Design team member of Alpha Stamps, moderator at Craftster, lover of ephemera and junk.

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Friday, June 10, 2011


Woo-wee, it's hot. All the heat makes me think of the beach, so I was inspired to do a beachy tin. I had this great mermaid collage sheet from Alpha Stamps that happened to coordinate beautifully with one of my favorite Graphic45 paper patterns (I love the swirls and that gorgeous turquoise color!), so I put the two together with some glitter, shells, faux pearls, funky yarn, and a couple of gold charms, and here's the result:

Isn't that tiny seahorse charm just the cutest? You can find both it and the swallow charm at Alpha Stamps. The mermaid in the foreground is attached with foam tape, so it's got some dimension.

 Here's the back, with a small reproduction of a vintage souvenir postcard:
 I wish I could say looking at these cool blues and greens makes the heat more tolerable, but I'm afraid it's going to take more than that. Meanwhile, I'll turn on the fan.


  1. Love, love this! So want to make one now!

  2. That's one of my favourites ever! I see why you like that paper. So swirly!


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