Officially Summer

Happy first day of Summer!  Thanks for stopping by to see my first creation for the The Scrapoholic's Officially Summer blog hop. You should have come here from Sarah.

I had so much fun creating this Surf Shack.  I've been thinking about it for almost a month now and finally did it.  It took me a couple of days to get it finished.  About halfway through, my thirteen-year-old daughter told me it was "too symmetrical".  I tried to make it a little more off kilter just for her! 



The file is from SVG Cuts and is the Peony Cottage.  I also used Beach Bum I and Beach Bum II to complete the Surf Shack look. The only cut I really altered is the front door.  It is the bottom piece of the surfboard from Beach Bum II.  I made it shorter and wider than a regular surfboard.  I used just plain cardstock for all of the cuts.



The roof is paper raffia found in the gift wrap aisle at Michael's.  I did try to rough it up a bit to give it more of a weathered look.  The paper for the shack is plain craft paper-style cardstock.  I did run the accent pieces through the cuttlebug with Tim Holz' woodgrain embossing folder and then chalked them up to emphasize the woodgrain.



Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my Surf Shack and be sure to come have a look tomorrow to see what I've cooked up for Day Two of the Officially Summer blog hop.  Next on the hop is Abby.

Comments

  1. What a cute summer accent. Love all the bright colours.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Oh wow this is absolutley fantastic... I love it.

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  3. Such a cool looking project! Love the colours and those cute little surf board are just to cute. TFS!
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  4. Very cute Surf Shack! Love the details. I'm a new follower.

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  5. Oh wow, Jackie! Look at that cool roof and the real shells! Love the beach ball garland too. :)

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  6. OMG! this is so flippin cute! I see the lil details of all the work love it! TFS and being part of the hop!

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  7. Wow, what a cute idea. Love the little surf boards.

    Smiles Sher
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  8. This came out AWESOME! Love all the details and this makes me want to head to the beach :)
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  9. very cute and clever. tfs.
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  10. This is so cute! Luvin the surf boards.

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  11. Wow, this is so awesome! I love everything about it!! Love it!! Happy Summer :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
    indymermaid(at)blogspot.com

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  12. great project! I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  13. OMG! What an awesome project. Fantastic job.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
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  14. I love love love it! You did an amazing job. I hope you don't mind if I try to case it...

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  15. WOW!! your surf Shack is totally Awesome!! Love all the detail and the creative nature!! Thanks for sharing this with us!! I am a New Follower!

    I am having an awesome Giveaway over on my blog!!


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  16. So cute I love it! The Surf's up sign on the front is great.

    ~Sarah
    http://simplyshaddock.blogspot.com

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  17. perfect little shack. Its a good thing that your daughter takes an interest in your crafts. Mine have no interest
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  18. Love it!! This would be something I could make for my hubby. He grew up in CA and hasn't seen it in at least 30 years. He'd love it.
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  19. I like how your daughter "helped out." My husband often has some advice for me too. What will you use your shack for? Will something be stored inside? It could be a cute picnic table centerpiece!

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  20. Adorable casita any.1805@gmail.com

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  21. This is amazing! It looks awesome.

    Chris.Pickkul@hotmail.com

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  22. All I can say is awesome, I love it
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  23. WOW how creative. I love it
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  24. There is so cute, I like very much the details. I'll back tomorrow

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  25. This is adorable Jackie! i love everything about it! Don't you just love teenagers? i have a 13 yo daughter too, though my 16-1/2 yo daughter is more critical. She always makes fun of me and calls me a nerd because i love to blog hop and i get excited about new papercrafting ideas! Oh well, she'll get over it :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  26. so cute surf shack! perfect for beach.

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  27. awesome shack. who knew what you could do with a birdhouse... you rock!!! new follower. I would love it if you got e-mail as I would love to follow you BUT so many awesome blogs by wee lil brain can't keep up..
    parkernana5@cox.net
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  28. cute shack!
    kacee
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  29. Just awesome. I just did a tiki hut with the small birdhouse also. Great minds think alike huh?

    Becki
    http://happycardfactory.blogspot.com

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