Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Last Blast of Summer for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew

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Welcome to our Last Blast of Summer Blog Hop from Amy’s Inkin’ Krew!  If you live in the south, you know we have a while to go until summer is officially over, but if you have children in school already, then SUMMER IS OVER!!  I love the beach, so I had fun making this card and dreaming of my last blast of summer coming up soon….



Last Blast of Summer


I started by stamping the beach umbrella from Weather Together in Bay and Daffodil Delight onto a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock, then die cut them with the coordinating Umbrella Weather Framelits.  I also die cut the trim for the umbrella from that same set in Daffodil Delight and adhered it with liquid glue.  Next, I die cut Sunshine from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets three times in Gold Foil and carefully glued them together with liquid glue. I die cut two of the Swirly shapes for my sun image from Swirly Scribbles


Last Blast of Summer



I just love the Serene Scenery DSP, especially the one I chose for the background for this Last Blast of Summer card!  I used the ground image from Sheltering Tree to stamp a little more sand in Crumb Cake ink for the umbrella to rest in.  So that it was not too dark, I stamped off once on scrap paper, then onto the DSP.   The Shell and Starfish images from Seaside Shore, are also stamped in Crumb Cake, but full strength and then fussy cut with my Paper Snips.


Last Blast of Summer


My swirly sun, the starfish, and Sunshine were adhered with liquid glue, the umbrella and shell with dimensionals. this panel is framed with a panel of Bermuda Bay, then popped onto the Crumb Cake card base with dimensionals.  


Last Blast of Summer



The sentiment for the inside of the card is from Sunshine Sayings and is stamped in Bermuda Bay.  For the bottom of the card, I created a little more beach sand with more Crumb Cake ink using the same ground image as from the front, and added more starfish and a shell.  The Very Vanilla panel is framed in Bermuda Bay.  

So, what will you do for your Last Blast of Summer?   I am headed to the beach in a few days, YEA!!


Card stock cuts in inches and Stampin’ Up! Products used will be at the end of my post.



Now, let’s see what Linda has in store for us today!  Just click on the image below and you will hop on over!  A previous button is also provided for you.  







Here is a list of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew participating today:

Jaimie Babarczy

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Linda Geiger

Beth Hooper

Amy Koenders



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Card stock cuts:

Crumb Cake base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/4; scored and folded at 4 1/4; scraps for starfish

Bermuda Bay panel for outside is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; for the inside panel, 4 X 5 1/4

Serene Scenery panel is 4 X 5 1/4

Gold Foil 7 X 3

Whisper White for umbrella and shell is 2 1/2 X 2

Very Vanilla for the inside panel is 3 7/8 X 5 

Daffodil Delight for umbrella trim is just a scrap


Stampin’ Up! Products used in my Last Blast of Summer card:



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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you here next time…




  1. Linda Geiger | |

    Very nice, Jari.

    • CARD-iology by Jari | |

      Thanks, Linda! 🙂

  2. Jaimie B. | |

    Love this card Jari! Definitely a last days of summer for sure! That DSP works perfectly!

    • CARD-iology by Jari | |

      Yes, I hate to see it go away! Luckily we have a little more summer left here in Georgia! Thanks 🙂

  3. Amy Koenders | |

    I love it!! Makes me want to park myself right there under that umbrella. Fantastic use of that designer paper, perfect for our last blast of summer theme! 🙂

    • CARD-iology by Jari | |

      Thanks, Amy, i am going to park myself under a beach umbrella next week, cannot wait! 🙂

  4. Mary | |

    Oh, this is great! Love your gold sun and sunshine. And the inside is super, too! Love it, Jari! 🙂

    • CARD-iology by Jari | |

      Thanks so much, Mary! 🙂

  5. Beth | |

    Super cool Gold sun! Love your card.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you , Beth!

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