Monday, August 09, 2010

It's Monday! "Let's Do Lunch"

I can't believe it is Monday already! Hope you all had a great weekend. For today's card I used dies from the new summer release. I love the Picnic Basket die! I grew up in WI and my Mom would pack a picnic lunch at least once each summer, and we would head off to Bay Beach for a day of FUN! We had one of those metal coolers from the 50's. I love everything from the 50's, especially kitchen decor.

The finished card size is 6x6. I cut the picnic basket using white cardstock and colored with copics. I used a small piece of gingham paper for the cloth inside the basket. I usually use scraps and place the paper over the part of the die I want to cut. Of course if you prefer to color your die cuts, you will have very little waste. I am so glad Lorie gave me that wonderful tip! It opened up a wide range of possibilities. I never really thought about it. I would choose colored cardstock to cut my images, but now the possibilities are endless! Thanks Lorie!

The Picnic Ant and the Picnic Ladybug are so cute! The drumstick and the slice of watermelon are cute too! You could have them carry different items to switch it up a bit. I could have put the drumstick in the picnic basket and have the ant carry the apple.

I used a small alphabet stamp set to stamp the words, "Let's Do Lunch".

Picnic anyone? Enjoy the day!

Hugs and smiles!


Lorie said...

Janice, this is so cute, and it's making me hungry! What a fun card!!

Ruth Ellen said...

What a great card!! I love seeing all the cute Summer Cottage Cutz dies used all together like this! Super cute :)

CreatedbyKay said...

Love what you did with this picnic die! Great Copic coloring!

Shar said...

How fun is this! I love the picnic. Too cute!!

Beckie Williams said...

What a really cute card. I love going back to invitations for a lunch date. Will have to think ofthat next lunch date I have. Thank you for sharing.

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