Friday, July 17, 2020

Summer Vibes Cards & More!

Bright & Cheerful Summer Vibes Cards!  

Welcome!  I'm so glad you have stopped by!  We are well into summer, and this Summer Vibes Creative Suite has my creative juices flowing!  

Today we'll look at a few of the fun cards I created using the delightful Summer Vibes Papers, Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts.    This stamp set is also available on its own, without the Thin Cuts, if you prefer.    

These adorable stamped images come to 'life' when colored with Watercolor Pencils.  Make them glisten with a touch of your Shimmer Brush.  My go-to ink, when using my Shimmer Brush with my Watercolor Pencils, and/or Tri-Blend Markers, is the Archival Black Ink.  This ink is waterproof, light-fast, fade-proof, archival safe, and deepest black.  💝 

When using Thin Cuts, I am often asked whether they should stamp or cut first.  Typically, I will cut multiple Thin Cut images first, and then stamp them.  My recommendation is to try both ways, and see which way suits YOU.  Quick Tip -- If you do stamp first, you may wish to use a bit of washi tape or painter's tape to hold things in place, so your die doesn't accidentally slip and cut away a portion of your stamped image.  😊

When creating my two Summer Vibes --Sending Sunshine cards, I wanted to have my sentiment in the center of the sun pop.  To achieve the two toned sun on each, I stamped the sunshine with Lemonade Ink.  Then, using a 1-inch circle, I previously cut, I stamped the image again with Candy Apple Red over a piece of scrap paper.  Then, using Foam Dots to give it a pop, I adhered it to the center of the sun.  

Along with the Summer Vibes Cardmaking Stamp Set, here's an adorable gatefold card, created with the Summer Vibes Cardmaking Workshop Kit.   
Our Workshop Kits for cards and scrapbooking come with easy to follow printed directions, including photos. Of course, you can use these as a springboard for your own creations as well!  💝 

How delightful is this stamped snow-cone?!? With our typically high summer temps, this would be a most welcome treat!  My fun little confetti surrounding the popped-up treat, are made with second generation stamping using Candy Apple Ink.   To achieve 'second' generation, simply ink your stamp, stamp on scrap paper, then your circle for your card.  Easy peasy. 😊 

To give my snow-cone a bit a sparkle, I colored it in with the Peach and Lemonade Shimmer Brushes.  

For my belly band, I used Candy Apple Cardstock.  Then for the snow-cone base, my trusty Shaker Window Thin Cuts set was up to the task. 

Just for fun, here's a couple more cards I created with components of the Summer Vibes Creative Collection!  😎

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Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,


  1. So many cute card ideas! I love that snow cone one the best; mostly because I have been trying to use more non standard fold cards.

    1. From one Mother of 3 to Another, Thank you so much! These cards are so much fun to create and send! Such a summertime delight! I, too, love to create fun fold cards! The Summer Vibes Cardmaking Kit stamp set also has adorable ice cream cone and Popsicle stamps to play with! Have a wonderful day! Gayle

  2. Love your summer crafted cards, especially the just keep swimming and can we chill messages. I miss chilling with friends and trips to our favorite beach for diving and snorkeling. Clever crafting!

    1. Thank you so much, Rita! Oh, yes! Looking forward to chilling with friends and family, and visits to the beach! In the interim, they'll receive fun Summer Vibes cards! Have a wonderful day! Gayle

  3. It's been a long time since I have worked on cards. I do still scrapbook when I make time. You have some really nice ideas.

    1. Thank you, Yvonne! Creating and sending cards is beautiful way to celebrate our relationships! I love all things papercrafting, and am so glad you take the time to scrapbook your memories! If you don't tell your story, who will? Happy Papercrafting! Gayle!

  4. Looks like a fun set of steps to enjoy all summer. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Oh, yes, Donna! The entire Summer Vibes collection is absolutely delightful and such a joy to create with! Have a wonderful day! Gayle