Trip to Maui and a Sandcastle Gift Box

My family and I just returned from a 10-day vacation to Maui. We wanted to take our family on a special trip to celebrate Jensyn’s graduation and make memories together before she heads off to college (and her life’s journey) next fall. We had such a great time!

Of course I took a gazillion photos! I’ll spare you the L-O-N-G post by putting them all here individually, but if you’re curious about some of the highlights of our trip you can see them in the slideshow below. I was so amazed by the colors and textures of Hawaii and came home feeling inspired and in the mood to create, create, create! So that is what I plan on doing in the coming week … scrapbooking my little heart out amidst the loads and loads of laundry I’ll be doing. Ha!

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Today is the official first day of Summer and in the spirit of things, I have a beachy project up on the Echo Park Paper Blog today!

Jana Eubank Summer Party Sandcastle Photo 1
I had so much fun creating this sandcastle box using my Silhouette Cameo and cut files from SVG Cuts. The sandcastle box is from the Wet N Wild SVG Kit found here. I cut the base of the sandcastle using Carta Bella Kraft Designer Cardstock.
Jana Eubank Summer Party Sandcastle Photo 5
After assembling the castle, I added decorative patterned paper panels for more color. I am in LOVE with the yellow papers of this collection. How cute are those lemons and then the paper with the handwritten words on the body of the castle?!
Jana Eubank Summer Party Sandcastle Photo 3
The roof of the sandcastle lifts off to reveal lots of yummy saltwater taffy. Mmmm!
Jana Eubank Summer Party Sandcastle Photo 4
I love to create a coordinating notecard to go with my gift boxes when I can. Use it to wish the recipient the BEST summer ever!
Jana Eubank Summer Party Sandcastle Photo 2
SUPPLIES: Echo Park Summer Party CollectionFlip Flops PaperKite Flying PaperVacation Time PaperSwimming Fish PaperCelebrate Summer PaperElement StickersChipboard AccentsDecorative BradsEnamel DotsEphemera PackCarta Bella Paper Kraft Designer Cardstock

I’ll be back to share another project soon. Have a great week!



8 thoughts on “Trip to Maui and a Sandcastle Gift Box

  1. Your photos are fantastic! Can’t wait to see the terrific layouts you will be creating to showcase them! What a wonderful vacation that must have been! I can’t believe how much your children have grown this past year! I can certainly understand why you were anxious for the whole family to spend time together this summer. They will all be scattered soon enough, won’t they?!


    1. I know! Isn’t it crazy how fast the time goes by … I really am thankful for memory keeping because it helps me realize that I need to cherish these moments with my little family instead of glazing out into cruise control. Thank you for your sweet comment, Carol!


  2. Your photos are amazing, BUT…….I want to tell you how FANTASTIC “YOU” look…..I don’t know what you are doing, but it is working great on you!!! You are my new inspiration!!!!!


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