We’re in the home stretch of summer, which is why our August 2019 kit collection features the "Good Day Sunshine" by Echo Park. We wanted to make sure you have everything you need to document your summer adventures by making cards and crafts, which is why this summery collection and fun stickers are perfect for the occasion. (oh, and the upgrades are a real steal this month!)
As always, our Design Team prepared some gorgeous cards & paper craft inspirations to motivate you to work on your own!. (Spoiler alert: this month’s kit is so versatile that even Santa would approve!) Let’s take a closer look at what our amazing design team has in store for you this month:
1. Button Rosettes by Lisa Riley
To make a rosette flower, Lisa started by punching a 1 or 1 1/2 inch circle from scrap cardstock. She then cut 2 strips of paper with the same width and length. Afterwards, she folded both strips and attached them at the end into a standing circle. At that point, she applied glue to the punched circle. She then gently pressed the folded paper strips flat and placed the flower on the punched circle.
Lastly, she added the cute buttons that were included in the August Kit Upgrades. Feel free to decorate the center of the flower however you see fit!
2. Summery Pockets and Tags
Lisa began this project by cutting apart the journal card page from the base kit, setting it aside. Then, she punched and cut the flowers from the gorgeous papers in the August kit. She then die cut these cute library pocket cards.
There are also templates available online which you can download and trace (They’re usually free) Lisa folded and glued the pockets, then decorated them with the flowers and the bright buttons from the Kit Upgrades. Lastly, she inserted her chosen journal cards.
3. Gorgeous Summer Flowers
When she first saw our August kit, Lisa could only think of huge bright flowers basking in the summer sun. So she immediately started cutting all kinds of circles and flowers to make them. The buttons were absolutely perfect for the design she had in mind (thank goodness for the upgrades!) After Lisa had all her shapes cut out, she layered them and curved & curled some of the shapes for added dimension. Then, she used pop dots for some of the layers, to give the flowers more depth.
Then she moved on to adhering all layers and adding the cute buttons! She cut apart the paper with nine journal cards, turned them over and glued each flower to a paper square. Now, she can use these for a layout, to make cards, a cover of a journal, or use all 9 of them for a frame.SO versatile!
Check out more of Lisa's awesome crafts on her Facebook page!
The next set of gorgeous cards are from our Design Team member Terra Merriweather!
4. Believe (Christmas) Card
This months kit was summer-themed but when Terra saw the green prints in the collection, all she could think about was Christmas. So she made some special cards for us this month!
Terra cut a 5.5" x 4.25" block from the green patterned paper and adhered it to an A2 card base. She then used her Silhouette Cameo to create the word Believe out of two different fonts. Then, she offset the word for the white background.
After cutting them out, she glued them together and centered them on the green background. Lastly, she added Nuvo glitter drops to random areas of the card.
5. (Christmas) Poinsettia
To begin this card, Terra cut a 4.25" x 5.5" block from the green patterned paper and adhered it to an A2 card base. She used a die from “My Favorite Things” to cut out the poinsettia in white card stock, using the color red for the leaves. Then, she used a Recollections stamp for the word greetings and embossed it with Recollections red tinsel embossing powder.
6. Joy (Snowman) Cards
For this one, Terra cut a 5.5" x 4.25" block from the green patterned paper and adhered it to an A2 card base. She used a die from “My Favorite Things” to cut out the word JOY and replaced the O with a snowman. Lastly, she randomly placed Nuvo glitter drops around the card.
7. You Make Every Day Brighter
Terra adhered a textured yellow card stock to a craft card base. Then, she took the rainbow criss cross border strip and centered it on the card. She added a few stamps that she colored from “My Favorite Things”. It is made to look as if she has a rainbow spotlight. Lastly, Terra added a banner at the bottom with a red embossed sentiment.
8. Gingham Hello Card
This card was inspired by Kittie Caracciolo with “Rubbernecker Stamps”. Terra used the red and white gingham print paper included in our kit, cut out a 5.5" x 4.25" block and attached it to an A2 card base. From the Silhouette design store, she was able to find a square floral frame and stretched it to a rectangle so it would be slightly smaller than her A2 card. Then, she cut and glued them to one another for a little dimension.
Next, she used two different file cuts (also from the Silhouette store) to create the flower petals and the inside of the sunflowers. She die cut the word hello with a “My Favorite Things” die. Lastly, she used Nuvo glitter drops in Simply White to add highlights to the sunflowers.
9. Hello Flowery Cards
For Terra's second Hello Card, she drew inspirations from Jessica Frost-Ballas from Simon Says Stamps Company. She had colored a background stamp and cut a strip from it to adhere to the left side of an A2 card. Then, she cuts a 2" strip from the flowered print, adhered it to a piece of white card stock and placed on the lower half of a Kraft A2 card base. Next, she die cut using a My Favorite Things die the word hello from white card stock as well.
She cuts a couple of small flowers using a cut file from the Silhouette design store and the mint colored card stock. Also, she adhered the small flowers in random spots above the strip of patterned paper and then adhered the word hello. Lastly, she finished by using Nuvo glitter drops in Simply White to embellish the center of the flowers.
10. Be Happy
In making her "Be Happy" card, Terra used a few pieces from previous months papers. She cuts a 4.25" x 5.5" block from the lemonade stand patterned paper and adhered to an A2 card base. Then, she used cut file from the Silhouette design store to cut out a stitched frame in Kraft card stock and a glass (light blue card stock and yellow polka dot paper from the March kit).
She assembled the glass and placed it in the lower-left corner of the card, sitting on the stitched frame. Next, she adorned it with lemons along with the “be happy” banner, both from the July 2019 kit.
11. You're my main squeeze
For this card, Terra used the lemon and cherry pattern paper which she cut into a 4.25" x 5.5" block and attached to an A2 card base. She used a cut file from the Silhouette design store to cut out a stitched frame (green card stock) and a layered bowl (red card stock on white card stock). Lastly, she finished the card by using the lemons from our July kit.
Get to see more of Terra's awesome cards and layout inspirations on her Instagram!
The next set of creative cards are from Rosa Kelly!
12. Ice Cream Cone
Rosa started making this card with a piece of cardstock of 7 ¼”x 10”. She folded it in half to make the base. Then she covered the card with paper from our August collection. She also added a 4 ¼”x 6 ½” white piece of cardstock on the top of the design paper. Next, she cut a cone shape using the beautiful paper in the August kit and added the buttons from our upgrades to make the ice cream. Delicious!
13. Lemonade Stand Card
Rosa used a piece of cardstock of 5 ½” x 8 ½” to make this fun card. She folded it in half to make the base and covered it with summery paper from our August collection. Then, she added a 2 ½”x 3 ½” white piece of cardstock on the top. She also added some cute stickers from the August sticker sheet. Next, she used an Exacto knife to create the opening for the lemonade stand window. Lastly, she used the chipboard letters to spell out "FUN" on the inside of the card so we can see it through the window.
14. Summer Flowers Card
Rosa loves the brads included in the Upgrades of our August kit. She started creating this card with a piece of cardstock of 6” x 7 ¼”. Scored and folded at 2 ¼” along the 7 ¼”. Then, she covered the card with a gorgeous paper from the August collection. She added one of the 4”x 6” cards from the collection backed on the inside of the card and used a paper punch and die to make the flower shapes. Lastly, she attached the flowers to the cards using the brads from the kit.
15. Happy Day
To make the base for the card, Rosa used a piece of cardstock of 6” x 10” and folded it in half.She then covered the card with an adorable scrapbooking paper from our collection. She used two different designs to make the card even more appealing. Next, she added one of the 3”x 4” cards from the collection backed on white cardstock. Finally, she used the chipboard letter stickers to spell "HAPPY DAY" and added the buttons from the kit as shown.
PS: Make sure to get these pretty letter stickers included in our August kit Upgrades while you still can and create awesome craft inspirations!
16. Button Flowers
This last card was made using a piece of cardstock of 6” x 8 ½” which was folded in half to make the base. Rosa covered the itwith a 4”x 6” card paper from our August collection. Then, she trimmed the top and bottom slightly to fit the card. She added a 2 ½”x 3 ½” white piece of cardstock on the top and drew the flower stems with a green marker. Lastly, she added a basket sticker from the sticker sheet and the buttons from the kit's Upgrades.
How cute is this?
Check more of Rosa's wonderful crafts on her Youtube channel!
These are only the first cards & paper craft inspirations for August from these talented ladies! More will be posted on our Facebook Page exclusively for our club members. We hope you enjoyed them and have been inspired to create your own.
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