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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Endless Summer Blog Hop


Ah, Summer’s here (almost!) and the stampin’ is easy.... and fun!  Hopefully you’ve hopped here from Shona's Blog.  If not, you’ll probably want to hop back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Home Blog because the Sparkle Team has a bunch of great summery projects for you.  All the details for this hop & the PRIZES will be listed there too!

For this hop, I’ve created a project that’s colorful, fun and super versatile, but still easy enough to save you lots of time for the pool, the beach, havin’ a picnic, or just kickin’ back in the hammock.  It’s so easy to get your stamping in & still have lots of time for all your summer fun!

And what says summer more than anything?..... flip flops!  Since I love shaped projects, I decided to do a fun flip flop shaped design.  And I thought it would be neat to cover my flip flops with flip flops – too fun, lol.  The flip flop stamp is from Set 456 - Surfin' Woody (on sale this month!)  And the assembly for this is pretty straightforward.....stamp, color with Copics, add the saying (from Set 431 - Summer Swirl) with embossing powder, and then add the ribbon & flowers.  But what's really fun about this design is what you can do with it! 
 


*Obviously you can use it as a card - it would make a great birthday, thinking of you, note card, or even a get well card depending on the saying you use (more about that below)!
*How about attaching this to the front of a gift bag for a really pretty present
*Or tie it to the gift bag handle and use it as a tag
*Make it the focal point on a scrapbook page 
So many great uses for this fun design!


Now about changing out the saying....
One of the hardest parts of this card was deciding what saying to use.  Not only were there soooo many great choices; but many of the choices are what make the design so versatile!  Switch the saying & there's no end to what you can use this for!  Here's just a sampling of some of the many great ideas I considered - there's lots more you might like too!
 


(click on the set names to link to any of these great sayings / sets on the SNS website)
For a birthday - cards, tags, or gift bags:
 "A Gift for You" - Set 449 - Wine Tableau
"Just for You" - Set 444S - Just for You
"Treat Yourself" or " You're a Sweetie" - both on Set 374 - Sweet Treats
"For My Friend", "A Gift for You", "Just for You", etc - Set 423 - Fill the Jar
Lots of great birthday sayings on - Set 416 - Happy Birthday

How about a get well card:
"The Cure for Everything is Salt Water" - Set 404 - Ocean Treasures
"Hope you're back on your feet soon" - Set 325 - Rodney Sea Critters  (this will work best on the inside of the card, but what a great saying for a summer get well card that's shoe shaped!)

For a scrapbook page:
"A Day at the Beach", "Beach Bum", "Endless Summer", etc - Set 403 - By the Sea Shore
"Life is Sweet", "Cherish Each Day" - Set 392 - Dani's Umbrella
Don't forget all the beachy sayings on Set 455 - Surf's Up 
(the sample on the right wasn't my favorite, but it gives you the basic idea of making it as a main accent for a scrapbook page)

For any use:
"Kick Back & Relax" - Set 373 - Cocktails
"It's 5 O'clock Somewhere" - Set 417 - Cocktails II 
"If the Shoe Fits...Buy One in Every Color" - Set 242 - Shoes
There's many, many more sayings for a Thinking of You or general Note card too!

Can you believe all the great choices and that's just a handful of them.  Do I have your creative juices flowing - so many great possibilities!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this project today.  With so many different ways you can use it; I sure hope you'll make one up yourself soon!! Full instructions for this design can be found on the SNS Gallery here.  Now hop on over Shanna's Blog to continue on your way and see lots more great designs! Don't forget to leave a comment on each stop to qualify for the great prizes and thanks so much for spending a little time with us today!

Until next time,
***Julie***

32 comments:

Brenda said...

I wouldn't mind having a pair of those to wear! What a fun card, Julie - You're right - it would work for so many things.

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh how cute!! Love those flip flops!! they are really summery

April said...

I just love your flip flop shaped card! You did a great job!

Charlene said...

So adorable...love your sentiment ideas as well.

howo34 said...

Cute flip flops!

Karalee Ingram said...

What a clever idea! I love it!

Cat said...

OMGosh! These flip flops are adorable! Love how creative you are!

cincyem said...

Flip flops are my favorite signs of summer!

Emily

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great idea Julie! Love your take on summer! I'll be making a pair for sure!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What an adorable way of making a flip flop and I love the idea of using it as a tag on a bag or package as well as a card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie said...

This is just the greatest idea

Hopemore Studio said...

Those are darling, definitely cuter than my old dingy flip flops!

NWFlamingo said...

These would be nice in pink with a flamingo motif too!

Anita Braddock said...

Super cute card love the Flip flops. super. Love the colors and the papers. thanks for sharing your Awesome job.

Dianne Potter said...

What fun! I can hardly wait to make one or two versions of my own. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy Vogel said...

Your flip flop shaped card is very creative. The turquoise flowers are quite pretty.

Janet LoBianco said...

Love the very cute but easy card. Thanks for all the sayings and stamps suggestions.

Aurora Christina said...

Thanks for the ideas! Cute card!

HelenM said...

the flip flop is fantastic. My favorite!!! Thanks for the inspiration

jaymack said...

I love flip flops. What a great idea for a tag.

E. Marie said...

So creative - it is an adorable shaped card. Thanks for all the great theme ideas.

Gerlinde said...

So cute! And what a wealth of info on what sayings are in what sets! Your creative juices were definitely flowing!

judys said...

Thank you for the multitude of ideas to use with flip-flops - my granddaughter had that as a theme for her birthday (middle of summer birthday of course)

Karen L said...

So adorable! Love that sentiment too!

Karin said...

Super cute and so creative! Nothing says summer like flip flops!

Gina R said...

These are great, I can't wait to try it.

aileen said...

Your sandal was so cute. I liked all the empty space on the card. It set off the embellishments so well. Thanks

Frann said...

How cute is that! Love the flip flops on the flip flop.
Great colors too!

Amanda R said...

Too cute Julie! What an awesome idea and your choice of bright colors is wonderful! See you bright and early tomorrow!

Donna Ellis said...

Julie, what a darling idea! Your colors are great. I would want to wear one of each -- at the same time LOL. Loved the idea for using them as cards and tags on gifts. They look so real! Great job!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Those flip flops are sooooo cute!!! I want a pair:) Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Gibsonmdyn said...

I love flip flops. What a great idea for a tag.