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Thursday, August 10, 2017


Hi all,

Yay, one more work day this week. I don't know about you, but I'm sure glad.

Last night after dinner I made this fun, beachy card using the theme from this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge, and the current sketch from Sunday Stamps. I've used one of my favorite Avery Elle sets called Aloha.

I started with a Real Red card base and some "beachy" patterned papers from the Echo Park Paradise Beach pad. The tropical images are stamped on X-Press It Blending card stock with Memento black and colored with Copics. I cut them out with the corresponding dies and layered them onto the front of the card. For the horizontal band and the banners in the sketch, I used grass cloth paper. Beachy, right? I finished with a few enamel dots to balance out the elements.

I've used Taylored Expressions sentiments and image on the inside.

I really love this sentiment! Don't you wish this was an everyday dilemma?

Have a wonderful Friday. I'm hoping to finish my work project a little early in the afternoon tomorrow, then I have two boxes of new SU Christmas goodies to play with. Looking forward to that!

Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Aloha set by Avery Elle
Paper: X-Press It Blending and SU Real Red card stock, Paradise Beach by Echo Park patterned papers, grass cloth paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Real Red, Copics
Other: Avery Elle Aloha dies, Die-namics Fishtail Flags dies, enamel dots, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. Wow, fantastic and bright coloring! I really love the background & flag paper you used - very unique. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

  2. Colleen, this is adorable! I love the bright colors, the DSP and the mix of patterns. Such a great take on my sketch! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  3. Hi Colleen, wow this is so bright and tropical. Love the background paper and your card is just perfect for the Beach challenge this week. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

  4. Colleen, you've been on a roll! All these adorable cards I've been seeing...you have got the mojo! I recognized this sketch right away, and I love all the beachy elements you've added....especially that flip-flop paper! But the sentiment inside nails it! SO fun! Thanks for participating in our beachy theme challenge this week!

  5. Colleen, what an awesome beach theme card both outside and inside! The flip flop patterned paper was the perfect backdrop and I can just taste that pina colada! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!


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