Hi there!

Hi there! :) I hope you guys are doing well! Thank you so much for all of your excitement around the release! You guys are just so amazing!
I've got a fun end-of-Summer card for today. I used Teeny Tiny Backdrops for the background and Swimsuit Season paper pieced with some Basic Grey papers for the images. The "waves" are the upper crest Fiskars border punch. I just off set the crests!

Making this background was so fun! I just heart these hearts! :) I used a light orange dye ink and then antique linen Distress Ink on top of it so that the card stock wasn't so bright. The distress look kind of matches the retro look of the bathing suit, I think! :) I used glossy accents in the flourishes on each side of the sentiment and on the flip flop straps and the crest waves. Once I start with the glossy accents, I can't stop! Haha!

Okay, it is time for me to sleep. I am falling asleep 2 hours earlier than normal. I am exhausted, but I did have a wonderful night. I got to see Lynnette! She was in town for work, and it was so great to see her! I just love that girl! I brought my camera but forgot to take a photo :(. I guess that just means we have to see each other again soon! :)
Card stock: Neenah
Patterned paper:
Basic Grey
Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up!, Distress Ink
Etc: Circle punch, upper crest Fiskars border punch, Glossy accents, foam inking tool
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,


  1. love that background and the paper piecing. lovely card, Kelly!

  2. RIDICULOUSLY adorable Kelly!! Loving the new sets and can't wait to get my hands on them!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  3. I absolutely love this card! I would never think to use distress ink ontop of a dye to soften it! Thanks for the tip! I also love the colors and style of the card. I don't think you've ever made a card I didn't like!

  4. LOVELY! Must try this when I get my teeny tiny set through! Love the colours you've used too!

  5. This is beautiful. love the backdrop with the swimsuit set.. great. We are in the mist of just taking down our pool for the summer.. so this is nice to see. thanks Kelly Xx

  6. This is GORGEOUS!! Great piecing!

  7. Cute little card Kelly for the end of the summer!! Sorry I am glad to see it go, I am so into the fall weather!! Now to enjoy fall before the snow gets here :).
    Hope you are sleeping well, and really enjoyed the new release, have to go order some of your stamps.
    Thanks much,

  8. I am giving away some candy sponsored by Torendi. It's a surprise as to what it is but I am sure it will be loads of fun! Stop by and see! Beth aka BR-T

  9. Love the swimsuit and flip-flops paper pieced like that!!!! Tres chic!!!


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