Friday, June 19, 2015

Christmas At the Beach

DRS Designs is sponsoring Christmas Stampin' All Year Long this week so I wanted to play along in their weekly challenge.

In Alabama, most years Christmas isn't very cold. Actually, that is why I moved to Alabama.  I came to visit one year at Christmas and everyone was wearing shorts.  I had come from snow-covered and icy roads so I seemed like Heaven to me!  My Christmas card is all about the beach.

I used the new 4-in-1 Seashells and the Seaside Dock images from DRS Designs.  My background is some recycled cardboard painted with white acrylic paint.  My ornaments were made using the SU! Ornament punch, silver cording, and three SU! brads.  I tucked in some SU! Seam Binding and some little natural plant fibers out of one of my old floral arrangements. 

If you would like to play along and get a few more Christmas cards done (remember it is just around the corner), the challenge is to use ribbon. 



  1. How wonderful, love all the detail and textures
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. That's such a cool background you've created with the cardboard! I love all the distressing and especially the image inside the ornament! Wonderfully created card!

  3. c'est une interprétation superbe Nancy, quelle originalité! je suis peut être trop classique moi même...merci de faire parti de l'équipe de CSAYL cette quinzaine, biz

  4. Fabulous Nancy, I love all the texture and detail
    Kevin xx

  5. Just a note to let you know you were a winner last Saturday at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Please send an email via the Contact Me feature on the side of the blog so I can get you in touch with the sponsor.

  6. So cute! Makes me wish I could get to a beach again...(It's been 8 years...Think we're overdue!)

  7. This is gorgeous,fab texture and

  8. A fabulous non traditional Christmas card Nancy, lovely textured background and great design.

  9. Such a fun idea to make a Christmas design this!! Really wonderful texture on your card here Nancy!! Love it!

  10. so gorgeous nancy.another fabulous nautical design and i love the baubles ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. This is just gorgeous!! I love non-traditional Christmas cards, and beachy ones especially!

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  12. The card and this post reminded me of all the Christmases in South Florida, where we ate dinner on the patio and wore shorts. We still try to have Christmas in So. Florida, and I love what you've done on this card. The corrugated bkground looked so 'beachy' with the white paint (and how great that you were able to recycle too). The added touches are just perfect for a beach theme, and bring back so many memories. Christmas is with your family, in the heart. Forget the snow! TFS &Hugs