#FF0010: A Cute Summer DOG Card

summerIt’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0010, we are celebrating  Independence Day with a Summer twist. You can create a card to celebrate Independence Day, or you can create a summer card,  or you can create a card or a project that combines both! Whatever way you decide to create is fine with us! We would love to have you play along, so don’t forget to link up.

This week, I created a cute summer card featuring the Sitting Here stamp set. The porch swing reminds me of summer evenings back in the day, when people would sit on the porch swing with a glass of lemonade, and watch people in the neighborhood stroll by.   I hope you enjoy today’s card!

Cute Summer Card

cute summer card

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I am so in love with the pillows adorning the swing.  When I was growing up, our porch swing was just plain old wood.  However,  this one sports a Pool Party bench pillow, which I actually stamped onto Pool Party cardstock.  The stripes were colored with a Pool Party marker.  The round pillow was stamped in Granny Apple Green, while the other two pillows were stamped onto Poppy Parade and Lovely Lipstick cardstock, and accented with Stampin’ Write Markers.

cute summer card

I docked the tail on the dog, and watercolored it to resemble Muffy.  The flowers were stamped twice, once onto Grapefruit Grove cardstock, and once onto Whisper White.  I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the flowers, and then snipped them out.  They were then adhered onto the Grapefruit Grove image, creating a Grapefruit Grove ceramic flower pot.

cute summer card

Muffy looks so comfy snuggled up against the pillows, don’t you think?

cute summer card

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.  If you do not wish to create an Independence Day project, you could create a “summer” card or project.  We offer alternatives for every challenge.  Plus, if you play along with us, you will be earning Fest Points which can be redeemed for items such as tutorials (including the tutorial for today’s card), retired Stampin’ Up! products, design team cards, and even a spot as a Guest Designer! But remember:  To earn Fest Points, you need an account on the challenge site. Just click on login/register on the challenge site to get started.

To see all of the inspiration our Design Team has created for you, head on over to Festive Friday Challenges!

Would you like to create your own card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own cute summer card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.


Until next time…

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  1. Yes, ‘Muffy’ does look comfy! Your porch swing looks very inviting.

  2. This is such a cute card for all of us dog lovers. ?


    I have this set and love your card. can you tell me what colors you used in the background? I know its not soft sky!

  4. Oh my goodness! Your baby girl card came out so beautiful. I almost purchased the ribbon that you used. I need to make a baby boy card for my grand-daughter. She will be having a baby shower in August.So I will be placing another order with you very soon. Smile BIG! 🙂

  5. How sweet and beautifully colored, Ann! My favorite place in the world is on my porch! If it is raining, it is even more enjoyable! I do love my pillows too!

  6. Ann, your coloring is OUTSTANDING! Love your card…

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