Die-cut Summer Chairs

This past weekend, my husband and I visited Gig Harbor, just about an hour away from Seattle. It is a picturesque town whose harbor is graced with a magnificent view of Mount Rainier. Many of the houses on the main street had Adirondack chairs on their porches. One house, of which I wasn’t able to take a photo, had three colorful chairs, and it is that which I have tried to capture with my card.

Summer Beach Chairs

I cut the chairs from Stampin’ Up cardstock in Lucky Limeade (retired), Pumpkin Pie, and Bermuda Bay. The PTI Flipping Out sentiment was heat-embossed on SU Basic Gray. I dry-embossed the white background with the SU Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder. The card base is SU Crumb Cake.

Summer Beach Chairs

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Lawn Fawn – Happy Hello

Hello! This past week, I saw the first leaf of the season fall, and I have heard that Starbucks will soon be serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes! I figured I needed to share any remaining summer-themed cards before we move completely into the fall and holiday seasons! My card features the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You set.

Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You

I stamped and Copic-colored the mermaid images, cutting them with their corresponding dies. I used Distress Oxide inks to stamp the underwater foliage. The background was created using the smooshing technique on Canson watercolor paper.

Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You

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Lawn Fawn Summer Hello

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Summer Hello

The Happy Howloween set includes lots of fun images for a fall scene, but I wanted to use the dogs in a summer scene. I stamped and heat-embossed the Happy Howloween dogs on a variety of watercolor papers and started coloring them with Distress Inks; in part, I was experimenting with which colors and  watercolor papers I liked best. The ones shown were colored with Gathered Twigs on Arches (left) and Distress Oxide Vintage Photo on Strathmore (left).

Lawn Fawn Summer Hello

I colored Canson watercolor paper with Distress Inks for the tree trunk, foliage and grass borders, and once dry, I cut those pieces with the Leafy Tree Backdrop – Landscape, Meadow Borders, and Grassy Border dies. For the background, I applied Distress Oxide Broken China on Canson watercolor paper using the smooshing method. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Hello Baby set with VersaFine ink. To create the frame I cut Arc Crafts White Birch with the largest die in the Stitched Square Stackables – Large set and then with a smaller square die included in a Lil’ Inker set I own. The card measures 4 1/2″ square.

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Lawn Fawn – Summer S’more Scene

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a square, CAS, summer/outdoor-themed card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn. Summer seems to be marching along quickly!

This took a while to put together. I tried a number of different die-cut scenes for the background (such as the Lawn Fawn Mountain Borders) but in the end, I decided simpler was better.

Lawn Fawn S'more Scene

I stamped the images from the Love You S’more set with the TE Chocolate Truffle ink pad and colored them with Copic markers. I cut the background scene with the Forest Border die and the largest circle in the Large Stitched Circle Stackables set. The sentiment, one of my favorites, is from the Argyle Backdrops set. I cut the stamped sentiment with the smallest die in the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set. The background, cut with the largest die in the Stitched Square Stackables – Large set, was dry-embossed with one of the folders in the We R Memory Keepers Wood Grain package. The card measures 4 1/2″ square. It’s taken me some time to amass a collection of Lawn Fawn Stackables, but I really like how well they work together and the many different sizes available.

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Taylored Expressions – CAS Nautical Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a square, CAS, nautical-themed card featuring supplies from Taylored Expressions.

Taylored Expressions CAS Nautical

I used the Sitting Pretty Nautical Accessories and Little Bits – Crustaceans die sets to cut out embellishments which I added in a circle to the stamped Seas the Day sentiment. The patterned paper (with coordinating solid) is from Carta Bella.

Taylored Expressions CAS Nautical
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Taylored Expressions – Surf’s Up!

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a square, CAS, summer-themed card featuring supplies from Taylored Expressions.

Taylored Expressions Surf's Up

Yes, I have been making a lot of square cards lately! I have also been trying to use more of my patterned paper (of which I have quite a lot). The patterned paper on this card is from Echo Park.

I stamped the Tropical Trio Stamp & Die Combo sentiment directly on the background paper. I added a surf board from On the Road – Surf Bus to the top of the assembled On the Road – Beetle. The palm is cut with the Build a Scene – Tropical set.

Taylored Expressions Surf's Up

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Lawn Fawn – Tropical Hello

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS, tropical-themed card featuring supplies from Lawn Fawn.

Lawn Fawn Tropical Hello

The crab and palms were cut with dies in the Palm Trees set. I heat-embossed the sentiment from Hello Baby on a sand dune (I really like the simplicity of the typeface of this sentiment), cut with a die in the Stitched Hillside Border set. I primarily used Stampin’ Up cardstock, although I pulled out Memory Box cardstock for the palm fronds, as the other green cardstock I tried didn’t provide enough punch (I get obsessed with green cardstock shades/tints on a regular basis!). I cut the background with a 4 1/4″ square die from Lil’ Inker Designs.

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My Favorite Things – Another CAS Nautical Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a card showcasing the My Favorite Things You Float My Boat stamp set – nautical, CAS, and in my favorite summer color scheme.

MFT Stamps - CAS Nautical Card

 

Because of the size of the sailboats, I decided that a square card would work best for the design. The outer dimension is 4 1/4″ square and the interior square, cut with the largest die in the Small Dotted Square Stackables set, is 4″ square. The boats were stamped on the MISTI because the individual stamps for the boats (mast and hull, flag, and sails) require careful alignment! The Memento Luxe stamps work well for coverage with the solid stamps.

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My Favorite Things – Nautical-Themed CAS Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS, nautical-themed card featuring supplies from My Favorite Things.

MFT Nautical

I have had the Hot Cocoa Cups in my die collection for a while now (purchased for a winter-themed project) and thought it would be fun to turn them into nautical-themed coffee cups. The standalone anchor die in the recently released You Float My Boat die set fits perfectly!

I stamped the sentiment from the You Float My Boat stamp set with a navy ink from Impress Stamps. To add subtle texture behind the mugs, I added embossing paste using the Tim Holtz Faded Dots Stencil. The patterned paper is from the Carta Bella Ahoy There paper pad (released several years ago).

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Penny Black – Floral Die Cuts

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a bold, summer-themed, CAS card created with Penny Black stamps and dies.

Penny Black Floral Die Cuts

I die-cut the larger blooms using one of the dies in the 51-262 Poinsettia Bough set (I used this die set on holiday cards shown here and here). The smaller bloom was cut with a die in the 51-050 Tweet Things set and the greenery with the 51-119 Flower Frolic die.

I heat-embossed one of the sentiments in the 30-418 Stitched Flowers set on black cardstock. To finish, I added butterflies cut with a die in the 51-132 Flights of Fancy. The background is a subtle woodgrain patterned paper. All of the colored cardstock is from Stampin’ Up.

Penny Black Floral Die Cuts