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Saturday, May 14, 2016

I Sea it's your birthday Card

Created this beach scene using:
1. Cricut for Lifesaver, Pelican & Fishes
2. Tim Holtz distressing tools & distress ink for more of a masculine look
3. wiggle eye for Pelican
4. Glossy accents on fishes 
5.  embossing on water scrapbook paper
6.  paint on the Lifesaver
7. pun sentiment

Supplies List

adhesive: foam, glue dots, Scotch ATG
Cricut cartridge:  Life is a Beach  Lifesaver  2 1/2"  Pelican  3"  Fish  1"
embossing: Darice Beach Waves
Glossy accents: on fishes
ink: Memento Bahama Blue
machine: Cricut   
paint: Apple Barrel acrylic Berry Red
paper: scrapbook (all scraps) - beach sand, water
cardstock - red, browns, green, orange, white w/ blue core, white w/ tan core, yellow,
   Darice cream flower (inside card), Kraft
punch: Fiskars 2 1/2" circle - to punch out sentiment to put behind Lifesaver
stamp: Craftin Desert Divas Under the Sea - sentiment
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink -walnut stain   tools - paper distresser, sander
tool: MISTI
wiggle eye: 3mm

Entering this into the following challenges:  

5/15  Die Cuttin Divas Ch265 Water Safety or Blue  3E(#1) 5/10

5/15  Simon Says Stamp Mon Emboss It      5E(#55/9 

5/17  Simon Says Stamp Wed Flower  5E(#3)  5/11   Flowers on cardstock on inside of card

5/18  CRAFT Ch363 Bday  5E(#25/12
5/18  DRS Ch 226 Its a Guy Thing  UE  5/12

5/20  HIMCR #250 Super Scraps Sat  3E(#15/14 

5/22   Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Foodie   UE  5/9   Food - fishes

5/22  Fantabulous Cricut Ch#276 Things with Wings   3E(#25/9  Things w/ Wings - Pelican

5/25  DLART Thankful Thurs Ch180 Flowers and/or Grad alt TY  3E(#25/12 
   Flowers on cardstock on inside of card

5/28  Crafty Calendar may Ch Things with Wings  3E(#2)  5/7   Pelican

5/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper May 2016 Ch  UE  5/1
5/31  DLART May Linky   nostack 1Eperday  5/1  

6/4  Anything But Cute Ch13 Celebrate Your Style  UE  5/5


  1. Fabulous card, I love your pelican with his googly eye and the punny sentiment is great - a girl after my own heart :)
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck,
    Katrina x

  2. You created a lovely seaside scene on your birthday card. Thanks so much for joining in our 'Celebrate Your Style' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

  3. Melissa, this is wonderful. Love that pelican and the whole beach feel of this card. THanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

  4. Gorgeous card with a beautiful seaside scene!
    Thank you for joining in our Celebrate Your Style challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

  5. I love the pun! Thanks for linking to Die Cuttin' Divas this week, Melissa!


  6. Another fab card, Melissa, I love the pelican's eye, it's so funny! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge Birthday Bloghop!

    love Mags B x

  7. Great card! I love the way you embossed the water :) Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla

  8. Fabulous card, Melissa! Love the beach scene behind the pelican! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  9. Great card,I love cards with a beach theme for guy cards, Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  10. What a SEA-sational card! The pelican is adorable! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!

  11. Great, fun card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  12. Love your card. Hang the fish pop out was a great idea. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  13. Loving that card, Melissa! Such a treat seeing your creations! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!


  14. Another great card, Thanks for sharing in Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Hope to see you in our next challenge too, Donna ☺