Escape to the Beach Card

This is one of those times when I saw a card, and made it mine! Meaning that I saw one using the exact same background paper, and the lacy die-cuts, but when I went to decorating it, it took on a life of its own.

Using Heartfelt Creations Sea Breeze Collection, and the Courtyard Elegance die (folded in half, as you see) , I added some fern die cuts, and used the classic rose stamped in light oranges and yellows, and put in some stamens for a different look.

Definitely will do this one again, as it doesn’t quite fold perfectly flat (hot glue leaks through the cut outs behind the flowers anyway!) but I’m definitely tickled with how it turned out!

A More Manly sort of Card

This one is for the men, specifically my so -in-law, who had a BIG birthday last month! He loves kayaking, and he, my daughter, and their seven children went kayaking on his birthday to celebrate, so I thought this theme was only fitting!

There was quite a bit of fussy cutting involved in this and I tried to add dimension to it as well by cutting some elements out 2-3 times and layering each on top of each other, to mimic a chipboard element. There are a couple of cute charms in the corner as well.

This was a very satisfying project, and because it is double sided, has a very sturdy feel to it.