Once I saw the sand castle cut file in the Silhouette Store, I knew I wanted to try it out. When I heard that the theme for this week was “Pool/Beach Days,” it took me 2 seconds to decide what to make: a Summer Sweets Sand Castle! Look how fun it turned out!
For the base of the sweets sand castle, I used American Crafts light yellow cardstock from the cardstock Spring pack. I used five different patterned papers & lots of stickers (including cardstock, chipboard AND puffy stickers). Initially I thought I would use the die-cuts too, but they were too large for this project.
I began by cutting out all the different pieces from the sand castle cut file ( #139538 from the Silhouette Store) and put them in front of me on my dining room table.
Next, I folded all the parts to get the dimension started:
To glue the parts together, I used a little liquid glue. I have to admit in the beginning, after cutting out all the separate parts, I doubted my decision to create the sand castle. How was I going to put it together! Once the first few pieces came together, I could totally see how it would finish! It came together with just a little effort after that.
Attaching the sides of the three towers together:
Adhering the patterned paper to the front & back of the cardstock:
After gluing the front & back sand castle shapes to the the three towers (as well as both patterned paper sides), the sand castle was more or less done. I made two flags (what is a castle without a flag, right?) and embellished the sand castle with many of various fabulous Sunshiny Days stickers (cardstock, chipboard and puffy)to finish it off just right:
The darling chipboard flamingo had to be included!
The only thing left to do was fill the left and right towers with sweets!
I so adore the result! The sand castle turned out even better than I had in mind beforehand! I loved the cut file straight away, but the finished project looks so much more fun with the awesome Pebbles Sunshiny Days collection! Can’t wait to hear what you think!
Sunshiny Days Cardstock Stickers 5.5″x 11″ 2/pkg (733608)
Sunshiny Days Chipboard Stickers Icons (733610)
Sunshiny Days Puffy Stickers Mini Icons (733611)
Sunshiny Days Double-Sided Cardstock Paradise (733596)
Sunshiny Days Double-Sided Cardstock Daydream (733598)
Sunshiny Days Double-Sided Cardstock Flip Flops (733599)
Sunshiny Days Double-Sided Cardstock Sweet Cherries (733602)
Sunshiny Days Double-Sided Cardstock Summer Day (733606)
American Crafts Textured Cardstock 12″x 12″ 60/pkg Spring Seasonal (AC712P12-53)
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