Groovin’ With the Go-to Gals: Seaside Summer Decor

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Laura Williams, Paper Crafts Go-to Gals

There’s something about the Fourth of July that makes me want to craft up a storm. I force my kids to make starry headbands, and we make sweet treats covered in red, white, and blue sprinkles. Maybe it’s because enough time has passed since the last big holiday or maybe it’s the lingering excitement of summer vacation. Either way, I had to get my summer craft on, for the upcoming holiday weekend, and today I thought I’d share what I’ve created.

I typically stick to a clean and simple star motif when creating for the 4th, but this time I really branched out and used this vintage style collection from Graphic 45, called By The Sea. I like the idea that this ensemble is perfect for July 4th, but it’s equally appropriate all summer long, for a family get together by the lake or a BBQ at the beach.

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Using a coordinating product line and some handy dandy dies, helped these projects easily come together. The Sizzix Framelits Pennant dies create banners in a variety of sizes. The pinwheel die, from The Cat’s Pajamas, was the very first die I ever owned, and it is still a favorite! Pinwheels are such fun 3D embellishments and they work perfectly with my seaside summer projects.

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You can find all the specific details on these projects over on my blog, Lauralooloo. Pop on over for supply lists, and helpful hints. If you’re ready to create some vintage summer decor, I have an 8×8 pad of Graphic 45’s By the Sea, plus an assortment of the coordinating chipboard and embellishments for a lucky commenter on this post! Leave a comment by 5PM MDT on Friday, July 4 for a chance to win!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Laura Williams, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Go-to Gal

P.S. For even more July 4th inspiration, check out my Fourth of July Pinterest board, where I’ve been collecting some fun patriotic projects!

Check out the July 2014 issue for additional summer projects.


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42 Responses to Groovin’ With the Go-to Gals: Seaside Summer Decor

  1. Sue says:

    These are some really cute July 4th/Summer decorations! I love the pinwheel card and banner and think there will be one created for our family gathering next week. Thanks.

  2. ~amy~ says:

    super fun projects Laura! The pinwheels on the banner are so fabulous!

  3. Mary Mac says:

    This By the sea paper 8×8 pad is perfect for so many great projects. Love the pinwheels.

  4. Shelly K says:

    So fun! Love everything!

  5. Deepti says:

    These are so fun ! Will keep this decor in mind when I plan a party :)

  6. Kymberly Buchanan says:

    Love these projects and that Graphic 45 line! I love scrapping beach photos so this would be great to win! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Atticelf says:

    I love the banner. What a fab collection!

  8. Amy Williams says:

    Love these projects! Pinwheels are just so fun for summer projects! Thanks for the chance to win some Graphic 45, especially since I don’t yet have any, this would be a fun one to win!

  9. Monica Maier says:

    What a fun display! I wanna be by the sea!!! :-)

  10. Darlynn (Lynn) Everett says:

    I love these projects. I also love the subdued colors rather than the bright traditional 4th of July colors. I thank you for sharing with us. Happy 4th to You and Yours.

  11. Emmy Anne says:

    Adorable style & projects!

  12. Helen F. says:

    Ohhh, Laura, your 4th of July projects are just exploding with FUN! Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas :)

  13. Zina says:

    Like it all 4th of July and summer all tied in together.
    Happy 4th to everyone!!!

  14. snazzy jj says:

    Great projects and nobody does graphics like Graphic 45!

  15. marylouh says:

    I love the G45 papers and you used these wonderfully. The neutral background let the colors pop. Great projects.

  16. That looks like an awesome collection. My favorite is the banners. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

  17. Gabriella says:

    Oh I would love to win. The projects look great!

  18. Janis in ID says:

    LOVE the pinwheel……such summery inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win a lovely prize!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. barbara lassiter says:

    Love your wonderful 4th of July themed decorations. The By The Sea collection by Graphic 45 is the best!

  20. What a great paper collection, and I love what you’ve paired it with here! The scalloped pennants are great in kraft and compliment the colors of this collection so perfectly! Happy Holidays!

  21. Betsy Valentin says:

    Most nautical images are masculine looking, however this one can be used for both genders. I love the pinwheels also.

  22. Amante del Papel says:

    beautiful projects!

  23. Robin Buchholz says:

    What cute projects! I really love the pin wheels.

  24. Celeste Goff says:

    Holy cow, what pretty, pretty projects! This paper collection is simply amazing!

  25. Niki G. says:

    Love your take on the red, white and blue. Sweet banner and card!

  26. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love this summer collection and the utensil sack.

  27. Cynthia Rose says:

    I have lived by the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and spent summers at Lake Mead (Arizona). Vintage looking sea themed items are always a favorite. You and Graphic 45 make a great combination.

  28. Way to go – really cool use of the collection and love the pinwheels and the banner!!

  29. Jenny McGee says:

    Very cute summer projects. Love them. Thanks for a chance to win some Graphic 45.

  30. Mai says:

    Super cute projects, love graphic45!!

  31. Debs says:

    The projects are classy. Love the subtle look.

  32. Sue D says:

    Love the seaside theme!

  33. Carmen N says:

    Love the colors!

  34. Tracy says:

    How fun! Would love to win!

  35. Vicki Smith says:

    Graphic 45 has always been a leader in paper crafts. There would be nothing better than to win this package. Everything created with this collection looks so adorable. Thank you for sharing with us!

  36. Lynda says:

    This is such a subdued summer collection. The artwork is too pretty to cover with pictures. I’d love to win it.

  37. Cami says:

    So cute!

  38. Ruth Tacoma says:

    Great projects! love that line!

  39. Noreen says:

    I love LOVE Graphic45 papers – they are so gorgeous! And pinwheels are always fun.

  40. Aliceson S. says:

    How fun! I love chipboard!

  41. Abbie Bryant says:

    Pinwheels are my favorite!! I love the colors in this paper, and I love what you did with it! Wonderful!! Thank you!!

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