Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sending Oceans of Love

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Joanne Grzelak our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenge.

Joanne tells us .... July, for those in the Northern Hemisphere, is one of our warmest months.  When I think of hot days, I think of the beach.  Let’s create cards that honor beaches in some way. 

For my card today I decided to play with the Adirondack Chair Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs to create my beach themed card. 

I decorated my card with the Palm Trees from the Palm Tree & Pail die set and the sun is from the Oval Pull Card die set.

On the bottom of the card I added two girls playing with a sandcastle which is a die I purchased earlier in the year with the view of using it with the adirondack chair. The colouring isn't perfect, but I think it still works.

Here is a side view of my card so you can see the pop up part of the card a little easier.

For the front of the card I created some sand and waves using the Beach Edges die set and added another Palm Tree. I also added some seagulls and a sentiment.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Seaside Wishes - Sugar Pea Designs
Paper: White; Blue; Brown; Green; Dark Brown; Yellow; Sand DP - Kaisercraft; Cool Summer DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Adirondack Pop Up Card; Palm Tree and Pail; Oval Pull Card (Sun); Beach Edges; Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fishtail Flag Stax - MFT Stamps; Children & Sandcastle Thinlits - Sizzix; Seagulls over the Ocean - Couture Creations
Other: Black Ink; Frayed Burlap Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters Distress Ink; Mustard Seed Distress Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


  1. Love the way you used real sand, and that dimensional chair seems to be inviting me to come relax on the sand by the water. My heart is longing....

  2. How perfect is this awesome pop up chair for your fabulous beach scene, Frances!! I love these two playing in the sand! Delightful card!

  3. I love the addition of the girls playing. Wish I was sitting in that fabulous chair!! Great job, as always. P.S. Do we have any new CCEE challenges????

  4. How fun! I always love your pop-ups.

  5. Love everything about this card.

  6. that chair and its surroundings look very inviting

  7. What a wonderful beach scene....specially love the little kids playing!

  8. Fabulous beach scene you created. Wow.


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