We know, we know. Its only April and it feels like we just started all of our wonderful springtime makes. But before you know it, summer will be here, with its clear blue skies, warm inviting weather, and that gorgeous sunshine we all know and love. For us here in Southern California, summer time also includes crystal blue oceans, sandy beaches, and of course, beach parties! You may not have a beach readily available where you live, but you can always bring a little bit of beach fun to your makes and crafts, after all, its never too soon to start crafting for the upcoming seasons! In anticipation for the coming summer fun, we wanted to share with you some beach and summer projects with Sharyn Sowell's Beach collection! Are you ready for some summertime vibes?
Summertime generally means your kids are home from school for summer vacation- and what better way to keep them entertained and learning at the same time than a fun craft and game! These ABC Fish Spelling Letters using Sharyn's Sea Animal Sentiments is cute, simple for your kids to die-cut and perfect to keep them learning with a spelling game! Even more fun- making a fishing game with it and putting the fish into a little inflatable pool. The possibilities are endless!
Of course, amid the fun in the sun, photos will be taken and shared, uploaded to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and some, for us makers, will be printed out and given some extra special attention to showcase those memories. This Summer Scrapbook Page is the most wonderful inspiration for the pictures you're bound to be taking in the next few months. We love how the Seaweed, Coral & Wave thinlits add that beach feel to this scrapbook layout, gorgeously embellishing the photos and memories of a fantastic summer day!
With all of the get-togethers and parties, invitations and cards are a fun addition to add to your makes this summer (and who are we kidding by saying "add"? We're always up for making cards no matter what season it is!) We adore these Summer Fun Cards which not only use our super awesome Inksheets, but also showcase Sharyn's Sandcastle and Children & Sandcastle thinlits! (We also love the card stock used for this project, which perfectly mimics a sand-like look to it.) This tutorial is definitely one to get some inspiration flowing like the ocean waves, so be sure to check it out!
What we love the most about summer parties is that they don't have to be huge and extravagant. They can be cute, fun, a little bit flirty and super easy to make the decorations for. Sharyn's Ocean Pinwheel is such a unique and beautiful take on the traditional pinwheel shape, and we are obsessed with how fun they are to use for party decor like with these Beach Party Pinwheels! What makes these even more fun- they can go from party decor to party favors in an instant, and if you have your kids in attendance, these interactive decorations can bring some fun in the sun once lunch (or dinner) is done!
Sometimes, a little bit of home decor, or even a make to give to a friend, just because, is all the inspiration we need, regardless of the season we're in. But this Sea Notes Boardwalk Box definitely gets us excited to start making for this summer! Sharyn's Box with Wave Border can be used for so many different makes and projects, from cute little ocean-themed favor boxes, to a heartfelt gift with notes for different days of the week inside. Maybe your kitchen could use some summer time vibes, and this little box could be a recipe holder! The inspiration for this summer is endless!
Amid the hustle and bustle of making and party planning, it's easy to forget about the simpler things, like napkin rings- but Sharyn's Seashell Napkin Ring will make you want to use it for every party you throw this summer! This Seashell Napkin Ring DIY shows off how versatile this die is, and how easy it is to dress up your table for whatever color scheme you please! Table (or napkin) decor has never looked so good for the summer!
Are you ready to start some summer making? We have a special surprise for you- today and tomorrow, enjoy 30% off of these and more of Sharyn Sowell's Beach collection! Splash into some beautiful beach makes- it's never too early to start getting ready for summer! What summer makes would you create with this fun beach collection?