May 27, 2012

Happy Summer!

My crafty weekend continues!  Today I sat down with my new Flipped Out stamp set from Papertrey Ink and made two more card sets.

This is such a cute stamp set.  I paired it with another recent purchase, On the Boardwalk paper pad by W R Memory Keepers.

These are the cards I made for the card sets (two of each):

I love the faded and grungy look of the papers.  To achieve a similar look with the stamped images, I inked up the stamps and then stamped them off onto scrap paper before stamping the image for the card.  I also used some distress ink to extend the grungy look.

The flip flop stamps and dies are so cute.  I love all the different stamp patterns; it was fun matching them to the patterned papers.

With this card I really liked the sentiment that was already on the paper, but I wanted to add just a bit to it.  I pulled out the Wishing You stamp set by Papertrey Ink.  There was no sentiment stamp that just said "Wishing you" but there were lots of them that started with "Wishing you", so all I had to do was mask out the words I didn't want, ink it up, remove the mask and stamp it.  Perfect!

I think the last card is my favorite.  I love the sentiment and when I saw the paper with bikinis and trunks, I knew I wanted to pair a "man's flip flop" with a "woman's flip flop."  The sentiment was actually all on one line, but I masked the stamp and inked it up partially twice to create a two line sentiment to fit on the circle die.

I used a couple of clear boxes from my stash (I keep the boxes the stamps come in) and made my own banners using some sandy beach paper I had in my 12x12 paper stash.  Fun card sets for anyone who loves summer and/or flip flops!  I love my flip flops so much that when my podiatrist said I couldn't wear them anymore (no support!), I searched and searched until I found some that provide the necessary support.  They were expensive but, oh so worth it!  They are the first shoes I step into every morning and out of every night.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you're having a great weekend!

Cardstock: PTI White Rustic and Harvest Gold
Patterned Paper:  W R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk paper collection, My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side - One (denim patterned paper for flip flop)
Stamps: PTI Flipping Out and Wishing You
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel, Teal Zeal, Cantaloupe, PTI Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress ink
Other: PTI Flipping Out and Rick Rack dies, Little Yellow Bicycle jewel stickers, MFT Circle Stax 2
Sizes: 5.5" x 4.25" and 4.25" x 5.5"


  1. Linda, all of your cards so everyone of them. The patterned paper you used is just so perfect for this stamp set. Just too cute!

  2. Oh my Linda!! These are so cute I am so loving this flip flop set!! And the patterned paper is awesome!! Happy Monday!



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