Friday, August 26, 2016

cards for summer layout inspiration

Ahhh, the waning days of summer. The evenings are cooling off quicker. The days are getting shorter. I am not ready to let go of summer just yet, so I thought I would share a few summer cards with you. These cards feature some fantastic dies from Echo Park Paper and Carta Bella. And while you might not be sending too many more summer cards, I imagine you have quite a few summer photos waiting to be used on layouts, so use these ideas to inspire your scrapbook pages! Look at it as a way to hang on to summer a bit longer!

When I saw Designer Dies Summer Sandcastle, I KNEW I wanted to cut it from fine gauge sand paper. Yes, you can cut sand paper with your dies! I have to admit that it turned out way cooler than I even imagined!

Behind the sand castle, I stamped the palm trees in a pale blue ink. When stamped on the patterned paper, it created an amazing background for the castle!

My obsession and love for anything pineapple was increased immensely when I saw this new die from Carta Bella! The die set has three layers, the top, the body, and the very cool overlay that adds all the dimension you see here! I paired the image up with a sweet mini theme kit, Island Paradise. Anyone else want a tropical drink next to the pool now?

And finally, what may be my favorite paper line ever, and hands down the best summer line ever, Carta Bella Beach Day! The bright colors and retro beach vibe make it one of those lines I will buy two of everything, to hoard and then to use again and again! :D

After layering together my favorite papers, I wanted to use the Hibiscus Flower die set. I cut it the layers from card stock and assembled the flower. Super easy and look at the fun layers! Then I wanted to take it one step beach-ier (I am making up a new word, ha!) and placed the flower on a chipboard surfboard. Totally tubular. :D

The coolest part about all of these cards is, the ideas and elements can be easily used to create layouts or even photo pocket pages! Take these fun ideas and use them on your next summery project! Here's to the end of summer! 

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Supplies for Summer Sand Castle:

Supplies for Aloha Pineapple:

Supplies for Surf's Up Summer:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

MFT Stamps Color Challenge #52

Hello everyone! MFT Stamps has a new color challenge up for you to play along with! This one is soft and lovely. With colors this subtle together, I like to play with texture. Lots and lots of texture!

It was fun to layer together all these die cut images, using Color Challenge #52 as my guide! Have I mentioned how much I love quick card making?! Creating heartfelt cards quickly is fantastic! 

Visit the MFT Stamps Card Challenges Blog and check out more inspiration. Plus, we would love for you to play along. Once you create a project with the color palette, head over and share your project!

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