Fear not! Even though this item is now sold out, there are still links to related items on this page. (Plus lots of eye candy from the Design Team!)
Ah... summer. It has really hit hard here, as it's over 100 degrees, but with those cool aqua/sky blue colors (mixed with the hot, spicy orangy-reds, and sandy tans in this kit's palette) you have your choice of cooling down, hotting up, or mixing it up.
And with 3 new exclusive die-cut chipboard designs, all in seaside shapes, you'll have lots of choices on what to decorate, too.
You'll be amazed by what the Design Team has created this month. From wall banners (horizontal or vertical) to books and pop-up displays. Beside clicking on the pics of Design Team art on this page (to see larger photos), be sure to stop by the Gallery and see more ideas.
And there are also new beach-y things not in the kit that you can find by clicking on the "What's New" badge at the top right of this page. In case you're visiting this page a bit late (so the "new" things showing are not beach-themed any longer), all the beachiness I'm referring to is also in the Beach Theme Section, which is On Sale! That's HUGE (over 100 items to mix and match with the July Kit or just to take advantage of the sale prices and replenish your stock. Note: Sale ended July 20th.
So here's what's in the July kit:
4 collage sheets — all in colors to coordinate with that hot summer palette (printed on cardstock):
Under the Sea Collage Sheet
Designed with a nice, large background image, big enough for any of the beachy chipboard die-cuts.
Sea Trading Cards Collage Sheet
Some really colorful fish, coral, starfish, octopus... and a mermaid.
Remote Cousins of the Saucy Mermaid
With a name like that you know it's going to be full of flirty babes with an attitude.
Caribbean Blue Mermaids Collage Sheet
A bevy of alluring mermaids, all with some aqua blue in the illustrations.
One each of 3 new exclusive die-cut chipboard shapes!
Die-Cut Chipboard Scallop Shell
Die-Cut Chipboard Mermaid Tail
Die-Cut Chipboard Sand Castle
6 sheets from the Fresh Mini Paper Set
The kit includes 1 sheet each of 6 designs from the Fresh Mini Paper Set (note: these are single-sided papers... beside being sold separately in the single-sided 6x6 size, there is also a Fresh 6x6 Paper Pad with double-sided papers).
3 pieces from the Fleur and Swirl Chipboard Set
A random selection of 3 swirly shapes from the New Fleur and Swirl Chipboard Set. Fun shapes, laser cut from chipboard that could be used as waves or just swirly embellishments.
And since many of those oh-so-clever Design Team Members use the chipboard die-cuts for banners as well as books, 1 yard each of 2 sky blue fuzzy fibers.
Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will have already been mailed to you.
All options are postage-paid! USA only.
(That's postage to get the kit to you — not return postage if you're participating in the swap.)
$15 per month
If you buy a subscription after the 15th of the month, your first kit will be for the following month (so if you subscribe on July 16th, the August kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
If you are participating in the monthly swap, artwork will be due by the last day of the month (so July 31st for the July swap). Note: You do not have to buy the monthly kit to participate in that month's swap (however, the collage sheets & other components are sold at a discount if purchased in the kit).
But you don't need to join the swap to enjoy playing with the goodies in the kit. Speaking of things in the kit, most everything in this month's kit is also available to buy separately (until sold out). See the "We Also Recommend" section at the bottom of this page for links to all the individual components.