Tuesday, July 28, 2020

PPP July Blog Hop Summer Nights

Welcome to the PPP July Blog Hop as we showcase projects created with the Summer Nights July Paper Pumpkin kit. You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators as we share fun alternative projects and ideas to help inspire you. 
 Today's alternative card design was inspired by an easel card design created by fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Ronda Wade. I just love how simple this card was to create and it has a real Wow to it. Plus, it used mostly supplies from the August Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit combined with one of the card bases from the Summer Nights Add-On kit (item #154973), which is still available to order while supplies last. 
 To create this card design, I simply cut the front panel of the card base with two cuts - 1 1/4" from each end of the card front (along the 5 1/2" side), from the bottom up to the center fold. I then scored the center panel at 2 1/8" and burnished it with my Bone Folder to create a mountain fold. 
 I adhered the two side panels to the card base with adhesive and this creates a channel in the middle for the easel. Using one of the larger sentiment labels from the kit, I stamped the sentiment from the exclusive stamp set onto the label using the Blackberry Bliss Classic ink spot. To decorate the label, I attached two of the stars and one each of the Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy Fireflies using the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals for the Fireflies and the Mini Glue Dots for the stars.
Using the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, I attached the lower half of the sentiment label to the lower section of the middle panel of the card front. To create the label on the bottom of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with one of the oval dies from the Layering Ovals Dies (item #151771). I layered it onto a Coastal Cabana cardstock scalloped oval die cut with one of the dies from the same die set. I attached the sentiment to the card base with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, centering it in the channel so that the center panel can rest against it to prop up the easel. For a touch of bling, I added two Basic Rhinestones to the sentiment label to finish it off. The area underneath the easel is perfect for a short message or you can write a longer message on the back of the card base. 

The card bases in the Summer Nights Add-On Kit (item #154973) are perfect for creating fun alternative card designs and I love how they coordinate with the supplies in the August kit. Also, there are refill kits for the August Summer Nights kit (item #154956) available to order while supplies last. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore your own alternative projects with this wonderful kit and the Summer Nights Add-On kit that is available while supplies last from my Online Store. 
Now it's time to visit Darla's blog and see what she has to share with this month's kit. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also place your order via my Online Store and have it shipped directly to you. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Tricia Butts
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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Cheryl. It was so much fun to create.

  2. Love the easel card! I forget to do fun folds sometimes! Thanks for the reminder!

    1. Thanks June. This is a simple fun fold to create and it's so versatile.

  3. Great fancy fold card - such a fun kit! Thank you for hopping with us!

    1. Thanks Janey. I love this kit and the Summer Nights Add-on. So many great ways to use them.

  4. Love your Easel cards...thanks for sharing your process with us.

    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I love trying new techniques and designs.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I love this simple version of an easel card. It's great for all occasions.

  6. Super cute easel card. Wow great idea! I'm definitely trying this one!

    1. Thank you Renee. I have always loved easel cards and this one is my new favorite. I love that it's so simple to create with just a few supplies.

  7. Absolutely adorable! I love fun interactive cards!

  8. Love your easel card! So creative for sure!