Beach Window Twisted Easel Shaker Card

Ciao Bella Sound of Summer Beach Window Twisted Easel Card Amazing Paper Grace Snip It Grid Calendar Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Beach Window Twisted Easel Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  What do you see out the beach window of this Twisted Easel Shaker Card?  Seagulls soaring high in the sky?  Pelicans diving into the waves?  Or maybe there’s a school of dolphins frolicking not too far from the shore.  Whatever you can imagine, you can see through the panes of my beach window card.  Even though I have not been able to “see” the sea in a long time, my imagination can take me there, and I can enjoy the beautiful coastline that I love so much.

I’ve paired up some luxurious ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Assortment with Ciao Bella’s delightful “Sound of Summer” and Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Calendar/Grid Die to create this magical beach scene.  Capri Blue Double Faced Satin Ribbon and Blue Variegated Shell Print Satin Ribbon match the blues in this paper collection perfectly.

TIP: Die cut burlap stars then string as a banner across the top of the window.  Silver shell charms add just a touch of sparkle.

TIP: Die cut flowers from your designer paper scraps for perfectly coordinated florals.

TIP: Alter Reneabouquets Starfish Beauty Board with Little Birdie Crafts Silver Metallic Wax. Then tuck them in with the floral cascade.  This adds a soft shimmer and texture.

A Peek Inside

This style of card is designed to serve primarily as a decorative piece.  But I did manage to add a simple pocket.

TIP: Cluster real shells, flowers, and banner flags together on the pocket flap.  Then dangle a silver seahorse charm from a mini clothespin to create a beachy vignette.

TIP: Don’t be afraid to fold a large image in half.  This 8″ x 5 1/2″ journal card converts into a lovely mini folio.  Add a fussy cut image and decorative key in the corner.  This is the image you see peeking out when the card is opened for display.

Line the inside of the folio with cream cardstock.  You can write a message here, or add photos.

I hope you enjoyed looking through my beach house window with me today.  There is something very calming and relaxing about working with these shades of blue.  If you’d like to see other projects made with the Sound of Summer collection, please click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!






11 thoughts on “Beach Window Twisted Easel Shaker Card

  1. Isabel Gonzalez

    Your card is so beautiful, Kathy!!! You have a beautiful imagination because you have a beautiul soul, my friend!!! By the way, I’m trying to catch up on some work to re-open up an old Etsy store that I had and on top of that my daughter is getting married this month, so if you don’t hear from me, don’t think that I’ve forgotten about you. I’m just running super short on time. Love and Hugs xoxo

  2. Martie Rollin

    The wood buttons, with blue threads, were a perfect design choice for this card! My eyes are jumping from center to center. Lovely use of this paper collection. Well done!

  3. Gena L Krannig

    What a beautiful view from your beach window, Kathy! I love how you have framed it with the starfish and shells. And those buttons in the middle of the flowers are so pretty. Yes, I can just imagine seeing the seagulls and frolicking dolphins. The images in this paper collection are so lovely and relaxing. I would love to be sitting in that swing looking out at the ocean and smelling the salt air! Thank you for sharing ! Hugs!

  4. Susan Steele

    Such a beautiful ocean luvin card! Luv that burlap starfish banner and the ocean window! And just all your embellishments …flowers and all! Thanks for the beach trip Kathy! Be safe …hugs, Suzy Q

  5. soozyb2013

    Beautiful blues and ocean scenes, shells and seagulls, perfect ocean and beach card. Love the shaker window of course. You have those nailed in my books! Please enjoy your day and dream of dipping toes in the sea. 🙂 much love from BC.

  6. Cheryl Wells

    Very calming and relaxing card scene – I could be in that swing for sure – love it, love it!!!!!

  7. Dana Roepke

    So beautiful and soothing. Sure makes me wish I was at the beach! Love all the florals and chipboard elements and of course, the shaker window. Didn’t realize all the possibilities of that grid die 🙂 Haven’t tried the twist version of this card yet – could be the next project.

  8. Sandy Artman

    As you know, Kathy, I live near the ocean on the coast of CA. You’ve captured your beach scene beautifully. Love the window shaker element with that gorgeous swag of starfish and shells!

  9. lynn legge

    kathy take me with you to the beach….ahhh such soothing colors..and those starfish…..perfect…i love everything about this card

  10. Claire Gagne

    What a truely gorgeous card Kathy. I’m also loving that blue color. Beautiful. Be safe & TYFS

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