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it’s official! 1 day to go… November 21, 2007

till I’m on the beach in the Bahamas:)  This Atlantis Resort is quite the place (I may even get the opportunity to see a Regis & Kelly Live show while there).   I can’t wait to give thanks this Thanksgiving with my family on the beach away from all the normal hustle and bustle at home (if we survive Philadelphia Airport Thanksgiving Morning…and the flight…so afraid to fly).   Done rambling.  How appropriate but to make a card with a “beach theme”.

by the seashore tag card

This was made with a new MFT magnetic tag card  (great for holiday gift cards) & Daisy Box Blend Flowers (holiday mix).  I just sponged Bordering Blue ink to the white flower so it coordinated with my card and ribbon. 

So many cool little details on this card: 

  • I created the scalloped border on the main image with the wave/water edge stamp in the stamp set (cute isn’t it?)
  • Ahhh, wondering how the tag card is going to fit in the provided envelope?  The sentiment swivles so it can be turned in to the inside of the tag card.
  • I added little Chocolate Chip polka dots to all the red polka dots to make the Chocolate chip coordinate and flow with the pattern of the printed flower
  • The water…..oh so refreshing (and did I mention 1 day to go…he! he!)  It was watercolored with Bordering Blue ink, color spritzed with Bordering Blue Stampin’ Write Marker, added some Micro Beads and Crystal Effects.

This was a very fun card to make.    I included some upclose photos below to show more details.


 by the seashore tag card upclose 1 main image/flower  pic upclose.

by the seashore tag card upclose 2  water details pic upclose.

STAMP SET USED:  By the Seashore MFT

CARDSTOCK USED:  Chocolate Chip and Bordering Blue CS (SU!); White CS (Papertrey).

INKS USED:  Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel Classic Stampin’ Pads; Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker; Stazon Jet Black ink.

ACCESSORIES USED:  Crystal Effects; Micro Beads; Aqua-Painter; 3-16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Crop-A-Dile 3/16″ Circle Punch; Jersey Ribbon Originals; White Thread; Sakura Black pen for leash and nose; Color Spritzer Tool; 1/2″ Circle Punch; Earth Elements Colored Buttons.


17 Responses to “it’s official! 1 day to go…”

  1. Tandra Boyer Says:

    Oh MY that is gorgeous!! I love all the upclose details you show!!
    Im green with envy!! Atlantis??? *gasp-sigh* !!
    Cant wait to see pics!
    Happt Thanksgiving and have a wonderful time!!!

  2. Mary Jo — The tag is EVEN more amazing up close! You’re so incredibly talented. And you get to spend the weekend at Atlantis!!! You’re making my eyes turn greener… : )

  3. Estivalia Says:

    happy thanksgiving to you and I hope you have a blast at the beach 🙂 I can’t wait ’til I’m done with my exams to have time go to the beach.. is getting very warm down here!!

  4. stacilynch Says:

    Wow, I love all of the awesome elements in this card! I scallop and water are to die for! I hate to fly too~ I will say a prayer for a safe and fun trip! I will have to watch Regis and Kelly to see you on tv! Have a happy thanksgiving….pick me, pick me!!! LOL!


  5. Jill Kirk Says:

    Oh my goodness!!!!! Awesome card. I love the Christmas card below too. FABULOUS.
    Enjoy your vacation. Sounds like a dream. It is dark, cold and rainy here. BORING!

  6. Melissa Says:

    Have a fabulous time!

  7. Angie Tieman Says:

    Another fabulous card! The close-up shots are great…that “water” you made is awesome! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and a safe, fun trip!

  8. Elizebeth Says:

    Wow Mary Jo! What a fantastic tag! And have a WONDERFUL time in the Bahamas!

  9. broni Says:

    Great card! I love the way you did the water!
    Have fun at Atlantis! The aquarium and the casino are spectacular!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. DeniseLynn Says:

    Love the card! Oh how wonderful the beach sounds right about now. I’m busy here getting ready for Turkey dinner tomorrow for the in-laws … they often leave me feeling not so wanted, I’m just the girl he married not really one of them so I am feeling nervous about everyone being here, in our home, for a special day. I hope it turns out yummy and fun *keeping fingers crossed and praying hard* Back to work. Have fun – Enjoy your family – enjoy the sand too! (Thanks for the fun blog filled with inspiration).

  11. Jennifer Scull Says:

    this is just precious! I love this set, and the tag is just the cutest! I’m going to have to wish really hard that Santa sees how good I’ve been all year and puts it in my stocking! 🙂

    enjoy your trip!!!!

  12. tanja fussell Says:

    Love the card! You will have a great time. I’m terrified of flying too. I usually listen to my iPod and pretend I’m in a car. There are bumps on the road too, right? Also, a nice prescription doesn’t hurt 🙂
    Love the card. It’s so pretty! Happy Thanksgiving! and have a wonderful time 🙂

  13. Kris Says:

    I hope you have fun, I am sure you will. Although I am destined to go nowhere, as I will NOT fly. In an airplane. Yikes!Very cute and warm card. We are snowing right now in MN. 🙂

  14. Lynn Says:

    This tag card is amazing!
    Happy Thanksgiving and have a fun trip!

  15. What a great trip you are going on! Try to get the huge water slide in! Love your tag! I just got this MFT cute mini set, love it! Happy gobble gobble! Deb

  16. Jukie Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Have a great flight and enjoy your break away!

    wonderful card too!

  17. Charmaine Says:

    This is just awesome! What a great tag. . .LOVE how it’s put together!

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