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This Year's Must-Have Summer Craft Supplies

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Summer means BBQ's, beach trips, and sunny weather! Stock up on the supplies you need for all your summer party decor, layouts, invitations, and cards. If you're not sure where to even begin, you've come to the right place.

Whether you're looking for bright and cheery or summer en vogue, you'll find this year's must-have craft supplies below.

I Love Summer Collection by Echo Park

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Pineapples, pink, and pretty fish are only part of the equation! I Love Summer from Echo Park is filled with must-have summertime elements for papercrafters. Available in 12" x 12" paper pads, a 6" x 6" option, and double sided single sheets, you'll find patterns of bicycles, tropical fish, VW buses, and more. 

If you are planning a tropical pool party this year or a trip to your favorite summer paradise, Echo Park's I Love Summer line has the paper, stamps, dies, templates, and embellishments you need for all of your bright ideas.

Stay Sweet by Amy Tangerine 

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There sure is something sweet about summer - from the frozen ice pops and fresh fruit to sweet tea and lemonade. Amy Tangerine's 2019 summer collection celebrates just that. Whether you're making a mini-album filled with summer elements or decor for your upcoming party, Stay Sweet has a kaleidoscope of unique embellishments and crowd favorites to offer. 

In Stay Sweet, you'll find Suede Flower Embellishments, Tiny Magnetic Bookmarks, and Inflated Ephemera (they look like mini pool floaties!). Along with the fun surprises, Amy Tangerine has also included a 12" x 12" patterned paper pad in hues found across the rainbow, a 6" x 8" pad, mini puffy stickers, alphabet stickers, and more so you'll have an entirely coordinated collection to create from. 

Hybrid Ink Pad Sets in Summer Shades

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Stampers and mixed media mavens, rejoice! One of our favorite things that summer has to offer is the vibrant color palettes we find. Of course, black ink is always a staple for stampers, but why not shake things up this season with a color trio that will take your impressions and ink explorations from simple to stunner. 

If you would rather be at the beach, the Beach Group Hybrid Ink trio is a must. If you love warm, berry tones, the Summer Group trio might be your cup of sweet tea. If you love to live on the wild side and have been known to say "tropical vibes only," then you'll love the toucan colors offered in the Tropical Hybrid Ink trio! 

The Glimmer Hot Foil System

glimmer hot foil system

Spellbinders turned up the heat this year with their new hot foiling system. If you haven't heard of the Glimmer Hot Foil System, watch this video here (scroll down to near the bottom). In a nutshell, this electronically heated platform is designed to run through your die cutting machine to create intricate, foiled designs on your cards, invitations, layouts, gift tags, and other paper projects. 

Offering designs for every taste and a potpourri of gorgeous foil colors to choose from (yes, there is even a holographic one), the Glimmer Hot Foil System and Collection might be your new favorite summer escapade.

Please note: a die cutting machine is required to use this system!

The Wolf Pack Collection from Heidi Swapp

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This powerful collection is all about one thing that Heidi Swapp holds near and dear to her heart - celebrating her tribe. Inspired by Heidi's son, the Wolf Pack Collection is dancing in deep blues, misty neutrals, and rich emeralds. Decorated with magnificent evergreens, "mama" bears, starry skies, and of course wolves, this pack is all about honoring your pack. 

This bestselling collection offers all of the necessities, like 12" x 12" patterned papers and alphabet stickers, as well as clear stamps, stickers with foil accents, rub-ons, and more. 

2019 Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix

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These new dies and embossing folders will inspire you to create travel-themed pages, going away cards, invitations, and more in their industrial, summertime themes. This new release has it all - from a small snow globe with mix and match monuments, to alphabet dies (numbers and symbols included), to gorgeously intricate "crocheted" patterns and more.

Plus, when paired with the new Distress Oxide Spray release, you'll have all of the pieces you need to make pure, creative magic!

Clear Portable Craft Storage

clear craft storageClear as day, this seven piece storage set will get you organized for all of your summertime scrapbooking and creating. This storage solution has six removable plastic storage cases that fit neatly within one larger case. Each removable storage case fits 4" x 6" photos, ephemera, journaling cards, and other smaller items perfectly. 

We often use these clear storage boxes to organize which vacation photos go together, or which stickers and ephemera are needed for which project. That gives one less step to consider when you're actually ready (and have the time!) to be creative.

Plus, only being 8" x 7" x 5", this box is small enough to take on road trips, in carry-on luggage, or on a quick weekend trip so you have all of your project-based craft items with you when you need them! 

The Make Art STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi

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Whether you have a road-trip ahead or a long flight, this revolutionary lap-sized tool is everything you have been waiting for. Designed by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink, this tool was made specifically for crafting on-the-go and crafters with limited mobility. This sturdy, flat surface has grid lines, a flexible magnetic ruler, and four magnets that don't pinch your fingers to keep your projects in place. Easily ink up, stamp on, or even use it to hold down that crossword puzzle you're working on! 

Because of its economical 12" x 12" size, you can still fit your traditional scrapbook layouts on it, but also bring it everywhere. Whether you're lounging on a chaise on a cruise ship or have your tray table down after take-off, the Make-Art STAY-tion is your next stop.

Liquid Embellishments by Nuvo

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Sometimes you need a little extra pizzazz on your pages and cards. Nuvo gets this - and so do we! Available in a variety of dynamic colors, you're sure to find your favorite hue, and possibly a new one too. If you're looking for the perfect summer shade and texture, the Summer Carnival Crystal Drop set includes three flamboyant colors that will make your paper projects dazzle and shine. 

Plus, you can even get clear, stackable cases designed to keep them in line and on display, leaving not only your projects dazzling, but your creative workspace too. 

Golden Coast Collection by Frank Garcia

golden coast by frank garcia

In luscious pinks, toasty warm tans, and brilliant cobalt blues, Frank Garcia's new summer collection has us booking our next ticket to the west coast just so we have an extra excuse to buy all the things. 

This dreamy line fit for sun-kissed days has everything you'd expect from a Prima line - 12" x 12" papers (some with gold foiling!), 4" x 6" journaling cards, A4 patterned paper, stickers, washi, jewels, and of course flower embellishments for days!

Summer truly does last forever with this breathtaking collection. 

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