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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy Summer!

Doing a little more dabbling today with paper, ink & stamps.  This one is for the Tuesday Trigger challenge over at Moxie Fab World.  This is the inspiration:



First I was thinking of doing some kind of banner thingie - those triangles were calling my name.  But then I thought about a card I saw this morning (which of course I can't find now) during my daily blog crawl.  It had the word "birthday" repeatedly stamped down the left side of the card and then "happy" on a banner stretching across the top - hard to describe but really great design and in bright, happy colors. 


I used both of these as inspiration - the colors from the image above and the repetitive words from the card I came across to come up with this one:


The "happy" stamp is from the Stampin Up "Happy Everything" set  I bought a long time ago - great purchase.  I'm constantly reaching for stamps from this set.  "Summer" is from a Doodlebug alphabet set - great font.  The bakers twine is canteloupe from Divine Twine.  A bit o' bling in the shape of orange Stickles tops it off (can you see them on the sun?).

I really like the happy, summery colors of this and think I'll be sending it to my mom tomorrow to brighten her day, too.

Thanks for stopping by.


8 comments:

  1. I love your take on the photo, Julie! The 'happy' colours are fabulous.

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  2. What a fun little combination using the colors in the Trigger.

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  3. This is soooo cute and oh my gosh, I have this stamp too! I would have never thought to stamp this in different colors...it looks amazing and I'm sure it will brighten up your mom's day! Love how your were inspired!

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  4. great card & those colors do scream summer

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  5. I love that stamp! I have to bring it out more often, your card is really cute and summery!

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  6. I really love this card. I have that "Happy" stamp languishing in my drawer. Now I have a good idea of how to use it!

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  7. Hey Julie! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what you think about this post. Have a spectacular day!