Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card

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Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Can you hear the ocean calling your name as you see this Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card?  I can almost feel the beachy breezes ruffling my hair and the sun kissing my skin.  Let’s get some sand between our toes this morning as we study this card made with Slate Blue Wrinkled Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

There’s not a single element on this card that doesn’t make my beach loving heart happy!  Vintage buttons?  Check!  Sea shells?  Check!  Flip flops?  Check!  Rolling waves?  Check! Sandy shoreline?  Check!  And just look at these adorable little beach huts!  Which one is your favorite?

TIP:  Add some designer style to your creation with a ribbon border.  The Patriotic Vertical Stripe Ribbon on the base of the pocket is a near-perfect color match for those cute beach houses!

Beach Walk Observations

One of my favorite pastimes at the beach is a walk along the shore.  I look for treasures in the sand, of course.  But I also love seeing the colorful beach houses that cozy up to the dunes.  Some of them have really delightful front porches and are painted in fun colors.  I added some cute details to these little beach huts, too.

TIP: Torn paper creates the feeling of rolling waves washing up on the shore.  But torn paper can also simulate the wispy clouds in the sky.  To create the white edge on designer paper, tear it toward you.  Then stack narrow strips together behind a main image to create the illusion of waves and clouds in the sky.

TIP: Add your own sandy shore with glue and embossing powder.  First, draw out a shoreline with Art Institute Dries Clear Glitter Glue (AGG).  Then, while the glue is wet, sprinkle on Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Textures and heat emboss.  The glue actually bubbles up a little and creates fabulous texture as the embossing enamel melts.  This is a very FUN technique!

Here’s a close up of the first little beach hut.  You can really see the texture in the faux sand.

How much do we love this rickety little wooden gate?  Fussy cut it from the paper pad, then pop it up on foam dots.  This creates depth, and you actually feel as though you could walk into the scene.

A Peek Inside

So you knew there had to be a pocket, right?  But did you know there would be TWO?  I managed to squeeze in a skinny side pocket on the top half of the card.  And I created a little tide pool with leftover bits of torn paper and a fussy cut seagull.

Create a skinny bookmark with paper scraps and fussy cut images.  Top with Natural Burlap String (braided) and a flip flop charm.  Now you won’t lose your place as you enjoy your beach book!  Or am I the only one who does that any more?  I always try to take a book or two to enjoy while I sit on the sand under the umbrella.   The bottom pocket doubles as a stopper for the easel mechanism.  So I had to create a little gift card wallet to tuck inside.

More cute beach houses!  And room to add a little note for the recipient.

Now I want to run away from home and spend a few days at the beach again!  Care to join me?

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9 thoughts on “Paper Rose Beach Huts Easel Card

  1. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this card is spectacular! I’m in love with beach themed cards. It makes me so homesick for my house in Galveston. The colors in this collection are so pretty and patriotic as well and the images make me almost smell the sea air. Your torn paper waves are a stroke of genius! Love the effect. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  2. Martie Rollin

    My eyes are drawn to each of those adventurous, cheeky seagulls that always seem to perch right where we don’t want them…like on the laundry line!! Seagull poop is nature’s way of distressing things…think of the old wood dock pilings, their tops covered in whitish bird gunk…adds some real character…but not on my drying towels!! I’ve seen some wonderful beach houses on European beaches, but not on our coastlines. Love the banners on that first house…so cute! Are those a couple of real shells? I’d definitely add a few more. I’ve just received my newest undersea/beach collection from Craft Consortium…and a wonderful message in a bottle stamp I’m anxious to use. Thanks, Kathy, for getting us started on creating beach theme projects! This card is just right for Memorial Day…the unofficial start of summer combined with patriotic colors…wonderful!!

  3. Laura Clark

    So many fun cute details that are perfect for this theme. Love the paper torn waves and clouds and the seashell accents. Definitely makes me long for the beach!

  4. Isabel Gonzalez

    Beautiful card, Kathy!! The little flip flops are so cute! I love how every little detail brings you closer to the beach, and thank you for the embossing with AGG tip. I must try it. I love you, my dear friend!! God bless you always. xoxo

  5. Priscilla Hughs

    What’s not to love? This is a delightful, happy card…even tho I’ve never been to a beach that had beach houses. Unique! And the torn paper to look like waves coming in really cinches the theme of the card. Glad you had some down time to enjoy it all.

  6. Claire Gagne

    This is so adorable Kathy. Happy to hear you had a great getaway!!! I love the beach even though I don’t get the chance to go often. Be well, be safe & TYFS

  7. Cheryl Wells

    I bet it was very easy for you to create this beautiful card, as you were just at the beach!! Cards like this can certainly take you to the very spot – mentally!! I love it and thank you for sharing!!!

  8. soozyb2013

    I have never been a sun seeker but I do like the beach but not for sitting still, I burn, evening with sunscreen, maybe one of those shade tents, ya, that’s it. Anyway, beautiful fun card Kathy, so much detail, all the things to look at and then there is the inside!!! Great little work of art! Have a great Wednesday.

  9. Susan Steele

    Lol!!! Your beachy card is just adorable and soooo you!!! The colors are beautiful and soooo blue, your favorite! And I just luv your faux sand and those sea shells! Beautiful beach easel card Kathy! Looks like you’re still having beach fun!!! Lol! Hugs, Suzy Q

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