Life is Better at the Beach Layout

Have you seen Canvas Corp’s newest line of nautical papers?! This week we were challenged to create either using the Sand n Sea or Sails n Shells theme. In June of 2014 we took a little trip to Galveston beach, and this was the first time Catherine has been to any beach before.  She was not sure about the sand, or the waves, or really any of it, but she soon fell in love with anything and everything to do with the beach.  Catching crabs, fish, digging holes, sandcastles, and splashing in the water soon was her favorite pastime with her brothers and cousins.  We went to the beach 2 times that day, and in the evening her Aunt Suz brought her camera and snapped this pic, so perfect!!


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The Coral/Navy Nautical line of Sails and Shells from Canvas Home Brands is so wonderful.  It is just chock full of these great papers with all these fun little bits you can cut out such as phrases, banners, shapes and more!!  The colors are just perfect too, and I could not resist pairing it up with this picture of my little girl as the colors were a perfect match!!

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I love the texture of the cardboard (misted with Rum Punch), burlap, pearls, and metal charms all put together, reminds me of fishing netting washed up on the beach with little treasures caught inside.  I used some cutouts from the Sails and Shells Sampler paper (circles) and small titles cut up from Sand and Sea on Kraft to finish it off.  I used a ton of cut outs from the Sails and Shells Sampler and Stripe around the picture as the banner below or phrases on the side.  I even used some of the little mini-bags misted in Silk under the picture and added in some fun phrase cutouts and added the Mini Clothespins in Chocolate as the pull tabs.

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This wonderful line from Canvas Home Brands is perfect for any beach, boat, lake, fishing adventure you wish to capture as a memory in any form of a project.


Supplies Used

Cardstock – Canvas Home Basics

Patterned paper – Canvas Home Basics

Burlap  – Canvas Home Basics

Cardboard –  Canvas Home Basics

Clothespins –  Canvas Home Basics

Mini Bags  – Canvas Home Basics

Jute –  Canvas Home Basics

Metal – 7 Gypsies

Mists – Tattered Angels 

Wood – Unique Laser Designs

Mica – Imagination Crafts

Pearls – Prima

Ink – Prima

Punch – Martha Stewart


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