Stamp Nation Beach Vacation Blog Hop

We’re kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event today with a Blog Hop.  Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with a group of Guest Designers (of which I’m thrilled to be included) are hopping along sharing cards inspired by our first challenge — “Beach Style”!

To me, “Beach Style” starts with flip flops (and bright colors) — here’s my card inspired by this challenge theme.

SNBeachVacationDay1-JMLife is better in flip flops! I stamped and die cut the flip flops using the Papertrey Ink Flipping Out Stamp and Die Set. The beach and waves were cut out of a variety of cardstock colors with the Reverse Confetti Doin’ The Wave Confetti Cuts die. I cut the wavy lines with a Spellbinders rectangle die and attached it to a card base onto which I’d stamped the sentiment with VersaFine ink.

It’s time to hop along now.


For the prizes, one winner will be randomly drawn from all the blog hop comments. A second winner will be chosen from all the challenge entries at StampNation!

You will have until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, July 27th to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine’s blog.

Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt
Kristie Goulet
Heather North
Allison Cope
Virginia Lu
Iwona Palamountain
Paulina Nakamura
Jean Manis  <–you’re here
Suzanne Dahlberg
Sandy Allnock
Amy Sheffer
Tracey McNeely

You would have reached me from the blog of Paulina Nakamura. Head next to the blog of Suzanne Dahlberg.

Not a StampNation Sistah yet? We hope you will join us. Learn more here.

181 thoughts on “Stamp Nation Beach Vacation Blog Hop”

  1. Great use of those Reverse Confetti wave dies . . . genius! I love that you cave the waves dimension with the gradient colors! This is such a cute card; the pink flip flops just pop – great color choice.

  2. Oh my gosh! My absolute favorite card I’ve seen all Summer- and I have seen so many incredible cards! I am definitely going to CASE this card!

  3. What a fabulous treatment for the sand and waves. Love it! Those fliip-flops really encourage me to have a day at the beach!

  4. I love your waves and the way you have set them on an angle! Thank you for joining us for the StampNation Beach Vacation blog hop. I agree with you, life is better in flip flops. 🙂

  5. LOVE these wavy die cuts and the colors are perfect, I feel like I’m at the water’s edge. Love these flip flops!

  6. Love the way you made the waves in your card. The flip flops are very bright and eye catching. Thanks Jean!

  7. Jean, your card is so creative using multiple shades of cardstock to make the waves. Love the flip flops.

  8. Loving the beach scene cards. Always looking for inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely prizes.

  9. Your beach card is spectacular, Jean! I love the gentle waves that you’ve created, they look so real! The bright flip-flops are the perfect detail! Love this super summery design!

  10. The waves are delightful! I love the way the colors vary as the waves come to shore. Your card uses a wonderfully creative way to cut waves. Thanks for the idea!

  11. My goodness the water and sand look great. So clever. Hope those cute little flip flops don’t wash away with the tide. Wonderful job!

  12. OMG Jean how lucky are you to be part of the DT team for beach week an your card love those waves and of course the flip flops are amazing to, plus I have beach weather here in Michigan yahoo for us!!!!

  13. I have that wave die and love it. Now I have another use for it. Makes great water waves for your flip-flops. Darling card.

  14. Beautiful use of colors and dies. Great card. Your flip flops are so cute. This makes me want to go squish sand between my toes! TFS

  15. So cute, Jean! I love those awesome waves you made and wish I could find some red polka dot flip flops to match the ones you created in your beach themed card.

  16. This is wonderful! The color gradiation is just right and it’s perfectly executed….reminds me of a vacation poster you might see.

  17. Wow – – the choices of color for the waves makes it actually look like water – – and the wave is moving back out to the ocean. COOL!

  18. Jean, this card is awesome! Love your CAS style, the waves is fabulous and those flipflop is cute! Great choice of color combo, too! Thanks for the inspiration today 🙂

  19. I really love how you used cut-outs to make the waves and the colors are gorgeous!
    Great card. Thanks for sharing.

  20. It’s amazing how so many different cards can be made using the same idea. Again with the flip flops. I am more and more excited with each new idea.

  21. Thanks for sharing how you made the waves. I’ve never seen that technique (dies) done before. Love the effect!

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