Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Magnolia Stamp Lover's "Summer Colors" Challenge

I'm not exactly sure which colors are summer colors.  First I thought green, but green is also a Christmas color.  And then I thought yellow because so many summer flowers are yellow.  But then, water is blue and water is a summer thing.  So, the paper actually chose for me.  I love this paper and now I'm out of it.  I tried my hand at a new design for me - a center step card.  I hate tricky cuts, I don't do math, they never fold right, whine, whine, whine.  You are going to find this really funny, but I just discovered my Fiskars cutter works for these kinds of cards.  Did ya'll know there is a ruler on the cutter slide, too?  You can position your paper, drop your blade at the right number, slide to the next right number and you're all done.  All you need is a little focus.  So, here is my very first center step card.  And, if you are my age, the hula hoop is an iconic summer toy.  In my prime, I could hula hoop with the very best of them - jump rope, too - even double dutch.  Those days are long gone but I'm so pleased to see the hula hoop make a come back.  Hurry on over the Magnolia Stamp Lover's Blog and get in on this challenge and....if you figure out what colors are summer colors, please leave me a comment, ok?

Paper: DCWV The Cotton Bloom Stack; Martha Stewart Iron Fence Deep Edge Punch; Magnolia Rocking Tilda, JustRite Curlz 25 pt., Papertrey Clouds Die, Star Dust Stickles, Glossy Accents, Copics: [Skin E00, E11, R20][Hair E09, E07, E19][Clothes BG000, BG02, BG05][Hoop R29, R24, R22][Shoes C3, C1]


  1. Gorgeous card Cindy, I like the tilda, the design and the fab colours.
    Kevin xx

  2. I kid you not! That is ...without a doubt...one incredibly cute card!!! Seriously! CUTE! Waaaaaaaaay cute!

  3. OH MY GODNESS C2, this is stunning card Sweetie...
    I have made a center step card too a while ago and I'm not good with measures and folding but this was a fun card one to make!! I absolutely love the image you used and the fence too!! cute cute cute cute!!!

  4. The summer card is sweet. I've never heard of a center step card. Do I see a Cindy tutorial coming in the future? Is the fence a punch or die cut?

    Jo in Naples

  5. such a delightful card with Tilda hula hooping! Great scene with your step card!