Tuesday, September 2, 2014

End of the Summer Fun Card



 As summer draws to a close once again, I find myself pulling out all my summery papers, dies, and stamps in the hopes of capturing one last fleeting memory and to savor the sunshine days a bit longer.  The duo of Dandelion Design stamp sets and the Sizzix Life Made Simple die sets seemed to be a perfect pairing because of their child-like simplicity.  I folded a 12x12 sheet from the Pier pack (Crate Paper) and tucked the fold just inside the large die (rectangle with rounded corners) so that when cut the card base would be formed.  Then the Laugh die was used to cut a sand colored sheet.  This piece was adhered to the front of the card along the edges.  The DD images were stamped, colored with Copic pens and fussy cut before positioning onto the card.  Pop-dots were used to raise up the figures and small shells from Ben Franklin Crafts were used as 3-D embellishments.
I had a few extra stamped images so I glued them inside the card.  Because the 12x12 sheets used for the card was printed on only one side, there is a good blank surface for writing a greeting/message.  This die cut card was a snap to make and can be changed up easily with other characters or animals.  As you can see the Life Made Simple dies are not only useful for Project Life albums.  Imagine them used to die cut tags, magnets, place cards, etc.  Well, I think I have a few more days to crank out summer crafts....I'll post them soon!

7 comments:

Annette Allen said...

now that is what I call summer fun.. fabulous card.. love that die..

Niki G said...

Such a cool die and fun scene created with it! As much as I love summer I'm anxious for cooler weather!!

Anonymous said...

Lynn, a very gorgeous card made from great components.

Carla E

Cheryl said...

Awesome! So cute Lynn! I love the Life Made Simple line and using it to make scrap pages and cards.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Sweet summer scene Lynn! That's one heck of a great layout.

eunice said...

Awww...what a fun summery beach scene card! Haven't seen this line of dies from Sizzix yet; but I'm sure I would never have thought to use them as you did to make cards. Very creative & clever! You are definitely my favorite go-to crafter for the best "out of the box" creative ideas!

Leanne said...

Adorable scene, yay to summer fun and crafting cuteness!! I'll have to keep an eye out for those dies, I love how the sentiment can add a nice finish to the card. Great idea to stamp a little bit of the scene on the inside of your card. Adds a fun touch bringing the outside in. hehehe.