Handmade Beach Cards That Will Make You Smell The Sea

It appears I am on a double shutter card kick lately and maybe it’s because I am SO over the winter months, but the idea of handmade beach cards just kept calling out to me to be made! Here’s the one I have today.  I used the Rubbernecker Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Palm Trees, Deckle Hills, Waves, Birds, Tall Bucket, Lifeguard Tower (surfboard), Sun Moon, Boats #1 and Grass #2.

Click through to learn how to make handmade beach cards that will make you think you can smell the sea!

The Card Base

  • The card base was made using a pre scored A2 sized card from  White Double Shutter Card kit.
  • Use your bone folder to sharpen the folds of the card.
  • Cut the designer paper sections  to fit the card base.
    • four 1 15/16″ x 5 3/8″ pieces of blue paper.
    • one 4 1/16″ x 5 3/8″ piece of blue paper.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the blue layers and attach to the card base.

The Beach and Waves

  • Cut the beach and waves layers using Kraft cardstock and designer paper.
    • eight 1 15/16″ x 1″ beach layers layers.
    • two 4 1/16″ x 1″ beach layers.
    • four 1 15/16″ wave layers.
    • one 4 1/16″ x 1″ wave layer.
  • Apply double stick tape to the beach layers and attach to the flaps and center card section.
  • Use strips of mounting tape to attach the waves layers to the flaps and center card section.

This latest of my handmade beach cards only looks complicated - click through to see how you can start with an easy base and go from there.

Beach Chairs, Umbrella and Palm Trees

  • Use white cardstock to cut the beach chairs, Kraft and green cardstock to cut the palm trees and yellow and blue cardstock to cut the umbrella.
  • Tuck the beach chairs in behind the sand layers and attach with small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Assemble the umbrella sections using glossy accents and attach to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Attach the palm tree sections together using glossy accents and attach them on both sides of the card base using pieces of mounting tape.

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Sun, Birds and Beach Accessories

  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the sun and yellow and blue cardstock to cut the boat, ball and bucket.
  • Assemble the boat, ball and bucket pieces using glossy accents and tuck them in behind the waves and beach layers using mounting tape.  Note:  The ball was made using a 1″ circle punch.
  • Use a piece of mounting tape to attach the sun to the top of the card base.
  • Cut the birds using white cardstock and apply pumice stone ink using a mini applicator.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach to the card base.
  • Finish by tucking small grass sections in behind the beach layers and attaching using glossy accents.

Warm someone

So whether you LIVE near the ocean, are sending a card to someone on the water or just want to cheer someone up with the promise of sand and sunshine, you can make this beach card or other handmade beach cards like it and send it off to warm someone’s heart!  If you would like more beach card inspiration check out my Beach Card Category or this Pinterest Beach Card page.

Here are the dies used to make my card.

5159D beach chairs
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5202-09D Waves Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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5212-02D Beach Umbrellas Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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5212-05D Lifeguard Tower Die Cut
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5202-06D Boats #1 Die Cut
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Tall Buckets Die Cut 5147-13D
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Here are the tools and supplies.

Carta Bella Paper – Summer Splash…
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The Paper Cut: White DOUBLE Shutter Card
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
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Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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EK Success – EK Tools – Medium Punch…
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Handmade beach cards are so much fun to make.

5 thoughts on “Handmade Beach Cards That Will Make You Smell The Sea”

  1. This is SO BRIGHT & CHEERY, Kittie! It is “like” your other beach cards, but SO DIFFERENT with this fold! LOVE the little details you’ve given this, AND your use of patterned papers is WONDERFULLY DONE! LOVE EVERYTHING about your card!!! (Yep, when you think winter is over, it gives you one last blast! We got snow here. That ground hog got our hopes up! LOL ) ;)<3

  2. This is so cute Kittie…. I’m ready to jump in the car and head over to the coast….lol Might just had to try this idea….. Thanks for sharing your creativity….

  3. Another fabulous scene, sure is getting me in the mood for spring to come! Just love all the great details you put into these!


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