Life’s a Beach from Coast to Coast with Retro Rubber

Masculine Nautical Card featuring #CoastToCoast, #BeautifulBeach, #Nautical, #Lighthouses, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp


Let’s go to the beach! That’s the next challenge at Retro Rubber. I know you will feel cooler just making a card for this fun challenge! My CAS card was inspired from the recent reorganization of my craft room. I found Coast to Coast, which was likely the first Stampin’ Up! stamp set I ever bought. I was getting tired of using the same supplies for my vacation scrapbook pages and thought the lighthouses would be perfect. I don’t think I ever used them though! 🙁 Splitcoaststampers doesn’t say when it came out but the earliest card I could find was October 2002 and it retired in 2005. I also used Beautiful Beach, another oldie. The earliest card I could find was 2006 and it retired in 2007. The sailboats are from the new stamp set, Lilypad Lake.


Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Lilypad Lake, Coast to Coast, Beautiful Beach
  • Paper: Best Route DSP, Whisper White
  • Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite
  • SU Tools: Gray Granite Marker, Blueberry Bushel Marker, Non-SU: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Girly Grunge Labels Dies
  • Finishing Touch: Silver Basic Metal Buttons, Linen Thread


I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:


Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much-loved older stamps out and play along! Only one stamp needs to be older than a year. Don’t forget to tell us how long you have had the stamps you used.


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DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products


Silver Basic Metal Buttons

Silver Basic Metal Buttons




  1. So elegant and stylish and masculine! The grey works so well with the navy. The dark mats underneath the panels really unify the design. Great card!

  2. What a lovely, serene, imagination-filled story, Debbie. It’s the sentiment that really grabbed me and changed the feel of your story. LOVE IT. Gorgeously done!

  3. Love the subtlety of this card, the colors , the button with linen thread, the shell and starfish, the skinny little layers. Nice one, Debbie!

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the colors you used!

  5. Fabulous nautical card, Cathy x

  6. I love your beach scene with the lighthouse and the little sailboat in the ocean. Great color combination as well. Thanks of playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

  7. Wow, that is a great card. Thank you for joining Crazy for Cas.

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