22 May 2024

The Paper Shelter #597 ~ Sing a New Song

  Hello crafting friends and welcome to this week's challenge

Team A - our challenge this week is 
~ Sing a New Song ~
(Be inspired by a song/something musical/singing/musical instrument)

When I saw this cute little fairy getting A Nice Tan, in her yellow bikini, the song that came to my mind was
 𝅘𝅥𝅯𝅘𝅥𝅯𝅘𝅥𝅯 ... it was an Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, that she wore for the first time today ... 𝅘𝅥𝅯𝅘𝅥𝅯𝅘𝅥𝅯
and yes, it is just a tad before my time, but I grew up jamming to it! 😀  And although this fairy's bikini doesn't have polka dots, it was this song that inspired the creation of this card.

I used a Silhouette Design for this background on this card.

I printed the fairy using photo paper to get a crisper image and brigher colours.  My printer is an older model, so I find that using photo paper helps when printing pre-coloured digi images.

I printed the fairy twice, then did some snipping off of the leaf and adhered the layers to each other using foam squares.  I used the same foam squares, to offset a couple of the hibiscus flowers, in order to add a little dimension to the card.  I normally use the 1 mm foam squares because they add dimension without adding too much bulk.  

On the inside, I cut a few more elements from the original .cut file and made a small arrangement to adorn the heart.  I liked the idea of continuing with the tropical theme on the inside.  The Happy Birthday was generated and cut using the Silhouette as well.

And here is a last look at this 5.5" square card.  I love everything tropical, so I must admit that I'm very happy with how this card turned out.  It makes me feel happy 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Before I leave, I would like to invite you to come play along with us.  Remember that The Paper Shelter offers a $30 gift certifcate to one lucky winner!  In order to get this prize, you must use a product from The Paper Shelter.  However, if you don't use a product from The Paper Shelter, you still stand a chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. 

I do hope you will come join the fun and share your projects with us.
You will find our challenge blog HERE.

Crafty hugs,


  1. super cute ... and now stuck in my head..lol

  2. This is super cute Lena! What a darling tropical card. The little sun tanning fairy is adorable!

  3. OH WOW ... what a fabulous creation! Love the scene, the image and your colors are so bright & beautiful! Well done my friend ... makes me want to go find a beach ... not many around Akron, OH lol

  4. LOL, that's a great song for her!! It's been a long time since my body has seen a bikini!! xx

  5. What a super cute card!! Love the bright colors you used!!
    Have a wonderful day,

  6. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing!!!


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