Today I'm supposed to be writing a paper on fish, but since I'm working on a second degree in procrastination, I thought today would be the time to make a couple cards for the ladies my husband works with. Tuesday is the last day for students in our county, and Friday is the last day for teachers. To say Tim is ready would be a complete understatement.
When I sat down at my craft table, I knew I wanted to use the new flip flop die from PTI, but I also wanted to challenge myself to make my own patterned flip flops. I didn't buy the coordinating set because I knew I had enough sentiments in my collection that could be used, and I couldn't see paying for the set just for the flip flop patterns.
I started by looking through my sets for patterns that were the right scale - for both the flip flops and the mini-cards - and was surprised at how many I found.
I started with cardstock from LilyBelles Paperie. For the orange card, I used the small scale argyle pattern from PTI's A Little Argyle and for the pink card I stamped the stripes from PTI's Background Basics: Retro. Both cards were stamped with Amuse Watermelon and Papaya inks.
For the yellow card I used the solid heart from PTI's Heart-2-Heart #4. On the purple card, I used the squiggly line from PTI's Little Bitty Bird. These were stamped with Amuse Lido and Heather inks.
The turquoise card uses the four smallest butterflies from PTI's Beautiful Butterflies. The green card I believe is my favorite. I used a tag from PTI's Daily Designs and selectively inked it so only half the pattern was showing. I added the corresponding image over the top. These were stamped in Amuse Ocean and Grass inks.
The sentiment on all the cards is the same - happy summer - from PTI's Tag-it's #4 in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I made a total of 18 of these (three in each color) that will be delivered in mailboxes later this week.