Coastal Theme Framed Art Project

I was inspired by Australian Demonstrator, Gail Ellis to create this framed art project.  The frame, which I purchased at Michael’s, is considered a 10″ x 10″ frame (outside measurement is 12″ x 12″).  The opening on the frame is 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ so my Crumb Cake background was cut at 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.

Stamp Sets– High Tide, Waterfront, Colorful Seasons
Ink – Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Accessories – Lakeside Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Snail Adhesive, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

I’m planning to hang this in our “snowbird” home in Florida next season.  I have ideas for making smaller ones to sell at a craft shows.  I just need to track down the right size frame before I start the project.

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Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!




  1. Hi Deb. Love your sampler. Would you be willing to share your layer dimensions?? Thanks.

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  3. Gorgeous work!!! I would love the dimensions!

  4. This is a beautiful piece! I have been looking for ideas/projects that are “sampler” frames. I would also love to have an idea of dimensions.
    Thank you so much for the post!

  5. Stunning and absolutely Beautiful! I’m going to try and make one too. If you wouldn’t mind sharing the paper dimensions, that would be terrific!

  6. I love it. I live on the coast of Alabama and would love to make one for my daughter who was born and raised her but now lives away from the coast. I would love to have the paper dimensions if you would like to share. Thanks so much

  7. My favorite today. Just lovely and so fresh looking.

  8. Beautiful, I love it. I too would love the paper dimensions. Thanks so much for sharing you work.

  9. I love your art work! I would also love directions/dimensions if you are willing!

  10. Sharyn Halverson

    Would love to have the dimensions for this framed picture as well.
    Thank you

  11. Oh my goodness- what a breathtaking project! It is so beautiful and makes me think of the sea and how much I love it. I would love to have your dimensions on it please. Thank you so much! Have a blessed day. Keep up the good work!

  12. This is a beautiful project. I can see how it could be used with other stamp sets too. Could I possibly have the dimensions and instructions to create my own?

  13. This is beautiful! We live in Florida and I have been wanting to make a piece for our new 1/2 bath and this would be perfect. I would also love the instructions. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  14. Are you still willing to share dimensions to this beautiful project

  15. Debra, your project is BEAUTIFUL!! I would like to do one for my friend. She lost her husband recently and their favorite place was the beach. They also collected minature lighthouses. All of your work is lovely. I hope you don’t mind that I case a couple of pretty ones.
    I hope you will share your directions for this lovely piece with me.
    Thank you so much and have a blessed day.

  16. I love your sampler I would love the directions too please

  17. This so pretty! I’d love to create one for our Maine cottage. Would you share the dimensions with me?

  18. This is so pretty. I would love to have a go at making something similar for our motor home. Please would you kindly share the dimensions with me as well? Thank you so much.

    • Instructions sent. Thanks for taking time to leave a comment. This framed piece is a great project for ocean lovers to display in their home, motor home or winter home. I need to make more to sell at a craft show I participate in while visiting Florida. Happy Stamping!

  19. Love this. Just visited daughter and family in WI. Our 9 yr. old granddaughter gave up her room for her third brother and has a new room in the basement that she designed with an ocean theme. I would love to make one of these and send it to her. Would you send instructions. I would be most grateful. Thanks.

    • This would make a wonderful gift for your granddaugher! Instructions sent. BTW – I live in Stevens Point, WI. I can’t help but wonder if you were in my neck of the woods.

  20. This is so amazing! My favorite place is the ocean and I’ve collected a whole scrapbook of different light house photos we have visited. Would love the dimensions to try to make your sampler if could might please share them with me.

  21. Beautiful Card – Hoping you would be wiling to share the dimensions with me. We also have a place in Florida and it would look beautiful there.

  22. would love the dimensions also, please

  23. This is beautiful Debra!! Could I also get the instructions and dimensions? Thank you 🙂

  24. Hi! This is beautiful. I have been wanting to dip my fingers into a “sampler”. Would love to have the dimensions of all the layers if possible please. Thank you in advance. Barb

  25. Such a beautiful sampler. Would love the instructions as well please.

  26. I love this sampler, especially the layout. Is it too late to request a copy of your instructions?

  27. Love it. Great job. Would love to have the instructions on how you made it. Thanks

  28. Hi Deb,
    Love it and it would be perfect for my sister. Would you be so kind as to share the instructions?

  29. I just started looking at samplers for inspiration and love this one!! Would you mind sharing the instructions please? Thank you!

  30. I love your sampler and would like instructions and measurements. Thanks, email is

  31. I love this beach collage. Please email me with measurements if you are still sharing. Thanks so much, it is beautiful.

  32. I just came across your blog and discovered this framed art. If you can still send measurements It would be much appreciative. Thank you

  33. I love this. One of my best friends is a light house fanatic. Please share your directions. I’d love to make this as a gift for her.

  34. I love, love, love this. Could I have the directions too please?

  35. I love your sampler. Would also like instructions. Thanks in advance.

  36. Debra, this is a beautiful sampler. Would you still be willing to share your dimensions? I really like your layout. Thanks!!

  37. I would also love to have dimensions. What a beautiful work.

  38. Your project is stunning. I’ve seen others similar but I really like your color combos and layout. Would you please send me the dimensions as well. Thank you!

  39. I love this project as well and would like to make for a gift. We NEED to see something to remind us that winter will end eventually. Would you share the dimensions with me? Thank you

  40. I am also interested in getting the directions for this project

  41. Hello mis Deb. I have all my things gathered to make this sampler for my brother who loves on Martha’s Vineyard. I am a fellow demo from Colorado and would love it if you could give me the dimensions too.
    Thank you!

  42. Debra…this sampler is beautiful. Would love to make one as a gift for a fellow demo who has a lake house. Would you please share your cutting dimensions??? Any other tips ?? Please and thank you very much.

  43. Hi! Debra, I would love to have the dimensions for this amazing Nautical pictures, as I am making my rec room and spare room in a Nautical theme and this would be a perfect addition to it.
    Thank you so much
    my e-mail address is joan,gray!

  44. Also interested in ink colors & dimensions of the various “boxes”

  45. Love your Nautical themed sampler. Would love the dimensions of the layers. Email is

  46. This is so pretty. If you are willing would you please share the dimensions for this project.

  47. Would you PLEASE send me dimensions and how to do this??? It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you in advance.

  48. I’m in love with your sampler. Would it be possible for me to get the dimensions for this sampler? Thank you, Becky Alberter

  49. Gorgeous! Would you be willing to share the dimensions and any tips for creating this beautiful piece of art work?

  50. I absolutely love this and would love to make one as a thank you gift for a friend. I would love the dimensions if you already have them written up.. Thanks in advance for your time and kindness!!

  51. Could I have the dimensions. I am just getting in to making samplers and this one really caught my attention. Love the layout and colors

  52. Hi Debra…I am sad that you are probably not going south this year! I was wondering if I could have the information about your lovely High Tide picture if that is ok with you! First snow expected here in Central Ontario on Monday so it would be a good day to work on it for a Christmas present. If you can send the info, thanks!


  53. I would love a copy of the PDF for this project.

  54. Would I be able to get the cutting dimensions for the coastal theme framed art. Thanking you in advance

  55. Madonna Mahoney

    Hi Debra! I Love this shadow box. I still have the stamp sets. Would you be willing to `share the dimensions with me?

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