June is here, and it’s time for some summertime fun! Water-skiing, swimming, camping, hiking, traveling, summer reading programs, lemonade, popsicles, VBS, and slip-n-slides—there’s just SO much to love about this time of year!
One thing I particularly love is the arrival of our July/August issue. Since there are no big holidays or events that occur in those months, this is an issue where we can really explore and play. And wow, this issue is so FUN! Let’s take a look at five great projects from this summer fun issue!
First up is this punchy superhero-inspired card by Jocelyn Olson. Jocelyn was inspired by one of the two sketches that you’ll see in each issue. I love the energy behind this design!
A newcomer to our pages, Annette Witherspoon, created this oh-so-cute ketchup bottle card for our Shaped Cards feature. And here’s a secret: I don’t like ketchup, but I LOVE this card. So cute. You’ll find all sorts of summertime icons in this feature—from surfboards to watermelons to crabs and sand castles. It’s so much fun!
As a former middle school and high school teacher, I absolutely love this doodly card by Mary Dawn Quirindongo. It’s part of a back-to-school feature with lots of great ideas to encourage teachers and kids as the new school year opens up in a couple of months!
Playing with paint is our third feature exploring a wide range of clever things that can be done with paint in your paper-crafting pursuits. I love the effect that the crackle paint has on the circle of patterned paper that becomes the substantial focal point of this card by Julia Stainton.
One of my favorite things about summer is travel, whether by car, plane, train, or boat! I love to see the sites, and that makes our Destination Fun! feature one of my favorites. Dawn Cosgrove takes us to the beach in this adorable summertime card.
This issue is officially on sale today! Find it online by clicking here, in your mailbox, or on the newsstand, and then treat yourself to an afternoon of lemonade and Paper Crafts!
Which card is your favorite? Which feature are you most excited about?