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!


nancy littrell said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Lin said...

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

LeAnne said...

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!

Jacynthe said...

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

Ann Schach said...

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

Nance Leedy said...

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!

Julie said...

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!

jaydee said...

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

Anne Marie Hile said...

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! :)

Unknown said...

I cased your card and made a video about it! Here is the website!

I also blogged about it at

Thanks for the inspiration!