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.

Need some sunshine? Check out today's handmade beach cards, complete with sand and seagulls!

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's heart by making them think of warming their toes with one of these handmade beach cards!

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
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Medium Punch…
[ SBC ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
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.

A Super Cute Farm Scene Card!

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I just had to make this farm scene card using a double shutter base and I HAD to include Nellie the horse,  Bessie and Bossie, the spotted cows AND their cute little chicken and duck friends! The shutter card layout has been around for a long time but it’s not a fold I’ve used until recently.  I love that it provides a larger palette to create an extended scene on.  When closed this card shows the tree and one cow and is a very cute scene all on it’s own.  I love the surprise inside that shows the full scene.

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Barn, Winter Tree, Picket Fence, Grass, Leaf Group, Small Ivy, Farm Animals, Clouds, Cloud Trees, Sun Moon, Ducks, Chickens/Squirrels and Small Birds.

Click through to check out my farm scene card spread over a longer than normal base to fit in all the cuteness!

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 light blue cardstock sections  to fit the card base.
    • four 1 15/15″ 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 Grass and Fence Layers

  • Cut the grass layers using green cardstock.
    • eight 1 15/16″ x 1″ grass layers.
    • two 4 1/16″ x 1″ grass layers.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the picket fence sections.
    • four 1 15/16″ fence sections to use on the folds.
    • one full fence section and cut in half to use in the center.
  • Attach the back grass layers to the folds and center section of the card using double stick tape.
  • Apply double stick tape to the front of the fence sections and attach them to the grass sections.
  • Use double stick tape on the back of the fence and grass sections and attach them to the card base.

This cuper cute farm scene card was actually easy to make using all the dies from Rubbernecker - come check it out!

The Barn and Tree

  • Use red, white and gray cardstock to cut the barn sections and woodgrain and green cardstock to cut the tree and leaves.
  • Assemble the barn sections, tuck them in behind the grass layers and attach them in place with pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink directly to the tree by swiping the pad over the tree.  Heat dry.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the tiny ivy leaves to the tree.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree and several rolled up glue dots to the back of several key leaves.
  • Tuck the tree in behind the fence and grass layers and attach to the card base,

The Animals

  • Cut the horse and cows using white cardstock.
  • Color the horse using a mini applicator and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink.
  • Use a black Copic marker to color the cows.
  • Cut the ducks using white cardstock and color the legs and beak using a mini applicator and Wild Honey ink.
  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the chickens and color them using mini applicators and Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade inks.
  • Tuck the horse and cows in behind the grass sections and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the chickens and ducks and attach them to the front of the grass layers.

My farm scene card features some cute animals but this would be just as cute with your favorite fruits and veggies - come see how!

Finish the Card

  • Cut several sections of the Leaf Group using green cardstock.
  • Use the smaller sections of foliage and tuck them in behind the fence and barn and attach in place using glossy accents.
  • Cut the clouds using white cardstock.  I used both the Cloud set and the Cloud Tree (tops) to create several different shapes of clouds for the scene.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the clouds and attach them to the card base.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds, color the beaks using a black marker and attach them to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish by cut the sun using yellow cardstock and attach it to the card base using mounting tape.

I love how the double shutter form of this farm scene makes a little diorama - come see how you can make one, too!

Now of course YOU can dress up your farm scene card with any animals – or even fruits or veggies – that you like! With this collection of cute barn dies your only limit is your imagination and what YOU like on YOUR farm!  Do you have any of these dies?  Do you want them?  They are all on sale right now at Rubbernecker.  You can find lots more farm scene card inspiration at the Pinterest link. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Here are the dies used for my card.

 
5201-01D Barn Die Cut
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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5201-02D Farm Animals Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Clouds 5147-02D
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5210-01D Cloud Trees Die Cut
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5162-03D Small Ivy
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Ducks Die Cut 5142-02D
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Chickens/Squirrels Die Cut 5142-03D
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Here are the tools and supplies used for my card.

 
The Paper Cut: White DOUBLE Shutter Card
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
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Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
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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, Sour…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Spiced Marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink…
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Fired Brick, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Rusty Hinge, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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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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Making a farm scene card is so much fun.

A Simple Double Shutter Card

Having a template for a double shutter card is a great thing to have in your card making arsenal. They are easy to make, can be done in an endless variety of papers, motifs, themes and you can dress them up or down any way you want. AND a double shutter card is PERFECT for when you want to send something but don’t have a lot to say because there’s naturally not a ton of room to write a message! Unless of course, you want to fill the back of the whole card, at which point you have TONS of space. So you can see why this is such a great idea to have handy!

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Nested Rectangle Scallop w/Holes, Leaf Group, Small Flowers #2 and Blooms Your Way

Click through to see how to make a simple double shutter card you can use for any reason!

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 Carta Bella Home Again designer papers to fit the card base. I used two different papers to add interest to the card.
    • Cut 4 2.00″ x 2 3/4″ pieces of paper in each design.
    • Cut 1 4 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ pieces of paper in each design.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the designer paper and attach them to the card base.
  • Cut 4 1/4″ strips of white cardstock and 1 4 1/8″ strips of white cardstock.
  • Attach the white strips to the card base using double stick tape.

Come learn why a double shutter card is one of my most useful types of cards to make and send!

The Rectangle Scalloped Layers

  • Cut two scalloped layers using white cardstock.
  • Pull out your Stamp-a-ma-jig set and make ready to use to line up the red rubber sentiment and acrylic block.
  • Secure the stamp on an acrylic block, apply ink, secure the block in place against the Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamp on the clear image sheet.
  • Line the image sheet up over the white scalloped layer where you want the sentiment to be stamped and secure the Stamp-a-ma-jig against the corner of the clear image sheet and secure in place.
  • Remove the image sheet, apply ink to the stamp and stamp the sentiment by lining up the acrylic block against the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
  • Check out this video to see how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up your stamped images.  It’s makes so much more sense when you see it in action.  I have wasted lots of paper over the years by thinking I could line up a red rubber stamp and get it perfectly straight where I wanted it.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the middle of the card base.

This sweet double shutter card is adorned with a simple paper flower bouquet - click through to see how easy it is to make!

The Flower Bouquet

  • Cut the small flowers using white cardstock.
  • Apply a light shade of Antique Linen ink to the flowers using a mini applicator. I wanted the flowers to match the flowers in the paper but needed to add the light shade of Antique Linen so they would show up well against the white scalloped layer.
  • Place the flowers face up on a molding pad and form them using the small round stylus.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the flower centers and attach pre made black Nuvo Crystal Drops.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the leafy branch and attach it to the white scalloped layer using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flowers to the branch using glossy accents.
  • Hand cut a couple thin strips of cardstock to use to extend the blower bouquet branches and attach to the end of the leaf branch using glossy accents.
  • Create a black multi loop bow and attach it to the bouquet using glue dots.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the left side of the flower bouquet layer and attach it to the front of the card base.

Have you ever made a double shutter card? Click through to see why this card will become a favorite!

I’d love to hear about your trying out a double shutter card – be sure to let me know what you thought in the comments!  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday

Here are the dies and stamp used for my project.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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5210-05D Small Flowers #2 Die Cut
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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1319-17 Blooms your way
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Here are the tools and supplies I used for the project.

 
Carta Bella Paper – Home Again…
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The Paper Cut: White DOUBLE Shutter Card
[ THP ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Clear Acrylic Block 3.25″ X 4.25″…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
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Stamp-a-ma-Jig, EK Success
[ ELH ]
Offray 1/8″ Wide Double Face Satin…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Black Ebony…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Making a double shutter card is so much fun.