Hello Honey Bee friends! Have you been as amazed as I have been by the fabulous Hello Summer release? The beach is one of my most favorite places to be, and if I had a beach house, I’d want it to be like this fun one! The Beach House Add-on stamps and Honey Cuts are just the most fun ever!
Just a note before we begin with the card. There was a production delay for the glue you see here and we are so sorry about that! It is a fabulous glue and if you are interested in it, go here, then click on “notify me when available.” You’ll get an email notification when it arrives in the shop!
I began by die cutting the base house shape and card hinge that’s in the House Builder Card Base set two times from white card stock. I used a piece of woodgrain paper from the Beach Vibes 6×6 paper pad and die cut just the lower portion of the house since the top will be covered by the roof. I adhered the woodgrain paper to the lower portion of the house.
I stamped the images from the Beach House Add-on set onto 80# Neenah Solar white card stock with Copic safe ink. After I colored them with Copic markers, I die cut them with the coordinating Honey Cuts. I used two shades of green card stock to die cut the tree leaves. The windows, shutters, porch and door knob are from the House Builder Card Base set. Everything else is in the Beach House Add-on. I did die cut the tree trunk three times so I could make a taller tree on the right. I colored the pieces with my Copic markers. To assemble the coconut tree, I adhered the bottom layer for the leaves to the trunk and then shaped the individual leaves with my fingers and glued them onto the leaf base. Adhere a portion of the extra tree trunk to one trunk (I have it hidden by the surf boards). After I adhered the windows, I added some Glossy Accents to them and set it aside to dry.
I die cut the roof from the Beach House Add-on from 80# Neenah and colored it with my Copic markers. I had lots of fun practicing my flicking motions here! I used the embossed lines in the roof die cut to plan my shading. The Copic colors I used are E33, E53, and E31. When I finished coloring the roof, I added some thin foam tape to the back and adhered it on the beach house.
Before adhering the two house pieces with the hinge, I used a sentiment from the Flippin’ Fabulous stamp set and stamped it on the other house base in black ink, along with the starfish from the same set. After I colored the starfish, I adhered the hinge and attached the card front to it.
Now all that’s left to do is to have fun arranging the pieces in front of your beach house! I popped up the bicycle and beach ball with a thin foam square. The sentiment on the card front is also from the Beach House Add-on stamp set. Before I stamped “Hello” I die cut the two wooden sign pieces and colored them with Copics. I love how there are coordinating dies for the sentiments like this one for “waving”!
This Beach House set is just the most fun to create with and I can’t wait to see how you style your beach house! Thank you so much for stopping by!