OSAT: Dog Days of Summer

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Welcome to The Creativity Cave and the OSAT blog hop!  I am so excited to have you stop by The Creativity Cave and whether you are joining us from my good friend, Justin's Blog or this is your first stop, thanks for being here!  Our theme this month is Dog Days of Summer and I have a couple of fun projects to share with you!

Fun video to show this adorable card on my blog: www.thecreativitycave.com #stampinup #handmade #ombrepads #thecreativitycave

I am just loving the Ombre Pads and the Summer Sorbet Stamp Set!  I couldn't put it away after I made a fun card a few weeks ago! So I started with a very simple card here–perfect for a fun birthday card for a kid or an adult! And can I just say that the spell check on my blog wants me to change Ombre to Hombre!!  Hee Hee! 🙂 It gives me flashbacks to when Joey was a cologne spray guy as a job at a Department store on Friends! 😉 "Hombre for Men?"

Fun video to show this adorable card on my blog: www.thecreativitycave.com #stampinup #handmade #ombrepads #thecreativitycave

Gather your supplies:

  • 1/2 Sheet of Bermuda Bay Cardstock
  • 4 x 5 1/4" Basic Black Cardstock
  • 3 7/8 x 5 1/8" Whisper White Cardstock
  • Summer Sorbet Stamp Set
  • Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, and Bermuda Bay Ombre Pads, Black Archival
  • Wink of Stella


Fun video to show this adorable card on my blog: www.thecreativitycave.com #stampinup #handmade #ombrepads #thecreativitycave

For the next card, I love the fun look on the outside and the inside is even better!!! I started with embossing the top layer with the Seaside Folder, then I randomly added some wink of stella between the lines of the folder (on the background:)

Fun video to show this adorable card on my blog: www.thecreativitycave.com #stampinup #handmade #ombrepads #thecreativitycave

I then stamped the "summer" with the Layered Letters Alphabet and those darn Ombre (I mean Hombre) pads! The look is just so fun!  I added the word "fun" with the Classic Label Punch and the thoughtful Banners stamp set. 

Fun video to show the adorable inside of the card on my blog: www.thecreativitycave.com #stampinup #handmade #ombrepads #thecreativitycave

For the inside, I had to take things up a notch–I stamped and cut out (or not) the snow cones (oh how yummy would that be right about now???).  I then added the greeting and "sweet" diecut in Silver Glimmer Paper from the Sweet Cupcake Bundle. The tops of the snowcones have Wink of Stella on them like my first card.

So much fun!  

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Thanks so much for stamping with me today!  Can't wait to have you back soon!  And thank you so much for stopping by The Creativity Cave! If you have loved these projects and can't wait to get some of the things I've used, I would be so grateful if you would purchase them through my online store!  Every time you order through The Creativity Cave, my heart soars, and I think of more ways to inspire you through my awesomeness and amazing stamping projects!  I would really appreciate your business!  It helps keep amazing projects coming to you every week! I have a fantastic VIP Rewards program for you with all kinds of perks including access to my VIP Rewards Page with exclusive projects, videos, tutorials, contests and more! I also love to send Thank You Cards for orders!!  You can read about the VIP Rewards program here. Don't forget to use August's Hostess Code: KVB6MPYF

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Next, please check out my good Friend, Andrea's awesome blog–she showed me a preview yesterday and her projects are adorable!! Thanks for hopping with us!


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8 thoughts on “OSAT: Dog Days of Summer”

  1. I love your creativity. It really inspires me. Love this set and the Ombre inks. I love your little stories too. I hope to be as good as you one day. Big crafty hugs to you Dena, xxx

  2. Love the snow cone cards, especially the “surprise” inside the summer card. And the Wink of Stella on the front makes me think of foamy waves on a lake. Great idea! (Don’t think the snow cones need to be cut out and popped up. They look great stamped right on the cardstock.)

  3. Love your cards! I know what you mean about the heat, I live in FL. It’s storming right now. We had a roofer come by, he wants to check and see if we have hail. Yes, Fl. gets hail. Big enough to hold in your hand.
    At first I couldn’t figure out the shininess of your snow cones ( actually made them look like real ice!), then I remembered the Wink of Stella. OMG, I love the sea waves on the front of your card.
    I’m sorry, I get carried away. I just love what you did!


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