Sunday, June 2, 2013

Gingham Garden (because it's just so PRETTY!)


It's official.... SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!  Swimming, lazy days and all around happiness!  I saw the challenges over at the Paper Players (PP148) and Fab Friday (FabFri10), and knew they would be so much fun if I combined them.  Plus, that gives me a few extra hours at the pool!

This is what I came up with.

The gingham washi tape was still on my desk from another card I recently made.  It looked so summery that I knew I wanted to try this technique.  I've seen lots of other stampers put the washi tape on a piece of cardstock then cut out a shape with the Big Shot.  It's super easy and fun!  That washi tape is a cool new accessory!

The washi tape coordinates with the Gingham Garden designer series paper, so that was an easy choice!  I was a little bit stumped when it came to selecting a summer greeting.   One of my favorite new stamp sets is, 'A Round Array'.  Nothing makes me smile like SUMMER!  So, as you can see, the card came together very nicely when I just used the stuff that already goes together.  Thank you Stampin' UP! for making my projects come together so effortlessly!

Stamp Set: A Round Array
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight cardstock and Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Punches: 1" circle, 7/8" scallop circle, 1 3/4" circle
Big Shot: Polka Dot embossing folder, Butterfly die, Scallop edgelit
Accessories: Island Indigo ruffled ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you find some time for some Summer Stamping!


  1. What a summery card! I love the washi tape butterfly...what a neat technique. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. Very cute, Cheryl! Love the scallops, the bow and the beautiful washi butterfly. All together, they make me smile. Happy Summer!

  3. How pretty! Love the butterfly cut out of tape, what a great technique.
    Your elements combine beautifully. So glad you played along at Fab Friday!

  4. Cheryl, This has summer written all over it! So bright and so cheery. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

  5. Awesome use of the washi tape! This is such a fun summery card! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  6. That butterfly is amazing! I love the idea of die cutting something covered in washi tape. Great summer card! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  7. I love this butterfly! I will be case'ing this idea very soon! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fab Friday!