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!