If you stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane at Create-A-Latte as we wouldn’t want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
As summer is starting to wind down and kids are getting ready to head back to school, we thought we’d give you once last glimpse. So grab yourself a latte’, sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.
First, how about some blog candy. This month we will be giving one lucky person the Becky Higgins Project Life Themed Kits, Summer. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy, you must hop through each one of our talented crafters’ blogs and be sure to leave everyone a comment and, if you are not already a follower, please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.
You should have arrived here from the talented Theresa. Now on with the hop:
When I think of the lazy days of summer I think of:
Picnics (minus the ants, please)
Here’s a little picnic basket which I created as a invitation…wouldn’t you just love getting that in the mail asking you to attend a picnic or a bar-b-que? It could also be used for a summer birthday, a thank you or even an anniversary…I can think of a catchy sentiment to go with each of those occasions.
Yet another cut file from svgcuts from their Summer Box Cards Kit. Card stock is Bazzill, but I purchased it so long ago, I’m not sure these colors are still available. I’m sure they’ve been replaced with something equally yummy. The ribbon and rhinestones (colored with Copics) are Stampin’ Up. The embossing folder is “Matelasse” by Anna Griffin.
The Beach (minus the sharks, please)
Living at the Jersey shore, how could I not equate summer with the beach? I remember the days when I would bake for hours in the sun, basting myself in baby oil. So here’s a typical beach scene made in a not so typical way. First, let me show you the front which sets the theme of the card.
The non-typical reference is because the umbrella and the beach tote are made with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the chair is made from the Peekaboo Frames, both from Stampin’ Up. The handle for the tote bag is made by using the large and small Oval punches. I would love to take credit for the clever uses of these punches and dies, but I actually saw this idea on Pinterest offered by Betty Traciak and she even provides a tutorial…do check her out if you want to make a card like this yourself. In case you’re interested the patterned paper and card stock are both Stampin’ Up. The flip-flops are from A. C. Moore.
Baseball (plus the hot dogs, please)
What summer would be complete without going to a baseball game? Fortunately, we live in the vicinity of the NJ Blue Claws (a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies) and we try to make at least one game during the season…as much for the hot dogs as the game.
The baseball is a Cutting Cafe cut file and is the actual “card”. It sits on the mitt which was clip art I converted to a cut file. The ribbon is Stampin’ Up’s and the button was purchased at A. C. Moore. Good catch, right? That batter is out!
Clicking on the cards will take you to the gallery if you’d like to see more images.
Your next stop will be with my blog hop buddy, Eva
If you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up of today’s hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don’t forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin’ and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy.
Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.