Monday, May 10, 2021

Make The Cards, Guest Designer, Beach

 Good Morning!   

Today I am pleased to announce that I am Guest Designing over at

Make The Cards Challenge #15

This week's Theme is


Here are a few things I created!

 My Backgrounds uses Distress Oxide inks on water color paper.
Ellen Hutson's Mermaid Tail stamp and die.
MFT Snow Drift dies to create my waves.
Gina K Designs, Sunburst stencil.

Inks in; Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, 
Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise.
Sentiment by Ellen Hutson, Mermaid's Tail 
stamped in Amalgam Black ink.
Clear and White Embossing Powders.
Water Drops.
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in White and Gold.


Next I created a Card In A Box!

I watched this Video on Youtube 
to refresh my memory on score lines and cuts.

Gina K Designs; 
Ocean Minded Stamps and Dies, By The Sea stamps 
and Birthday Blessings for the sentiment.
MFT Wavy Edge and Party Plaid Designer Paper.
Cheery Lynn, Sand Dollar and Starfish dies and Lighthouse die.
Spellbinders Labels 8 die.
EK Success Punch.

 Amalgam Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and So Saffron inks.
Copic Markers.
Plastic Packaging.

Glitter Paper.
Score Tape.
Liquid Adhesive.

Sakura Glitter Pen.
Adhesive Pearls.

A little sponging all around.

On the back.

Stampin' Up! Love Notes envelope die
with a teeny tiny Adhesive Pearl.
I can write a little note and tuck it inside.

 And my last creation is a Clean And Simple Design.

Gina K Designs stamp sets, 
By The Sea 2 and Gifts From The Sea.
MFT Cross Stitched Rectangle die.
Inks in Pool Party, So Saffron and Timber Brown 
to create my sand and sky background.

Copic Markers.
Amalgam Black ink.
Clear Embossing Powder.
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold.


And now for the tiny print:

New challenges are published weekly on Mondays at 9 a.m. EST.  Links to entries must be submitted by Saturday at 7 p.m. of the same week. No links to a general website address!  The link MUST be directly to the project submitted.  
  • No totally digital projects.  Feel free to use digital stamps that you color or digital patterned papers as part of your project.  
  • Project submission must adhere to rules of that week.  
Any project links submitted that do not follow the rules will be removed.  
For color combination challenges neutral colors include: white, cream, kraft, and black.

Now head on over to

Make The Cards Challenge and join in all of the FUN!


  1. WOW! These are all just FABULOUS! I'm so thrilled you are our Guest Designer this week! GREAT JOB!

  2. Geez, you are such an over achiever.....I'm only making one card when it's my turn for guesting. I love all these! The card in a box is so stinkin' cute, and oh that mermaid tail!!! I'm going to play along this time so I pulled out Gina's nautilus stamp to use. It's a good one, isn't it. Well done, my dear. You ROCKED this gig!!!!

  3. These are all fabulous but I'm in love with the mermaid tail card. I love the colors, the dreamy idea....... everything! Congrats on being their guest designer!

  4. All the cards are fantastic and so well designed.

  5. You got right to it with these beauties. My favorite is the mermaid tail. No wait, I love the box of all things beachy. You are an over achiever and a great beachy card maker. Fabulous and so creative.

  6. fabulous beach cards, I love the pattern on the tail and pretty colors you used. Great background!
    Fun scene in a box, great arrangement of it all.
    Great clean and simple card, love that sentiment to go with it!

  7. Such a gorgeous set of beach creations! So glad you were able to join us at Make the Cards Challenge!

  8. Donna,
    Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this week at Make the Cards Challenge! These cards certainly make me smile. That mermaid tail card is so awesome! Jill