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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mini Sandcastle Card

I created this Mini Sandcastle Card
with several challenges in mind.

Not made many a mini card in my time.
Try saying that several times. Heehee.

Thought about using distress ink on edges,
sandpaper or tearing edges of the paper but
then that would have not been clean or simple
for me or for one of the challenges.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. CAS-Friday - my card is 4" x 4"


CFC20: Create a Clean And Simple Mini Card no larger than 4 x 4
and tell us the final measurement of your project.


The Frosted Designs First Card Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the very first Frosted Designs Card Sketch Challenge! We are SO excited to present this challenge to you so that you can share your amazing creations with us! Here is our first original sketch created by our very own Debbie:

3. The Kraft Journal

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Use a Sketch Challenge

used sketch from Frosted Design Card Sketch Challenge:

4. Tradefish Designs Go Fish Challenge "Anything Goes"
TFD Challenge #1

5. Whimsical Wednesday
"Just Because" Challenge # 23

4" x 4" Base Kraft cardstock
the Paper Studio Sand Photo (yes, the paper is named 'Sand Photo", had 1 sheet)

Memento Tuxedo Balck ink
Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles
Spool 'O Ribbon red ribbon

tradefish Designs clear stamps 'Building a Sandcastle' & Sandcastle
won these stamps from a tradefish Designs blog hop

gold glitter, red Stickles


  1. I love how you put these perfect components together! The Sand Photo paper with the die cuts looks very seashell-y. Thank you so much for joining in the very first Frosted Designs card sketch challenge! Please play along again!

  2. Thanks. The Sand Photo is a die cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities and was not sure when I bought it what I would use it for since it had word 'Inverted' and had the spiky look. The Sandcastle is stamped & cut out with my wonderful Tim Holtz scissors.

  3. Yea Awesome Creations. I just love how the sandcastle is actually sitting on sand. I also love the flowers on the 2nd card. Thank you for playing with us over at GoFish! Challenge.


  4. I love the "sandy" feel of this creation! You did an amazing job with it!! Thank you for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

  5. Love all the sand! :) Great job on making it CAS but with great touches!

  6. Great card, love the sand and sparkly sandcastle. :-) xx

    Just to let you know at CWWCC we hand pick the winners so it takes a little more time. The winner of challenge, I think if everything goes to plan should be announced on Monday or Tuesday of the following week. Hope this helps and thank you for checking back and we hope to see you again for this challenge. :-) xx

  7. Love your sand castle mini card!! The glitter adds such a great effect! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Very cute and original..

    thanks for playing with us at TFD..


  9. You did a fabulous job on this CAS card! The paper choices set the theme perfectly and I love the little dose of sparkle and touch of bright ribbon. That sandy cut behind the sandcastle make sme think of sunshine! :o) Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  10. Cute card and I love your take on the sketch! Such a great CAS design! Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

  11. Great card Melissa! I love how you used the sandcastle from the Pass the Sunblock Set! Thanks for playing at Go Fish Challenge this week! :)Amy

  12. this is cute thats a cute sandcastle i like the sandy paper you used behind it. thanks for sharing this fun lil card with us at ww.

  13. What an adorable card! I LOVE your sand castle! Such a great take on the sketch, great job. Thanx so much for joining us at FD for our Card Sketch Tuesday. I hope you join us again!

  14. Melissa that is one fantastic sandcastle mini card! I love the texture on the castle and the texture created with the sand paper. Thanks for playing along with us at Go Fish!

  15. Great card! I love the sand castle and the sun frame around it. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  16. This is so cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Go Fish challenge blog! :)

  17. Love this sweet little sandcastle!

  18. This one is great !

    Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.
    Hope to see you again soon.

    Love, Marina.

  19. AWESOME job with this SWEET card!LOVE IT, Thank you so much for playing aloug with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  20. Your mini card is too cute! The sandcastle is just darling. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  21. Adorable!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  22. Wow, love this card. I have really been liking the CAS. Not every thing has to be so decked out and quite frankly, I don't have the time for that these days. This is perfect in every way. I love the size too:) Thank you SO much for picking up our blog hop badge and for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesday. Don't forget to stop by next week for my Halloween week:)