Don't you just love the summer time? Whether you enjoy camping
trips, picnics, trips to the sea, beach excursions or barbecues with
friends and neighbors, the warm temperatures and the sunshine keeps
everyone's spirit up.
In the USA, the 4th of July holiday is just around the corner. If you
would like to send homemade greetings, you will find two cards below
that are quick and easily made and totally in patriotic colors. Other
4th of July crafts can be found here > Patriotic Crafts
If you and your kids go to the beach this summer, a numerous amount
of seashells are sure to be collected. Below are just a few examples
of what you can do to display or use these beach treasures. Other
fun maritime ideas can be found here > Maritime Crafts
Recycling is in! Instead of throwing things away, find out how to turn these
items into fun craft projects. Lots of recycling crafts here > Recycling Crafts
Independence Day Cards:
"Celebrate" Card - This card shows lots of American
spirit in the bold colors of red, white and blue! The card can be used as
an invitation to a 4th of July barbecue or picnic or as a greeting card to
give around the Independence Day holiday.
"USA" Card - Whether you would like to create this card
to give to a special veteran on Memorial Day, or to someone on the 4th of
July or for a soldier overseas, it is quick and easily crafted and perfect for
those patriotic occasions.
Other Cards for Summer
Fish Greeting Card - This card with its simple
fish motif is just perfect for any youngster, boy or girl. The motif is
combined with a couple of card making embellishments to complete the
ocean look. The jute ribbon looks like a fisher’?s net and a paper punch motif
with fish add special touches to the design.
Pink Dreams Birthday Card for Teen Girls - A card that
is perfect for the birthday of a teen girl and easy to make. The images are
created using foam stamps with pigment ink and embossing powder and
the card is finished within 20 minutes.
Birthday Card - Flower Layers - Sizzix original die cut
flowers make perfect motifs to embellish this card in subtle colors. To make
this card requires different techniques such as die cutting and rubber
stamping and is completed within 20 minutes.
Lighthouse Card - The sea is calling. This card has a
refreshing feeling of summer on the beach and is made using maritime
embellishments and paper napkin technique.
Embossed Butterfly Birthday Card - This elegant looking
card is simple to make using your Cuttlebug machine. The die-cut butterfly
is created out silver foil and is the perfect finish to the card.
Stamped Birds Birthday Card - Saying happy birthday can
be so easy and fun. The retro colored papers look great for this project.
Maritime Seashell Votive Glass - Are you planning a
summer outdoor party in a maritime theme and need quick, easy and
inexpensive table decorations? One idea would be to create this votive
candle glass out of a recycled glass and a couple of collected seashells.
The look is kept natural with the soft beige tones and this craft project takes
around 15 minutes to make.
Maritime Craft - Candle Glass with Seashells - No matter
which beach you enjoy going to on summer vacation, you and your kids will
find a treasure of seashells. Once home you can keep that holiday feeling by
decoratively displaying these shells in a large glass fillded with sand and
topped off with a candle. A jute ribbon wrapped around the candle gives it the
Miniature Seashells and Starfish Pictures - This project
combines seashell and starfish plaster of Paris castings with canvas to create
a set of small pictures to decorate any wall in your home. If you have collected
seashells at the beach, you can of course use these instead.
Seashell Picture Frame - After spending summer vacation
at the beach, you or your children probably have collected a lot of collected
seashells and are not sure what to do with them. This is a fast and easy craft
project that shows you how to use them and at the same time, display some
of the pictures you may have taken as well.
Maritime Seashell Wreath - If you have been to the sea or
ocean on holiday, then you know how hard it is to resist collecting seashells
and other objects scattered around the beach. Kids especially love to collect
these things in their buckets as souvenirs from their trip. When you get
home, you do not want to throw away these treasures but sometimes do not
know what to do with them. Why not make a wreath such as the above one to
decoratively display them. This craft is so easy and is a lovely reminder of the
trip long after the vacation is over.
Recycling Craft - Maritime Tea Light Glass - This votive costs
practically nothing to make. Recycle kitchen jars and combine them with
vegetable netting which actually resembles fishermen’?s netting to create this
quick and easy summertime table decoration for your next outdoor party or
get-together. Hot glue a few shells to give the votive the finishing touch and a
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Have fun crafting!