Summertime Refreshments — PP

Jaydee has a fun theme challenge for us over at the Paper Players this week:

I’m ready for a Summer holiday, how about you?  My kids have four more days of school, and then we’ll be celebrating Summer in our household.  Yippee!  I love having them home for the summer.

I was kinda stumped by this theme for a little while.  I don’t have any beach or pool themed stamps.  Nor do I have any sunglasses stamps nor flip-flops stamps.  I wasn’t sure what to do.  But then I focused on colors, and I knew I wanted to use Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush (the names are summery, right?).  And the Strawberry Slush made me think of a summery drink, and then I thought of using the Happy Hour stamp set.  Oh, the way the mind works!

Summertime Drinks

When I made this I was picturing a Strawberry daiquiri and a Margarita.  Sounds good!

Some of you have asked me to show the inside of my cards.  Well, there isn’t usually much to show as I don’t often do anything on the inside.  I feel lucky to get the outside finished on most days.  But I love the sentiments that come with this set, and decided to finish the inside on this one.

Summertime Drinks Inside

I hope you can join us at the Paper Players this week!  Meanwhile, take a look at what the rest of this team did with this sketch:

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Hour
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Gingham Garden dsp
Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Labels Collection framelits, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Polka Dot Embossing folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, White Stampin’ Emboss folder

Christmas Cheers

Now, here’s a color I haven’t used in a LONG time — River Rock.  It’s not that I don’t like River Rock (I DO like it), it’s just that I forget about poor River Rock and turn to his bigger brother, Crumb Cake most of the time.  For this card, I wanted to use something other than Crumb Cake because I’ve been making a lot of cards with it lately.  I thought I was pulling out Sahara Sand, but when I looked at it closely, I realized it was River Rock…and I really liked it with this card.

Well, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Hour
Ink:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker
Paper:  River Rock, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer dsp
Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Apothecary Accents framelits, Window Frames Collection framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

3 Cheers for You!

This was not a stamp set that I originally thought I had to have.  But after seeing so many cute cards made with this set, it became a “have to have” set.  It is a really fun set.  I love how it comes with so many pieces so you can mix and match the drinks — strawberry, orange/lime wedge, olive, umbrella, etc…

Happy Hour Clear-Mount Stamp Set

I made this card using the sketch over at the Retro Sketches site.

Have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Happy Hour
Ink:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Summer Smooches
Embellishments:  Finishing Touches Edgelits, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Pearl Basic Jewels