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Beach Cabanas! And a mini cocktails tutorial!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Kristin Batsel, Laura Carson, Summer/Beach, Vintage Beach Cabanas Kit

Vintage Beach Cabanas Kit

As a follow-up to our June Beneath the Sea kit, we’ve travelled up to the shore with ladies in those adorably quaint woolen bathing costumes from about 100 years ago. Plus a chipboard cabana to put together, three colorful paper umbrellas, and romantic images from the French Riviera 8×8 Paper Pad (one sheet each of all 6 doubled-sided sheets).

This kit includes three collage sheets:
Vintage Beach Babes Collage Sheet (Aw… look at those cute bathing costumes! These images are sized for the Cabana Row Houses.)
Beach Cabana Collage Sheet (You know this one had to be included because of the name! Beside more lovely ladies in their vintage bathing attire, there are some images of bathing machines.)
Bathing Beauties #3 Collage Sheet (with a mix of images from real photo postcards and illustrations… all in nice, small sizes that also fit the little cabana houses.)

And, of course: a new chipboard cabana to fold together. Note: this is the smallest house from the related Cabana Row House Set. Also note: see below for a quick photo from Kristin Batsel’s blog post showing how easily these pre-cut and scored houses are to put together.


To get you inspired to play with the Vintage Beach Cabanas Kit and associated supplies, we have samples created by two Design Team Members: Kristin Batsel and Laura Carson!

Kristin Batsel’s Mini Beach Cabanas

Sweet! At left are the back sides (the side without the doors) of Kristin’s cabanas, made from the Cabana Row House Set. But they are so festive and bright with palm trees and chipboard umbrellas that I chose to show that side first. Note: those umbrellas include 2 sets of umbrellas which can be overlaid on top of each other.

The next photo shows the front side of one cabana at far left (with a bathing beauty faintly seen through the slats on the door) and that promised photo of how easily the houses are to make.

See the Mini Beach Cabanas Supply List.

Did I say cocktails? As a preview of a future beach scene, Kristin also provides a super easy tutorial for making a Cosmopolitan with one of the glasses from the Mini Cocktails Kit!!

Visit Kristin’s Blog for more details and photos and here’s the supply list.

THREE Cottages by Laura Carson!

Of course she made 3 different cottages… it’s Laura Carson!! Starting with that sweet Rose Cottage at top, Laura used the new Seaside Victorian Children Collage Sheet (not in the kit but coordinates perfectly with that vintage seaside theme).

And that tiny white fence: painted matches! I know, she is ingenious!

Next up is a Shell Cottage with a taller cabana house papered with those pretty papers from the French Riviera 8×8 Paper Pad.

And those palm trees and chairs! And paper umbrellas! So easy to get a beachy scene together with tips by Laura and all these new goodies.

Lots more info (and that third cottage!) in Laura’s blog. And see all of Laura’s supplies here.

Posted by Leslie, July 3rd, 2016

43 responses to “Beach Cabanas! And a mini cocktails tutorial!”

  1. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Got my swim suit and water stuff packed. Take me to the beach, please.

  2. OMG how cute I would love to win this set I would make a cabana with these items I love them Thank you

  3. Julianne says:

    A scene replicated from our South Padre Island Vacation!

  4. barb macaskill says:

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!! This is such a sweet set! I didn’t realize it but the Fairies are dying to go to the beach! Good thing you posted this so that I now know that they dream of a beach outing!! They are sprinkling some fairy dust for luck so they can go!! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Barb A says:

    A beach scene for the 4th of July …. only seems appropriate!

  6. what a fun kit! a beach cabana set would be so great to make to keep around the house all summer! 🙂

  7. Alma Casiano says:

    wow…this is a great kit ! I’d make a wonderful beachy set up with all these neat items

  8. Meri Wiley says:

    Maybe a pirate’s cove would be fun to make!

  9. Jen R says:

    I’d stick with the beach cabana theme! Or maybe a mermaid undersea house would be interesting. too many choices. LOL

  10. Phoebe Diamond says:

    A beachside retreat for elderly mer-people.

  11. Maggie M says:

    WOW! Great kits and collage sheets to create a fairy beach scene! Or a fairy village near a beach. Too much fun and lots of ideas:)

  12. Diana Bittaker says:

    I love this so much- definitely buying one and hoping to win one!

  13. Joanne Root says:

    I love these cabanas and would make a scene much like your example.

  14. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love these !! I would make a row of beach house !!!🐚🐚🌴

  15. Cassandra Webster says:

    These are so fun and so cute! My youngest niece loves creating houses out of small boxes so I’d have to get her a kit and me too! I think I’d make a beach themed fairy garden! 🙂

  16. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to make a Key West theme beach houses.

  17. Diane Dainis says:

    A “By the Sea” day! Complete with sand and margaritas!

  18. Karen Mallory says:

    These are so cute! Of course I would make a beach cabana by the sea!!

  19. Kristie says:

    I would love to make a whole row of private beach huts on a beach with sand and water.

  20. Marilyn H says:

    A beach cabana, of course!

  21. Lana says:

    Vintage bathing cuties/beauties…doesn’t get better than this!

  22. Verna says:

    Hahahha. Just when I think you can’t possibly come up with anything cuter than the last post!!!! So summery. I will definately take a shot at a beach cabana. Thanks for the chance!

  23. Jean Marmo says:

    I need a cabana for the cottage! Just too cute!!! You guys are so creative!!!

  24. Winnie says:

    Love these cottages. I would make a New England beach village.

  25. Barb Striethorst says:

    To the beach!!

  26. Carla says:

    If I can’t be at the beach, I can dream!

  27. Cheryl Lee says:

    I would surely make the beach cabana to add to the beach house I have in the planning stage. This would make a perfect addition to it!! Love the cabanas!

  28. Luanne shoup says:

    Love the victories children

  29. Diana says:

    Cabanas are cute. Would love the fun of making them.
    Thank you for your kindness.

  30. I would love to make a seaside miniature setting and incorporate some images from other Clipart I’ve purchased from you, like the ships collage sheet.

  31. Kim Lucak says:

    Cute a beach scene with the cabanas would be fun!

  32. Karen Sandvick says:

    What will you make with the Vintage Beach Cabanas Kit?
    It’s a great memory of our visit to The Isle of Wight. It is located in the English Channel.
    We walked the beach and enjoyed the Beach Houses along the shore.

  33. Sandy Popa says:

    If I were to win this sweet cabana, it would be part of my beach bungalow I’m making. It’s adorable! Perfect addition. 🙂

  34. Margaret D says:

    I would definitely make the Cabana and I would use my last kit to make a beacon fun park scene. That mermaids tail will make a wonderful sign!

  35. Michelle Gajdacs says:

    I would love to make a beach scene so i could dream on those long canadian winter nights

  36. Beverly Sager says:

    A huge WOW! Little houses are one of my favorite things ever. If I were to win, I would continue the beach cottage theme. Lots of ideas swirling around in my head!

  37. Kimberly Barcello says:


  38. Nancy S says:

    What a great party favor for a beach-themed party!

  39. Karen says:

    What a fun idea – I think a cute beach cottage/cabana would be fun.

  40. Denise Bryant says:

    Love those fun cabanas! I’d decorate one to go along with some very special sea shells I have and place them together in a cabinet. Fingers crossed!

  41. Kay W says:

    I would love to create a beachside house complete with the sand.

  42. Susan Devillier says:

    Would love to have this!

  43. Julie F. says:

    My grand-daughter would love to help make a darling beach scene to use her “little people” with. Love the vintage look….