Sunday, August 16, 2015

Beachside Bungalows and a Sleigh Ride {PP258}

Hi all!  The lovely LeAnne is our Paper Players hostess this week with a fun Clean-and-Simple Challenge...The Beach!
I had just received my box of pre-order goodies from the Stampin' Up holiday catalog (goes live for customers September 1st) and I was itching to use something, anything from that box for my card today!  But what to do with holiday goodies for a beach challenge?  Let's see if you can find the holiday goodie on my card:
I wanted to create the look of a tropical seaside village with colorful houses and a rising sun.....so I used the new Sleigh Ride Edgelit dies to make my sand dunes, ocean and houses!  I cut two hills with the house edgelit die from Crumb Cake cardstock.  The die has these little houses on it and since I wanted to make them in different colors, I simply snipped them off the Crumb Cake layer leaving me with a good sand dune.  Stamping some Gorgeous Grunge speckles in the same color gives the illusion of sand.  I cut another edgelit from Pool Party cardstock and used the line stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in the same ink color for the illusion of moving water.

For the houses I used a scrap piece of cardstock to cut just a part of the edgelit.  Since I only needed one house in each color, I didn't need the whole piece.  I chose Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride and So Saffron for my seaside village.  The Sun from the stamp set Kinda Eclectic was stamped in Daffodil Delight and the clouds were stamped in Soft Sky with the Work of Art stamp set. 
One more sneak peek you really can't even see but trust me, you're going to want it!  That's the fine tip glue pen I used to adhere the Hello framelit to my card.  It has a needle like tip that hollow and lets the glue flow freely and easily onto the tiniest of surfaces.  Love it!

I hope you like today's card and an alternative way to use your holiday goodies!.  Do stop over to the rest of The Paper Players design team to see what goodies they are sharing.  I hope you will play along with us before our challenge closes Friday, August 21st at Noon (PST).

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (on leave) 
Sandy Mathis

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18 comments:

Germaine Meilach said...

What a wonderful idea. I am always looking for a great idea for a summer scene. Using what most people would use for a Christmas with snow scene to a wonderful beach holiday venue. Congratulations.

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, you always AMAZE me! This is just fabulous! I love the fantastic beach scene! Wish I was staying in one of those little beach houses! You certainly rocked this challenge! XX

stampinsue said...

This is just the cutest thing! I do love the seaside. TFS - I will have to case - I actually just got my Edgelits, too.

laurie said...

Your tropical village is such a fun and creative idea! I love the new products and how you used them. Awesome!

barb mann said...

Nance - This is a wonderful colorful summer card! The houses are adorable. LOVE it!! Absolutely PERFECT for the challenge. I think I better make one myself when my goodies get here. TFS... Barb

Andrea W said...

Such a fun beach themed card! Clever use of the stamps and Edgelits to create your scene.

Kim P said...

This is creative genius!! Love how you created this scene...and I am bound to CASE a feature or two on future projects myself!

Joanne James said...

I was looking forward to seeing how you were going to pull this one off Nance and you truly did it in style! Who would have thought you could use Christmas goodies to create such an adorable beach scene?! Absolute creative genius!!!

fiddlinfan said...

Awesome scene, I love it.

LeAnne said...

This is INGENIOUS! I haven't even unpacked my new goodies yet and now I am itching to use them even more! The sun, the sand, the water....you have really proven how versatile these stamps and dies can be! FUN FUN FUN!

stampwithsandy said...

This card is pure genious, Nance! Leave it to you to take some Christmas themed products and come up with a beach themed card. Love your little bungalows, the sunshine, the water, everything!

Ann Schach said...

So creative and clever, Nance! I LOVE it! You ROCK!

Connie Babbert said...

LOVE this idea!!! You are so clever! Wonderful way to "extend" the use of a holiday set!

stampwithamyk said...

Love this!! Awesome idea for the holiday dies, fabulous colors and design!! :)

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Nance...an answer to my dream last night....another way to use the thinlits for a product class. You inspired me to try a beach scene! You are so creative, lady! This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration to look at the set in an alternative way. Just genius!

Linda Callahan said...

Genius......just genius.....oh and gorgeous too!

Jaydee said...

Nance, what a great use of the die1 I agree with Linda - genius! I would never have thought to use it like this - but it works beautifully! Fabulous take on the challenge
hugs
jaydee

Nerida said...

Fabulous use of the inspiration challenge. Showing how these are not just for Christmas.