Crafts Beautiful Magazine

Transport yourself to the beach and craft these fun makes

What you need...
  • Dies - Tonic Studios, Basic Elements Circles, Kaleidoscope Medium Rectangular Box
    Card - white
    Patterned paper - Hobbycraft, Ombre Array, Crafters Companion, English Country Garden
    Stamps - Clearly Besotted, Fairy Tale Mermaid, Under The Sea, Platypus At Play
    Ink - Tonic Studios, Black Shadow Nuvo
    Nuvo drops Ivory Seashell, Dark Walnut
    Alcohol markers
    Confetti - Tonic Studios
    Bakers twine
  1. Make an Ocean Box -

    1 Using the box die, make two of the rectangular shapes from white and blue ombré paper and adhere together. Die-cut two pink patterned pieces and secure the base to the box.

    2 Stamp, colour and cut out the mermaid, fish and seaweed, then arrange onto the box to create a fun scene, adding foam pads for dimension.

    3 Add bubbles using the Ivory drops, then cut a length of twine and tie into a bow around the top of the box to finish.

  2. Create a Shaker Tag -

    1 Using a circle die, 9.5cm diameter, cut a circle from pink ombré paper, a frame from blue patterned and one from acetate.

    2 Stamp the sentiment onto the pink, then adhere the frame and acetate together. Stamp, colour and cut out the jellyfish, fish and seaweed, then arrange onto the base.

    3 Add foam pads onto the rear of the acetate panel, then sprinkle confetti onto the centre of the base and secure to the foam-padded acetate on top.

    4 Punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread twine through. Add bubbles using drops on the acetate and porthole bolts using Dark Walnut drops to finish.

  3. Make a Balloon Greeting -

    1 Take a white card blank, 14cm square, then cut out a smaller layer of pink wooden patterned paper. Die-cut a circle from blue ombré paper and a green frame. Add foam pads to the reverse of the frame.

    2 Stamp, colour and cut out the diver, shells, fish and seaweed. Arrange onto the circle base and adhere the panel onto the blank.

    3 Secure the frame onto the base. Stamp and trim out the sentiment, then add underneath the frame. Attach a little starfish to the sentiment using foam pads.

    4 Add bubbles using ivory drops. Attach the porthole bolts and decorate with walnut drops to complete the card. CB

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