Summer at the Beach Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Summer at the Beach Card

What is summer fun without a trip to the beach?  While you are enjoying some sun send this cute beach card to your friends to let them know that you are thinking of them.  Having a beach party?  It makes a great invitation, too!


Begin by creating a 5” x 6 ½” card base from cardstock (blue cardstock used).


Cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 4 ¼” x 5 3/8”.  This will allow it to be embossed right up to the edges so it will not have that open space from the embossing folder at the bottom.  Place the cardstock in the embossing folder (Swiss Dots by Provo Craft used) and run it through a die cutting machine to emboss.

Also, die cut 2 umbrellas and lay them aside for later.


Cut a strip of kraft cardstock that measures 1 ½” x 6 ½” and begin tearing it across the top horizontally.  Be sure to give it a little pull upward and downward to create different heights.


Now, cut a second piece that measures 1 ¼” x 6 ½” and tear it, too.

Attach the larger piece to the bottom of the card and then the smaller piece over the top of it using a tape runner.



Print the flip flop template and trace the larger set of flip flops onto a piece of cardstock (blue used) and the smaller ones (bottom set on the template) onto the back of a piece of patterned paper (Beachside by Lawn Fawn used).   Cut each piece out with a pair of scissors.





Punch 3 holes in both of the flip flops using a hole punch.  Now, cut four pieces of Washi tape ( that measure approximately 1 ½” each.  Fold each one in half lengthwise and then half again.  Feed a piece through one of the top holes and then one of the bottom holes. A pair of tweezers helps to grab the end and pull it through.   Repeat this step for the second piece of tape.  Do this again for the second flip flop.   Trim the excess off the back, but make sure that there is enough so the tape does not come out of the holes.  You can use a little glue to attach the ends of the tape to the back.    Add some tape from the tape runner to the back and attach it to the card in between the strips of kraft cardstock.


Take the hydrangea punch from Martha Stewart and punch 4 flowers….two from cardstock and two from patterned paper.  Adhere them over the top of each other and attach together using a brad.

Attach both of the umbrellas that were created earlier to finish off the outside of the card.   Add a piece of cardstock to the inside and stamp the message onto it.

Whether you’re needing a card to send to say, “Hello” or an invitation to a party, this beach themed card is perfect for summer time fun.  Change to look by adding some real sand from the beach.  Simply use an adhesive sheet and stick the sand to it.  You can even keep it as a fun memento of where you’ve been this summer.  Wouldn’t that be fun?

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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