Hello everyone! Summer is officially in full swing at my house. Now, if the sun would come out more, I think it would feel more like summer. Yesterday we took the kids and went to the beach for the day. We are just a few miles from the OR coasty beaches, but we take it for granted since it's always been here for us. It was nice to get out, get some fresh air and appreciate the beauty of where we live. The kids got all sandy and wet and came home wiped out and ready to crash at bedtime. It was a good day.
I think that's why I love these two stamp sets so much. They remind me of home. Sandy Sunsets and Treasured Friends. They work nicely with each other too. I made this little gift box that holds three cards and a gift card holder for Averie's teacher. The box is so easy and fun to make. It's a creation made by my brilliant friend Leslie Miller. She has a super tutorial here. You can adjust the measurements to make it any size. I followed her instructions, except for making it a tad taller. I could only fit three cards because of the embellishments I used, plus the gift card holder. The designer paper is from Fancy Pants called Dainty Print. I used Neenah Cream cardstock and a dark brown from Bazzill. The cards all match the box.... I will show them all to you tomorrow. I used Ranger Pumis Stone and my spongie tool to distress all the edges. The big brads are from American Crafts and the scallop die from Spellbinders.
Hope you are enjoying your summer! See you tomorrow