“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things
Are you missing the relaxing days and nights, taking trips with the family, and all the backyard barbecues? I sure am! Today, I am sharing a collection of “summer fun” cards I created over the last few weeks. You may have seen a few over on my Instagram!
Right around “Shark Week” I realized I needed and I wanted a few Shark stamps. (keep scrolling and you will see why). It morphed into a collection of fun summer stamps.
We have a pool, my dogs swim and float on the fun floaties. How could I not add the Avery Elle Summer Peek-a-boo Pals to my stamp collection. OMG so cute.
And the Reverse Confetti Hippo Pool Pals- Yes please! (seeing the theme yet?)
Poolside our Beach – this little cutie rocks!
I love this shark because he reminds me of Bruce from Finding Nemo. Bonus….he is super easy to color!
I can dream of a never ending Summer…. But I do welcome the coolness of Fall.
Below are the links to most of the supplies. They are available from multiple vendors for your shopping ease. I linked to all the stores I shop with. I love to support small stamp companies, so I purchased all of these from Ellen Hutson.
These new stamps are Fruit themed and are super fun to create with. I paired a group of Fruit images with some gingham paper. LOVE the picnic feel!
And of course you need The “Perfect Pear” :
This goes perfectly with the pear printed paper in the Authentique Gracious Collection. There are 3 stamp sets in the release so you can pick and choose your favorite or get all 3. They coordinate perfectly!!
I used some my Circles Around dies to make the window for the pattered paper to peek out. This is perfect for anniversaries!
It’s time for the Spellbinders Card kit of the Month! As you are aware this is one of my favorite kits to get each month and this month rocks with a mini Letterboard die!
The September card kit‘s mini Letterboard die (you can only get it with the card kit) is my favorite part of this kit. AND….September is the start of Pumpkin Spice Season! So how about a Pumpkin Spice letter board.
First up is a black and white card with a touch of color.
The polka dot paper is Colorful Journey from FSJ. I love all the different black and white prints that come in the paper pack.
Second is a beautiful Sunflower, perfect for fall cards.
Do you like to color? Guess what? This stamp set can be both! I colored with copic markers but you can stamp on colored cardstock if coloring is not for you. So many possibilities, even black and white.
Finally, I have a Pink Sympathy card. This is my favorite of the 3. Its paired with the Spellbinders Card kit of the Month (September) stamp set Express Yourself (link below). That scripty font is awesome.
You may remember my Christmas card from last week here, using the fabulous “O Christmas Tree” stamp set from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Check out this card!
I just love the white snow on the dark brown tree and the pop of red. This card is so easy to reproduce for the Holidays. Can you see the added score lines on the Kraft card stock? It is a subtle detail that I am using a lot lately. So easy!
YES! This “O Christmas Tree” stamp set comes with matching dies (even though I did not use them on this card) and is absolutely beautiful! You will be seeing more of this set. I love it!
Hello stamping Friends! Today I am blog hopping with a few of my Crafty Friends and we are sharing projects made with Concord & 9th products! As a special part of this hop, we have a discount shopping code for you too!
Yum! Popsicles and ice cream! A great way to highlight summer. This is the Concord & 9th Cool Treats Bundle(July release). AND, this is my 1st time using their turnabout stamps (and matching dies) and what fun they are!
I used 4 bright color inks to make the background with the Cool Treats turnabout stamp set. It is so easy. Line up the stamp in your platform of choice, stamp, turn, change ink colors if you want , repeat.
And the dies are adorable, too!!
They work great with the Stamp and individually as well.
Time to Shop! and Hop!
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Hop on over to any one of my Crafty Friends blog to check out their Concord and 9th projects.