Friday, September 18, 2015


©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2015

I just had to share one more summer card with you. This is another of the motifs from the CP Nature’s Miniatures molds. Remember that I always make extras to have for later projects. A friend who loves sea shells will receive this card for her birthday… would also be wonderful matted and framed. I think I will offer to do that after her birthday as an extra gift.


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits
  • CP Nature’s Minitures Sea Shell (or mold of your choice)
  • Scraps of blue and white paper (think junk mail)
  • Blender, sponges & soft towels
  • Microwave, heat gun or sunny window
  • Scor-pal (LOVE the new 1/8” version)
  • Scissors
  • Die: CheeryLynn #B630  “Beautiful”
  • Spellbinders’ Grande Calibur II™ machine
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ and  ZipDry™ adhesive
  • Small eyed needle and metallic variegated embroidery floss
  • Scrap of white handmade paper


  1. Follow the instructions found in any of the AG paper making kits or books to create white slurry and cast one or more sea shell.  Remember that I always make extra castings to use for later projects.
  2. When the sea shell casting is dry, use the brush to apply a coat of ZipDry™ adhesive to the inside back of the casting.
  3. Working from the front of the casting (when the adhesive is dry),  use the needle to poke tiny holes in some or all of the “dots” on the sea shell.
  4. Working from the back of the sea shell create tiny French knots and/or “x” in each of the holes.
  5. Create one sheet of blue handmade paper (think card stock weight). 
  6. When the paper is dry, fold in half and tear to create two 5 ½ x 8 ½” pieces.
  7. Score and fold to create two 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards. Set one card aside for a future project.
  8. Die cut the word “Beautiful” from the scrap of white handmade paper.

Assemble the card:

  1. Attach the sea shell to the lower portion of the card with QuickGrip™.
  2.  Attach the word with ZipDry™.
  3. Add a quote about the sea or a message inside the card.


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