Summer Free For All – A Day At The Beach


The wonderful Amanda Robinson is no longer selling her cut files and has shut her cut shop down, so … I have removed all of those broken links from this post. If you are enrolled in the ScrapHappy Summer Lovin’ Mini LOAD going on this week and are having trouble downloading or using the cut files Alice sent in the email today, please contact me! Either PM me on Facebook, through the Flickr Gallery, or use the contact me button to your right (scroll down to the ‘let’s get social’ tab).

I can’t wait to see what you make with these cut files!**


This week over at Amanda Robinson Studios we’ve got daily fabulous inspiration and FREE cut files from the Creative Team. Amanda has been busy this summer moving houses and studying Graphic Design so we all chipped in to help. Today’s feature is a cut file from yours truly paired with a printable sheet from Amy Kingsford.

We didn’t have to create with our own files but since I had specific photos in mind while creating it, I thought I might as well! Get those memories scrapped, right?

Here’s what I made.

Beach Day by Alison Day

It is a rare (for me these days) double page spread about our most recent trip to Centennial Beach in Boundary Bay, BC. It was my youngest’s preschool year end party as well as my FIL’s birthday which he usually likes to spend surrounded by his grandkids at the beach. Total serendipity!

Beach Day - left page

I dug into my stash and found an unopened Echo Park collection pack called Summer Bliss (by designer Lori Whitlock) which was perfect for my photos.

Beach Day - right page

I also went sequin crazy along the bottom of my layout. I was going for a water droplet look. Did it work?


For my cuts I used both white card stock and the sheet of Kraft card stock from my July Gossamer Blue kit. I used a wood grain stamp and some blue Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray to jazz up the title letters. A splattering of yellow Mister Huey spray and a sun sticker from a different Echo Park collection added the perfect interest to the circle element in the title cut.


It was this photo of my nephew that inspired the ‘catching crabs’ photo frame cut. Isn’t he the cutest?!


Here’s one of Amy’s journaling cards – the colours (and sentiment) were a perfect match to my page! A couple more stickers from Echo Park helped disguise an awkward gap formed since my frame cut file, crab photo and journaling card are all different heights. I decided to line them up along the top, trusting that the sandcastle border cut would hide most of the imbalance along the bottom.

Just a little secret between you and me, right?


I used the same wood grain stamp on my castle draw bridge and then popped up the top part only with a foam square. Some colourful flags and a little star fish finished it off.

Well there you have it. If you create with them I’d love to see it. Leave a comment here or on my Facebook page with a link to your work.


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