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)


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL, Barbara~ Love it!!

  2. This is awesome Barbara, love it!!!

  3. Gorgeous, Barbara ... I really love this beautiful card!

    Have a fabulous holiday!

  4. The flag is so cool, with that little heart! Great card! Hope you have a terrific weekend!

  5. Very patriotic and vintage looking! I love that old SU stamp:)

  6. LOVE your card, great vintage feel and the little bit of twine is a nice touch.

  7. Absolutely stunning Barb...WOWZERS!

  8. What a smart idea to print part of the declaration!! Genius:) and it looks perfect, thought it was a stamp or patterned paper at first!

  9. this is just super Barbara! love it!!

  10. This is the BEST Fourth card I've seen! LOVE the constitution in the background! :)

  11. Fabulous background here Barb! What a fresh and patriotic design!

  12. TOOOOOOO cool! Love the row of stars along the bottom!

  13. This is super fabulous! LOVE the Declaration of Independence for the background! Way to go!

  14. Awesome! I love the antiquey feel!


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