Friday, May 29, 2009


My sweet Sister-in-law's birthday was last week, and my new Papertrey stamps arrived just in time for her birthday card. Day at the Beach was a perfect fit for her upbeat, fun personality. I knew she would appreciate color and whimsy - two things this set screams!

Things I love about this card:

- Making this card was the official start of my love affair with the stripe stamp from Let Freedom Ring. I used it for another yummy plaid.

- Glitter! I stamped the Sea Breeze, Strawberry Margarita, and Peach Daiquiri (sound good, don't they? ;) first with ink and then with my Glue Pad so I could glitterfy. I just love all the drink accessories that come in the set (what do you think of the little lime slices in the scallops?).

- Happy accidents. I originally intended to adhere the main panel straight across the card, but as I was moving things around, it shifted and I decided I liked the look on an angle. Something different!

- Coordination. I love using my Copics to color clear adhesive rhinestones.. that way I have a match every time!

Thank you again for stopping by, I hope you have a fantastic weekend. I have a list of projects I need to complete before our trip the week after next, so I may not see you until Monday. Enjoy!


Stamps: Day at the Beach, Let Freedom Ring - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, SS White - Papertrey Ink; Apricot Appeal - Stampin Up!
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Smokey Shadow, True Black - Papertrey Ink; Apricot Appeal - Stampin' Up!
Other: Stamp and Stick Glue Pad - Palette Ink; Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Scallop border punch - Stampin' Up; Clear adhesive rhinestones; Copic markers


  1. Hi Anya! I love this card! I just bought my first Papertrey stamp set and it was Let Freedom Ring. I can't wait to make my own background paper!! :)

  2. Cute, Anya! I didn't know you can color clear rhinestones with Copics. Thanks so much for that tid-bit! I'm gonna try that out!

  3. Hi Anya,
    I love this card, such cute details! I love plaid too! Your blog is great, I've been checking out all your wonderful creations!

  4. Holy cow! What an excellent card! And the drinks look really delicious! :D

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Super cute - love those drinks! Woo hoo. I can' think of a bunch of times these images would come in handy. TFS.

  6. What a fun and refreshing card, Anya! Love the colors you have used.
    Have a great weekend:)

  7. Super cute card.. just love how sparkly it is!

  8. What do I love about your card? Everything!! Really. I love your plaids, those sparkly drinks, and the cutest lime wedges used in the cutest way!!! I'll have to remember that. :>

  9. Beautiful and fun! I love that stripe stamp from Let Freedom Ring too, I can't wait to make more background with it!!


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