I bet you thought when I said I'd be posting more regularly once we got into our summer routine, it meant more than once a week, huh? Turns out, my kids aren't too into the whole "kick-back-and-relax" kind of summer after all, and my passionate arguments hailing the virtues of summer naps and lazy afternoons at the pool have fallen on deaf ears. They are much more into sports, activities, camps, and generally being wherever their friends are (which somehow always involves me driving somewhere).
So I'm hoping you'll let me slide by with a few less posts this season while I try to keep up with those two. And my gas bill. Ay yi yi. If they ever wear out and decide to enjoy some downtime, I promise to pop on and say hi!
And of course, I'll still be sharing my monthly Elle's Studio projects. Today the June kit goes live and it's the biggest kit yet, with five new vellum pieces and a colorful collection of summertime tags and cards. Take a peek - it's just fabulous!
I'm kind of in love with the popsicle icons that appear in the kit and in this month's cut files because one of my favorite summer activities is concocting new flavors to freeze up and taste-test! (Last summer's favorite was Oreo Mocha Chip!) So naturally, I whipped up a card with a popsicle front and center!
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I cut a popsicle from white cardstock and painted it with aqua spray ink, watering down the brush before spreading it over the piece. With a little wooden stick and some twine added, it's a pretty sweet accent. I also added some stamping (the word "sweet") to the background pattern to customize this card.
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I got crafty with paint on this layout, too, coloring in the word "summer" on the 4x6 title card with yellow spray ink and a small brush. Below the title, I strung up lots of the tags with some favorite photos from last year. The colors in this month's kit are perfect for the bright hues in your summer shots!
Be sure to hop over to Elle's Studio today and check out the design team gallery, as well as some special offers that are going on. There's a big sale on tags soon-to-be-retired, so grab them now while you can! And we're kicking off summer with a free shipping special - use the code coupon code SUMMERLOVE to get free shipping on all orders over $30 (US and International). But don't wait - the offer ends June 15th 2015!
Hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far! I'm waving to you all as I drive by!