Summer Fun Memory Box and Sandcastle Card

Materials

  • FLIP FLOP BOX:
  • Paper mâché box with lid, 1-1/2”x2-1/4”x3”
  • White cardstock
  • Silver beads, four
  • Tiny rhinestones: pink; yellow
  • Small seashells, two
  • Natural hemp cord
  • SANDCASTLES CARD:
  • Cardstock: cream; dark brown pearl; turquoise
  • Small seashell
  • Natural hemp cord

Tools

  • FLIP FLOP BOX:
  • Large Flip Flop stamp (Safire Designs)
  • Ink pads: black dye; Big & Bossy Clear Embossing (Ranger)
  • Embossing powders: blue/multi glitter; Bronze UTEE (Ranger)
  • Adirondack Metallics Silver Acrylic Paint Dabber (Ranger)
  • Make it Stone Charcoal Sand Textured Spray Paint (Krylon)
  • Watercolor paints (Loew-Cornell)
  • Diamond Glaze (Judi-Kins)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Ranger): Copper; Gold; Diamond; Turquoise
  • Decorator chalks
  • Heat tool
  • Adhesives: hi-temp hot glue gun; Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue (Duncan)
  • SANDCASTLES CARD:
  • Stamps (Safire Designs): Making Sand Castles; Cast Your Worries Aside
  • Ink pads: black dye; Big & Bossy Clear Embossing (Ranger)
  • Embossing powders: blue/multi glitter; Bronze UTEE (Ranger)
  • Make it Stone Charcoal Sand Textured Spray Paint (Krylon)
  • Watercolor paints (Loew-Cornell)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Ranger): Copper; Gold; Diamond
  • Decorator chalks
  • Heat tool
  • Deckle-edge scissors
  • Adhesives: hi-temp hot glue gun; Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue (Duncan)

Directions

Flip Flop Box

  • 1. Using an up-and-down pouncing motion to add texture, paint outside of box and lid with metallic silver paint dabber. Let dry. Replace lid.
  • 2. Cut cardstock panels to fit lid and sides of box, below edge of lid, leaving painted box edges visible.
  • 3. Stamp black flip flop in center top of lid. Using decorating chalks and stiff brush, add blue and brown areas to simulate water and sand on all panels. Working in well-ventilated area, quickly mist each panel with stone-finish paint; do not cover chalk colors. Let dry.
  • 4. Emboss edges of all panels with bronze UTEE, then a thinner border of blue/multi glitter embossing powder. Use Diamond Glaze to add swirls or dots to simulate water to each panel; let dry. Adhere panels to box and lid with tacky glue. Quick Tip: Spread tacky glue to edges of each panel and press to box; cover panel with scrap paper and use bone folder like a squeegee to seal edges, using fi rm pressure in all directions.
  • 5. Stamp two more black flip flops on scraps of white cardstock. Rough cut one complete flip flop and a second flip flop strap; glue both to second piece of cardstock, sealing layers well. Let dry. Watercolor flip flop sole pink and second strap green. Detail cut images. Glue flip flop to box lid flip flop. Use glue gun to glue “v” of second strap to lid, then push up strap ends slightly to add dimension and glue ends to box lid.
  • 6. Hot glue four beads to box bottom for legs. Tie three strands of hemp around lid edge; glue shell over knot. Glue second shell to lid. Glue rhinestones to flip flop strap.
  • 7. Highlight all panels with glitter glue, Copper and Gold in sand areas and Diamond in water areas. Use Turquoise glitter glue to make dots around top edge of lid; let dry.

Sandcastles Card

  • 1. Make dark brown pearl card base. Cut smaller cream panel and slightly larger turquoise mat. Stamp black castle and saying onto cream panel. Set card and mat aside.
  • 2. Thin brown watercolor paint with water to create thin wash; apply along shadow edges of castle and randomly to sand areas. Use lighter brown next to darker brown. Cream cardstock will act as highlight side. Using photo as guide, add wash of blue to right and left of castle to simulate ocean. Highlight with white.
  • 3. Use stiff brush to add soft touches of blue chalk to sky around castle. Trim panel with deckle-edge scissors. Let dry completely.
  • 4. Working in well-ventilated area, quickly mist panel with stone-finish paint; do not cover image. Let dry.
  • 5. Emboss panel edges with bronze UTEE, then a thinner border of blue/multi glitter embossing powder. Glue panel to turquoise mat and mat to card. Highlight panel with glitter glue, Copper and Gold in castle and sand areas and Diamond in water areas. Let dry.
  • 6. Tie two lengths of hemp into a bow and hot glue to card; glue shell to center of bow.

More

  • 1. Adhere card panel to a paper mâché box instead. Make a coordinating flip flop card!
  • 2. Adapt box instructions to create a seashell-embellished bookmark for beachside bestsellers!
  • 3. Stamp flip flops on shrink plastic, color with markers, punch tiny holes and shrink into playful earrings.
by Kathy Post for Safire Designs
Summer Fun Memory Box
Summer Fun Memory Box Top of Box
Top of Box Summer Fun Sandcastle Card
Summer Fun Sandcastle Card