Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Beach Theme Projects!

 Hi All,

Just finished up a project for Frantic Stamper and thought I'd post it before the days get away from me!  Fran sent me a collection of beach-themed products from her amazing store: "Frantic Stamper Inc." to work with this month! Included were miniature dyed sea shells from Sealife Treasures; "Photo Gems" (so cool!), die cuts and glitter rub-ons from Paper House Productions and fun ribbon netting to go with Cosmo Cricket's "Salt Air" Mini Deck and coordinating Ready Set Chip Board.  I had so much fun!

First I made a luggage tag by covering scrap cardboard with the Salt Air DP and cutting out two tag shapes.  I used a Nesti die to cut a window out of one and adhered a piece of acetate to the back.  I applied red-lined tape to the sides, then added 2 eyelets to the bottom to hold the pieces together.  Next I added two more eyelets to the top corners of the front piece only.  These top two eyelets do not go all the way through the tag.

By only adding eyelets to the front piece of he top part of the label, I created a gap between both pieces so a label could slide in and out of the tag easily.  I then removed the backing from the red-line tape, sealed the sides together, and the tag was ready to embellish.  This tag could be used for luggage, a child's lunch box, back pack or even a purse!  Simply slip in your information or note and it's ready to go!

Next I made a couple of easy key chains.  Both of these are made with Tim Holtz acrylic Fragments that come with a hole perfect for adding on a chain.  The little chains are Tim Holtz Swivel Clasps. 

This first key chain is simply a single "Photo Gem" sticker that I applied to the round TH Fragment.  The stickers are dimensional, epoxy coated photo quality images that are really fun to play with! 

For the second key chain, I glued Salt Air DP to the back of the Fragment piece using Crystal Effects.  I added a "Beach Comber" glitter rub-on (the starfish image) and then used E-6000 glue to adhere the cute little sea shells.  I added some letter stickers and it was done!

Finally, this little altered bucket and matching card.

I used Cosmo Cricket Salt Air DP, coordinating Chip Board pieces and some fun ribbon netting from Fran's store. 


The bucket is a 3-for-$1 find from the Dollar Store.  It comes painted white so that was a big head-start!  To cover the flared shape, I cut a length of DP to fit around the bucket, then cut strips up from the bottom all the way up, to about 1/4" from the top of the DP.  I glued the uncut top edge to the top of the bucket just under the top lip of the bucket, then glued each strip down, overlapping as necessary to accommodate the flair.

I used the negative piece of the  "window" that I had cut out with a Nestie from the (above) luggage tag project as my bucket handle.  (I had to cut a second one for the back side to match!)  I glued the top of the labels together using E-6000 glue, then slid it over the handle and decorated each side.

For this side of the bucket, I used another TH Fragment and an awesome, real starfish by Sealife Treasures on the label.  The base of the bucket is embellished with more of the fun netting, little seashells, faux gems and chipboard pieces. 

This is the reverse side of the bucket -- more seashells, faux gems and chipboard embellishing!

My favorite part was gluing some shells and faux rhinestones to the inside, bottom of the bucket as a little surprise for the recipient!

Everything I used in these projects (except the Dollar Store bucket!) can be found at Fran's store -- The Frantic Stamper Inc.!!  You won't believe the stock of goodies she keeps on hand!! Hope you'll visit and take a good look around!  (And tell her I sent ya {wink!} )

Have a great day everyone! 

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Piali said...

WOW!!! Fab project Anne!1
Love the black net like thing...great colors ..totally makes me think of beach, I do miss our jersey shore trips!

Lou said...

WOW ANNE! You really outdid yourself. These are fantastic!!!

Beverly said...

Yep, I love them ALL! Get your sunscreen and let's go!

Joanne Travis said...

Awesome projects (and photography!), Anne. Love that black netting.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, Anne, you have created a wonderful beach party ensemble!! So many awesome details...love it all!

Anonymous said...

Awesome projects!! You did an amazing job on creating!!!

Julia Aston said...

What fun, fun beach stuff Anne! love the plastic fob with the shells glued on - and the fun way you covered the bucket!