There are only 11 stops so it won't take you long and I guarantee, it will be well worth your ride. If you want to see some great artwork and be inspired by fabulous project ideas, hop on the bus, put up your feet and enjoy the ride. It promises to be a great tour! If you're already on the tour, you probably arrived here from my friend, Jan Tinklenberg. Did you see her fabulous floral projects? Jan always has something wonderful and unusual and usually has a funny story to share as well. Love ya, Jan!
Okay, without further delay, I've got two some fun summer projects for you tonight. Now tell me, what do you think of when you think summer? Long, hot days? Beaches, sand and surf? Barbecues and picnics? Shorts and halters and flip-flops? Yes ... that's it! FLIP-FLOPS!!!!!
There's a fabulous new set in the Summer Mini Catalog called Sunny Fun. It has the cutest images of flip flops, ice cream cones and kids swimming in the pool. I'm also featuring some new Designer Series Paper in my projects tonight called Beyond the Garden.
Now what girl (of any age) wouldn't love this adorable flip-flop card? It's so simple to make.
Click HERE for a template that you can print. Cut the template out and trace the shape onto a piece of folded cardstock. Cut out another layer of DSP, just slightly smaller than the first and layer it on your card. Embellish with ribbon, flowers, buttons, etc.
The ribbon is Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon and see that cute punched flower? That, my friends, is created from ONE PUNCH (yes, you read that right), ONE PUNCH called the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. You move the toggle switch on the punch to three different locations to punch out three coordinating shapes -- how COOL is that? Click on the smaller photo to see a close-up of the inside of the card. The sentiment is from the new set called Happy Greetings!
The second project is a little gift box that is made by fastening together two of the Box #2 Die shapes (created with the Big Shot, of course). Instead of folding the lid down and into the boxes, you leave them up and punch a hole with the Modern Label Punch for the handle. How cleaver is that!
Again, I started with Melon Mambo Textured Cardstock and also embellished with Peach Parfait and the Scallop Border Punch, as well as more of the fabulous floral patterned paper. As you can see, there's another little matching flower on the box along with a tag created with the Small and Large Tag Punches. Add another bit of ribbon and some of those darling flip-flop images from the stamp set, colored in with Stampin' Write Markers, and you've got one cute little box. Now, what could go in this box? Well, candy (of course) but what about some fun summer lip balms, lotions or frangrances in travel sizes. Or a little jewelry of even some packaged drink mixes. The possibilities are endless but one thing is sure -- this darling set will thrill any girl you know and will definitely make for some Fun in the Sun!
Well, that will be it for now. I do hope you enjoy the tour. I know you will get TONS of fabulous ideas from my Control Freak Friends. Just click on the button below to go to the next stop, the website of the super-talented Lisa Martz.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the tour and Happy Stamping! And please, come back again soon!