Monday, June 11, 2012

Uncle Sam Goes Summer Fresh

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I'm excited to be sharing a couple of things for 
SIMPLE STORIES 
today.

First up is Uncle-Sam-Gets-A-Summer-Makeover!
 I love decorating my home in an Americana theme during the Summer...
yep, it's all decked out in red,white and blue...from the front door to the back door
 and several spots in between.  I wanted something  patriotic to grace the end table
 in our living room; this decoration is perfect!


I found this adorable SVG file for Uncle Sam's hat at www.svgcuts.com.  
When I spotted it, I knew that {Summer Fresh} would look so good on it!  
It may look complicated, but it was actually very simple to put together.


  I wanted to include a nice vertical element, so I added the three scalloped
 circles embellished with {Summer Fresh} patterned papers, cardstock stickers
 and adhesive pearls from my stash.  I used bamboo skewers and attached them to 
the back of the hat with a quick dry glue (or a glue gun would work nicely).




 My daughter is having a Swimming Party this month and of course when
 you're a papercrafter, people expect a handmade invitation...  
{Summer Fresh} was ideal for this!


 I've used one of the medium-sized Memorabilia Pockets for this sample,
 but having all of the invitations look different in size and design would be a nice change-up. 
 A bubble mailer comes in very handy when you get ready to mail these too!


 I cut a sheet of {Summer Fresh} patterned paper just a little bit larger than the pocket.  
On the front, I embellished the wagon with Prima flowers and adhesive pearls.


Now, aren't these just Summer Fresh?!?
I love 'em!
Thanks for coming by...have a great week!

9 comments:

  1. he sure does and this ROCKS my friend, looooove.

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  2. These are amazing! You really did capture the lovely colors in this line. Perfect!!

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  3. Beautiful work! I love the summer colors!!!

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  4. Fantastic and love that invite!

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  5. Wow, you can rock the altered project like no other! Fabulous!

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  6. Holy smokes, this is AWESOME!!! I love the awesome colors-so fantastic!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE this...especially that amazing invitation!! WOW!

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  8. You always come up with the most amazing projects!!!!

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  9. I LOVE all of the projects you created with the summer fresh collection. You are amazing!!

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