The theme for this month's hop is meant to be 'summer' and I'd made these cards already before remembering that fact. So here's my attempt at making them fit the theme ... are you ready?
They all have general celebratory feel to them so would be ideal for any occasions where you might want to share in someone's success ... such as after various exam results are announced summer or where you just want to thank someone for a great day out ... I might as well start with a very immodest confession that I love this card ... even if I did make it myself! I made it as a demo item for Bev to take to one of her appearances on Create + Craft TV and it almost didn't make it out of my grubby little hands and into Bev's as I'm rather fond of it ... [although that's not really the point of making cards is it?].
The pale pink, chequerboard and the new size of 'Budmo Jiggler' font alphabet stamps combined into a 1950s American-diner feel and that can never be a bad thing:
Once again there's a lovely retro feel to this alphabet stamp set, this time in the 'DeLouisville' font. It's a really useful size for sentiments - my cards measure 4x4.5 inches and you can see that they're not overwhelmed by the lettering:
Finally, I stamped another 'DeLouisville' greeting inside the journalling block from 'Tropical Taste' [the new smaller sized 'Tadpole' set which co-ordinates with the full sized 'Totally Tropical']:As I most often do, I stamped directly onto a patterned paper to add extra interest beneath the stamped image.
So, how did I do? I think I've just about managed to bend my post to fit the summery theme ...just. After all, it's a better attempt than for April's blog hop when I forgot the theme was 'Spring' and instead made cards with moustaches on them!