Diggin' Summer

I have been a bad blogger.  I was a little swamped at home so forgive me please.  I am back to share a fun shaped card for the start of summer.  The weather here sure feels like it's summer with temps hitting in upper 90's.  My time of the year.  :-)

Okay so the Aud Sentiments Challenge #30 is for a "summer" themed card and the sponsor is Revi Devi.  I took a digital image (spade)and sized it to 4x6.  It was really easy to paper piece this since the image is simple and the lines are bold.  It requires you to print the image three times so maybe a touch of patience is needed.  I created the sentiment myself on Word.  A little pun if you will.  ;-)

This card uses Fancy Pants,"Rusted Sun" papers.  I recycled some packing material which I painted the edges with suede acrylic paint to give a softer appearance.  I also used Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Old Paper" for a light distressing.  The white chipboard is glittered but does not show as brilliant as I would prefer but...  and two small red brads hold it to the corrugated cardboard.  That's it. 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar: #155 Here Comes Summer
Craft Room Challenge: #1 Anything Goes **Congrats to this new challenge blog!**
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge: Summery  (Love the sample for this challenge-CAS and fabulous!)
Digital Tuesday: #114 In the Garden (spade)
Dutch Dare Challenges: 3 pattern papers (stripe, floral, and distressed green), 2 emellies (brads and chipboard), 1 image (spade)
Gingersnap Creations: Use packaging material (corrugated cardboard from Oriental Trading order)
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a blessed day!


Kim B

So cute!!! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Hope to see you there next time too.

Maria Matter

oh Amy, I think I'm always a bad blogger...I just can't keep up with everything! lol I'm always chasing my tail!

I love your clever card, beautifully done Amy!!
hugs & blessings!

Cynthia Lloréns

I just love your card it´s beautiful at all, and your blog too..this is my first time in here and I love evrything...you do such a great work!!!!
I try to be follower bit doesn´t work at all!!!So I will came back.
Kisses and huges from Brazil

Nikki Byrne

What a fab shaped card, ideal for this time of year. Thank youf or joining our first challenge at Craft room challenge. Nikki DT


This is terrific! ... love the card ... Wish it was more like summer here!

Nikki Byrne

What a fabulous sahpe for a summer card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft room challenge for our first challenge. Nikki DT


Fab shaped card love the sentiment! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge for our very first, hope we will see you again. XOXO Zoe

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u

So cute Amy! Love the spade and the sentiment! Thank You for joining us at Dutch Dare this week. Great job on the recipe!


Love that spade Amy! Made a very fun summery card:)

Michelle Bertuzzi

Well, if it's 90+, that's my kind of weather too! :)
This is super fun card Amy! Love the shape and colo too!

Angi @ CokiePop

What a cute idea. Love the fun shape. We are in the upper 90's and 100's here in Texas.


What a fantastic idea perfect for our garden/outdoors challenge here at Digital Tuesday thank you for joining us this week.
Lorraine x


I love this card and the sentiment is just perfect


Great card!!


Great idea.


What fun, thanks for joining us at CRC and Gingersnap debi x


What a fun shape to paper piece ... and I love the texture of the painted cardboard ... so glad you joined our creating with packing materials at Gingersnap Creations.


Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

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