Wednesday, August 31, 2011

beach inspired...

Today I have more to share with you made with the new Nantucket line by Pink Paislee. Catherine from Scrapbook and Cards Today asked me to put a little something together for their blog this week. Stay tuned over there for a Nantucket giveaway!

My first card was inspired by a blue and white beachy pillow I found on-line. The Nantucket die cuts were perfect! I layered a few of these along with Nantucket ribbon, punched butterflies from the 6x6 paper pad and a Vintage Vogue wooden spool, also by Pink Paislee.

To create the card, I cut a long piece of white cardstock about and folded the 2 long ends in towards each other, overlapped them in the front and adhered, then stitched along the edges. I punched a hole at the top with a 2" circle punch for inserting money or a gift card for the sweet birthday girl. I added a stamped sentiment by Papertrey Ink from the Mega Mixed Messages stamp set. (I seem to use that one a lot lately.)
The next card was inspired by these frames I saw online. Loved the little weathered strips, so I decided to cut my 6x6 Nantucket papers into strips and randomly sew them together. I didn't want them to be straight. I think it adds to the casual "beachy" feel. Two Nantucket die cuts were added over the top and two wooden pieces from the Nantucket Wood Shapes!
Just because a paper line has a "theme" to it, doesn't mean you can't use it to create cards! I think the Make Waves card would be a fun card for a high school graduate just leaving for college, with the world (or the big sea) ahead of him/her. :)
Thank you for viewing today. I hope you are inspired to try something new on a card?

26 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Strikingly beautiful designs!

TenSGal said...

Absolutely stunning and gorgeous! Love those colors and prints! Very pretty, Danielle!

Anonymous said...

I saw your work on SCT this week. Absolutely stunning! I'll be visiting your blog often!

Jeannine H.

Glenda J said...

Beautiful projects! Great work! I clicked over from SCT.

marcy said...

I adore your style soooo much Danielle!

Cindy Tobey said...

Lovely cards Danielle!

irene said...

Your cards are awesome. Love them very much. Today a little package arrived with the Nantucket line. I ordered it just a few days ago. Can't wait to use it after seeing all the beautiful projects you created with this line. Bye Irene from the Netherlands

Lisa said...

These are adorable Danielle! I especially love the little money pocket you've created! And this Nantucket line Mmmmmmm !!!

NanaBeth said...

I had wanted the wooden pieces the first time I saw them but I'd convinced myself I did not need this collection.This changed all that-just stunning.Now I am loving the soft,sweet color.

Diana Albright said...

Ugh!!! I ordered all the Nantucket stuff I thought I wanted from 2 Peas, but I skipped the wood shapes and trading card thingies and now I totally regret that decision! I'm going to have to go back and get them. *sigh*

These cards are gorgeous! LOVE.

Cristina said...

Gorgeous! You are one of the few designers who makes me love (and feel inspired by) electic.

Elisa said...

you always inspire :)
thanks

Lynn said...

such a lovely mix of elements! very fresh and fun!

Debra said...

Yes, yes I am, inspired to try something new on a card...thanks. I love those vintage spooly things!

KimberlyRae said...

Absolutely Gorgeousness!!
I love Anything to do with
the Sea!
Where is this for purchase?
Blessings,
KimberlyRae

jen said...

these are so lovely- all the sweet details keep me looking & looking!! and those colors are YUMMY!

Charlene said...

Completly gorgeous!! I so love the colors in this line :-)

Blessed so much said...

So gorgeous, Danielle! You are so good!

Alicia

Becky said...

Your cards are beautiful, Danielle!!

Valentina said...

Amazing... love the cards.

Debbi Tehrani said...

Oh, wow! These are just beautiful!

Daniela Dobson said...

These are beautiful!!!

Elizabeth said...

Love both of your cards, especially the design of them!
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Gitte said...

Beautiful cards

Danielle Calhoun said...

I just caught up with your blog. LOVE every.single.creation! And loved seeing your family pics & reading about your adventures! :)

Mandy,Crafty Angel, the original said...

beautiful beautiful as always!! you are so inspiring!!! was visiting a friend today and she had brought some scrapbook'ie mags back from her trip to france, guess who was in them!!! well done!! :)