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Unique Handmade Summer Themed Cards

Updated on May 17, 2012

Handmade cards can be a lot of fun for paper-crafters because they give you all of the opportunities to be creative as standard scrapbook layouts do, without all the hassle of going through a ton of photographs left in shoeboxes. Fun to make, and even better to receive, these little timeless creations can be completely customized to fit the needs of any event, season or occasion and are wonderful ways to let the recipient know how special they are.

Handmade summer-themed cards are perfect for birthdays occurring in the summer months, beach and tropical weather lovers, vacation destination post-cards, and even summer picnic and barbeque announcements. They can be created in a variety of ways, using a variety of embellishments.

Summer Theme Supplies

Besides the traditional card-making supplies you will need to get started, the following are a few ideas to help embellish your summer-themed cards. These ideas can be in the form of rubber and/or digital stamps, stickers, die-cuts, and more!

  • Bright, vibrant colored designer papers and cardstocks
  • Ladybugs 
  • Bumble bees
  • Butterflies
  • Barbeque accessories: grills, hot dogs, etc.
  • Picnic accessories: picnic baskets, tablecloths, ants, etc.
  • Sand
  • Seashells
  • Bucket and shovel
  • Bathing suits
  • Beach chairs and umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach chairs and umbrella
  • Flip-flops
  • Rafts, boats and floaties
  • Sun
  • Fireworks
  • Ice cream
  • Lemonade

Summer Sentiments and Verses

Handmade cards can be left blank for those to add their own personal sentiments and messages, but if you are looking for greeting card sentiments especially for summer-themed cards, here are some to consider:

  • Fun in the sun!
  • Wish you were here
  • Summer is here!
  • One scoop or two?
  • You are my sunshine
  • You are the sunshine of my life
  • Summer love
  • Aloha!
  • There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter
  • “A life without love is like a year without summer.” – Swedish Proverb
  • Old surfers never die
  • Life’s a beach
  • “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, and the birds are singing.” James Dent
  • Summer’s going swimmingly
  • Endless summer nights
  • Hot fun in the summer time
  • Wet ‘n Wild
  • Summer fun
  • Hey there sunshine!
  • Chill out!

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