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.


  1. So beautiful Karen and what lovely images x

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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! :)

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

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

  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!

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

  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

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

    Liza x


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