By The Sea Step Card By Cheryl Becker

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I fell in love with this set when Mary released it. I also like the step card and making a scene. So, being as it is summer, I thought a sea scape would be fun. I love the tropical paper from American Crafts, so that was the inspiration for this color scheme.

SVG Collections Used

Tropical Friends SVG Collection
Edisto Island Cards SVG Kit
Memory Garden Designer Page SVG Kit
Waves Element Freebie

Supplies Used

  • Designer Papers
  • Twine
  • White gel pen
  • Sticky back gems
  • Dimensional adhesive


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

Topical Friends SVG Collection
pink1.svg 3" W Pink Glitter Paper
pink2.svg 3" W Pink Designer Paper
coral.svg 3" W Pink Glitter Paper
black.svg 3" W Black
Hummingbird and Flower - Flower only
pink1.svg 2" W Pink Glitter Paper
pink2.svg 2" W Designer Paper
pink3.svg 2" W DK Pink Designer Paper
leaves.svg 2" W Green Designer Paper
hibiscus.svg (cut 2) 1.63" W Yellow Designer Paper
hibiscus.svg (cut 2, blackout) 1.63" W Pink Designer Paper
Palm Frond
palm_frond.svg (cut 2) 2" W Green Designer Paper
palm_frond.svg (cut 1, flippped) 2" W Green Designer Paper
coral1_top.svg 2" W Coral Glitter Paper
coral1_bottom.svg 2" W Yellow Glitter Paper
coral2_top.svg 3" W Yellow Glitter Paper
coral2_bottom.svg 3" W Orange Glitter Paper
Angel Fish
white.svg 2" W White Glitter Paper
gray.svg 2" W Black Glitter Paper
Clown Fish
orange.svg 3" W Orange Glitter Paper
black.svg 3" W Black Glitter Paper
white.svg 3" W White Glitter Paper
Tropical Fish
torquoise.svg 2.5" W Blue Glitter Paper
blue.svg 2.5" W Dk Blue Glitter Paper
yellow.svg 2.5" W Yellow Glitter Paper
Waves Element Freebie
waves_top.svg (cut 3) 5" W Medium Blue
waves_bottom.svg (cut3) 5" W DK Blue
waves_top.svg (cut 1, uncheck Keep Proportions) 7.8" W x 1.28" H Medium Blue
waves_bottom.svg (cut1, uncheck Keep Propotions) 7.0" W x 1.81" H DK Blue
Edisto Island Cards SVG Kit (Oak Manor Step Card)
card_base.svg 7" W Kraft
Memory Garden Designer Page SVG Kit
Label2_bottom.svg (cut 1, uncheck Keep Proportions) 3.25" W x 2.0" H Designer Paper
Label2_bottom.svg (cut 1, uncheck Keep Proportions) 3.25" W x 2.0" H Ivory


  1. Cut card base, score, and fold
  2. Cut all individual files, ink edges and use gel pen if desired. Assemble if needed. Use cuttlebug if desired at this time. I used the swirls embossing folder on the waves.
  3. Begin to set images in place where you may want them and move them around till you like the look. Put some fish behind coral and some in front. Get a balanced look. Pleasing to your eye. Use dimensional’s if desired.
  4. Glue in place.
  5. Add twine, if desired.
  6. For sentiment, stamp on ivory cardstock. With the one cut from Designer Paper, cut in half and spread apart so it extends beyond the top layer. If any spots show from the front, trim off.

Design Tips

Cheryl Becker - SVGCuts Design Team

  1. Pick your color palette. Start with your Designer Papers, maybe. Choose your solids to coordinate.
  2. Keep it to only a few colors, easy on the eye.
  3. Use inking and embossing. It adds so much! I always use my gel pen, too. But, you already knew that, lol!
  4. Using dimensional adhesive is nice for adding depth as well.
  5. Plan your placement before you stick everything down. Then you can move them around if you need to.
  6. On the label for your sentiment. I cut them both the same size. The designer paper one, I cut in half, top to bottom and just spread it apart. If any bits show from the front, just cut off. Adhere.

This type of project is always fun and is always fun to leave out for display. This would be great for a birthday, anniversary, or any celebration!  Customize this for any occasion. Give it a try, I’d love to see what you come up with!

Happy Crafting,

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