Thursday, July 01, 2010

Stars and Stripes - Stamp Simply #146

July 02 - ssnotime146 - Star Light, Star Bright -- This week we will focus on incorporating stars into our projects -- patriotic stars; A+ Great Job! stars; twinkle, twinkle little stars -- ANY kind of stars you like. Use punched or die cut stars, stickers, star paper -- you get the idea. Just show us some fabulous stars this week!

Well, this close to July 4th, I had to use patriotic stars, of course!! This was an exceedingly fun card to make!! Pretty much every thing I used is PTI. I started with a PTI Kraft base and added a layer of Pure Poppy that I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Linen and Canvas Impression Plate. Then I printed off a copy of the Declaration of Independence, sized for my card, and added that with some twine tied around. Next, I stamped this old SU! flag image on Rustic White card stock and matted it with a Classic Inverted Circle Nestabilities die cut in Enchanted Evening. I stamped the stars in Enchanted Evening and Pure Poppy and cute them out (nope, I don't have this punch, either, LOL). Finally, I added buttons and twine and popped them up on dimensional foam. Pretty much everything was sponged with Distress Ink in Tea Dye, as well.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime146 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love! And, please welcome our July Guest Designer:

Clare Buswell - July Guest Designer

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

Stamps: Star Prints (PTI); flag (SU!)
Paper: Kraft, Vintage White, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy (PTI); printer paper
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy (PTI); Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Inverted Circles, Classic Circles (Spellbinders); Linen and Canvas Impression Plate; twine, buttons (PTI)

MFT Design Team Announcement/Reveal

I've got an MFT card to show you but first I have a little something else to share.

Happy, happy, joy, joy! Kim is announcing the MFT Design Team members for the next term and I couldn't be happier to be staying!! This past year has been awesome--Kim and MFT just simply ROCK and I'm so thrilled to be working with the super talented designers on the team! In fact, she's announcing a couple of new teams in addition to the MFT Design Team. They are the MFT Scrap & Arts Team and the MFT Challenge Team. To find out more about all of the teams and who's on them, check out Kim's blog :)

I made this card for a Papercrafts Connection challenge a while back--obviously I didn't win, LOL, but I loved the challenge: to use phone book pages on your project. Nothing is more appropriate for that than the Call Me set that I used. I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Copic marker and Prismacolor pencils. I also did some paper piecing and cut my phone book paper with the Jumbo Scallop Die-namics die for a little interest. I don't know why my dark brown always looks black, but I assure you that ribbon is dark brown ;-) Other MFT products I used area Sour Apple card stock and buttons from the Spring Collection.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to hop on over to Kim's blog to get the news!

Stamps: Call Me (MFT)
Paper: Sour Apple, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Very Vanilla (SU); phone book pages; Fly a Kite 8 x 8 pad (October Afternoon)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Touch Tea Dye ink (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Curved Rectangles Nestabilities, Tag Trio (Spellbinders); ribbon (craft store); buttons (MFT); twine (PTI); Jumbo Scallop Die-namics Die (MFT); Copic markers; sewing machine

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