Thursday, March 15, 2012

'Cheer'ful Summer Smooches {Early Peeks}

Pin It Now! Wow! I'm having a bright & shiny day. Spring is coming early here on the Eastern Shore, it's blue skies and 80 degrees, and it's just as pleasant here in my craft room.

Put your sunglasses on, you might need 'em ;)

This is brand new paper from SU, "Summer Smooches", with the coordinating fabric covered brads.  These brads are huge and make a big impact!  They remind me of my Gram's polyester double-knit pants from the '70s, and they rock my world :D!!!

I made two pinwheels, a 2" and a 2.5", and layered them with a 1" circle punch cut into the center, and brad to anchor it all down.

The little pennant is a 1" strip of Real Red, run thru the crimper, and snipped upward into's all one piece.  I nestled 1/2" circle punches into the insets with alternating colors. 

You can see the stamping inside peeking here!  This is Bright Blossoms, and it's wonderful too.  Great for layering and building a cool retro look.


Here's the inside.

I used Hand Stamped Sentiments' challenge #109 HSSTC109 for the color inspiration.  I think they're all represented here!

..and Mojo Monday's layout sketch.  This one looks so simple, but was hard to pull off in my opinion.  Just as a challenge should be!

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. Oh Wow!!! I absolutely LOVE it! I'm suppose to get my Summer Smooches stuff tomorrow. I can't wait to play:) I'm loving those bright colors. Thanks for sharing you're beautiful & fun card!

  2. I adore this, the colors are sooooo fun,,,luv the bling..have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  3. So bright and fun! Love the fabric brad in the center!

  4. Very striking card! I love all the crazy colors of this DSP!!!

  5. I love this card! I'm a big fan of "Go Big or Go Home" and this card certainly fits the bill! All of your details come together very nicely.

  6. Oh my, I'm in love this card! Love the colors. So bright and happy.

  7. Wow, I do need my shades! BUT that's a good thing!! This is so fun! It's busy but in a good way, I love all the details! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  8. Gorgeous job of using those fabulous new products Erika... now I want some play time with mine!!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

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