Summer Week: Sandy Days

It's HOT outside!  No better place to hit than the beach!  For as long as I can remember, the moment my son hits the beach he dives into the sand to begin building a castle.  In this layout, I included some sand to help capture his ‘true love’ for the beach. 

I had fun embellishing this layout with lots of different things.  To begin with I used several pieces of pattern paper to create the banner. 

I decided to add the sand under the title so I used a Spellbinders die to cut out a wave. 

I ripped some a soowang tape sheet and folded it half back and placed the wave over half the sticky area.

Next I dumped the sand that I had collected over the sticky part and pressed it down.  You can buy scrapbooking sand or you can be sentimental and use the real thing! Next I pulled out the rest of the backing of the tape, added some pattern paper and trimmed it down to fit on my layout. 

I also used Spellbinders Nautical shapes too accent my page.  Using them as a stencil, I left the paper in the die and adding some liquid adhesive and then poured on more sand.

I was excited to find this trim in my stash of stuff.  It already had shells hanging off of it.  The perfect touch!

Supplies:  Organic Geo (1645) – Flower Child, Twisted Floral (1649) – Flower Child, Groovy (1642) – Flower Child, Swirling (1648) – Flower Child, Peacock (1646) – Flower Child, Layered Geo #1644, Bouquet (1535) – Bonjour
Other:  Cardstock, Stickers, Trim, Ink, Spellbinders Die Templates

Julie Overby GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal 


  1. Thanks for the tip on putting sand on your layout!

  2. Gorgeous layout. I love the shells!

  3. Really fun layout. I love the sand and the shells!

  4. Just love your page!! Light bulb moment on how to make those banner tails! LOL! Going to use that trick...first to find that punch, I know it's somewhere in here ;0P

  5. Yep, like Margie...I love the banner trick! Great layout - love how you pulledin all the different patterned paper.

  6. This is GORGEOUS!!!!! LOVING the banner and love love love love love the shells!!!!