Monday, July 21, 2014

Beach Birthday


A friend asked me to make a birthday card with a beach theme and include flip-flops, so when I saw the "all about summer" HMFMC174 challenge, this card quickly came together. I used the "beach bums" image, coloring it with Copics. I stamped some flip-flops and a beach ball with some very old wooden stamps and fussy cut them, adhering them with Scor-tape to keep the card flat for mailing. I added 3 paper buttons with paper "thread" and a little piece of mesh on the corner with some gold stickles. There are some Wink of Stella accents on the seashells, but the photo didn't pick that up very well. The sentiment is from SNSS and was small enough to stamp right on the main panel, eliminating more layers with a sentiment panel. The dsp is from American Crafts SoHo Garden and I matted with a piece of kraft cs.

I'm also entering this over at Cards in Envy's birthday card challenge. This is an A2 card and will require no extra postage because I kept all the elements flat.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a great Monday!

Carol

26 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is just super cute and what a great time these little critters are having.
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Di said...

Fabulous Carol! I adore the little extra elements you added and this is one of my own fave HM stamps - don't use it often enough!

Hugs, Di xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very cool! I love the mesh ribbon for an embellishment. Very nautical!

Joanne Travis said...

This is just as cute as can be, Carol. I love House Mouse images, they always make me smile.

Donna Hanley said...

Today would be a perfect day for a beach bum day. I just adore this card, Carol. Great ball and flip flops and the mesh is a natural. Wonderful job. So glad you could play along with House Mouse & Friends this week.

Irish Cherokee said...

Love house mouse. Must be nice to lounge on the beach. Great coloring. Have a great day Carol.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fabby summer mousies! I love the way you added the Stickles on the mesh. What a cool element, and one I may have to case.

Diane Jaquay said...

Hee hee, this is SO adorable (and beautifully colorful!!) This is exactly what I love to do on the beach, sleep under an umbrella!

JD/ Jill said...

Really cute card, so nicely colored, and you did a fabulous job adding all the extra elements in just the right place, and the right size too...Your good!

aussie aNNie said...

Carol this is the cutest card love these beach bums....is this from a CD or a stamp....couldn't see them on my CD's, cheers,. ♥aNNie
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jimlynn said...

Precious and I love the beach ball and flip flops! Very cute!
Lynn

Sue said...

Carol, what a sweet card. Your beach scene stamp is perfect for the summer challenge, and colored up beautifully. Love the extra details you added, and I'm sure your friend did too. Thanks for sharing with us and joining the fun at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Sandy said...

This image is way too cute! Your colors on the towels are so fun & I love the addition of the flip flops and beach ball. Just adorable!

MaryH said...

Aw, this one made me smile (and remember my beach days!). Love these little bums, and your sand is terrific. Loved the flip-flops and the touch of sand grit on the side of the card. Also those sunny buttons! Totally terrific. TFS & Hugs

downrightcrafty said...

how beautiful thank you so much for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends challenge
hugs Kate xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Now how cute is this?!!! I love that adorable image and your coloring! Fabulous summery birthday card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

scrAPpamondo said...

Very cute card, so much amusing!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

There are so many wonderful elements to your birthday card! Love every detail!! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

Brenda said...

Oh Carol, this card is just too cute! I love soaking up the sun, so I'm right there with those cute mice. lol Hugs, Brenda

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carol :-) these little ones are definitely soaking up the sun :-) love the flip flops too :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

America said...

Great take on the summer theme. Fab keeping the design flat for mailing. Loving the beach and the mesh. An Adorable House-Mouse Creation. Thanks so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends MC. Good Luck and hope to see you joining the fun again next week.

scrappymo! said...

Delightful card. Those mice are having a good time at the beach!
Love the wee touches of glimmer and the samd at the corner mesh.
A wonderful card!

Christine said...

Hi Carol awww how cute is this sweet image? very..lol screams out Summer great colouring & those embellishments are adorable..great take on the Summer chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & Friends Mon. chall.

smiles Christine x

Dot said...

Super cute summer Birthday card, love your ball and the small flip-flops and the sweet image.
Thanks for joining the summer fun at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge and good luck.
Dorte x

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card and a perfect image for our theme!
Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends and I hope you can join us with our new challenge too!
Kelly.x

wendipooh13 said...

fun beach bday card!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!