A Warm Hello With Circle Sayings For FF0141

by Joanne James18. August 2023 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'National Beach Day' which is on 30th August. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used pastel colours, pearls and shells and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I decided I would make a simple summery 'hello' card for my friend Elizabeth who leaves by the beach so I used a Pool Party background to evoke the sea and paired it with some pastel pinks an purples for a feminine touch. I added some horizontal stripes and coloured my collection of shells with co-ordinating Blends and a sprinkling of pearls and Fresh Freesia enamel gems:

Super simple and I really like that this card has a beachy, summery feel even with a pastel colour scheme. I'm also linking up over at Inspire.Create where their theme is summer so my shells should fit right in! I love collecting shells at the beach; I spent part of my vacation last year on Sanibel island off the coast of southern Florida, a place know for its magnificent shell beaches - here's one of my photos so you can see what I mean:


Shells as far as the eye could see for miles! I collected some beautiful shells and whilst I didn't find a prized junonia shell, I did see a beautiful conch one day whilst paddling in the sea - still inhabited though, so I left it where I found it. Perhaps I'll discover \n empty one next time!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge Design team:

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

jaydeeUnited States
8/18/2023 1:40:05 PM #

I love your pastel color choices.  The Pool Party makes the freesia and bubblebath really pop.  I hope you were were shoes on Sanibel beach and I love that you left the Conch shell and its inhabitant on the beach!  Fabulous card

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/18/2023 3:35:51 PM #

I love your choice of colors for this stamp, Joanne! I used it a lot when it first came out but it's been neglected, so you've inspired me to ink it up again! Such a fun summery card!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
8/22/2023 7:05:14 PM #

Joanne, Such a great card showing summertime. I love spending time searching for shells with the grandkids. My favorite part of your card is the background stripes. Thanks for being part of the Inspire.Create.Challenge.

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
8/30/2023 3:01:44 PM #

Love your card Joanne.  The colours are amazing.

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