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.


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

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

  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!

  4. great card & those colors do scream summer

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

  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!

  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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