Hi there! I’m hopping along with Simon Says Stamp for Day 2 of the Let’s Chill blog hop to celebrate the brand new Let’s Chill release. (You can check out day 1 HERE.) You should have arrived here from Barbara Tarayao, and your next stop is Miriam Prantner. I have three projects for you today featuring lots of beautiful, beachy-themed goodies and some of the totally stunning new Paws-itively Saturated inks. Let’s get started with the details!
My first card features the brand new Basic Box Card Beach and Sky dies, which I used to create my very first box card! I am not very good with 3D, interactive-type cards, but let me tell you…. this one was so much fun to create, and not horribly complicated! I did refer to this very helpful video from the Simon Says Stamp website to create the basic card using the Basic Box Card dies.
I die cut all of the components for the box card using plain white cardstock, creating a sky by blending some color to the window cut-out with the new Morning Paws-itively Saturated ink and a blending brush. I adhered this blended “sky” to the very back of the box card using liquid adhesive to make sure it was completely straight.
For the interior of the card, I did some no-line coloring using a few of the images from the new Let’s Get Away stamps and dies. I stamped the hammock chair, drink, and umbrella onto some white cardstock using Contour Ink, then added lots of crisp blue and gray using Copic markers. Nothing says “nautical” to me like crisp royal blue and white!
I added the chair, umbrella (trimming off the edge so that it was at an angle), and drink using some Dot Adhesive tape runner, then added a greeting from the new Beachy Keen stamp set, cutting it out with the coordinating dies. I am no engineer, and definitely no Jennifer McGuire, goddess of the fun-folding cards, but creating this was super fun and simpler than I expected! The Basic Box Card dies definitely make things easier than you would think! And bonus: these box card dies fold up completely flat inside an A2 envelope for super simple mailing. So fun, right?
My next projects are a pair of coordinating cards that are an homage to clean-and-simple, as well as some of the gorgeous new Paws-itively Saturated colors released this week: Morning, Twilight, and Galaxy.
My first project uses the gorgeous Adirondack Chair standalone die as the centerpiece. I die cut all of the pieces from plain white cardstock (what’s classier than a white Adirondack chair?) and adhered them all together using liquid adhesive. The detail pieces are just raised enough that they add a hint of dimension without adding a ton of bulk. So well designed!
I lightly blended some Morning ink in the background on a plain white cardstock base to create a very light halo to help my white chair pop from the card front. I also stamped a greeting from Beachy Keen using Galaxy ink. I popped up the die cut chair using foam adhesive to give it some extra height and allow it to be the star of the show!
My last card uses the darling new Kite Builder stencil. I blended Morning, Twilight, and Galaxy inks on a white A2 card front using a blending brush, masking off the parts of the stencil that I was not using using a few Post-It Notes. I also lightly blended some Morning ink around the edges of the card front to create a sky.
For the greeting, I stamped another sentiment from Beachy Keen using Galaxy ink on some white cardstock. I love how vibrant and stark the contrast is between the crisp white cardstock and the deep navy letters. I die cut the sentiment with the coordinating die and popped it up on the card front using foam tape. The final touch was to add a few iridescent blue pearls that could almost be raindrops! Though of course you don’t want to fly a kite in the rain haha!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! So much beachy, summery goodness with this latest Let’s Chill release. And the new ink colors are just smashing! Now for some fun giveaway information:
Each stop on the Let’s Chill blog hop is giving away a $25 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp store! Simply leave a comment on the blog. The more comments you leave across the hop, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be selected from amongst the comments and announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 22nd of June.
Your next stop on the hop is Miriam Prantner. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Donna Phelan says
Love these cool tones. A pretty palette for your pretty creations!
Tami B says
These are so pretty. (I love blue.) The beachy keen is my fav.
Three completely different summer cards, while they are all three blue they certainly don’t give anyone the summertime blues, they are each one wonderful
So pretty with crisp white & pop of color.
Viveca V. says
All beautiful examples of using supplies from the latest release. I love the blue tones- very clean, very cool and very vibrant.
Meghan Kennihan says
Oooo I LOVE your CAS designs and gorgeous blues!
Dorene. S says
The colors are beautiful, making them such peaceful cards.Thank you for sharing.
Megan N says
Love the blues!
Lori L says
Love all of them!
Cool color tones, perfect for Summer!
Thanks for sharing.
barbara lassiter says
These are so cute and adorable. Beachy Keen may be my favorite, but they are all awesome.
Ann Marie S. says
Love the three card inspirations that you created and the blue of the ocean that you used. Makes me want a beach chair on a beach somewhere!!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the blues. The layn chair looks
so inviting. Great collection of summer
cards. thanks for sharing
Donna Walls says
Absolutely fabulous cards!
Sharon Gullikson says
I like how the lime stands out against the blue and white. The blues are just gorgeous, and scream beach.
Those blues! So lovely. I love these, since I can’t afford all those matching dies I love seeing cards with direct stamping.
Patty A Eifert says
I’ve yet to attempt to make a box card. I love your clean & simple box card with that amazing blue color! Blue is my favorite color…especially royal blue!! So of course I am in love with your two cards also lol!!
Julie A Wexler says
Those blues are stunning and u showcased them beautifully thruout. Gorgeous clean designs- love them!
Stacey Kowbel says
Wonderful cards! Your box card is fantastic!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Your cards are beautiful and the box card is amazing! I love all the blue and white! The Adirondack chair is my fave!
Monika Davis says
Super cool cards Emily! Love the blue hues… that box card is amazing! Thanks for the inspirations!
Susan A Anglesey says
I hear the waves lapping on the shore! Such relaxing cards!
Lindar C says
Very pretty cards, so peaceful and serene.
Karen Erickson says
Von Marie says
I love all your cards especially the Box card. The blues are so refreshing and I love it!!
Love your nautical blue and white cards, great big sentiments.
Maureen R says
Gorgeous cards!!! Love the blues!!!
Carol DuFrene says
The Adirondack chair card is beautiful…it’s a “wish you were here” happy mail card
Cyndi Morris says
Your cards are amazing. Love the blues. The beach scenes are beautiful — wish I were there!
Pauline Godfrey says
Gorgeous creations! Love the blue tones
Cheryl S. says
All your designs are fabulous and I am at the beach this week enjoying alk the various shades of blue!
Twana Griffin says
I love your cards, they definitely get me in the mood to relax on a beach.. You are so talented.
Patricia E Wilson says
Loved your cards, especially the box card. The colors were amazing. I do have to get some of these SSS inks for sure. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
Tammy Millette says
Fabulous box card, love the blue in all your cards💕
Surekha Galagoda says
Your cards are always a treat to look at with perfect coloring and creation. Love the blue ink. The box card is elegant and wish that I could buy it. I am in Sri Lanka and the shipping costs are exhorbitant which prevents me from making any purchases. thanks for the inspiration.tc stay safe
Oh what beautiful cards. Absolutely love the blues!
Alexandra Y says
So very beautiful! I love that box card, so wonderfully detailed!
Great cards! I really like the chair and umbrella card, and the wonderful shades of blue!
I absolutely LOVE this card!! Stunning💕
Absolutely stunning !! I love it 💕
Love all your cards, I can only hope to be as good as you
Denise Bryant says
Awesome designs and colors! I especially love the beach chair!
Marisela Delgado says
What a gorgeous color!
Janelle L says
Mirella Rogan says
Super cool, I love your colour choices & colouring!
Leslie Steed says
Your cards are beautiful! The blue tones you used are so relaxing and calming!
Kathy W says
The vivid colors make these cards stunning.
Sami Tomsick says
I I absolutely love your cards, so much inspiration❣️❣️
What lovely cards. The color selection is so beautiful.
Janet Durbin says
Love what you created, the royal blue and white just pop!
Marilyn Fisher says
Love the blues! Makes me want to be at the beach!😎
Lynn Conlon says
Your cards just make me want to get into my swimsuit, haul my towel, bag, chair, and umbrella to the beach along with my kite. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your cards. The colors are just water and fun.
Celeste M Goff says
Your cards are absolutely amazing! So beautifully put together!
Roblyn Henry says
I love the blue and white – so crisp!
Love your card collection from this release!! Thanks for the creative inspiration!
Gorgeous blue and white creations. That first card is so gorgeous and dimensional. A real WOW! Hugz
Hannah Baum says
Merrill P says
You’ve used lovely, refreshing colours.
Love the cool blue shades of these cards!
Kris Reeves says
I ADORE all that blue! Such amazing colors!
Rosemary D says
Fabulous set of cards. Love all the beautiful blues!
Shar Zar says
Your box card is stunning.
Robi Wax says
Amazing! Love the coloring.
Sue D says
So peaceful in blue.
Caitlin I. says
Gorgeous! The blue and white color combo is perfect for a summer on the beach.
Salish Sea Stamper says
Love the cool, clean look of the blues against the white!
Your cool blues are just what I needed to see on this heat index of 105 in MN! Cool cards!
love the new colors
Blue is my favorite colors so these are making me swoon!
Loving all the blues! Thank you for sharing.
these are fantastic – great colours
Julie Vale says
Fantastic thank you