Sunday, June 10, 2012

Seaside Notecard


I bought this great seaside paper last month and it has been sitting on my table just begging to be used.  The paper is from K & Company and the designer is Tim Coffey.

I like to buy mat pads and 6 x 6 stacks since the scale is often better for cards (though some companies just cut down the 12 x 12 papers so you do need to check).

 A piece like this is easy to cut up for several projects.  

I still have two more sections that I can use as is for cards or cut up into individuals motifs (they are offset on another piece of the same paper so you can see how it was cut).

The card base is ivory cardstock in A2 size (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches folded to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches).  The seaside paper is cut at 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (along the lines of the design and trimmed just a tad) and it is matted on a piece of dark blue Core'dinations cardstock cut at 3 x 5 inches.  The lighter blue textured layer is cut at 4 x 5 1/4 inches and is also Core'dinations cardstock.

I added some aqua or "Caribbean" twine along the left side.   I got this in a sampler pack from The Twinery about a year and a half ago.  You can see the pack I bought HERE - they now have many more colors and lots of sampler packs to choose from.

I strung a few sea themed charms from Creative Charms on the twine before I wrapped it around the card layer.  The color is almost a perfect match.

I taped the ends of the twine on the back of the card layer.

Then I shifted the charms to be near the top of the card and tied a bow around all three strands with another piece of twine and trimmed the ends.

This will make a nice note card for a thank you for a beach vacation visit or could be used for an invitation.  It might even work for a Father's Day card

I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

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  1. Beautiful! I absolutely love the paper!

  2. Wow! What a cute and easy card!
    Thank you for sharing this one with us! (Sometimes it is great to have a nice, quick idea.)
    Hugs, Dawn

  3. Love it how you put pieces together from different vendors, and such good ideas.

    I have not really made anything in my craft room for months, it has been gardening time, but now I should be able to get up there and work.

  4. Diane,
    It has been awhile since I commented and this card is so cute. I love K&Co paper and this is really cute. Love the sea bing too. Great Job..Hope your Dad is doing well.

  5. I really like this paper. It's so perfect for where we live. The charms finish it off perfectly. I bought that sample pack of twine the same time you did from your recommendation and just love it. The colors are so vivid.


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