Hi everyone, Michelle is back with us today sharing a little creativity using the gorgeous Seaside Girl collection.Now I’m sure that you have heard the term ‘RAK’ – now if you haven’t the letters ‘RAK’ stand for random act of kindness – some people might also call it ‘happy mail’.I enjoy sending RAK’s to my crafting friends – I send them to bring a smile and I give quite some thought to what I send and the reasons why.So today I wanted to share with you a ‘RAK’ that I will be sending to a crafting friend. Someone who has numerous male grandchildren and has a wee thing for the beach, water and fishing activities.So although this collection is called Seaside Girl – it really is a unisex collection.Let me share.The front of my ‘RAK’. The back or the reverse side of my RAK.

What did I do?

First up I decided on the blue and gold colour with a beach theme in mind – sea and sand.

I cut a piece of cardstock and then a piece of patterned paper CO728314 – I’ve cut a rectangle slightly smaller than my cardstock and adhered it on top and then I’ve cut various rectangular pieces and formed pouches so that I could slide in a variety of die cuts, tags and ephemera to form my ‘RAK’.

Here’s a close up of the back or the reverse side of my ‘RAK’. Lots of rectangles that could be used to put together a background for a layout with numerous tags cut out using both cardstock and patterned paper for layering together with seaside dies – you can see a couple of anchors poking out of the top of the angled pouch that everything is tucked into.

I’ve also used a heart shaped jigsaw puzzle die, cut a couple of them out and found a stamp sentiment, from the heart, which I thought was appropriate, stamped the image and adhered it to a belly band.

And a bonus, when all the images and die cuts have been removed from the ‘shell’ or folder it too could be used as a background element on a layout – easy to pop in some of those extra memorable photos that we are all guilty of taking.

Just like that, my RAK is ready to be enclosed in bubble wrap ready for sending – to hopefully bring a smile.

You can see the jigsaw puzzle tucked inside the top pouch sleeve [together with a blue one as well].

Happy crafting everyone. Until next time – Michelle [aka Mrs Frizz]
Michelle Frisby