Color Coordinates: Striped Summer Fun

Welcome everyone to another edition of my Color Coordinates series. I am so inspired by cardstock stripes lately especially from a few designers (Laura Bassen and Amy Yingling). I decided to try my hand at it for a Color Coordinates recipe. 

This recipe reminds me of summer with blues, greens, and a hint of lavender. I think I might have had a beach towel with these colors! 

I used Stick It sheet adhesive to stick down my 1/4″ strips of paper and created 2 panels. I used one panel for the background with the color stripes sitting at the lower right. 

I die cut the second panel using the Stamp Market “For You die” with the stripes in the upper left corner. When all the pieces were assembled, I ended up with a nice balance of color and stripes that mirror each other. 

To finish the card, I die cut “For” from Tonic Silver Silk cardstock and glued it in place on top. I think this combination would also be great for masculine cards. I hope I’ve inspired you to pull out some cardstocks, trim them up, and create some stripes!

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If you are interested in printing out the Color Coordinates and creating a swatch book, I have the downloadable templates available below.

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A Summer Hello

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please join me in welcoming back very special guest Elena Roussakis with this absolutely darling Summer card featuring an adorable Rhino from Neat & Tangled’s Beach Day set. Read on for more info and enjoy!

A Summer Hello

Hi there! My name is Elena, and I’m thrilled to be back on the SSS blog sharing a fun summer card with you! I love guesting on the Simon Says blog, because when I do, I have all the freedom to mix and match sets across companies – can’t do that on design team assignments!


Have you checked out the new Avery Elle release? You should! I plan on putting a ton of critters in kiddie pools for the next little while. ha!  On this card, I snipped the rhino’s legs from the knees down and stuck him into the wading pool. The rhino is my own illustration, so I’m a little biased, but I still think he’s so cute!


To complete the summer scene, I added a little beach umbrella and sunscreen bottle from the newest Lawn Fawn collection. I just love that little bottle of tanning lotion! I also used Lawn Fawn dies to create a gorgeous backdrop for the images. I layered the Sunrise Border over a stitched cloud backdrop, and added a strip of grass under the kiddie pool. All of the dies were colored using blending brushes and Lawn Fawn inks. If you’re not using these blending brushes, I can’t recommend them enough! I used to be very blender-challenged. Now, it’s pretty much fool-proof. 


I hope you like what I created for you today, and thanks for stopping by!

A Summer Hello

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July 2019 Card Kit Inspiration with Kristina Werner

Hi all! Kristina here. Today I have a fun card for you made using the stamp set included in the July 2019 Card Kit. The Bee Yourself stamp set is included in the kit, or you can purchase it separately. The stamp set has fun bees and sentiments!

To begin, I stamped and gold heat embossed some of the honeycomb images and the “You’re the bee’s knees” greeting on Bristol cardstock. Then I used blue shades of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolor the background.

I stamped one of the bees and the hearts in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then painted them with the Zig markers and fussy cut them out.

To pull the card together, I adhered the watercolor background to a card base, and then adhered the bee and hearts using foam squares.

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