glossy accents on the letters.

Salty Breeze

When I started this card I did not have high hopes.  But as I was working on it, I started to love it.  Especially when I noticed that the puffy stickers were mirror images.  So when I stuck them on the end of the cord they matched up perfectly.  I made the waves out of cork so it looked more beachy.  I really like this card.

Salty Breeze close up

Here is a close up of the puffy stickers.

100% Happy

When I saw this paper, I really liked the sun burst in the middle.  When I laid the margarita die on the top of it I liked how it seem to radiate.

I used the 100% happy stamp on the inside of the glass so when you tipped the sequins you can see the image.

100% Happy closeup

Here is a close-up of the glass so you can see the stamp.

Better than Sunshine

I used a stencil on this card.  I colored the embossing paste with ink to have a graduated sunray look.

Pop Bottles

I will be honest.  I did not like this card.  I loved the paper but it did not sing to me.  But it still made the cut.

Summer Shaker

Last but not least, a shaker card.  I stamped SUMMER on the clear acetate.  and added sequins that matched the paper.

Thanks for looking at my SEVEN cards from ONE Kit!

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7 Responses to “Beach Themed Cards”

  1. Fantastic summer designs! You’re right, the colors couldn’t be more perfect! Thanks so much for sharing these with us us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge! You should post them here, too:

  2. Virginia L. Says:

    SO creative!! I love your summer-themed creations. Each one of them is a gem (with shaker element, textures and colors)! You sure rock with that summer SSS card kit! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Well done!

  3. WOW – you really have put that kit through it’s paces! What a fabulous selection of cards – great work!
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  4. OMG these are ALL just fabulous! The first one really made me smile because I’m known around here at the ‘Queen of Flip Flops’ … my moto is NO SNOW … NO SHOES! LOL! Fabulous inspiration to us all … awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘OUTDOOR FUN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  5. whoa!!! you go!! this was one of my fave kits and i love what you created with it!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  6. Wow, wow, wow! I love all of these fab cards. Each is so uniquely different but full of fun and color! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us July “Outdoor Fun” Challenge.

  7. Beautiful colors, makes you feel like your at the ocean.

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