Mary's Corner - Beach Bum Layout

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You can almost feel the sand between your toes looking at this layout.  I had a blast working with our Beach Bum SVG Collections (I, II, III) and this beachy paper by My Mind's Eye.  I 3D-popped our cute sandcastle caption on our Scalloped Frame (freebie).  I used two beachy photo frames and love the postage-stamp edged frame with this layout because it gives the feel of a vacation postcard.  (i.e. "Wish you were here getting a tan and listening to the surf with me!")  In the top corner, I took a cue from something I saw Elizabeth Kartchner do, and added a few random coordinating ribbons at the top, which I "fastened" with buttons and brads.  Most of the ribbons are by American Crafts and most of the hardware is by Basic Grey.

SVG Collections Used:

Beach Bum SVG Collections (Parts I, II and III)
Summer Stamp Frames SVG Collection


Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used.  Size to the dimensions shown below with “Keep Proportions” checked in the Shape Properties window.

Beach Bum SVG Collection Part I
bythesea.svg 3" wide Sand
bythesea.svg 3" wide (Shadow Blackout) White
Beach Bum SVG Collection Part II
hibiscus_top.svg 7.4" wide White
hibiscus_bot.svg 7.4" wide Coral
Beach Bum SVG Collection Part III
hibiscus.svg 1.4" wide (Cut 3, weld vert) Sand
sd_top.svg (Seashells folder) 1.4" wide White
sd_bot.svg (Seashells folder) 1.4" wide Sky Blue
Free SVG File 05.01.10 Scalloped Corner
scalloped_corner.svg 10" wide Chocolate Brown
Free SVG File 06.03.10 Swirly Scalloped Frame
swirly_scalloped_frame_top.svg 5.4" wide Dark Turquoise
swirly_scalloped_frame_bottom.svg 5.4" wide Sand
swirly_scalloped_frame_blank.svg 5.4" wide Betty's Boards*
Summer Stamp Frames SVG Collection
bubbles.svg 6.8" wide Sky Blue

*  All the patterned paper I used is from the Breaking Free collection by My Mind's Eye, including the background paper, which is called "Beach Babe."

Also cut a dark turquoise rectangle sized 8.4" wide by 10.3" tall to go behind the chocolate brown scalloped corner shape.

Design Tips

  • As always, I inked the edges of most pieces in brown.  This takes a few extra minutes, and it can be tempting to skip this step, but it’s worth doing.  It really ties everything together and adds to the hip, grungey factor.

I hope you like my layout, thank you for visiting, and I hope you feel inspired! ~Mary

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