Monday, July 1, 2013

A Day at the Shore with Sunshine Mail

Happy July! It's time for a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (July 1-15). Our theme is "Birds" and the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (it doesn't have to be the card you enter in the challenge; Donation guidelines here).

Besides this challenge, we hope you'll join us for the Sunshine Mail Foundation Blog Hop the week of July 8 -12. You can hop some or all of those days; there will be a new sponsor each day, plus new DT projects for you to check out.

Also, the Sunshine Mail Foundation is July's featured organization for Split Coast Stamper's July Cards for a Cause Drive/Challenge.

I used Heidy and Little Bird by our sponsor, MilkCoffee Stamps:

I cut the image out with deckle scissors, and colored it with Copics. The card itself is a 4.25 inch circle, which I cut on my Cricut was the Camping Critters cartridge. I cut the orange "sun" with a Sizzix doily die.

I made the "sand" by inking up the paper with Whisper White ink and heat-embossed with Brown Sugar powder. 

Several years ago, Mom sent me a sheet of chipboard birds. I was thrilled, but promptly put it away and have only used it once since. It seemed perfect for this project. I painted it with white acrylic paint, and stamped the Verve Stamps sentiment in Memento brown ink.

I used some actual fishing net that Mom sent. It's heavy, so I adhered it with Glossy Accents.

Fetch-a-Sketch #53

{PIN}spirational Challenge #63
Creative Creations Challenge Blog: Shaped Cards
Fetch-a-Sketch Challenge: Sketch #53
Lexi's Creations: Summer Holidays
MilkCoffee Challenge: Summer Fun
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything but a Square
{PIN}spirational Challenge #63: Photo Inspiration
Use It Tuesdays #59: Bring On The Sunshine + Hoarded supplies (I've had the chipboard bird for years)
Whimsy Inspiration: Shaped Cards

Update: This won the prize for
Fetch-a-Sketch #53!

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join this week for the Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge,


  1. Awwww, how cute! I love that big "sun" in the corner - reminds me of how they must feel in Las Vegas this week LOL but your pretty little girl looks very happy and pretty - great colors and shape! hugs, de

  2. Great bright colours. I love the circle shape and the sand is a great idea. Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges. Come back next week!

  3. Great card, love the fab image & design. Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee, good luck!

    Donna x

  4. Great card! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

  5. Fab card, and the sand is so good you could almost sink your toes into it.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Lexi's Creations

  6. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

  7. Your card makes me smile! :)
    Hugs, Jacqueline (PCJ DT)


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