Friday, July 1, 2011

It's beach time!

Well, guess who got their Silhouette this week?  Yup, this girl!  Wait, can a 30-something year old be considered a girl?!  "Yes", whispers  my readers.  Oh well, then thanks!

Back to Silhouette news.  Last night was the first night I got to really play with my new toy...*cough cough and a few others a bought cough cough*.  I got home from work and set out to make a card for two challenges.  Yes, two....kill two birds with one stone right?  Oh so cliche.  Before I show you the card, let me tell you how AMAZING the Sil is on a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest (the need to clearly explain the scores of a scale was drilled into me in college!).  The Sil gets a 9!  The cutting ability far surpasses that of the Cricut but the cut width is it's downfall.  Maybe it's because I'm used to the full 12" of the Expression and not having to cut my paper down to size all the time.  Either way, the Sil is my new best friend and poor Mr. Cricky will be left on my desk to gather dust.

Now to my cool card.  It's beachy, it's colorful, it's fun.  It's perfect for this holiday weekend!  I am entering this card into two challenges.  One is for the Paper Dolls challenge which requires the use of a stamp.  Just a stamp and SVGs.  Super simple.  The other challenge is over at SVG Attic.  The requirement is to use the colors red, white, and blue and also use one of the way cute SVG files that Jessica has made.  It just so happens all but one of the SVGs in my card are made by Jessica at SVG Attic.  I seriously love her files!!

Pictures, you say?  OK OK, I'll stop blabbing now and show ya.  Be may get overloaded.

It's beach time!

Surfs up!

Stair step card

Dimension shot

Surfer chick

Surfer dude


The end

It was a lot of fun making this card.  All the ideas that were floating around in my head!  I used SVG Attic's Just Beachy SVG collection for most of the elements and the Paper Dolls collection for the dolls (psst, that one is free...go grab that and a few other awesome SVG files!).  The dolphin came from SVG Cuts free files, DeWayne the Dolphin from 7/28/09.  

The card measures 5 1/2" by 11 and I scored the steps at 1.25", 2.5", 4.25", 6" and at 8.25".  I then folded the smallest step (1.25") down the folded the rest like an accordion.  This creates the stairs of the card.  I used kraft paper for the base DCWV Linen Closet stack for the sand and open stock paper from either Joann's or Michaels for the water and the front where the sentiment is.  For the doll's bathing suits I used paper from Me & My Big Ideas stack, Renee Argyle Green (part of their Renee Family collection I guess).  I picked this stack up at Marshall's for $6.99.  I love discount stores!  

Oh, I have to at least briefly mention my other toys!  I bought a Crop-a-Dile and used that to set the eyelets on the sentiment part.  I also bought Martha Stewart's scoring board which is what I used to score and make the creases for my card.  It made life so much easier!  Why didn't I buy this before?!  

Hope you enjoyed!  Now off to blog hop!      



Adorable card!!! I love it!


This card is soooooo cute!

Ruthie :)


Super cute! I love it! Very inspiring. :)

In Love with a Bug

Such an adorable card and I love that you used the dolls in this card! I found your blog thru the paper dolls challenge and I am a new follower. I love using SVGs in my projects too and I would love it if you visited my blog sometime. :) Melanie


Very cute. And thanks for the suggestion to
re-size the photo to enter the challenge. It worked.

Thienly Azim

You know how much I love this card. The elements you used here are so cute and step card always is a great choice! I'm glad that you like your Silhouette - can't wait! and thanks for joining us over at the Paper Dolls Challenge.

Dr Sonia S V

Such a lovely card. I love all the details and texture
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V


This card is FAB! I love all detail.

Leah Crowe

this is super adorable!! Love all the dimension here.

Jeannie from

This is so adorable! Thanks for sharing you talent with us on Paper Issues! I have never heard of the SVG ATTIC! Have to go check them out! great project!


Congratulations on your new toy! This is such a fabulous card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues. We featured you today!

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