It's Sum-Sum-Summertime!

How are you enjoying your sum-sum-summertime?! We’re (thankfully) through our heatwave here in Vancouver. Now is a great time to be inside, catching up on your summer birthday cards or even starting your holiday winter cards! It’s never too early.


Today’s prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness daily prompt challenge is ‘summer’. So I finally got to use my new stamps & dies called In a Pinch, from Hero Arts! It’s full of great beach themed images, which is perfect for summer.

It's Sum-Sum-Summertime!

How fun is this?! The sentiments in this set are also cute, and punny!


Start with the Tim Holtz Bubbling Die, and die cut white cardstock with your Big Shot. Next, layer the die cut over a sheet of this gorgeous Lavinia Stamps DreamScapes paper in blues, greens & purple. Now, attach this to your card base. Next, stamp the shell, sea urchin and crab from the In A Pinch stamp set in Nocturne ink, onto white cardstock. Cover the stamping with clear embossing powder, and heat set. I didn’t realize, until I was heat embossing, that I had stamped on Yupo instead of cardstock. That’s okay –  alcohol ink markers are perfect for colouring on Yupo!  After colouring, use the In A Pinch Die Cuts with your Big Shot to die cut each image.  Layer the images with glue and foam tape on the bottom corner of the card front.

Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock in Nocturne, cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Die cut the sentiment with an oval die, and pop it up with foam tape in the top left corner.

It's Sum-Sum-Summertime!

I love the fun dimension that the Bubbling Die adds to the card front!


Playing along with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness challenge is easy – and free to join! Head over to the Facebook page HERE. Play along with as many days as you like. Create and then share your card on the page, using the hashtag #snschallenge there, and your other social media accounts.  At the end of the month, one person is randomly chosen as WINNER of a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the Scrap ‘N Stamp store!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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