July 24, 2012

Smile Sunshine

Hey everyone! No I have not abandoned you all, summer and wedding planning has just been taking over my free time. Fear not though for today I have a fun little card to share with you that uses 5 MTE stamp sets...I know I had to count three times just to make sure I counted right :) I was bumming around on Pinterest, killing time at work (ok so I was avoiding doing any work), when I came across a fun little layout:

I have also been seeing a lot of cards with little cut outs showing a little something on the inside of the card, so I decided to combine both these ideas...

Do you see the little cutout? Isn't it cute? It kind of reminds me of a little mouse hole, but cuter because it has flowers behind it :) Ok so the sun stamp is from the Hello Summer set. The sentiment is composed from several sets. Smile is from the Dainty Doilies set, sunshine is from the More Big Thoughts set, and It brings all the girls to the yard is from the Mustache Mania set. The little flowers on the inside of the card peaking out are from the Mother's Day Subway Art set. Here is a little better look at the flowers and the dimension of the card.

Now before I go I did promise pictures form Italy, well I have not even had to time to go through all of them but here is just one to tied you over:

The bustling main canal in Venice, Italy from the Rialto bridge

That's all from me today, happy crafting!

July 10, 2012

Hello Summer

Hello everyone! I haven't abandoned my blog I swear. I just got back from a 2 week long vacation/work trip to ITALY!!! Yes it was really hard to say yes to the proposition of presenting my work in Italy :P We had so much fun but we are exhausted now. It took all I had to get this card done. Hopefully by this weekend I'll have some energy to really get back to crafting and maybe share a few pictures from our adventures. But today I wanted to share a super simple card I made. I am using the new My Thoughts Exactly Hello Summer stamps which are perfect for the July Challenge ;)

The paper is all from Echo Park's Hello Summer line...perfect for use with the Hello Summer stamps! I used a punch to make the little sentiment banner and bent it before sticking it down to add a little dimension. The little sun at the top is from the Hello Summer set, I just used an craft knife to cut it out after stamping it. The sun is popped up on a foam dot for more dimension. And I didn't leave the inside completely blank...

Please ignore my terrible path lines, I'll keep working on those. I thought the little beach ball would make for a fun accent inside. Now here is a better look at the dimension on the front.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and don't forget to get your entries in for the July Challenge! There is still plenty of time left :)

Happy crafting!