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Friday, April 26, 2013

Sand Pail Card

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope everyone had a sparkly week! :o)

Today I have another card to share for this month's I Feel the Love Project recipients. I'm racing against the clock, but am trying to create a card for each grieving family member. If all goes as planned, you'll be tired of me by Tuesday. ;)

I made this card for 9-year-old Kyle. Upon remembering that their late father loved taking his family to the beach, I opted to create a fun little sand pail card for him. :o)
The sand pail card base is from a cute beach collection from the Silhouette Online Store. I used sparkly paper for the sand, which is embossed with the Swiss Dots folder for a sandy texture. All of the patterned papers are from the Kaisercraft Chapter One collection. I wanted to make the shovel a pattern for extra fun, so I chose a coordinating striped design. The papers are inked with Tumbled Glass distress ink.
The ocean goodies are from Lettering Delights' She Sells Seashells collection. (A different shell is an interior surprise.) I used sparkly green paper for the bases, which looks nice in person but was hard to properly capture via photograph. And even though this is a boy card, I added a few pearls because they work so well for ocean-themed projects. I liked the added textural element, too.

The cute crab is a Miss Kate Cuttables design, purchased at the Silhouette Store. I gave him a sweet Peachy Keen face for some character, faux-stitched around him to help him stand out, and tucked a double-dose of love in one of his pincers. :o) He's so excited to deliver all of our love to Kyle. The tiny heart is an old punch and the larger is a die cut.

For the sentiment, I once again turned to my beloved Tiny Tags 2 and matching metal dies from My Craft Spot. :o) The happy message is stamped atop the same striped paper as the shovel and is backed with the same green as the oceanic treasures. I secured them with a My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie button and sky twine from My Craft Spot. Everything on top of the sand pail is popped up with foam tape for dimension.

I hope this card brings a smile to Kyle's heart... I made it to honor the memories they made during their sunny beach adventures.
Thank you for visiting me! I wish you a beautiful weekend of love and blessings. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Card Crafter's Circle~ Boys to Men
 *Craftin' Desert Divas~ Linky Party: Photo Inspiration
 *Created with Love~ Call of the Wild (I hope crabs are wild enough)
 *Divas by Design~ Inspired by a Movie (The Little Mermaid. Under the sea... under the sea!)
 *DL.Art~ Thankful Thursday Linky Party: Anything Goes
 *Love to Create~ Bingo (Stitching-Die Cuts/Punches-Tag)
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Papertake Weekly~ Weather With You
 *Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes


  1. This is the sweetest summer card, such a great shape and colors, and love the happy looking crab! Spotted your card on MIM.

  2. What a great card! I just the beach theme you have going and so fun for a little fella! The sparkly paper, fun pearls and cuts are just fantastic AND check out that sweer crab!What an adorable face:) So fun Karen~! It is sure to put a smile on his face:)
    Have a great weekend my friend!
    Sherrie K

  3. Perfect for our Florida Beach weather!

  4. What a great shape card, and I'm sure Kyle will enjoy it too... Perfect for the weather we have going here on the Big Island....Extremely summer weather - love it!

  5. First of all Karen, I will NEVER tire of seeing your creations. I always enjoy visiting your blog.
    Your card is wonderful. I love the clever design with those gorgeous shells and fabulous smiling crab. As always your attention to ever single detail is just perfect and sure to bring some cheer to Kyle.
    I hope you too have a lovely weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Oh my sweetest friend, this is just the cutest card ever!! I absolutely LOVE the fun shape!! That crab is adorable...look at the sweet face!! The shells are fabulous!! Everything about this screams beach and fun and happiness!! You will definitely bring a smile to Kyle's face!! Every detail is perfect!! Love, love it my friend!! This is a happy card!! I hope you are having a wonderful, crafty weekend my dear friend!! Sending you lots of love and hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. We could never, ever get tired of you or your beautiful creations!!! This is such an awesome tribute to Ed and his time with Kyle at the beach. We love it and so will Kyle:) Thank you so much Karen. It is perfect. What a blessing you are!!!
    Cindy and Madison

  8. What an adorable card. I am sure Kyle will love it. cute crab. Thanks for sharing with us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  9. This is such a fabulous and fun creation. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

  10. What a fun card! I just love those beautiful pearl accents :)

  11. Hi Karen,
    I saw this set at the silhouette store and thought about it and now it is on my wish list.You know how much I love FUN shaped cards.The card is so perfect for Kyle.
    When he sees it, it will ALWAYS remind him only the FUN times that they shared together.I agree with Madison, you are a Blessing and we would never get tired of you! Impossible!!!!!
    Sending you a HUGE amount of my Love & Hugs,
    Your angelic friend
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

  12. This is a fabulous shaped card and so many gorgeous details. Such a cute little crab.
    I am sure that your card will bring back many happy memories even though there is a sadness behind it.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design. Good Luck.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  13. Adorable card. Yes, you are wild enough for the challenge. :) Thanks for taking part in our Wild Animals Challege at Created with Love Challenges.


  14. Karen, this is so sweet. Amazing attention to detail as always and I love the crab! Fabulous card my friend. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment you left me, we are having a great family weekend. TFS

  15. Oh my goodness, Karen, this card could not be any cuter! All the embossing and stitching look awesome! Love how you added the seashells and the PK face on the crab looks adorable! I really like the shape of the card too! This card will definitely brighten Kyle's day! :)


  16. This is fabulous! LOVE all the details and embellishments. This is just super. I'm sure it will put a smile on his face.Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge“ Linky Party. New Linky Party starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  17. Gorgeous card with fab details, perfect for our challenge at Divas by Design...thanks for joining us!
    xxx Margreet

  18. This card is amazing and fun Karen. Just perfect my friend.
    Jayne x

  19. love the crab :-) made me smile! thanks for joining us over at Card crafters circle this week. Teresa x


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