The Sweet Taste of Summer Card

With May coming to an end, here’s one of my last cards using Taste of Summer.

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For this Sweet Taste of Summer card I combined a two different stamp sets, Taste of Summer CC1039 and Ice-Cold Summer B1478, along with the CC1038 Taste of Summer Paper Pack for May!

stamp images 72cac1c0-2848-4787-9e67-2d213eb48a92This card was inspired by a scrapbook page I saw done by CTMH and I turned the idea into a card.  I used the fruit stamps to create a random pattern down the front of the card.  Used the Cricut to cut out the tag with Z1970 Artiste.

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The Sweet Taste of Summer Card
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For the glass, I outlined it by hand. Used Whisper for the ice cubes.  Added some prisma glitter for some bling.  Fussy cut the glass and used 3D tape to pop it up.

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The Sweet Taste of Summer Card
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All and all, pretty sweet card to celebrate the start of summer this last weekend!

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Taste of Summer

I’m having so much fun with the Taste of Summer Paper and Stamp Set!  Just can’t get enough of them.  I created this card, more whimsical, with the vine and strawberries.

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Taste of Summer Card 3
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It’s a simple layered card.  Stamp the vines in Topiary.  Add a few strawberries using Hollyhock and using the “rock and roll” technique, add a bit of Ruby on the edges with the strawberry top in Topiary.  Doing the same thing, stamp a few strawberries on scrap white and cut out.   Here’s the Taste of Summer Paper (CC1038) and Stamps (CC1039).

Taste of Summer  Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month CC1038 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
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Use the ShinTouch Markers to add the yellow for the seeds.  Then add some Liquid Glass on the seeds to create the texture of the strawberries.

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Cut out some flowers from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Color the center in with the yellow Touch marker.  Use our glue pen (one of my favorites) over the yellow and dust with prisma glitter!

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Cut the tag from Cricut Artiste Cartridge and stamp it with the “yummy” stamp in Canary. Add a pennant

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Add the sentiment on top, stamping in the black, wiping off the “Berry” with a wet wipe and stamping it.  Then reink the sentiment in Hollyhock and wipe off “You’re” and “Special”, lining up the sentiment and stamping again.  This is the blessing of acrlix stamps – you can see where you are stamping.  You get the two toned sentiment.

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Taste of Summer Card 3d
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Only a few more days to get the National Scrapbooking Month Special from Close To My Heart!  You don’t want to miss out on the Taste of Summer!!

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FMS 187

FMS 187 is the cutest sketch!  I loved it and whipped out this super cute card:

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FMS187
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I’ve been planning to play with both of these great stamp sets:  D1651 Wavy Blooms and D1653 Happy Everything (love this set and every one sold, a portion will be donated to Operation Smile!!).   This sketch allowed me to use both the sets!

FMS Final 187-001 web

Started off with the Taste of Summer paper pack….

Taste of Summer  Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month CC1038 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
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Gotta love some coloring and 3D pop-up tape.

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I added the bees and some glitter to their wings along with the flight path.  Doodled the edges a bit.  Tada = uber cute!!

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FMS187
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Taste of Summer Layout

My second Taste of Summer layout “Orange You Sweet” is from the Close to My Heart  “Make It From Your Heart – Vol 2”  How To books.  Our How To books are great for inspiration.

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Taste of Summer Orange You Sweet Layout
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I took a variety of pictures featuring “Ginger”, our much beloved “Boonie Dog” from Guam.  She had been with our family for 15 years.  Such a hard loss for our family, particularly my husband, and especially for SG.  Creating this layout helped us take our favorite memories and preserve them for years to come.  Now looking at the layout, I’m going to back and cut out “Ginger” from the Cricut and put her name up on the left corner of the left page as part of the title.  I used the Taste of Summer papers and stamp set, the National Scrapbooking Special from Close to My Heart to create this layout.  It’s the 22nd of May and you have 9 more days to get this wonderful paper and stamp set before they are gone!

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Taste of Summer
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I used a few techniques with Liquid Glass covering the inside of the oranges.  I love that the Liquid Glass pulls some of the orange ink and creates the yellow look for the sections of the oranges.  With the Coral Reef sequins, I put a dab of pearl paints in the center to match the orange in the paper.

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Have I shared how I like to cut things out?  I do but fussy cutting can take so long.  So I love any stamp set which works with the Circut!!  With the Taste of Summer Stamp set, Close to My Heart’s exclusive Artiste Cartridge is it!!

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Taste of Summer Orange You Sweet Layout
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There is so much I like about how this turned out. I really like how the orange in the papers sets off the orange in Ginger’s coat.  The layers on the left side reflect the layers of our lives and how Ginger has been there from the beginning of our marriage.

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Taste of Summer Orange You Sweet Layout Collage
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Berry Sweet Memories

As many of you know, we have some “Berry Sweet Memories” happening here with the loss of a good friend, a grandma, my Dad, and our beloved Ginger (pet for 15 years).  When playing with the Taste of Summer papers, I love how well they work with black cardstock.  It makes the colors just pop.  I was thinking to myself how appropriate – the darkness and sadness of death symbolized by the black, yet the bright colors are the sweet memories.  I titled the layout  “Berry Sweet Memories”, show the paradox of losing friends, family, and pets.

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As our daughter struggles with these significant losses in our family, I found a great picture on FB about how death brings heartache but your memories are always yours.    I had SG choose her favorite pictures of people/Ginger to use for the layout.   For both SG and I, creating this layout helps process the loss and shows the one of the true value of scrapbooking – capturing and preserving memories forever.  It’s art therapy.  Using this picture and pictures she chose, we created the above layout.  I love how the colors in the papers essentially speak to the bitter sweetness of the situation, yet the pictures speak to the joy of the relationships and things she remembers.

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The inspiration for design came from the “Make It From Your Heart Volume 2”.  I cut out flowers from the Cricut using Art Philosophy.  I colored the yellow in with the ShinHan Touch Marker, used our Glue pen over the top, and dipped it in Prisma Glitter.  I cut the title “Berry Sweet Memories” out twice, from Artfully Sent, once in Hollyhock and once in Black.  I off-set them a touch to add depth/shadowing to the title.

TOS LO1 Collage

I inked the strawberries in Hollyhock ink and rolled the edges on the Ruby ink pad to give the strawberries, variations in color.  I colored the seeds with the ShinHan Touch Marker (yellow) and then added Liquid Glass for a 3D look and feel to them.  I used foam tape to pop up the strawberries.

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Taste of Summer papers ($8.95) and exclusive stamp set ($17.950  are only available in May 2014, to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month!!  For those of you who purchase the papers and stamp set, I’ve created a Design Space file for the stamp set which includes mats for the images.  I will send you the file, free.  You can then save it to your Design space.   You will need to own the CTMH Artiste and Art Philosophy Collections to be able to use this file.  While the title, “Berry Sweet Memories” is not in the file matching the stamp set, I do have it saved separately and am happy to share it.  You will need to own the Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge to use it.   Don’t miss out on this great papers and stamp set.  There are no purchasing requirements to be able to buy these awesome products – Shop Now!

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Orange You Sweet!

My friend Di brought over a card sample and I took the design of the card and created “Orange You Sweet”.  The cards are totally different.  It’s really amazing to me how different people can interpret a design and come up with totally different cards!

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Anyway, this card features the Taste Of Summer Papers and Stamp Set, both of which I love!!

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I embossed the white cardstock with a Versamark pad and white embossing powder.  I used various reinkers and my water pen (which CTMH no longer sells but I still love) to create a water color background.  I did not leave the paper under a heavy book long enough for it to dry flat, which I should have done.

TOS Card 1 WM CollageI stamped using a “rock and roll technique” to get the different colors on the fruit (always start with your lighter ink first).

TOS Card 1a wmI covered the inside of the fruit with a lot of liquid glass.  I let them dry overnight to be sure they were dry before I added them to the card.  I liked how the card opens up.  It’s different and fun.  I had some lime colored bakers twine in my stash which I used to finish it off.

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National Scrapbooking Month and a Taste of Summer

One of the best things in May is National Scrapbooking Month and a Taste of Summer.  To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, CTMH brought us these awesome papers called “A Taste of Summer”!  The colors are absolutely amazing!!

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You can see the vibrancy and who doesn’t love fruit!  Enjoy this paper, CC1038, for $8.95 or $11.00 after s/h/t.

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We have a matching stamp set, CC1039 Taste of Summer, with the cutest fruits and sayings on it.  The set is compatible with our exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Artiste!  The set is $17.95 ($21.00 after s/h/t).

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Here’s a cute card I made with both the Taste of Summer Papers and Stamp Set.  I used the FMS 184 as the template to create it.

TOS Card 1 WMFMS184

This card will be in the upcoming Come and Play Card Buffets!  I used our Pink Glitter Paper, the Cricut Artiste to cut the sentiment tag out, and the “rock and roll” ink technique on the stamps to create the variegated color on the strawberries.  Add some distressing with a sponge on the tag to add depth. I mounted it on black cardstock because it really sets of the vibrancy of the colors in the Taste of Summer paper!   I love working with these colors especially after such a long winter.  They make me smile!

TOS Card Collage 1 WM

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