Card Making Ideas for Summer

Card Making Ideas for Summer

Card Making Ideas for Summer

Summer will officially arrive in one month; this year, the first day of summer is June 21, 2022. We’ll be enjoying summer until September 22 when fall officially arrives. There aren’t many gift-giving holidays between June and September, but there are still bunches of occasions like weddings, birthdays and anniversaries when you might need to send a greeting card during this season of the year.

Want to make some summer-themed greeting cards? Check out the following card making ideas for summer:

Birthday Cards to Make for Summer 2022

Bella Flora Happy Birthday Card

Bella Flora Happy Birthday Card — Learn how to make this card using our free cardmaking instructions below.


This pretty floral-themed birthday card would be ideal to make for celebrating a loved one’s summertime birthday. Click here to get free instructions for making this card.

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Brand New Card Making Ideas: Floral Birthday Cards for Spring

Floral Birthday Cards Featuring Ink Blending and Bouquet Stamps by Hero Arts

Floral Birthday Cards Featuring Ink Blending and Bouquet Stamps by Hero Arts

I just posted a bunch of new card making ideas for spring. You can see three of them pictured above; these three designs are all spring-friendly birthday cards featuring lovely floral motifs.


One thing these cards all have in common: I used the same floral bouquet stamp to stamp the focal images I used to create each of these cards. This bouquet design is from a stamp set called “Togetherness” by Hero Arts.


I LOVE these stamps! I think this stamp set offers you an outstanding value in exchange for the money you spend on it; it includes the gorgeous floral bouquet image plus a bunch of useful, versatile sentiments that work well for creating a variety of greeting cards. There’s a birthday greeting (pictured on the uppermost card) and multiple others. I can tell I am going to get a massive amount of use from this set; I’m really pleased with it.


In addition to the birthday cards pictured above, I also created an all-occasion greeting card using this stamp set. You can click here to check that out, if you’re interested.


If you want step-by-step instructions for how to make the birthday cards pictured above, you can find them at the following links:

If you are new to ink blending, and you want to find more information about how to do it, you’re invited to check out my article on ink blending techniques.

Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope you’re having a lovely and creative day today.

April 2022 Happy Planner Layout Featuring Graphic 45 Papers from the “Time to Flourish” Collection

Here’s a Low-Tech Idea for Creating Your Own Planner Layout for Discbound Planners Such as the Happy Planner, Maggie Holmes Freestyle Planner, Martha Stewart Planner, Arc Planner, Tul Planner, ETC. No Die Cutter Is Needed for Creating This Page Layout.

April 22 Happy Planner Layout Featuring Graphic 45 Papers From the Time to Flourish Paper Pad

April 22 Happy Planner Layout Featuring Graphic 45 Papers From the Time to Flourish Paper Pad

Hello crafty friends!


I’m a little behind schedule with posting my planner layouts. April 2022 is now a few hours away from being finished, and I am just getting around to posting this April planner layout. However, you can use this idea for any month; it’s a totally versatile design.

I took what was supposed to be a daily planner page layout and hacked it to use for monthly tracking.


I have been making these pages for the last several months, and they don’t really work (for me) as intended; I wanted to use them for daily tracking, but I suffer from “Out of sight, out of mind” syndrome — so unless I move the page every day, I end up not using it.

What has been working better for me is to track everything on my planner’s weekly pages, and then use this page at the end of the month to summarize. It is a little more time consuming to do it this way, but it also gives me a better overall perspective on how I am doing and what I need to work on.

That said, I am still on the lookout for better ways to approach this.

Craft Supplies You’ll Need for Making This Planner Layout

  • Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 Pad — For this particular planner layout, I used the papers for the month of April. The papers in this pad follow the same basic format, so you can make a similar planner layout for any month of the year using the current month’s patterned papers from the Time to Flourish pad.
  • The tracker stamps are from the P13 Tracker Stamp Set.
  • I stamped “2022” using number stamps by Hampton Arts, but you can use any number stamps you happen to have stashed.
  • Page from the classic sized Papillon undated planner or from the Papillon undated extension pack
  • The round sticker is from a Happy Planner sticker book.
  • I have my planner pages on gold metal expander discs, because I really hate the smaller plastic discs that most Happy Planners come with. I think the gold metal discs are a lot prettier, and they are also much sturdier.
  • You can use the paper-friendly adhesive of your choice to put this planner layout together. I used Cherry Tape adhesive, but there are zillions of possible choices that would work well for this project.
  • You’ll also need scissors and a paper cutter, but not a die cutter; you can easily cut everything you’ll need for this layout using either your scissors or a paper cutter.

Thanks for looking!

Get Ready for Spring Cleaning With Crocheted Scrubbies and Dishcloths

Easy Beginner's Half Double Crochet Dishcloth -- Free Pattern

Easy Beginner’s Half Double Crochet Dishcloth — Free Pattern

According to my planner, today is the first day of spring. You know what that means: Time for spring cleaning. Uggh.


I don’t much enjoy cleaning, although I sure love it when everything is clean. It’s hard to get motivated to start — but since I never need much prompting to get motivated to crochet, I thought I’d try making some projects that’ll help with the cleaning as well. Sometimes, it’s little things like soft, pretty dishcloths or innovative recycled scrubbies that can make all the difference in whether I ever actually motivate to clean anything.


Hey, whatever works, right?


Are you planning on doing any spring cleaning this year? If you’re going to get to work on it, you might as well have some cute crocheted dishcloths and fun crocheted scrubbies to make your tasks more pleasant enjoyable bearable. If you must clean, (and of course you eventually must, right?) please do help yourself to any of our free patterns for crocheting these types of projects.


Check ‘Em Out:


Happy spring cleaning, everyone! And happy crafting…



XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Posted By: Amy Solovay

Card Making Ideas for Spring

Spring will officially arrive in one month; this year, the first day of spring is March 20, 2022. We’ll be enjoying spring until June 21 when summer officially arrives. Between March and June, we’ll be celebrating several holidays — and it’s always fun to make holiday greeting cards to send to your friends and loved ones on those occasions.

Want to make some spring-themed greeting cards? Check out the following card making ideas for spring:

Mother’s Day Cards to Make for Spring 2022

Card Making Idea: Bohemian Floral Mother's Day Card

Here’s a card making idea for those of you who like to make your own cards. This is a Mother’s Day card constructed from floral patterned papers and embellishments.

This year, we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day on May 8, 2022. That gives you plenty of time to make some fabulous DIY Mother’s Day crafts. If you want to make a handmade card for your mom this year, check out our page of Mother’s Day cards to make.

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