Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Clean & Simple Summer {Part 1}

Pin It Now! Hey crafty friends!  It's Tuesday, and time for our next challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

We're in the thick of Summer here in St. Michaels!  Everyone is busy, hot, at the pool, cookouts, staying out later, and generally stretching our days farther than they're supposed to go.  So, I'm starting a series of Clean & Simple posts.  Cards, layouts, and gifts you can make with limited time & supplies.

My first CAS Summer post is a color challenge at HSS, and a sketch challenge at Retro Sketches.

The color challenge is to use Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, and Calypso Coral in a project.  I cut strips of 1" x 3.5" DSP, rounded the edges, and adhered.  I added a few punched hearts from the leftover scraps, popped up portions of the card here and there, and glittered just the middle heart.

Lots of threes here...3 strips, 3 hearts, 3 wraps of baker's twine.  I scallop cut the bottom of the card for a little more pizzazz :)

Here are the challenges...  Click on the pictures to visit the sites!  I hope you'll join in!

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika. www.erikaclark.stampinup.net


  1. Great card!! The colours work out so nicely!!

  2. Simply adorable! Love the crumb cake and the patterns!