Hello! I hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as we are– warm weather and fun summer activities are my favourite! I love taking photos of and scrapping about our summer activities, but occasionally I also enjoy papercrafting and cardmaking as a fun distraction and creative outlet. Today I wanted to share with you a summer-themed friendship card I made recently with a fun technique for using the new Summer Squash Soup line from Jillibean Soup. When I discovered this, the ideas started flowing so fast my scrappy hands just couldn’t keep up with them!

Here’s my card:

And here’s my tip: the tahini paper from this line is perfect for inking and colouring with whatever medium your little heart desires! I coloured it yellow and made a sun out of it, but you could use blue to create waves; red, pink, or green to make flowers; you could use ink, pigment powder, embossing powder, paint—the possibilities are endless!


Here is what you need to make this card:

* 4 patterned papers from the Summer Squash Soup line: tahini, yellow squash, crookneck squash, and gold potatoes
* 1 sheet of orange sugar Soup Staples patterned paper (or orange cardstock)
* Coordinating Summer Squash Soup cardstock stickers (or other stickers)
* 4 ¾ inch strips of ribbon and ric rac (or other trims)
* Sunshine glimmer mist (or other yellow mist)
* Wild Honey distress ink (or other orange ink)
* flower and brad to embellish
* Circle punch or circle cutter
* Zapdots (or other dimensional adhesive)

1. Spray tahini patterned paper with Sunshine glimmer mist and allow to dry. (Bonus tip: to avoid splotches when spraying glimmer mist, swirl well to mix mist instead of shaking!) Cut or punch a 2 ½ inch circle from misted paper and ink edges generously with Wild Honey distress ink to add texture.


3. Fussy cut 5 lanterns in a row from the crookneck squash paper. Trim 4 one inch strips from the orange border strip on the Summer Squash Soup cardstock stickers to form the sun rays. Use the friends sentiment from the cardstock stickers and adhere over a strip of green ribbon.

4. Assemble card as shown below using Zapdots to adhere the sun and lanterns for added dimension. Add a ric rac border, and a flower with a brad to embellish.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and technique today. If you have any other ideas, or use this technique with the tahini paper, be sure to leave a comment and let us know!

Article by:  Aly Dosdall