Summer Fun and BBQ Projects

Is there a family reunion or picnic in the park in your plans this summer? Need a fun way to send out invitations for your neighborhood BBQ? Our designers have been cooking up some fun summer projects. Browse this gallery of inspirational ideas to get your own creative juices flowing.

Summer BBQ gift basket

BBQ Gift Basket

Fill a basket with condiments, seasoning, oven mitts and other BBQ "goodies" then add decorative picks using paper pieced patterns to make it especially festive.

Files used:
Backyard BBQ,
Fast Food,
BBQ Gear

Submitted by Chrissy



Ketchup shape album "Ketchup" Shape Album

What a great way to save those photos of a special family BBQ. Syrena used the Ketchup bottle from the Condiments Collection and used chipboard to create the covers & pages for this album. Inside are colorful photo mats.

Inside of Ketchup shape album.

Designer: Syrena



Recipe for fun, title block.

Title Block "A Recipe for Fun"

File used: Kids body from
Friends & Family, Chef outfit.


Designer: Samantha Widlund




Apron pocket invitation holder.
Apron Pocket
Invitation or Menu Holder

File used: Apron Pocket

Use this fun little file to create a pocket for your invitations. It would also be a great holder for the MENU at the event.

It's used here with the oven mitt and spatula for embellishment. Kristi also used double sided cardstock for the apron to make it quick and easy, just fold up the bottom to create the pocket and tabs on the sides fold towards the back.

Designed & created by
Kristi Dailey



BBQ sauce paper pieced recipe card.
Files used: Condiments and Patriotic Bear

Designer: Angel Rodrigue

Got a special recipe that always gets rave reviews at your get togethers? Why not create a special card with those recipes to use as a hostess gift or party favor?



Recipe cards for BBQ sauce


Paper Pieced Recipe Cards

Files uses:
Fast Foods

Designer: Ramona Downing






Lemonade stand."The Lemonade Stand"

Don't forget to take pictures and scrap those special moments this summer. This paper piecing was done for a scrapbook layout. We love the bright juicy colors!!

Files used:
Lemonade Stand,

Hair and printable faces from
Fabulous Faces & Hair.

Designer: Darlene







Banners for family get togethers.
"Family" Banner

Files used: Scalloped Lace Squares, Simple Flourish, Patriotic Bear

Sometimes it's the simple things like a banner, or fun food picks that can spice up an ordinary backyard cookout and family picnic.

Designer: Samantha Widlund

Beach duck boys party invitation.


FIles used:
Making A Splash from
Beach Duck Boys

Designer: Samantha Widlund





Silverware caddy for picnic4th of July Silverware Holder
& Centerpiece

This is a silverware/napkin/flower holder for your 4th of July table. It's made using 4 clean vegetable cans, chipboard, patterned paper and a cute Uncle Sam! Uncle Sam was created from the Santa on Skates singles pattern and the hat from the snowman in the Winter Re-Tweet collection. This is a super easy project!

Cover the four cans with two different patterned papers and cover the chipboard base with one of the patterned papers. Adhere the cans to the base, leaving a space for the napkins. Adhere Uncle Sam to the front and you're done! Pop in your silverware or plastic ware and maybe some flowers and small flags.

Designer: Cindy