Last Friday I shared a double-page layout I created for the Simple Stories Blog using the Hello Summer collection. I must have been in a summer-y mood, because I couldn’t stop … and have several more projects to share with you this week using that collection! So let’s call this the week of “Hello Summer!” 😀
See these two papers? These are the kinds of papers that get me on a roll when I am creating …
I LOVE a paper with large, cute titles I can cut out on my pages (I always feel like I want to use ever last one!) AND I love large adorable florals that I can cut out and use as page accents. And I use both of these on almost ever project I am going to share with you this week. ❤
FUN IN THE SUN
I love when my daughters will twin with me … I know it’s a bit goofy, but it’s still fun! My daughter and I got matching t-shirts on our trip to Hawaii a couple of summers ago and this is just a quick snapshot of us at the airport wearing them on the way home.
I used a this sketch by Laura Whitaker as inspiration for this page. I always love working with Laura’s sketches!
Everything here is from the Hello Summer collection, with the exception of the yellow solid cardstock (from my stash), and the pink diagonally striped paper. That one came from a paper pad by 3 Birds that I purchased from HSN several years ago.
See how cute those titles are on projects?! I loved making it one of the main elements of the page and then dressing it up with a few stickers … how cute are those watermelon slices with their sunglasses?! Those watermelons are twinning … just like me and my daughter are! Bwaaaahaaaa!
I’ve been pulling out my border punches lately … here I used a large, scallop one by EK Success across the bottom of the page. I tried to locate the large scallop punch on the internet, but couldn’t find it anywhere. Hopefully, you have a tool in your stash that will help you achieve something similar … or you could always use an electronic die cutting machine, or create a homemade template? I do really love the large scallop here!
I’ve used one of the fussy-cut florals (from the Paradise Found paper) in the upper left corner of this page, along with the “Hot, Hot, Hot” and mini flower die cuts from the Hello Summer Bits & Pieces pack.
Cardstock: Yellow, White
Patterned Paper: Pink Diagonal Stripe (3 Birds Design)
White Crochet Twine
Scallop Border Punch: EK Success
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Last year, we held a “Let’s Flamingle” party for all of the ladies in my church in my backyard … and ever since then I have a newfound love for flamingos! I couldn’t resist adding the cute pink chipboard fella to this card … because you know what?! Life *IS* indeed so, so GOOD! 😀
LIFE IS GOOD
Cardstock: Black, White, Yellow
Yellow Photo Corners
White Crochet Twine
Thanks for coming by! Stop by throughout the week to see the rest of my projects with the Simple Stories “Hello Summer” collection.
Did you know that you can also find card sketches at PageMaps.com?! Yes, it’s true! They come out quarterly for your card making inspiration.
I pulled out my metal dies and created this summery flamingo card using one of the sketches. Check it out!
I used an American Crafts 6×6 paper pad that I picked up at Target or their warehouse sale (one of the two), that has been hanging out in my stash for ages. The colors were perfect to use with the adorable Echo Park Paper Pink Flamingo Die Set.
I also couldn’t resist adding in a few Tropical Palms die cuts. The speech bubble sentiment was created with the Text Me Die Set.
See those darling pink, felt flowers? Those are some oldies-but-goodies by Jenni Bowlin. They worked great here. I added velvet green ribbon in the top of the tag to repeat the fuzzy texture of the pink flowers at the top of the card.
Thanks for stopping by!