Fun with an Octopus

Today’s card has a fun peak through window — looks like the octopus is outside look in.  This card was designed by team member, Cyndi Hogan, for our Summer Splash event last month.  The stamp set is Sea of Textures and there is a coordinating framelit set called Under the Sea.  The framelits make it super quick and easy to cut out all those tentacles on the octopus.  I love the window — you could easily put a window sheet in there and make this card a shaker card with the Tranquil Texture Sprinkles.

Sea of Texture Stamp Set
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Summer Days in August

It’s almost the middle of August and that means schools are gearing up for another year, but before we give in to that we can still enjoy the summer weather and time spent outside.  My August scrapbook pages are ready to add those pictures.  I used Daffodil Delight for the base — it reminds me of the sun and Bermuda Bay is perfect for the water and sky, right and then Black for the picture mats!!  I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set with great messages, a lawn chair and a summer beverage to enjoy.

Here is the first page — May all your tomorrows be as happy as today seemed to be the perfect saying for this month’s theme.

Colorful Season Stamp Set, August Scrapbook
The second page gives more mats for the summer pictures and a panel to remind us to relax and enjoy the moment — just breathe.  I used the Stamparatus to help line up and stamp the beach chair and then of course I had to add the glass of lemonade or whatever your favorite summer time beverage is.

Colorful Seasons, August Scrapbook
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Nature’s Poem Makes Great Fall Cards

The weather definitely says it is still summer but I am looking ahead to fall and those cool, crisp days.  Fall is definitely my favorite time of year.  The Nature’s Poem Suite is fabulous for helping with that fall look.  For this card I used the Nature’s Poem Designer Paper — this one has a wood grain texture to it in Cajun Craze.  The designer paper is attached to Soft Suede cardstock that has been embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder (love it).  Then I took a piece of the Soft Suede Twine from the Nature’s Poem Twine Pack and split it into three pieces for a softer look (I did keep the three pieces together with a knot in the center).  I cut a Pearlized Doily in half and attached with Mini Glue Dots.  You Are Wonderful is stamped with Soft Suede, for the leaves I used Cajun Craze ink that is stamped off each time, then attach the layers to card front with dimensionals.

Rooted in Nature Stamp Set, Nature's Poem Designer Paper, Subtles Embossing Folder

Measurements:
Cajun Craze — 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 4 1/4″
Soft Suede — 4″ x 5 1/4″ — emboss with Subtles EmbossingFolder
Nature’s Poem Designer Paper — 2″ x 5″
Nature’s Poem Twine Pack – Soft Suede – 6″ – separate into 3 strands
Soft Suede — 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
Cajun Craze — 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
Very Vanilla — 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

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