Monday, June 04, 2012

Summertime Fun!

This morning hubby and I headed to our son's townhouse to be there for some workers that were coming in to clean the vents.  Not very exciting, I know ... the exciting part was stopping at Country Lane Crafts in Cloverdale on the way home.  I had been there a long time ago and saw their collection of punches (Punch Bunch) for making different flowers, along with an instructional book.  I took the plunge today and bought four punches, the book and a McGill tool set for shaping the petals (different sized ball ends on stylus).  So excited to get started playing ... more to come on these flowers later!  :)

For today, I made a card for a "new-to-me" challenge at Paper Players.  Theme Challenge #98 is "Summertime" ... and I thought, what better way to celebrate summer than flying a kite.  Hope you like today's CAS (clean and simple) card.

"The Sky's the Limit"


Stamp:  Up, up & away (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze polka-dot DP (SU!); Brioche DP (Memory Box)
Ink:  Real Red, Basic Black (SU!); kite is computer generated
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Clouds die (Memory Box), Maraschino twine (The Twinery), Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives, glue dot, and dimensionals



I printed out the kite from my computer and then taped a piece of the multi-colored DP (Brioche from Memory Box) over top of the my image and ran it through the printer again.  I outlined the kite in black ink and then cut it out.  I attached a piece of twine to the back of the kite with adhesive.

I ran the cloud dies through my Big Shot with Whisper White cardstock and then used my Baja Breeze Stampin' Write marker to add stitches.

I mounted all the pieces, popping up the three polka-dot background squares and the kite with dimensionals.  Quick and easy card!


11 comments:

  1. So cute and summery. Love your faux stitching inside your clouds, cute dimensional kite and how you left out the 4th square for your sentiment. TFS
    P.S. I cleaned out my pm space :-)
    Nancy L

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  2. I like it. It is clean and simple but also has a big impact.

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  3. LOVE your card!! Kites remind me of my Dad and our sons when they were ittle, a lovely memory......

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  4. LOOOOOVE this! This is one of my favorite layouts and how cute is this! Great summery pasttime! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Players!

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  5. Hi Loll!! I can't stand how fun this card is!!! LOVE it!!!!!

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  6. What an adorable card! I love the layout...clean and classy! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  7. Oh I just LOVE this! Fabulous layout, love the colors and the twine kite tail is just perfect! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

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  8. WOW! What a fabulous CAS card you have made here Loll!!! I love the layout and the stitching you added to the clouds! Gorgeous!!!! I'm your newest follower!

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  9. Loll, I don't like it... i LOVE it! Kites flying across a perfect blue sky with white puffy clouds.... a perfect summer afternoon. So glad you found us at the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  10. Loli, this is darling!! I love the clean design to showcase that adorable kite. The baker's twine is such a wonderful touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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  11. I cased your card and made a video about it! Here is the website! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElFEI0wYOpk

    I also blogged about it at lilpapercrumbs.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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