Here is a card that I did for a recent swap. Aren’t these kids just adorable? I didn’t want to spend too much time coloring so I used my Aqua Painter and only colored the water, swimsuits, hair. Oh, and I guess I put a little blush in their cheeks, too. It didn’t take long at all and I made quite a few of these!

Kay’s Stamping to Share Tip: One of my organizational tips is to store my extra die-cuts and punches in stamp cases handy to my work area. I have a case for each of the following color categories: Subtles, Regals, Brights and In Colors . . . and then because I have so many extras in neutrals, they are divided into three categories: a case for Whites, a case for Black, Gray & Browns, and a case for Cream, Metallics and Light Browns. You just never know when a shape from a punch or a die will come in handy on your card . . . and it could even lead to a cool new way to use it! For example, in the card above, I was trying to figure out how to add a sentiment and while digging through my White  Case, came across a banner from the Petal Cone Die. This was all I needed to finish out the design as I decided it looked a little bit like a flag. This led me to check my Brights Case in search of a flag pole and that’s where I found the dotted ribbon scallop border . . . perfect!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Sunny Fun (Wood Mount 123040, Clear Mount 123042)
Paper: Regal Rose (105130), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730), Brights Patterned DSP (117115)
Ink: Basic Black (121045), ink for coloring – Tempting Turquoise (100814), Regal Rose (105211), Basic Black (101179),Pumpkin Pie (111834), Daffodil Delight (119667)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Petal Cone Die for the flag (121810), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brad (116631), Aqua Painter (103954), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275)
Accessories: Neutral Brads (119736)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332)

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Kay Kalthoff is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Lino Lakes, Minnesota stamping, caring and sharing with customers and demonstrators locally and nationally!