Friday, July 1, 2011

stars *OR* stripes, forever!

here in the USA this weekend is, of course, the big holiday of the summer, so while we hope every single one of our fellow ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ will have a very happy forth of july on monday, we'd also like to wish our american friends a happy independence day as well!

this week, in honor of that holiday--and as you may have already guessed from the title--we're asking you to incorporate either stars OR stripes into your card design. there needn't be any red, white, or blue... just stars or stripes... or both... in any medium you choose!

here's what we did:


Stef says, "I combined the candy cane striped paper from Echo Parks Everybody Loves Christmas with the snowflake paper that reminded me of stars. I added three glittery stickers for this week's Sketchbook Saturday Sketch. I finished with a CatsLife Press sentiment flag and a stamped border of tiny stars around the striped panel."


Lauren says, "i realize i just confirmed there is no need to use red, white or blue... and you don't need to have stars AND stripes... one or the other is GREAT! but i decided to go whole hog, and seeing as how i still i have little stash of well-loved basic grey "blitzen" papers, it was not hard to pull off! i also used last week's sketch #84 from cards & things challenges, which i totally adore, so this week was a breeze!"


so if you have a little extra time, grab YOUR favorite papers, embellies, stamps or dies... and show us your very best take on stars OR stripes! as usual, inlinkz will be open until 6pm EST next wednesday, july 6th. keyword for galleries or the flickr group is JB27. and whether it's a holiday for you or not, we'd like to wish ALL of our fellow belles a happy, safe and ♥CRAFTY♥ weekend!!! :)



8 comments:

Debgem said...

This sounds like a fun challenge! Your cards are super inspiration.

Lisa said...

What a great challenge! And I spy some Blitzen *giggle*!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So happy that I get to play along this week! Lovely work by the DT!!!

Laurie! said...

This was a great challenge!! I love how everyone is interpreting it.

Electra said...

I LOVE both of your examples! Thanks for the inspiration!

June Houck said...

Brilliant challenge theme and terrific inspiration. I've missed playing with the Belles!

Lorraine said...

Wonderful theme ladies! I love your cards. The candy stripes are just so sweet, and the beautiful colors with the stars are so eye-pleasing. Thanks again for the inspiration.

Lisa - papergrace said...

I have a card ready to post, just having a technical issue. :( Grrrrr.....!!!