Friday, June 23, 2017

stars and/or stripes

the new challenge starts at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ today, and since this fortnight encompasses july 4th, we thought we'd give a nod to the holiday and ask to see cards which feature stars, or stripes, or... if you're me... both! :)

patterned paper: my mind's eye, fancy pants; glitter paper: american crafts pow; pearl brad, star washi and gold washi: eyelet outlet; poinsettia flowers: michaels; snowflake punch: fiskars; snowflake chipboard: my minds eye; glossy white kromekote cardstock: the paper cut; 

i thought about going all out "4th of july meets xmas"... (and i still might do that, next week!) ...but what changed my mind was the fact that i have this amazingly lovely new eyelet outlet star washi tape that i've been dying to use on a card! since the watercolor-ish stars on the tape are in gorgeous shades of blue and purple, that helped me narrow down my paper choices. in the end, i went with two that are not especially christmassy, but i love how they look together and this is the PERFECT card for my friend kate, who doesn't celebrate any particular holiday in december, except maybe the solstice. a stack of flowers and snowflakes, a beautiful oversized pearl brad, some skinny gold stripe washi and i called it a day!

stephanie has a fab card to show you, so why not hop over and see that right now at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥?


  1. So soft and pretty, that washi tape is da-bomb. Awesome card every element perfect. Only you would think that far ahead to encompass a holiday.

  2. I love those delicate stars Lauren. Another gorgeous creation.


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