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Beach Vacation Glass Block Bank and Design Team Challenge

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Good morning and welcome back to another beautiful day for crafting! We’re excited to participate in another fabulous Design Team Challenge with Pause Dream Enjoy! We have linked up at this blog for a while now and always find inspiration browsing the wonderful projects posted, both from the Design Team members and the linky party participants! Be sure to jump over and link up your very own project for the world to see!

Pause Dream Enjoy Creative Team Member Design Team www.pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com     Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party #12 Beach Ocean

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at Pause Dream Enjoy and what they have going on this week! And lucky you, the theme for this linky party is {AN OCEAN OF FUN!}  I just know there will be tons of cute beachy projects to oogle over!

So for our beach theme, I decided to think outside the box and offer some inspiration for some summer fun!  I’m really glued to these glass block projects, they are so fun and versatile!  And what better than a savings bank to tuck money away for a beautiful beach vacation?  Maybe a vacation isn’t quite what you have in mind, but you can stash money away for even a day-get-a-way of fun in the sun!

DIY Beach Glass Block Bank and Design Team Challenge with My Paper Craze www.mypapercraze.com

As with most of our crafting projects, this one was really a lot of fun.  This block was a special request from a friend of mine… one of those “maybe a bank… I like flip flops… and the beach…” type of requests {LOL}.  Fortunately, I found all of my cut files in the Silhouette Online Store and the wording is a trace of a clip art on Google Images.  Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses… seems to boil down the real meaning to life.

For supplies, all you need is a glass block, vinyl in your colors of choice and an electronic cutting machine, like a Silhouette!  Of course, you can always find vinyl designs for purchase or give your artistic eye a shot with a little paint!

One of my favorite aspects of this design is that the blue waves are actually on the back on the block to give the scene a little depth.  This was the first time I’ve tried this nifty trick and I am very happy with how it turned out!

So now that you’ve oogled over my beachy project, jump on over to Pause Dream Enjoy and see what else the Design Team has for you!  For an added bonus, check out the other link ups for even more inspiration!

42 Comments

  1. Janis

    Love your beach tile. I love the colors, layering and the waves showing through the back. Great job!

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Janis! This was a fun summer theme. Thanks for having us.

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  2. Nana

    Adorable. Love the scene you have created. Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Nana. This was a fun theme to work with.

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  3. marie

    what a really cute idea, love the colors and beachy fun.
    Marie

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Marie! The block will hold a lot of coins and hopefully they’ll get to take that vacation. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Cheri

    Very nice…great idea for something different to display!

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Cheri! We appreciate you taking time to stop by.

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  5. Pure Grace Farms

    I love this idea. very creative. Would be honored if you would come by and share at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop going on now. Everyone would love it!
    Blessings,
    Shari
    http://puregracefarms.com/2014/06/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-78/

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks so much! We’ve already linked up. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Stacey's Creative Corner

    This is so pretty!! I bet your friend is going to love it!!!

    Hugs!
    Stacey (DT sister)

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Stacey! I’m addicted to vinyl. This was a lot of fun to put together.

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  7. Pure Grace Farms

    Thank you for coming by and linking up this fabulous post at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I love this post and was happy to see you share it at the party where everyone else could admire it too.
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  8. Megan Walker

    This is perfect for my home in Florida! Great idea to put the waves on the back, it definitely gives the scene more depth. Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings : )

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Megan! I live in Florida too. We love linking up with you.

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  9. Antionette Blake

    This is great! Thank you for sharing at the #WWDParty, Happy Summer Solstice 2014!

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Antionette! We love linking up with you.

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  10. Ashey @ 3 Little Greenwoods

    Your beachy glass tile is too cute! Love the graphics and the colors!
    ~ Ashley

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Ashley and thanks for hosting such a fun party!

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  11. Winnie

    This is really wonderful :)
    Very creative of you!!

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Winnie. We do love our Silhouette. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Felicia

    I love this glass block. It would make a great addition to any beach home or pool. Thank you so much for linking up at the Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks so much Felicia! And thanks for hosting one of our favorite parties!

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  13. Andrea

    Love this idea!!! How do you make it a bank? Would love to make this for my savings for my next NKOTB cruise :)

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Andrea, we got this block from Hobby Lobby and it already has the hole in it with a plastic insert that pops in and out. It’s perfect for this. I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Melinda @Home.Made.Interest

    Stopping by from Our Sunday Best Showcase link party. This is adorable. This would be great in our beach house. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Melinda! We appreciate you stopping by.

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  15. kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor

    Adorable, Becky!

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Kristi!

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  16. Erlene

    What a cute design. I like that you put the waves in the back…it gives it some dimension. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  17. Kristina & Millie

    Love this block – great idea for banks too. It would be so easy to personalize for a particular goal or to make your decor! I am adding this to my list of must do for the grandkids for Christmas!

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  18. Kimberly

    So cute! Pinned. We sure do love having you be a part of our party! Please stop by tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. It’s a thrill to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  19. Andrea Walford

    I just wanted to let you know that we loved your project and we gave it a shout out on the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/papercrafterslibrary

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks so much Andrea! We’re thrilled that you’ve even seen one of our projects. You’ve given us a huge spike in page views today and we really appreciate it.

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  20. Georgiana

    This is absolutley awesome! Great beach block! Thank you for sharing at Craftin’ Desert Divas this week for our Summer Linky.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson’s Creations •

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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Georgiana! I love to link up with you!

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  21. Shelly

    Now this is fun…super cute!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas and make sure you stop by next week, the new release starts 7/20.
    Shelly

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  22. Lori(got2bcrafting)

    Wow! This beach block is fantastic!! And to use it for a savings bank is just so darn creative!! LOVE LOVE this so much!
    Thanks for joining us at the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
    ~ DT Lori

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