You’re COOL! with A Day at the Beach

Most projects I share are inspired by or designed for a specific online challenge, so it’s nice to just make a card “from scratch” every once in a while.  I’ve been itching to play with the Day at the Beach stamp set (I’ve only used it once before today), so I satisfied that itch when I made the fun card I’m sharing today. Here’s my card:

Day at the Beach, Cool Treats, Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Day at the Beach.  Yesterday was the first day of Spring.  Could you feel the warm weather that was ushered in yesterday?  Me neither.  🙂  I adore the sketched images in Stampin’ Up!’s Day at the Beach – what a fun collection of beach-themed fun!  I’ve only used this stamp set only once before to make this card (you can click on the card to read more about this project):  Day at the Beach, Greatest Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS272Day at the Beach doesn’t have coordinating Framelits or punches, so it’s easy to pass over it without much attention, but this is a good set.  Check out all the great images that are included:

    Day at the Beach, Stampin' Up!

    Day at the Beach, Stampin’ Up!

  • Masculine?  Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper is a decidedly masculine pack of papers.  Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla come together with bold patterns to make a gorgeous collection of pages.  I love this zigzagged piece from the pack and gave it a more feminine appeal by adding it with Melon Mambo and these stylish glasses.  Here’s a look at all of the patterns in Urban Underground:Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin 'Up!, Brian King
  • Chic Color Combo.  Fair warning – you’ll be seeing this color combination again later this week.  When I was creating over the weekend, I used a lot of Urban Underground, and I cut my way through a lot of Melon Mambo cardstock.  Such a chic combination of colors!  Don’t you agree?  If you like the pairing of black, gray and bright pink, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Stamp Sets:  Day at the Beach, Cool Treats  Papers:  Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Melon Mambo, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. LOVE IT! This is such a fun and unique spin on this stamp set! Every time I see these glasses I wish that we had a sentiment that says – I like the way you see things!

    But….I like the way that YOU created this card – brilliant and fun!

  2. Jennifer Spiller

    This is the happiest cards I have seen!!! Love the graphic black and vanilla the pink…an the shades…love everything!!!!

  3. Think I want this stamp set now that I have gotten a second up close LOOK ! Love both cards ,but that Soft Sky background really pops those beach images ! Wish they had dies !!!1

  4. You’re too cool for school! Love those spectacles and this spectacular card!

  5. What a fun set that is Brian. I love the glasses and the ice cream on a stick. It is fun to sit down and create a card for no reason but you want to play. When the new colors come out in the new catty every year I sometimes buy them all, sometimes just a few but when I get them – boom – I grab a piece of white card stock and stamp away using all the colors on one card. Don’t know why, but I just can’t wait to see all the new colors together stamped in one place. Usually flowers work well for this but I think the Day at the Beach set would work beautifully. Love today’s card – it’s unique, it’s different, it’s fun.

  6. Love love it my friend ❤❤❤
    Hugs Frenchie

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