Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Some Summer Fun
I just hate to see summer come to an end. Here in upstate New York, we really only get about 2 months of warm weather. No sooner does summer start and it's already over!
This week I wanted to make some cards and projects that honored the warm days of summer. This card is made with an older stamp set called Crab and Company. I just love going to the ocean. This little crab and his sidekicks are so cute! I copied the idea for this card from Christy Charles. I had so much fun just making it!
I tried to think of other things that remind me of summer. We all scream for Ice Cream! Actually I am more fond of the new frozen yogurt places, but I did have ice cream a couple of times this summer. I made this card using the pennant die and a cupcake sizzlet die. I used the hounds tooth embossing folder to make the triangle look like a cone!
Watermelons, of course! (Do you see the food trend here?) I have already posted this card, but I thought that it really fit into the summer theme. The card idea was copied from Debbie Henderson.
This bright cheery card made me think of the sunshine! I copied the idea from a demonstrator on Stampin Up, Vicki Hayes.
And, last, but not least I made some wine glass charms! They're made with an old summer set that has a lot of fun stamps in it. I stamped onto shrink plastic with Staz On ink and colored in the images with colored pencils. Then I punched out a hole in the plastic and shrunk them with a heat tool. I used a clear block to flatten them after they had shrunk.
I added a jump ring to the charm and put them on a set of wire earring along with some seed beads. They came out SO cute. I am definitely going to make some more of these charms!
What stamp set do you have that would make cute wine glass charms?