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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sunglasses Needed!

This one is B-R-I-G-H-T....but, I'm loving the way it turned out! This week's Blogger's Challenge theme (it's good to be back!) is SUMMERTIME! Much of the country is HOT and that means we're all trying to stay as cool as flip flops are everywhere. (Check this link here.....I decorated some the other day....did you see them?)

Right now, SU has an adorable summer set available in the Summer Mini catalog, Sunny Fun, with flip flops, ice cream, and swimmers....but I don't have that. What I do have is this cute little flip flop stamp (non-SU), which I picked up a few years back at a craft store. This is the first time I've used cute, right?!!  Hmmm...wonder what I was waiting for!!

I've set aside and packed up for a cards class that will take place this evening and I really didn't want to dip into those supplies, so I felt a little limited working with whatever was left in my stamp studio. This card didn't come out quite the way I might have normally made it, but I've fallen in love with it. Maybe I should try packing up many of my supplies more often, huh?!!

The card size is unusual for me....used the Scallop Square die for the card base.  I've been dying (pun intended!) to try this for a long time and this was the perfect card to try it with.  Just fold the cardstock in half and lay it in the die so that the one side doesn't cut away. Then just the cardfront was placed in the Perfect Polka Dots EF....the perfect match to those cute little summer sandals! Speaking of the flip flops, check out the flower centers.....added the Flower Brads in the center in Daffodil Delight, which matches the card base and a Basic Rhinestone was added in the center of each....I believe I used the mid-size. The ribbon on the side is now retired, but still matches the polka dot theme going on Melon Mambo. A bit of Tempting Turquoise sets it all off.   So, now I'm dressed for the weather....just trying to stay cool.

Stamps: Flip Flops--non SU, Short & Sweet
Inks: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
CS: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Big Shot: Scallop Square Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Scallop Squares Duo
Misc: Flower Brads in Daffodil Delight, Basic Rhinestones, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Word Window Punch, Dimensionals (under flip flops)

This post also fits the Challenge over on Hand Stamped Sentiments....haven't played along with them in a long time!  Be sure to hop on over and check out their blog, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting today!

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Krista said...

Seriously cute polka dotty card! Bright colors and fun design!! Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!!

Chrissy D said...

Sooo fun and SUMMERY! Love your cheerful colors!

BarbaraW said...

Cute card. Your flip flops and bright colors really say summertime.

Ida said...

Darling card. Flip Flops are a perfect summer image and the Polka dots are just so much fun.

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute! Love the Paper Pieced flip flops!

Yvonne Garner said...

Your card screams summertime! Love it!

inkedx2 said...

This is adorable! Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Hope you will continue to play in future challenges.


Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very sweet Barbara! I LOVE all of the dots! Such a fun and happy card! :D

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Sorry I am late posting. Kinda lost a day (smile). Terrific Summertime artwork, great card! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Hugs, Gayle.

Anonymous said...

Very cute card from the square scallop shape to the how you embellished the flip flops. Great summer card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Shannon said...

Barbara, so cute! The bright colors are a perfect homage to summer. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. I was so excited to see you were back!

Anne Marie said...

So cute, barb! Love the fun colors and the polka dot theme. Everything fits so perfectly together! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! :)

Anonymous said...

oh how cute, cute cute--and the flowers in the flip flops are a FANTASTIC idea!


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