Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cape Cod Meets Serenity on the Hop

You have arrived at a stop on the hop. We started out at Club Scrap Creates, just in case you're lost!

Cape Cod is one of my favorites, but I say that about every kit because it's impossible for me to be objective. I realize this and have come to accept it.

I stumbled upon this nifty card structure designed by Susie Prendergast and illustrated by Penny Wessenauer, and I've had it on my "things to try someday" pile. Well, today was "some" day!

The basic supply list:
5.5x12 Serenity Light Blue
5.5x12 Serenity Dark Blue
5.5x8.5 folded Come Sail Away Dark Blue card
8.5x11 Serenity Yellow Plain

You will also need the following:
Bone Folder, Craft Knife and Cutting Mat, Adhesive, Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers, Scorel-Pal, and those amazing Cape Cod Unmounted Stamps (Borders & Backgrounds, FontArt, Greeting and Collection)

Here is a peek at the cutting/folding diagram you can find via the link. It may take a few minutes to sort it all out, but it's worth the effort.

My best advice is to arrange the papers on your work surface exactly as shown in the diagram and follow the slit-cutting indicators carefully. (I had to piece one of the sections back together with tape!)

I love how the card flattens completely, so you can easily drop it into a standard envelope and send it off to Operation Write Home!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the awesome Father's Day sentiment from the UM Greetings plate. I love that one! (I think I just completed the card I'll give my dad!)

Hope you like! Thanks for stopping!

Your next stop on the hop is across the globe in the Netherlands at Hetty Sanders' place called Craft Chaos.



  1. This kit is just perfect for the cascade card with all the image we have. You made a beautiful collection. And some wonderful coloring, Tricia.

  2. Tricia, thanks so much for the link! What a challenging card, but well worth the effort with results like this. Your Dad will love it.

  3. WOW this is a great card. I am putting this on my card to do list.

  4. Great find! Love what you did with it!! Your dad will be thrilled!!

  5. Love all the detail and layers in this card. Very cool, Tricia!

  6. amazing card and would be a great photo display too!

  7. This is gorgeous. I love engineered cards and understand the time and effort involved. Great job.

  8. That is so cool, Tricia! And what a great way to show off this beautiful kit.

  9. I love cards like this and it sure looks like a challenge and would be worth it, thanks for posting, insprired once again.

  10. Totally awesome card Tricia! Love how there are so many possibilities when decorating that kind of card. And it's perfect for Father's Day!

  11. Holy clever card! It must be considered as the coolest card ever!

  12. Awesome card Tricia! Looks tricky, but I can totally see it in Spring Chorus.

  13. How FUN is this card!!! I can feel summer on the way!! Lazy days on the shore of Lake Michigan…. comfy shorts and sunglasses….a glass of wine…. and toes in the sand! Perfect card!!!

  14. How fun! I have the same style card in my "one of these days pile", I like the way yours came out, way better than the one in my pile,

  15. What an amazing card. And, I love that it folds flat. I think I'm adding this to my "must try" list now, too1

  16. oooooh what a fun fun fun card!!! The Serenity kit goes fabulous with the Cape cod kit! I am definately going to have to give this one a try!!