If I (Lauren) had to sum up everything I love about summer in just *ONE* card, this might be the card I'd choose. Because it has sunshine, beach vibes, super-cool flamingos, my favorite color (PINK!) and of course let's not forget a sweet treat, lol! To top it all off, I've managed to express almost all of these loves using Eyelet Outlet Brads! ♥
I've always enjoyed participating in the Coffee Loving Cardmakers' seasonal bloghops, but I confess it's even more fun more now that I make a point of keeping Eyelet Outlet Coffee Brads and Doughnut Brads on hand, and you can see I've given them a starring role in my card. I've also got Sun and Cloud Brads, a Sandcastle Brad, a Tall Palm Tree Brad, and I've arranged them all as three loving couples against some little diecut hearts. To set off the whole group, I popped the hearts up a bit on a little foam tape, so we could better see that strip of beautiful Flamingo Washi Tape, accented with just the tiniest peep of Glitter Gold Tape. I hand-stamped "Summer Lovin'"with a favorite cursive font and called it done!
While I was feeling "in the pink" I made a second card, using one of the beautiful wide watercolor tapes we had this spring, which also happens to feature flamingos. This particular tape sold out fast (well just look at it!) but this simple idea would work equally well with the Flamingo Washi I used above, or with this other fab Flamingo Tape. You could also rock this with Watercolor Flowers,(I've fussy-cut one of them, to be my flower center!) Butterflies, Birds, or even these beautiful Sewing Machines.
There are so many good tapes... you should probably browse the category while you're there! Be sure to grab some Paper Flowers and Jewel Bling Strips, too-- they go with EVERYTHING! And finally, it's gonna be a long, hot summer: you're bound to need Summer Vacation Brads! ♥
does not actually have a pet flamingo... yet!