Thursday, August 11, 2016

OSAT Blog Hoppers Dog Days of Summer

Hey there and good Thursday to you! It is the second Thursday of the month!!! That's where you can find me and 18 members of One Stamp At A Time Cards & More Facebook group doing a fabulous blog hop! Did you get to by way of Dena and her Creativity Cave? If so, Welcome!! This month we have some very special guest designers Rick Adkins and Tracy Elsom! Make sure you pop over to their blogs to see that amazing creations they have made to inspire you!

Those of you who are members of the One Stamp At A Time group know that we will be bringing back GAMES!! With Games comes prizes! So games will be back on Wednesday @ 5 PM Mountain Time!

We are hopping with the theme "Dog Days of Summer".... Not a well thought out theme on my part since I am the one that comes up with this stuff LOL! However each of our hoppers has created something summer like for you and I hope you feel inspired! I can't wait to show you mine!

My Summer Card and Mini Treat Bag Picnic Place Setting

First let me start off with when have you EVER seen me do a YELLOW card??? Let's go with almost NEVER! But I LOVE IT!!! Let me get you the details...
The card base started with a base of Daffodil Delight. I really didn't have any options because I already knew that I was going to use the lemon and coordinating dot papers from the Fruit Stand DSP! My matte is Crushed Curry. It seemed to be the most monochromatic with the Daffodil Delight. I chose the lemons as my paper and adhered my layers with a strip of the retired White Jute Ribbon! What better on a hot summer day than a glass of ice cold lemonade!! My glass is made using our great new bundle Jar of Love! I used the dies to cut the background of my shaker background, Acetate and frame! The frame is made of Daffodil Delight card stock, stamped in Versamark ink and the heat embossed with Stampin' Emboss White! Once all the components for my shaker was made I sprinkled some small dew drops, Marshmallow sequins and Sparkly Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh! Don't you think it looks like ice? Once I got this put together with the Foam Strips I cut about a 1/4" slit (where you can't see it) to stick my straw into. I bet you are wondering how I made my straw.... It's the stripe heat embossed in white from Butterfly Basics... I know! Clever, Right? To finish this great little beverage off I wrapped some Linen Thread around the top with a tag from the Tags and Labels Framelits. The sentiment on the tag is also from the Jar of Love set. Wouldn't you know that I just so happen to have some Crushed Curry embossing powder left!! So I heat embossed the sentiment and added a few little enamel dots and the slice of lemon... Wait it is about to get better!

I knew as soon as I finished the card what I wanted for a project! My picnic place setting seemed to fit the theme! Complete with plasticware and a napkin this Mini Treat bag made in Daffodil Delight DSP is SO adorable!  I folded down the front and added a piece of corrugated kraft under the edge. I took the time to fussy cut the lemons, adhered the dew drops with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then the slice. Can you see the Clear Wink of Stella on the slice of lemon? It was also used on the "Enjoy" from the Mini Treat Bag die set! I wasn't quite sure how to make it all work but once I found the Pear Pizzazz DSP I used the Tags and Labels Framelits again and cut out the polka dot tag, adhered the lemons to the top, and adhered the sentiment towards the bottom. I dotted the "j" with an enamel dot. To finish this tag I wrapped the Linen Thread around the bag and tied a quick bow in the center of the lemon!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure you tour the WHOLE hop! I may be asking questions on Wednesday about this hop!!

Now on to Alisa Tilsner! She is so talented and I am happy to have her hopping with us! Just click the next button!
Alisa Tilsner

  1. Tracy Elsom
  2. Jeanna Bohanon
  3. Elizabeth Jeanne
  4. Lori Mueller
  5. Tina Riddle
  6. Sara Levin
  7. Melissa Davies
  8. Renee Ondrajka
  9. Wynne Grob
  10. Marisa Gunn
  11. Martie Hillyer
  12. Justin Krieger
  13. Dena Rekow
  14. Andrea Tracy Tucker **You Are Here**
  15. Alisa Tilsner **NEXT**
  16. Kim Smith
  17. Pam Staples
  18. Rick Adkins
  19. Kelly Acheson


  1. Great little invite for a summer picnic! Lemonade on the porch - yum!

  2. I love the little pouch, what a great way to make sure your guests have everything they need.

  3. sigh...just love everything about this card and place setting...

  4. Very bright and cheery - when's the picnic? That jar bundle is getting more and more attractive....

  5. Loved your great summery picnic duo. You are the queen of shaker cards!

  6. LOVELY!!! I could seriously go for some lemonade now.