I'm the Sandcastle Stamper! :)

One of the fun things to see while visiting in blogland
is to see the creative, wonderful and often witty titles
people have come up with for their blogs ♥

I'm the Sandcastle Stamper!

When I was new to blogging, I knew I wanted to combine my love
of the ocean and playing at the beach with my kids ~
 collecting shells, swimming, surfing, and making sandcastles, of course! :)

My card today reflects a few 'favorites!'
Jeanette is the hostess of this round of card making in the SOTC,
a crafty group of friends over on SCS.
She challenged us to make a card based on her words:
My theme for September/October is inspired by those very thoughts. The theme?
Favorite and Fabulous!

Let me explain:
Favorite = Use one/s of your favorite things on your card. It might be your favorite stamp/image, your favorite embellishment, your favorite color, or any other “favorite” that you choose.

Fabulous = I know we always use at least two layers and one embellishment, but for this time I want you to do something a little extra to make your cards fabulous. It might be simply adding another layer to your card, using a handmade embellishment, creating your own designerpaper,using a unique fold, or any other “fabulous” feature you choose.

And here's my card based on that theme -
a Sandcastle with a fancy fold paper card design!
Another favorite:  This gorgeous Sandcastle die-version die was a gift
from my super sweet friend, Carol! ♥
It's so me and I love love LOVE it ~
 Thank you so much! ♥
I let the sandcastle die cut be the focal point of the card
and the different scraps of paper, folded into a design,
became the 'unique fabulous fold'.
I hope that's what Jeanette meant and I won't be in the 'sand' doghouse :)
A few little tiny pearls scattered in the dsp finish it off.
And the inside of my card, of course!
I kept the same design going for the smaller layer and left it blank
so the recipients can write any message they like :)

And that's my contribution to the SOTC cards this month ~
Sandcastle Stampin :)
We're out to the park today enjoying this GORGEOUS 60* weather!
Definitely not beach weather but it's still fabulous!
I hope you are enjoying it, too!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

Card entered into:  Dragonfly Dreams - Girly and Use a Die Cut!
Quirky Crafts - Film "Beaches"
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Sunshine Mail - Anything Goes


  1. This is SO fabulous and fun Kelly!! I love how it fits the name of your blog! It's a tad bit colder over my way...but I'm still stamping smiles!! :) HUGS

  2. Great sunburst design for your sand castle. That is a really cool die cut.

  3. Awesome card, Kelly! I love the sandcastle die and how you used the paper on the inside. I think it's a perfect representation of your blog :-)

  4. Delightful card Kelly and I love the mixed and match sun rays behind the cute sand castle!

  5. Kelly this is so 'you', and I love what you have done to make your card fabulous.

  6. love it! what a fun way to use so many patterns! i love hearing how people came up with their blog name or username too!!

  7. Fabulous patterned rays backing your beautiful die cut sandcastle, Kelly! What a gorgeous design!!

  8. Stunning Card Kelly--I love the sunburst along with the great die!

  9. Well Sandcastle Stamper :) You created an awesome card! Love this castle and love the pretty design paper you used too.

  10. How awesome, Kelly, to make a card representing your blog title. What a cute sandcastle and I love the rays behind it. This makes me long for hot, summer days and the beach.

  11. What a gorgeous card!! I love the sandcastle!! The papers are so beautiful!! The inside is fabulous, too!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Awesome card, Kelly and so many different patterns !!

  13. Oh my goodness, Kelly... this card is fantastic! Love how you created sunbeams with a variety of designer papers........ and that sandcastle is so pretty! Love love love this card!

  14. So beautiful Kelly. That's a fabulous die cut and I love all the bright colors. Hugs, Maggie

  15. So cute! love the graphic bold lines...

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays... hope to see you at our next challenge..

    Sandy S

  16. How perfect- this sandcastle with a starburst BG- and you and your DP obsession and talent of putting all of the best combo's together- Fabulous and so you : )

  17. So beautiful!Love the papers together. Thank you for joining us at Sunshine Mail. Hope to see ya again!

  18. What a fabulous design, love the sunburst to sit your castle on. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

  19. Great sandcastle and the layout is perfect. Reminds me of a colorful sunburst, peeking through the castle.

  20. Wow! Love the "rays" of beautiful papers and that sandcastle die cut is so perfect for you, Kelly!

  21. Cute design! Oh so sweet! Thanks for joining Sunshine Mail Foundation November Anything Goes Challenge. Princess - DT Member

  22. What a lovely card!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


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