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Made these a bit ago, but haven’t had time to blog ‘em…

I never ever get tired of nautical themes, but sometimes I get stuck in a rut, using the same traditional color palette (red, white & blue, of course…). This time I wanted to make something softer but still retain a “freshness”.

Despite my adoration of patterned papers, combining patterns has never been one of my strong suits and I often collect mountains of the stuff but barely use it… Instead, I ogle it, pet it… Hoard it… *sad face*

But this particular shade of patterned blues from the Basic Grey Spice Market collection looked *so* pretty with this gorgeous shade of Cantaloupe ink by Hero Arts, that I took a deep breath, and forged ahead by adding stripes.

I absolutely LOVE how they turned out! *monkey clapping all around*

 

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I had pre-cut a bunch of the little Summer dies by Savvy from white card stock and had them sitting in a baggy waiting for me to determine what color I wanted them to be… whipped out a marker to color them a deep rich blue. They look so gosh darn cute popped up within the mini photo frame die! EEP!!! Can’t take it!

Can’t wait for summer to get here–I feel a clam bake comin’ on… :)

1Julie

 

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  2. Holy nautical cuteness! Love these!!

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