Lazy Days of Summer

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Lazy Days of Summer

Other Products: Hot glue gun, hot glue, paper trimmer, scissors, die cutting machine, sisal, promarkers

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 8 1/4 x 11", score at 5.5" and fold to get a rectangular base. Cut a piece of patterned paper from Countryside Cottage Paper Collection to 5.5 x 8". Cut a piece of green paper from Countryside Cottage Paper Collection to 4 7/8 x 7 7/8", cut out a rectangle window inside. Do the same with a little bigger white cardstock. Adhere them to the base using dimensional adhesive. Diecut an oval with the die from Ornate Ovals Die and a white square with Butterfly Kisses Decorative Die. Attach them to the base as pictured. Stamp the inscription with Celebrate Love Sentiments Cling Stamp in Vibrant Fuchsia ink and cut it out.

For stamping, use Tuxedo Black ink and white cardstock. Stamp twice the cottage and bushes from Countryside Cottage Cling Stamp Set. Stamp two trees and some branches from Cottage Tree 'scapes Cling Stamp Set, you`ll need 7 one kind branches and 3 of the other. Stamp branches from Countryside Autumn 'scapes Cling Stamp Set, you`ll need 8 of them. Stamp buckets, nest and grass from Cottage Summer 'scapes Cling Stamp Set. Stamp birds from Countryside Winter 'scapes Cling Stamp Set. Color all elements except branches using Promarkers and diecut with coordinating dies. Adhere the doors, windows and the chimney to the cottage with glue and dimensional adhesive.

Stamp flowers with Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set and Small Garden Zinnia Cling Stamp Set in Buttercup, Leaf Green, Majestic Violet and Vibrant Fuchsia inks onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper and diecut. Use the Stack and Store daubers to color flowers and leaves. For the flowers use Vibrant Fuchsia and Buttercup ink, for branches use Leaf Green ink. Shape lilacs and zinnias with Deluxe Flower Shaping stylus. Add some Lemon Chiffon Prills to the center of each lilac flower. For zinnias, use yellow stamens. Use dimensional adhesive and hot glue to attach all elements onto card as pictured.

To add the extra sparkle, use the Dries Clear glue along with Crystal Clear glitter over flowers and other elements.

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