Things are finally starting to bloom here. I love these coneflowers! They're the one thing I can't seem to kill with my black thumb.
I'm not much of a "fancy flower" kind of girl. My husband knows to never buy me roses. Echinacea is definitely more my style.
That's when I flipped when I saw this stamp set designed by 1Canoe2 for Studio Calico's July release.
It's filled with gorgeous "buildable" floral images & big, beautiful sentiments.
I don't know what these flowers are called (I'm so clueless when it comes to botany.) I just know that I love them... and if my husband brought me a bouquet of them home, he would have my heart. ;) They are also included in the stamp set. I'll share a fun tutorial on how to paint these flowers in an upcoming blog post at Studio Calico.
I'm just going to admit it right now. I think I've eaten my weight in watermelon this summer. I can't seem to help myself. So, when I saw the paper in the Penny Arcade card kit this month, I knew I had to use it to make a summery card. It was just crying out to be made into a watermelon!
If you can cut a circle, you can make this card, It's definitely easy to do & I think it turned out so sweet. (Pun intended.)
I used my Silhouette to cut out the circles, but you can easily make this design by tracing small saucers or anything round you have at home. It's also a great project to make with kids! Here's the basic run down:
- Cut one full circle out of white cardstock. Score down the middle & fold in half.
- Cut a half circle (the same size as the first) using the green patterned paper found in the kit.
- Cut another smaller half circle from white cardstock.
- Cut a slightly smaller half circle from the red patterned paper from the kit.
- Apply adhesive-backed Velcro
I used a sentiment stamp from the Pinball card kit & added a snip of Velcro to hold the fruit closed. I thought the little triangle banners from the Penny Arcade stamp set looked like pieces of watermelon, so I stamped them with Versamark ink to make a border. (See. I've eaten so much watermelon that everything I look at turns into the fruit!)
I hope you're enjoying your summer! Thanks for stopping by.