21 January 2010

Other Summer Fun cards...

...for you to enjoy today!

As I was walking around Photo Continental I saw these papers from the Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes collection and knew I wanted to make a card using them. Nice and summery with the paddle pops, I thought.

The yellow gingham with the scallop border is Pink Paislee too - it says Fasinating on the back. The sheet comes with a scallop around the entire border - niiicce - and in yellow too, my favourite colour.

You can see I ran the Summer Fun through the Big Shot twice and then cut the shapes out, keeping the embossed border on the orange one. I went for clearish glitter - you could substitute any colour, of course.

You know how you have an idea of what you want to make and then it turns out similar, but different at the same time? These two cards were like that. No blue, thanks, not even in the background colour. Tried blue, the card almost spat it back at me! Just went with the yellow and orangeness that it seemed to want...

I made envelopes for them too. You can see the strip of paper and the label I made (using a Marvy Scallop and a circle) to decorate it.

And here's the second card. Used the sun this time and filled the whole middle with glitter. Some (like Andrew) might say there's too much glitter, but not me!

I made a tag and stamped the word "fun" with this stamp set from Sizzix. It's a nice size and the font is a classic (ie. very useable). A bit of ribbon to finish and done-o!

Hope you like them. I know I've said this before, but I apologise for the photos. I'm not a professional photographer, so my results aren't consistent all the time. Would you believe I took the two above straight after each other? Darkish and lightish...it's all how the light is reflected and whether you've left your photo taking session a bit late in the day and the sun has done it's thing and moved on from the window...

Have a couple more cards to show you tomorrow using the yellow gingham with the scallop. Really like that paper.

Til then,


  1. Oh very nice and summery indeed Debra - love how you used that Pink Paislee paper and just love that embossed "Summer Fun" card.


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