Days of Summer! –

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Are you ready for summer?! I’m celebrating’s newest event called 7 Sizzling Days of Summer with two new summer themed card designs! During the week-long event, there are 7 amazing brands on sale, all Exclusives are on sale, and there’s a new freebie every 2 days. I love a good sale! Be sure to check back on the website for all the details. To help inspire you and your summer makes, I’ve created two, no-stamping cards using products.

Summer Vibes – My first card uses the Simple Scrapbooks Beach pocket cards. These pocket cards are so handy for those crafters who scrapbook, but since I do not scrapbook, I wanted to find a different way to use these fun cards. The variety of images and quality are great so they work just like pattern paper.

I trimmed one pocket card for the base to an A2 size and used the Bold Basic Alpha dies to die cut the word ‘vibes’. Behind the die cut words, I used another pocket card that I cut in half, matching up the squiggly stripes. I also die cut the word ‘summer’ from the Summer Beach Sentiments die set. I cut it twice from white cardstock and once from a yellow in the Sherbet cardstock pad. I adhered the die cuts together with Smart Craft Glue and topped it with shimmer from the Glitter Brush Marker for a little extra oomph.

*Pro tip: I love patterns and love mixing them together. I’ve given several tips on how I mix and match patterns on various posts on my blog. Please check the tag pattern making to see more! these two patterns match well because they are unified by the same color scheme, but differ in scale and aesthetic.

For some DIY ephemera elements, I fussy cut a couple elements from two more pocket cards. I fussy cut a pair of flip flops that I colored with Copic markers, and a large leaf and flower. For the final step, I added clear Pops of Color as dew drops. And my first no-stamping card is done!

Hello Summer – For my second card, I focused on the Pineapples Stencil and the SBC Warm Cardstock pad. I started by trimming a piece of copy paper to a mini slimline size – 3.25 x 6.25 inches. I chose several colors from the Warms cardstock pad and trimmed 1/4 inch strips. I adhered the strips to the copy paper with tape runner on a diagonal. After the panel was covered, I trimmed the overhanging strips.

Next, I stenciled the pineapples on a piece of vellum using hybrid ink, Rubber Ducky, and Catherine Pooler dye ink, In the Park and set it aside. I die cut several leaves and flowers from the Concord and 9th, Tropical Vibes die set using cardstock from the Sherbet paper pad. After I arranged the florals as I wanted, I adhered them with liquid adhesive. Behind the leaves, I added more glue so I could secure the vellum panel on top of the striped panel. For the sentiment, I die cut the ‘hello’ die from the Thank You Sentiments die set five times from white cardstock. I added glitter on top the sentiment and on each flower. The final step was to add Lemon Chiffon Pops of Color as embellishments. I added the completed panel to a mini slimline card base of 3.5 x 6.5 inches.

Hope this gave you some inspiration and enticed you to join Sizzling Days of Summer! If you create something inspired by my designs, please tag me. I’d love to see what you make. Thanks for stopping by!

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