Happy Summer Days

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – I hope you’re having a wonderful week! Hard to believe we’ve surpassed the middle of August already but I have to admit that I’m so ready for Fall and Winter to get here! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring white cardstock, which is on sale this month (along with ivory – so be sure to stock up!) that I paired with red and green cardstock and a little bit of washi tape. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a super fun CAS Summer card boasting a picnic table with some handmade watermelon slices. I have several watermelon slice dies but they were too small for this card so I created my own with circle dies and a black marker… and what picnic is complete without little ants?!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a strip for the bottom from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock which I covered in some red heart washi tape and made into a picnic table. I did my ‘thing’ of rounding the bottom right corner. I die cut green and red circles from CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock and CutCardStock Bonsai Green cardstock and layered them together, then cut them in half and cut one of the halves in half to make three slices of watermelon. I think I’ve forgotten to mention that I had to replace my Big Shot about six weeks ago because I wore the old one slam out! Have you ever heard of wearing out a Big Shot?! I guess after 11 years I got my money’s worth out of it, lol! The new one cuts like a dream. I had gotten several Magic Mats a while back and they make such a difference in cutting, pllus they save a ton in cutting plates! Okay, back to the card… I added watermelon seeds with a black Flair marker, added ant brads to each slice, and adhered two of them to the picnic table. I stamped the sentiment in black ink, and the finishing touch was adding several red gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and embellished it with the red heart washi tape and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, stamped the sentiment and added the remaining slice of watermelon, and layered the panel on the red cardstock.

And one more look… super happy with how this turned out! What a great Summer card created with amazing cardstock, and it was so easy to put together!

CutCardStock products used:
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock
CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock
CutCardStock Bonsai Green cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Great Impressions Happy Summer Days sentiment stamp, Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp set
Ink: PaperMate Flair Black medium point pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Spellbinders Standard Circles dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Bearly Arts precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Mini Ant Brads, Eyelet Outlet Heart Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet red jewel bling

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig