Hi there! Donna here today to share with you 5 quick and easy cards using, you guessed it, Summer Fresh! With summer in full gear I know that a lot of you, myself included, are missing our usual crafting time. Between trips to the beach or pool, summer vacation, and just enjoying the beautiful late summer evenings, there is just not as much time to get scrapbooking done. Or am I the only one!? I know that it helps me though, to keep that creative fire burning, to do something crafty every day. Even if that something is as simple as making a card or tag.
After making the last layout that I shared with you here on the blog, I couldn't help myself... I cut a miniature version of the sunburst and clouds for a card!
Add dimension to your cards by cutting two shapes of the same type, but one slightly smaller than the other and then layer them with dimensional adhesive. This card is very simple in its design, but that one, small detail brings it to life.
Again, in my last blog post, I mentioned how much I love the sticker sheet from Summer Fresh. I couldn't resist this adorable hot air balloon and I just had to use it!
I used pop dots to add dimension to an otherwise very simple card.
As Ally said yesterday, die-cutting is a huge trend right now. This flower was cut using my Silhouette. It is so pretty on its own that I didn't feel the need to make the rest of the card overly complicated.
Before putting the petals together I just lightly crumpled the paper. Not too much - I didn't want to create a distressed look - just enough so that the flower was not flat.
Finally, as I said above, summer is the birthday season in our family, and so I made one last super-easy birthday card.
I hope I've inspired you to carve out a out a few minutes of crafting time for yourself this summer. You don't need a lot of time to make something beautiful. Just a few minutes, a couple of simple techniques, and one gorgeous collection from Simple Stories!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your summer!
Collection Kit #2400
6x6 Paper Pad #2401
12x12 Fundamental Cardstock Stickers #2402
Red Flower/Honeycomb Ledger #2417
Yellow Lace/Stitched Lattice #2418
Sky Blue Daisy/Notebook #2419