Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sunshine Hello Card

It's now officially summer -- even though we Texans have been, "glowing" 100º+ F temps since May.  I do love sunshine, but sometimes I wish it would smile more gently on us -- kinda like this cute sun from Simply Charmed:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - DCWV Brights (A2)
  • Papers - textured cardstock by The Paper Studio; all other cardstock from scraps
  • Cricut Cuts - sun from Simply Charmed, page 50 with shadow; tag is two <trap1> from Opposites Attract, page 119
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - alternating Spots & Dots and Swiss Dots on background color blocks
  • Other - inking with yellow and orange Colorbox ink pads; stamped sentiment by Hampton Ink

I used my new Colorbox ink pads on this project, and I'm in loooooove!  I had so much fun inking all the sun's edges.  It really makes him smile (and me too).

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion:  Challenge #19 - Celebrating Summer (Sun)
Fantabulous Cricut:  Challenge #65 - Summer Sun


  1. Your card is wonderful. Love the sun. Thanks for joining us at CTO.

  2. What a great card! I love the strip background and embossing. The sun is spectacular. Thanks for playing at CTO!

  3. Cute card! I have a blog award for you! Stop by my blog when you can to pick it up!

  4. A very fun card. Love the strips in the back!

  5. Very cute! Thanks for sharing @ CTO!

  6. This is such an awesome card. I love it. Thanks for sharing your work with us at CTO

  7. This card is amazing! The embossing and colors are awesome! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us! Keep up the great work! I love seeing your creations!

  8. Your card is so cute... lovely..

    thanks for playing this week with us at CTO..


  9. cute card- feel free to send some sunshine our way in MN- been way too cool this summer and raining.
    Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

  10. I love the different layers and embossing behind the sun, really cute! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  11. Thanks so much for the warm Hello and for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

  12. Oh, I LOVE this card!! So bright and cheerful -- LOVE the sunglasses and the AWESOME sentiment!! Great embossing too!! :)

    Thanks so much for celebrating summer at Celebrate The Occasion!! :) Hope you'll join us again this week!!

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM