May 27, 2011


This beach page has it all!  Here the whole 12 x 12 is...

The title, which was cut from the Life's a Beach cartridge; 3 times.  Once in blue, once in grey, and once in orange.  If the image doesn't have layers, you can make your own with a pair of sharp scissors!

A close-up of the shovel and pail, again make your own layers, as well as some details of the patterned paper. (by Cosmo Cricket - Salt Air collection)

Even a cute little mermaid to journal by...

The recipe for this project is as follows:

Supplies:     Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge

12 x 12 patterned paper - Cosmo Cricket, Salt Air Collection.  1 sheet for the background as well as another patterned paper for the strips at the bottom and journaling tag.

12 x 12 DCWV brights stack solid colors, Grey, Red, Teal, Orange, Blue, Yellow

Cuttlebug with Birds and Swirls Folder

Hole punch

Sharp Scissors

Adhesive of choice; I used ATG gun and Zig 2 Way Pen...

Method:  I cut multiple layers of the title in grey, glue and orange; then cut them apart to make the layers for the pelican.  I cut the pieces using my Gypsy at 6.81 inches by 3.50 inches.  If you don't have a Gypsy, use 3 1/2" on your Expression for height.  Cut the pelican's feet and beak off of the orange cardstock add to the grey pelican.  Punch the eye out of the pelican using a small hole punch.   Cover the blue pelican with your now layered pelican and glue together to make your title.

Cut the beach ball and its layer at 2 1/4".  Cut two; one grey and one red.  Layer.

Cut the pail and shovel at 2 1/4".  Cut two: one grey and one teal.  Cut apart the teal bucket handle and water inside using small, sharp scissors.  Layer.

Cut a photo mat to 6 1/4" by 4 1/4" for a 6x4 photo.  Using the Cuttlebug; emboss the yellow mat with the Birds and Swirls folder.

Arrange all the pieces and enjoy your summer-y beach layout.

Happy Crafting!

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Suzanne said...

Cute layout! Love the Cosmo Cricket paper you used for background and the border on bottom. Great layers and colors. Thanks for the detailed directions.

Lori Apgar said...

Cute layout! Love your little journaling spot made into an embellishment!!

JenL said...

Great LO! I love the pelican.

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