Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beach Peek-a-boo cards

Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too is up to it again!! She has asked her design team  to create a project with the fabulous  theme:
Summer Fun!

I don't know about you but Summer is taking forever to get here... I am longing for warm days at the Oregon Coast Beaches!! I decided to take inspiration from the beach and make these fun peek-a-boo cards.

The first card is this fun square scallops card. All cuts are from A Child's year. The card base is created by welding two of the scallop squares together to form the 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card. The hardest part of the card is laying the front of the card.  I wanted the boy's shadow to be cut out of all three of the card front layers.

I sized the boy's shadow to 3" and had to stack all the layers on my Gypsy so I would be sure that all the shadow layers matched when assembled. To finish off the front of the card I added some white gel pen stitches, brown baker's twine, a button and a couple silver plated charms.

Here you can see the main layer of the boy.  He is glued directly to the inside of the card.  I added a Studio G stamp.  The top layer of the outside and inside of the card are from DCWV's Photo stack (it's beach sand).

Here is a close up of the adorable charms. I picked these up at Michael's for $1.99 each. After I took the pictures, I actually took the starfish off of the first card and added it to the beach scene card.

Here is the second beach scene card.  I sized the umbrella to 4 1/4" (the card base is a standard A2). Again, I had to layer all the mats on my Gypsy so that the peek-a-boo shape matched on all layers.

I added some red/white baker's twine, gel pen stitches and a few red buttons and the front was done.

Here you can see my doodles are a mix of dashes and dots.  I stacked two buttons and laced the twine through the buttons before tying the bow on top. I hot glued all the buttons in place.

Here is the inside of the beach scene card. I just grabbed this $1 Happy Birthday stamp from Joann's.
As you can see, you can write most anywhere on the inside of the card, just not over the die-cut.  I think these turned out great.  I've never made a card like this before, but I've never see anything quite like this either.  I am super pleased with the finished cards.  

Jump over to Tracy's blog at and 
see what she and her other Crafty Designers have to share.

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Georgiana said...

How cool! You always come up with the neatest ideas.

joydee1963 said...

I love these cards! That cart is one of my favorites!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

KardsbyKadie said...

Cheryl: Love your card and all the fun details you put into it. Thanks for sharing! (Your Fellow CJToo Design Team Member - Kadie)

Unknown said...

How fun! I love this idea since sometimes if I have too much blank space on the inside I feel like I need to write more. *LOL* I love the way you showed the 3 photos to make it clear how the cards worked :)

Shelley said...

These are too cute! Great job! Love the sand paper (ha!) and the little metal charms you used! :)


Roberta Guditis said...

I love your cards! The colors are very soft, but it pops!

Roberta, fellow CJToo Designer

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are great! Love the pop of red!

Unknown said...

(Fellow CJToo DT member)

littlen said...

What a great idea. Makes a very unusual card. When I'm trying to make sure thing line up on different layers I use my x & y axis settings (I use Design Studio) and make sure they are the same on each layer.