Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Beach Themed Mini Mini Cards

Hi Dreamers!
Since I have been working so hard in my yard/garden, I was thinking a nice vacation by the sea would be just what I needed.  Well, I don't think I will be going anytime soon.  LOL!  But, I can make some Beach inspired projects!!  I picked up a new stamp set called Beach Babes from Rogue Redhead Designs.   I could not wait to try out these fun stamps.  I made a bunch of mini "Scraplings".  A Scrapling is a folded card that measures 1.5 x 4.25 inches (See Rogue Redhead challenge here)  Take a look at my Beachy Keen minis.





Let's look at them in close up view:

  • All stamping was done with Rich Cocoa ink from Memento.   
  • The two little darlings were colored with Copic Markers. 
  • I added a narrow ribbon and tiny pearls.  
  • I used a soft green CS for the folded base with a layer of baby blue CS.  









  • I stamped the border stamps on white CS and distressed with Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress ink.   
  • I stamped the sentiment and added a sheer ribbon





  • The cranes are colored with watercolor markers.  
  • Distress edges with Forest Moss and Antique Linen inks
  • Add narrow ribbons and tiny pearls






  • Die cut images and distress edges 
  • I added some small scale DP on two of the cards.









These minis were really fun to make.  And, as their name "Scraplings" implies, I was able to use  papers and CS from my scrap basket.   I think the mini cards would be great on top of a package or tucked in a small gift bag.  Or, I could make a few envelopes to fit the cards and hand deliver.  Aren't they just so cute!??


Challenges for my Beachy Keen Mini Cards
Rogue Redhead Designs: Scraplings or Moos--mini cards
Crafting Musketeers: pearls and ribbon
Cupcake Craft: anything but square.
Incy Wincy: summer lovin'
City Crafter: cooling colors
Paper take weekly : anything goes


We have been having lots of rainy weather here in good old Michigan, USA.  I snapped this photo of a rainbow the other day.  Pretty!



I have more summer themed cards to share with you over the next few weeks.  The bug cards I mentioned will be posted soon.  I also have two super cute Summer Mice cards coming up.  Lots of summer fun!!!  I hope you are having a great day!  Love ya.
Karen

17 comments:

  1. So beautiful Karen and what lovely images x

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  2. This whole collection is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Rogue Redhead Rebel Moo Challenge #24!

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  3. Hi Karen;
    love those images so fresh and summer like
    this is very nice...thanks for sharing!...
    Remember: memory box blitz at my spanish and french blogs going now to have the chance to win a new die from the new collection!
    keep in touch
    bibiana

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  4. Hi Karen! Love these beautiful summer images, great cards!! Thank you so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

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  5. These are absolutely lovely!! Such pretty images ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  6. Such delightful cards - pretty images, and perfect vintage pastel palette.
    Alison x

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  7. Your scraplings are so pretty, Karen. I like the gentle summery images and the pastel shades. Elizabeth xx

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  8. These are beautiful crafted - so much detail - thanks for joining Crafting Musketeeers challenge 3, Hazel, Guest Designer x

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  9. So sweet and lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  10. LOVE this scrappling card idea! What a fabulous idea for using scraps! These are all absolutely stunning--LOVE the beach kids and the beautiful coloring! :)

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  11. Beautiful cards, not heard of scrapplings before!...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

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  12. Gorgeous cards, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

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  13. Your scraplings are fabulous! I really love what you have done with color and design! Thanks for joining in with our Slender Bender Rebel Challenge on RRD!

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  14. Lov'in that summer feel! Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy! Hope to see you around again soon!
    Hugs,
    Karen C DT

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  15. Oh my goodness, these stamps are so gorgeous!! As are your mini scraplings. They have a very vintage, relaxed and soft feel to them. Beautiful work. Thank you for joining us at City Crafter! Hugs, Wendy

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  16. Lovely work and a great card shape. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

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