It’s always SUMMER somewhere

4/19/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello again, friends! Happy Easter! I’m back with a card I created for a BFF of 45+ years who is dealing with some personal stuff right now. She absolutely loves the beach and flip flops, so I dug through my stash of cut files (I have literally hundreds of them from various companies) and for some reason went right to this one. So I think it was meant to be!


I cut the base and panels, three sets of flip flops, and all the leaves on my Scan N Cut. I inked all the pieces with different colors of distress ink and then assembled the flip flops.


Then came all the fun putting it together! I added a little bling to the flip flop straps.


I stamped the sentiment in dark teal ink on the plain white signature panel. How about those chevrons embossed in the soles?! Cute, huh?!


And here’s one more look… box cards are so cool because they fold flat to fit in an envelope for mailing. The envelope was included in the cut file and I cut it from the same paper as the panels to kind of bring it all together. This will go out in the mail tomorrow and I can’t wait for my friend to receive it! ;)


I’d love to enter this fun box card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #232 – Anything Goes w/optional Geometric Papers
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: A is for Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #501 – Anything Goes with optional Color Theme

Crafty Friends Challenge: #133 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #188 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: April Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #260 – Anything Goes w/optional photo inspiration (no twist)

The Outlaws Challenges – Twisted Thursdays – Anything Goes w/optional Map or Sign (no twist)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #434/435 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Cascade and Grass cardstock; Colorbok orange, blue and yellow cardstock; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock, Canvas Corp Trendy Christmas Collection, Stampin’ Up Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP, K & Co. Essentials Dark Designer paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Summer Fun stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- dusty concord, crushed olive, mowed lawn, salty ocean, picked raspberry, ripe persimmon, mustard seed, peacock feathers; Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay ink
Dies/Punches: SVG Cuts Flip Flops Box Card cut file
Accessories:  Scan N Cut, Tim Holtz ink blending tool with foam, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice Chevron embossing folder, MISTI stamp tool, small brads in assorted colors, Darice medium iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this fun flip flops box card as much as I enjoyed making it! Please stay safe and well at home, and I hope you’re finding time to do some things you love! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

12 thoughts on “It’s always SUMMER somewhere”

  1. Leslie, What a FUN, brilliantly colorful creation! Makes me want to walk down to the beach! (as soon as they open them again!) Thank you for sharing your Fabulously Fun creation with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge! I always love seeing how creative the Divas are! Stay Safe & Healthy! HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  2. Love the idea of all those flip flops. They are so colourful. I did dig out a pair of sandals to go to work in the other day. Coming home they were fine. Going to work at 7 in the morning was a little chilly on the toes. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

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  3. Hello Leslie… Thanks for entering your lovely summer themed card into our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  4. Adorable!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! So sorry this is late, but with everything going on, I’m just getting around to doing this. Please stay safe and strong during this time.
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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