I recently participated in another beach challenge and still had the Fun in the Sun Stampin' Up set on my desk. The little pail and shovel caught my eye and inspired card #2. I wanted to create the suggestion of a beach scene. I sponged a little without much detail. The pail and shovel were heat embossed and the sentiment added. Done.
There are tons of amazing beach themed cards over at Less is More. Check it out for a little inspiration!