For my first project, I chose to use the Surf Shack cutting file. You have no idea how many images there are in this file, you could make a scene, and that became my inspiration. I turned the actually surf shack into a card. This is simple to do, you duplicate the image base and flip it, then wield at the edge. Presto! A card base.
Next, I resized everything to match - the chair and the surf boards both sized and then chalked for an aged look. I took some chalk to the blue slats on the shack itself. Instead of keeping with colored card stock, I use two different patters for the surf boards.