Sunday, July 20, 2014

Don't Flip Out for StampNation Beach Vacation Challenge #1

My favorite craft place . . . StampNation . . . is taking us all on a beach vacation.  It's a week of creativity that kicked off this morning with a blog hop.  We'll have challenges to play along with all week (if I can fit them in along with my day job, I should be a super happy person by the end of the week).  

The first challenge was to show off our beach style, and it included some photo inspiration of the beach.  There was one photo of a beach fence with flip flops hanging off of it.  Now I don't have a beach fence . . . you know the kind with the wire and the long thin strips of wood.  But I had bought a fence die from Sizzix a few years ago and had always wanted to make a card that had the fence as the front of the card.  Today was the day! 

Here is the card completely closed . . .

Slightly open . . .

And the inside of the card . . .

And since my inside sentiment indicates "take one step at a time", I thought it appropriate to leave one flip flop on the inside. 

I finally used my $12.00 die to make the card I had always planned to make!  And it only took about 3 years. 

Seriously, if you have ever wondered about StampNation . . . it's the best crafty community I've ever been a part of and I highly recommend it. 

Hope you find some time to craft this week.  I will be crafting for my beach vacation all week. 


Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Pattern Paper:  UFO's from my scrap bin
Stamps:  sandals4summer from The Stamps of Life
Dies:  Sizzix Bigz Fence Die and Sandals Dies from The Stamps of Life
Ink:  Ranger Archival Black
Ribbon:  American Crafts and Stampin' Up
Other:  Stampin' Up Fringe Scissors, Ki Rhinestones, Queen & Co. Candy Shop Stones

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