Pool Party Sunny Days DSP envelope counting book

Pool Party Sunny Days DSP envelope counting book

Welcome to week forty of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!

Our colour this week is Pool Party, a pale/green colour that is wonderful for skies and water. This is such a pretty and versatile colour!

I have a very special project to share with you this week. I’ve made another envelope counting book, using the SALE-a-bration Sunny Days 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper.

If you didn’t see the counting book I made for SALE-a-bration last year and you’d like to know how to make an envelope album, I have included the instructions in this video.

Envelope albums are super easy to make as you only need envelopes and tear’n’tape. As you can see in the photo below, the envelopes form a spine as you adhere them together, making the counting book easy to open for little hands.

Throughout this counting book all of the letters and numbers are die cut using the Mini Alphabet dies and the Alphabet A La Mode dies.

The DSP for the box and the book is all from the Sunny Days DSP pack.

Here is a short 1 minute video that takes you through the pages of the Sunny Days DSP envelope counting book.

One Barn

The barn is made using Poppy Parade cardstock that has been embossed with the Timber embossing folder. The cow is stamped and punched out using the Cutest Cows bundle and the trees are die cut using the Forever Forest Dies.

Two Cows

The Rays of Light stamp has been stamped in Crushed Curry. The black arch on the left and the grass and hills on the right are die cut using the Garden Meadows dies.

The Crushed Curry sun is stamped and die cut using the Bright Skies Bundle. The flowers are also die cut using the Bright Skies dies.

Three Sunflowers

The three sunflowers are from the cutest Cows stamp set and the cardstock layers are die cut using the Radiating Stitches Dies and the Scalloped Contours Dies.

Four Gumboots

Both the gumboots and the flowers are stamped die cut using the Garden Meadow Bundle.

Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends are an easy way to add colour, shine and dimension to the gumboots!

Five Playful Poultry

Two roosters, two chickens and a tiny chick are all stamped using the Cutest Cows Stamp Set.

Six Milk Churns

There are a lot of different products used to create this scene, which might be my favourite page in the book!

The Trucking Along Bundle (Crushed Curry truck and black milk churn trailer), Garden Meadows Dies (holding the milk churns onto the trailer), Garden Meadow dies for Shaded Spruce grass, Crushed Curry sun and the yellow flower.

The clouds were fussy cut from the Sunny Days DSP.

Seven Strawberries

The wheelbarrow has been stamped and die cut using the Garden Meadow bundle.

Fussy cut strawberries fill the wheelbarrow and the “shading” stamp from Garden Meadow stamp set grounds the scene.

Eight Clouds

These clouds were die cut from the Sunny Days DSP using the Bright Skies dies. The lightening and raindrops are also die cut using the Bright Skies dies.

Nine Cow Bells

As these little cow bells from the Cutest Cows stamp set are so small I needed to find a a way to make them stand out on the page.

Stamping the cow bells onto Crushed Curry cardstock and popping each cowbell onto a contrasting monochromatic green and white background makes them stand out for ease of counting by children.

And the hopefully the cows being green makes the reader laugh too!

Ten Trees and Ten Flowers

Lika many of the scenes in this counting book, the proportions are totally out of whack, but that’s pasrt of the charm of children’s books. You get to play with colour and proportion in fun and exciting ways that really create visual interest for the child, sparking their imagination.

A strip of this gorgeous Pool Party DSP from the Sunny Skies DSP is adhered to the back flap of my envelope album.

I made a simple box using the Sunny Skies DSP for the lid and Poppy Parade cardstock for the base.

I hope you enjoyed my envelope album! I just love making projects for children.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Palmieri – I can’t wait to see what has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Christine Blain  

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan  

Di Furniss

Andrea Sargent

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor – you are here! 

We’ll be back showcasing Poppy Parade next Wednesday, 21st February. I hope you can join us then.

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