Sunday, July 17, 2011


When I saw the freebie for the current Tellen's Place Challenge, I just had to mix it with the Flip-flop Card technique and the flip-flop digis I snagged from Shelly's Images.

I was really inspired by the
Buttons, Bows, Brads & Bling recipe at Dutch Dare Card Challenges. Happily, I had 2 sizes of blingy brads and star buttons that matched the paper perfectly.I used my Crop-O-Dile to punch a hole in the flower brad to insert the sentiment brad.

For the large flip-flops, I printed 2 pairs and popped it with foam tape. I edged the buttons, flip-flops, flower & sentiment brads, and mats with Copics.

Here's the front, card closed:
...and opened:
Here's the back, card closed:
...and opened:
Tellen's Place Designs: Anything Goes
DDCC #121: Buttons, Bows, Brads and Bling

Swing (Flip Flop) Card tutorial: Splitcoast Stampers (with printable template)

Digi stamps: Swimsuit Jess by Tellen's Place Designs, Flip Flops 2 by Shelly's Images
Paper: Core'dinations, Hammermill, stash
Tools: Fiskars papercutter & finger knife, Tim Holtz scissors, HP printer & ink, Adobe InDesign, Crop-O-Dile II, needle
Other: ZipDry glue, Versamark & Memento inks, Copic markers, Sakura gel pen, Smirk glitter pen, CraftSmart Embroidery thread, awl, buttons from stash (thanks Mom!)
Brads: Oriental Trading Co., Recollections

Update 6/25/11: Wow! This card won the Tellen's Place Designs: Anything Goes Challenge. Thank you!


  1. Hi what a lovely bright card makes me just want to and sit on the beach. Arlinex

  2. Hello Christina. Wow oh wow, what a wonderful creation. So lovely bright and cheery. Gorgeous papers, the image is coloured beautifully and the design is just fab. You have put so much work and time into this creation and you have done Tellens Place Designs proud. Thank you so much for joining us and doing our challenge and good luck. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  3. Super cute card...I love the fold...the digi is so cute...

  4. WOW, what a great creation! I love the image and how you used our theme at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  5. Pure fun... such a happy card with such brilliant colours.

    xxx Monica

  6. Hi Christina, WOW! I just love the papers you used - it is so full of sunshine and fun at the beach! I love the design of the card and those flip flops! How perfect with our digi! I love the twine that you added - really a clever and bright touch! This is awesome! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tellen's Place Designs. :~)


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