Life is better in flip flops.

Hi friends! Today is the last Monday in May (already!) – and if you’re in the States, please take a moment to honor all the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the US military as we observe Memorial Day. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Since making my blog public again a few days ago (after being private for a couple weeks), my stats are once again soaring. I believe I know who my frequent visitor is and I’m no longer thinking the frequent visits are a bad thing. So visit away, sweet one! ;) I think I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I got my lonely Scan N Cut out of the box and played for a couple days, cutting and assembling some pretty fun box cards and gift boxes. I made 12 projects in all, and six of them are complete with sentiments so I’ve taken pics of those and will start sharing them. I’ll share the other six a little later after I’ve added the sentiments to them. This super cute beach bag box card is for a friend who is a real beach fiend… mention anything ‘beach’ and she’s on it! ;)

I cut the base from CutCardStock Basis Teal and the trim from Basis Aqua, and the rest of the pieces from Basis Gold, Basis Gray, Basis Green, Basis Magenta, Basis Pink, and Basis Red, along with Granny Smith and Adobo Textured 4×6 cardstock. I absolutely love the CutCardStock Basis line because it’s 80# and a great weight for projects like this. After everything was adhered in place, I added some pretty iridescent gemstones to the flip flops and slightly smaller ones to the sunglasses.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment from The Project Bin Summer Fun stamp set on Grafix Craft Plastic – the first time I’ve ever embossed on acetate and it worked like a charm! I stamped the sentiment in StazOn Jet Black, and since it dries fairly quickly, I stamped it again in Catherine Pooler Midnight ink. That stays wet a little longer and allowed me time to sprinkle some Hero Arts Clear embossing powder onto it and emboss it before the ink dried. OMGosh, I have to detour for a minute… my friend Vicki mentioned a while back that she bought some Catherine Pooler inks and how juicy they were. And since I was in the process of selling 67 Stampin’ Up ink pads and replacing them with all the Memento colors, I looked at CP inks as well. I have always been a Memento ink fan but their color range isn’t that broad, so… I splurged last month on the 68 full-size Catherine Pooler ink pad bundle and I’m SO glad I did! The color range is phenomenal and she’s even added a few more colors since I bought mine so I’ll have to get them too, lol! Okay, back to my project… I trimmed the stamped and embossed acetate piece, rounded the corners, and adhered it to the back, leaving just enough room to sign beneath it. That’s it – LOVE how this turned out and I know my friend is going to love it too! And the cool thing about box cards is they fold flat for mailing! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock 80# Basis Aqua, Basis Gold, Basis Gray, Basis Green, Basis Magenta, Basis Pink, Basis Red, and Basis Teal cardstock; CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, CutCardStock Adobo Textured 4×6 cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Summer Fun stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Catherine Pooler Midnight ink
Dies/Punches: My Scrap Chick Beach Bag Box Card cut file, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tim Holtz 8.5″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Grafix Craft Plastic, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this adorable beach bag box card! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig