Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Celebrate Stars

Good morning everyone! I need to make this sorta quick so I can make sure my son is out of bed. Oh, he is such a 'bear' in the morning! I hope that your week is starting out wonderfully! Another hot day today for us here. Hopefully our friends' swimming pool will start to warm up and we can get in. Actually the kids have been getting in but it is freezing in there! I don't know how they can stand it.

Today's card combines two challenges. One is the Sweet Sunday Sketch 23. This is my take on her sketch. I wanted to do something different than the squares and so while 'blurfing' the other day I came across a challenge on OCC. The challenge was to use stars. So I got my brain into creative overdrive and came up with this. A combination of the two. I don't have any Fourth of July stamps so I have to get creative with what I have. And this is about the best I can do. I have two star punches and now I have the Movers & Shapers dies from Stampin' Up! as well. These will be available in the new catalog set to debut July 1!! For this card I did use the Movers & Shapers dies (star, heart, modern label and scallop oval). They are just a slight bit bigger than the punches so they layer nicely! Love it!! Anyway, I am sorry to ramble there. I will say one more thing... the brad beside the greeting was last minute. I never like to put a brad somewhere unless it can be hidden. Don't want anyone to see the brad 'butt'. So, if I do send this to someone, I will make sure to layer another piece of cardstock on the inside. Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Fundamental Phrases; Paper- Kraft, Night of Navy, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Very Vanilla; Ink- Night of Navy; Accessories- vintage brads, small star punch, Movers & Shapers dies, Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. Wow! This is such a unique take on the sketch - I love it! The stars are adorable!

  2. I love how clean, simple, masculine this card is!

  3. Clean and simple and quick! Love it!!