Summer and Starfish and Sand....Oh, My!

Summer and Starfish and Sand...Oh, My!

Happy July!  I'm not quite sure where June went but July arrived right on time.  It's been crazy busy here and I must admit that I need to get new running shoes just to keep up.  Whew!  The New Idea Book and Catalog has really inspired me and my creative juices are in full force.  If you don't have a copy yet, we need to fix that asap because it's just full of creative inspiration.

Today's card was created using two of my favorite sets....Timeless Textures and Picture Perfect.  They go together like peanut butter and jelly!  Another favorite of mine is the new Serene Scenery Paper Stack.  It is absolutely gorgeous and it's definitely one of those stacks where you'll want to use BOTH sides of the paper.  Decisions...decisions.....

Check out the FREE, step by step tutorial below for all of the goodies used to make this beauty.  All supplies are available at my Online Store at

Wishing you and yours a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend and to all of my awesome friends up north....Happy Canada Day!

Faith, Trust and Pixiedust,
Starfish Dreams Card

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Stamps: Picture Perfect Photopolymer Stamp Set [140520] , Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set [140517]

Ink : Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad [131181] , Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad [141394] , Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad [126978] , Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad [138327] , Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad [126973]

Card Stock : Pool Party A4 Card Stock [124391] , Soft Suede A4 Card Stock [119982] , Whisper White A4 Card Stock [106549] , Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack [141642]

Tools & Adhesive : Fast Fuse Adhesive [129026] , Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] , Tear & Tape Adhesive [138995] , Fine-Tip Glue Pen [138309] , Paper Snips Scissors [103579]

Ribbon & Trim : Night Of Navy Solid Baker's Twine [141684] , 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon [141487] , Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace Trim [141672] , Regals Enamel Dots [141681] , Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments [119246]

o   Pool Party – 4 1/4" x 11"
o   Soft Suede – 3 1/8” x 4 7/8”
o   Serene Scenery DSP Stack 3” x 4 ¾”
o   Whisper White – 3 1/8” x 3 1/8”

  1. Score and burnish fold on base card.
  2. Stamp Grid stamp in Soft Suede from Timeless Textures onto Patterned piece and continue onto base card.  Stamp Leaf stamp in Garden Green onto patterned piece from right hand side going towards centre and up. Stamp small spotty stamp from Timeless Textures over patterned piece and base card where grid has been stamped.  Stamp sentiment from Picture Perfect on Patterned piece in the top left. Adhere patterned piece to Soft Suede piece with Fast Fuse.
  3. Draw a line of glue with the Fine Tip Glue pen 1” from bottom of patterned layer and affix Lace trim to panel. Using Tear n Tape adhere Burlap ribbon slighty overlapping the top of the lace trim. Adhere this panel to base card using Dimensionals
  4. Stamp your Starfish. Top Starfish is in Dapper Denim and base Starfish is Soft Sky.  TIP:  I find it easier to line up if I do the darker stamp first – much easier to see than a paler colour through the block and photopolymer rubber. Cut out with paper snips.
  5. Scrunch your Navy Baker’s Twine up and place on panel – it’s ok to be messy here – don’t use any glue/adhesive to stick this down – you just want it messy and in a circle. Affix Dimensionals to the back of your StarFish and place over your ‘messy’ twine. The Dimensionals will hold your twine in place – use extra dimensionals on the back of the starfish so you hold all the twine.
  6. Decorate your card with Navy Enamel dots and Rhinestones.