Save the Date

Have you ever visited the beach during the fall or winter? If you have not, I highly recommend it. Although it is not always a sunny or even warm day, the calm of the water and the softness of the sand continues to invite the relaxation most seek when visiting the beach.

This Save the Date card is perfect for any beach getaway; however, somehow the soft, washed colors make me think of the beach during fall or winter. Walking down the shore line with your favorite hot beverage, sweaters and boots while listening and watching the waves is ever so calming.

I’m really hoping for that seaside getaway this fall or winter, if even for a quick weekend escape.

It’s a little difficult to see in the main photo, but I altered the flower die cut to add a little glitter. I just added some adhesive then sprinkled on the glitter for a bit of shine and texture. Here, you can see some of the glitter crystals working their magic!

I embellished the label die cut by adhering buttons with twine on the sides. I chose to use all of the colors showcased in the cardstock panels on the card front.

For a decorative border, I die cut the eyelet lace trim from felt and adhered it using Scor-Tape. I also added border stitching around the card front. To add a little stamping, I added the Save the Date greeting and positioned it vertically for a unique spin and proper placement for this card.

This card makes me dream of what the contents could hold – all of the details of the “pack your bags, we’re leaving” type of beach getaway that would be perfect this fall/winter.

For the 5″ square card front, I adhered three patterned paper panels. The patterns are all from the same collection, which makes it so easy to coordinate. I chose to break up the monotony of the color scheme by using a different color patterned paper and the eyelet border in a totally different color.

I also made this little lunchbox note card and snack for McArthur today! I filled the bag with his favorite trail mix – Monster from Target! If you have never tried it, I highly recommend it because it’s so tasty and filling. It includes M&Ms, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, peanuts, raisins, and I think that’s it! It’s seriously a treat to eat.

We are photographing a wedding tomorrow, so I wanted to wish him luck on getting those awesome shots we all dream about! I thought the Lawn Fawn photo stamps worked perfect for that photographic encouragement.

It was supposed to be a surprise, but he found it and was trying to figure out the contents this morning! He couldn’t wait and discovered the “Lil Monster” trail mix hidden inside! Here’s a photo he snapped.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!


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  • Sylvia/LittleTreasures - What a sweetie you are..little notes to hubby. So fun, miss doing that for my 2 sons a few years back. I love your card. 1st I really loved the layout and the wonderful flower, but then 2nd look and all the details, wow. Stitching, felt, buttons. Wonderful colors. Enjoy the weekend. always fun to stop by and catch up.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - Oh my Goodness! That card is STUNNING! Ashley, you amaze me! I love your cards but your little stories draw me in further. I could picture walking on the beach with a sweater drawn tightly around me! I LOVE that picture, especially here in Kansas where we are so far away from the ocean!
    Your note to MacArthur is precious too, but I am soooo drawn to the top card. I guess it makes me long for the beach. You are an artist and a storyteller!!!!
    Thanks for sharing

  • Angi - Beautiful creations. Love that lunch treat card. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Saby - superbe carte !! j’adore !!!ReplyCancel

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