Thursday, July 4, 2013

Simply Stars and Gorgeous Grunge, FMS93 & PPA162

Happy Independence Day, Stampers! Did you all remember to hang your American Flag today? I'll be doing the same thing as most of you today, spending time with family and friends and eating burgers, dogs and watermelon. I'll also be keeping an eye on my kitty Oreo, who does not like this holiday one bit. It's a very stressful day for pets. Don't forget to keep yours close! 

I love an opportunity to make a patriotic card, and as usual this one is destined for Operation Write Home. I used my new Simply Stars stamp set, and once again combined it with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I think these two sets work so well together. With a simple change of the sentiment, this card would work equally well for a boy's birthday.

This great, classic layout was provided by Allisa at Freshly Made Sketches

I had intended on creating this card last night but I was too pooped! It was just as well, because I woke up this morning and saw a perfect color combo for my project at Pals Paper Arts

This was a simple card, so there's not much to explain. The Bitty Banner was cut out with a Framelit, and the stars were cut out by hand. A few dimensionals pop up the entire panel.

Stampin' Up Products Used: 
Stamp Sets: Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge, Itty Bitty Banners
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Brights Stack (retired)
Ink Pads: Pacific Point, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Tools: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pacific Point and Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbons

To learn more about Operation Write Home, click here.

Have a happy and safe 4th!



Margaret Moody said...

Great card, Sandy! Love these two sets combined! Happy 4th!

Dawn Tidd said...

Wow! Your card really says "Happy 4th"! The embossing, stamps, DSP are all perfect choices for this Color Challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts!

Stacy Kay Brais said...

Lovely card! I love the Chevon background..perfect!
Have a great weekend~

Beth McAlexander said...

Love your card! I especially like how you incorporated the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I've been eyeing that one...might have to break over.

Linda Suarez said...

Great patriotic card Sandy! I love how you used the grunge stamp set too. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy Hall said...

This is such a great card, Sandy! I love the collection of stars, and your choices of papers and textures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Rita W said...

Love the grunge backdrop to all those fabulous stars! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.