Hey everyone! Welcome to Summer! Here in the midwest where I live we are dealing with record high heat and dry weather. My solution to beating the heat is staying inside and crafting the day away! If you are beating the heat like me, you will love all of the fabulous inspiration I have to share with you today. These projects are by our amazing design team and are things they featured on their own blogs this month.
Amy Friend shared a fabulous tutorial on her blog this month showing how to make these gorgeous appliquéd napkins. Find it on her blog here: http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2012/06/pear-applique-napkins-tutorial.html
Anna-Karen Evaldsson shared this stunning project featuring Eileen Hull's 3D House die. Find the tutorial here: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/06/where-heart-is-tutorial-3d-house.html
Gretchen Schmidt shared a tutorial on her blog featuring this fun pop-up card. Find all of the details here: http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/may-all-your-dreams-come-true-card.html
Hilary Kanwischer shared a great tutorial on her blog showing how to make these primitive style star pillows. Find it on her blog at: http://hilaryscraps.typepad.com/hilary_kanwischer/2012/06/primitive-americana-stars.html
Jan Hobbins shared a great tutorial on her blog showing how she created this tag background using die cut letters. Check her blog for her full details: http://janhobbins.blogspot.com/2012/06/inside-out-tag.html
Jeanne Streiff posted a tutorial on her blog for a fun patriotic pop-up card. Find all of the details on her blog: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2012/06/12/4th-of-july-pop-up-card-tutorial/
Richele Christensen shared a great tutorial on her blog this month showing how she created a stencil from dies. Find the tutorial here: http://californiaartgirl.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer-tag.html
Shelly Hickox created this vintagey gate fold card and shared a tutorial for it on her blog. You can find the tutorial on her blog: http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com/2012/06/grungy-gatefold-birthday-card.html
Tamara Tripodi created these fun door hangers using SVG files and her eclips. Find out how she made them on her blog: http://happylifecraftywife.com/?p=1548
Tammy Roberts shared this lovely shabby style card on her blog. Find all of the details here: http://paperiesweetness.blogspot.com/2012/06/little-hello.html
Finally, I (Tammy Tutterow) shared this fun little project featuring a hanging pocket embellished with this fun little birdie. I shared a tutorial on the project here: http://tammytutterow.typepad.com/tammy_tutterow/2012/06/happy-grams.html
What a great month of inspiration from the team members! I hope you have found some fun inspiration to help you craft away these hot sweltering days!