5.20.2012

Happy Summer

Today I'm supposed to be writing a paper on fish, but since I'm working on a second degree in procrastination, I thought today would be the time to make a couple cards for the ladies my husband works with. Tuesday is the last day for students in our county, and Friday is the last day for teachers. To say Tim is ready would be a complete understatement. 

When I sat down at my craft table, I knew I wanted to use the new flip flop die from PTI, but I also wanted to challenge myself to make my own patterned flip flops.  I didn't buy the coordinating set because I knew I had enough sentiments in my collection that could be used, and I couldn't see paying for the set just for the flip flop patterns. 


I started by looking through my sets for patterns that were the right scale - for both the flip flops and the mini-cards - and was surprised at how many I found.


I started with cardstock from LilyBelles Paperie. For the orange card, I used the small scale argyle pattern from PTI's A Little Argyle and for the pink card I stamped the stripes from PTI's Background Basics: Retro. Both cards were stamped with Amuse Watermelon and Papaya inks.


For the yellow card I used the solid heart from PTI's Heart-2-Heart #4. On the purple card, I used the squiggly line from PTI's Little Bitty Bird. These were stamped with Amuse Lido and Heather inks.


The turquoise card uses the four smallest butterflies from PTI's Beautiful Butterflies. The green card I believe is my favorite. I used a tag from PTI's Daily Designs and selectively inked it so only half the pattern was showing. I added the corresponding image over the top.  These were stamped in Amuse Ocean and Grass inks. 

The sentiment on all the cards is the same - happy summer - from PTI's Tag-it's #4 in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I made a total of  18 of these (three in each color) that will be delivered in mailboxes later this week.

16 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

OMG those are so diddy cute Amy!! I love the little pops of colour and each ne, and all those flip flops are fabulous!!

Elena said...

So, so cute!

Leigh said...

These are so sweet! The ones with the butterflies are my favourite!

BethieJ said...

Oh these are sooo CUTE!! LOVE the flip flops!! (cant wait for mine to arrive!)
Have a GREAT day!!!

Renee said...

These are FABULOUS!!!
Love all the patterns you used...
just like real flippies! :)
Now I'm even happier that you talked me into this die...
so many fun things I can do! :)

Sandy Kay said...

I love how you created your own patterns - so glad I got the dies! These are so cute!

IamDerby said...

Very cute!

Deanna Jean said...

These are great..love the butterflies.

Mariana said...

Well, you make me feel soo happy, I did the same, just got the dies (still waiting and this gorgeous looking cards have totally inspired me!

Mayol said...

What a fun set of cards! Really screams summer! Love the colors!

Joyce said...

What a cute set. I see that I could have saved myself $24 if I had seen your post before ordering! These are all so darling.

Kim said...

Oh my goodness these cards are just the cutest ever!!!! I'm with Joyce and could have saved myself $24, but I am sure it would have gone to something else, but these are just so adorable.

christy compton hall said...

Awww, I'm in love with this rainbow goodness set! Great cards, Amy!

Laurie said...

Amy these are adorable! Now I need these dies don't I? :)

Susan said...

Love the flip flops- that is so cute! A very Summery idea. :) (I found you through the Moxie Fab blogroll.)

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

These are adorable! Found you thru Moxie Fab World....awesome blog!