Love You To The Beach and Back

I love the beach. My feet in the sand, the sun on my skin, the wind blowing through my hair, the waves crashing on the shore. All of my senses feel more alive when I'm at the beach. It always makes me feel less stressed and more relaxed. I recently returned from a beach vacation with my family and it was all of these things and more. A time to step away from everyday life and take a break from the constant input that surrounds us.

I definitely felt refreshed and inspired upon my return and couldn't wait to have a go at creating a beach themed card using a combination of products from and Sizzix.


The base of the card is a piece of patterned paper from the A2 Sunkissed Paper Pad and I inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. Next, I embossed a piece of white cardstock using the Under The Sea Embossing Folder, trimmed it to 2 x 5 ½ inches and inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. 

Love You To The Beach and Back Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunkissed Paper Pad, Sizzix Ocean Medley Die Set, Ocean Critters Die Set, and Under The Sea Embossing Folder

Using papers from the Sunkissed Paper Pad, I die cut the adorable lobster, crab, and starfish using the Sizzix Ocean Medley and Ocean Critters Die Sets. I assembled the layers and inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I then die cut a bunch of the coral using the same paper and dies and arranged them on the background to create a wreath. I adhered the other die cuts 1mm double sided foam adhesive for a little dimension.

The final touch was the sentiment stamped in brown ink using the Hello Summer Stamp Set. I trimmed it down, inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink and adhered it with 1mm double sided foam adhesive.


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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa