General Cards, Seasonal - Summer

The Beach is my Happy Place

I’m on a little vacation at the beach.  It’s my happy place.  I like to sit on the beach, watch the waves, read a good book and walk the shoreline looking for shells.  Lots of shells which I scatter around my house in glass jars and vases to remind me of the beach.F087C248-9151-4374-BE56-38E91FBC896B  In other words….I really relax and do nothing.  But I did bring along a few of my stamping supples for when I’ve had enough sun and sand for the day.  And as long as I was going to the to the beach, it’s only fitting to make a Beach Happy card.


The stamp set is actually called Beach Happy and is one of the stamp sets in the 2019 Occasions catalog that will be retiring on June 3rd.  It’s a great little stamp set…with a beach umbrella, chair, palm tree, plus a cute little beach bag and hat, and a bunch of “Beachy” sayings.



Because I am at the beach, I don’t have all my supplies, and I clearly wasn’t thinking when I packed them either.  When it came to time to stamp the and cut out the sentiment  I was a little dismayed to find out I couldn’t make a circle as the punch’s I had were either too small for the sentiment or too big for the skinny strip of paper I had stamped on.  So I just centered it the best I could and used a bigger punch so part of the circle was missing on the top and bottom.  And then I cut a bigger circle for the background and trimmed the flat sides to match.  The result is a squished circle…but it works!

So to make up for that a little, I stamped an extra beach bag inside the card.  I just loved the little basket weave stamp that makes it look like it’s made of straw.

If you’d like to make this Beachy card, this is what you’ll need:

  • Beach Happy Stamp Set
  • Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Scored at 5 1/2”
  • Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 3” x 4 3/8”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 2 3/4” x 4 1/8”
  • Call Me Clover Cardstock – scrap for 2 1/4” Circle
  • Ink – Night of Navy and Call Me Clover and Tuxedo Black Memento
  • 2” Circle Punch
  • 2 1/2 Circle Punch
  • Night of Navy Baker’s Twine
  • Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Don’t forget…the Beach Happy Stamp set, the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and the Night of Navy Twine are all retiring on June 3rd (or until supplies last!) so if any one of these items are on your wish list and you haven’t purchased them yet, then you’ll want to get right on that!

Have a Happy Day and Happy Stamping!

Only a little over a month before the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog comes out! And while that means new stamp sets!, new ink colors!, new ribbons!, new papers!….it also means that we say good-bye to old stamp sets, inks and papers.  For a completer list, check out the following links and see what you’d like to add to your collection!


Need Supplies? Shop at my online Stampin’ Up Store to buy all the supplies you need to make this card…and many more!  I appreciate your business and would be happy to be your demonstrator.  If you need help choosing products or ordering, please contact me.  I’d be happy to help you!   Click on the link below to start shopping or check out the specific products you might need in list below.
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The following are the products that were used for this “Beachy” card.  Click on any of the items and it will take you right to my online Stampin’ Up Store. 

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