Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Memories by Laura C

Yep, summer is nearly history.....but I've got a great idea for
remembering the fun! The above is the finished result of a
project that started here:

Yes, a silly sign I got in the clearance aisle for $2 at Target!
Do you just pass this stuff by? Who would have thought
that was where this project started?!!

It really started with the yummy Graphic 45 12x12 paper
On The Boardwalk collection, and I traced the shape of
the sign onto the blue swirl paper and adhered that to the
front of the sign with Scor Tape. I sanded down the edges
to get a good fit, and give it a beachy feel.

Next I took this printed paper from the collection, and
distressed can see the "before and after" here:

I sanded the edges AND the actual paper, then used Vintage Photo
Distress makes it look wispy and sand-washed.

Then for the Flower Soft fun! I got out my Bazzill Splat Mat,
used the Flower Soft wires, glue,and Flower Soft Ultra Fine
Sage color. I dipped the wires in the glue, then rolled them
in the Flower Soft. You can see the result here:

I let them dry really well (about an hour) and then I shaped them
into the beach grass you can see in the close up here:

The sandy beach is kraft cardstock torn and inked with the
Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and I also used a sandy type
embossing powder from my stash.

The beach sign is cut from the Graphic 45 papers,
distressed, and then inked up with Vintage Photo ink.
I applied Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and
after it dried, used more ink to hi-light the cracks.
If you look closely at the sign post in the above
pic, I used a small piece of white cardstock, scored
it lightly, then inked it with the Vintage Photo. It
looks just like a piece of weathered beach wood,
don't you think? Two small brads fasten the sign.

Finishing touches....a pic of my guys at the beach, a few
of the actual shells we collected, some pretty bling from
Want2Scrap, a bit of gauzy ribbon and twine, and it's
a finished project:

A beautiful memento of our beach's a gift
for my MIL, because they go with us every year!
Shhhh, don't's a secret!!

Hope you enjoyed this project!! Remember to think
outside the box when you see those goodies on
clearance in the store, they could be your latest
and greatest project, especially when they are
topped off with goodies from Cutter's Creek!!

Available at Cutter's Creek:
Graphic 45 12x12 paper (On The Boardwalk)
Scor Tape
Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy)
Flower Soft (Ultra Fine Sage)
Flower Soft Wires
Flower Soft Glue
Bazzill Splat Mat
Want2Scrap Rhinestones


  1. Wow Laura, great layout. I love all the details you put into it.

  2. That is outrageously fantastic

  3. Now I can't pass by any discounted signs like these anymore, no matter what's on the front. You did a fabulous job.


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