Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #9

The 4th of July is almost here! We have a very Patriotic challenge for you at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge! Our theme this week is red, white, blue, stars, stripes and picnics by the lake!!! I hope you'll have time this week to play along with us and create something festive! We love seeing your amazing projects each week! Congrats to our Top 3 Picks from last week!

So here's what I came up with! My card features a NEW stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! The set is called, Perfect Punches and is on page 131 of the IBC. It comes in either Wood Mount or Clear Mount with 6 incredible images that coordinate with the Stampin' Up! punches! I'm loving the savings of the Clear Mount Stamps so mine is the Clear Mount version - item # 120516 and sells for $17.95!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • I love the Rhinestone brads - but the brad legs can get a little dicey! So I trimmed off the 'legs' of the Red Circle Rhinestone Brads and adhered them with glue dots in a line - just like a 4th of July parade, down the top left hand side of my card! The Circle Fire Brads come in a package of 80+ brads in 3 different sizes, and I used all three sizes on my card today!
  • All the Stampin' Up! punches are now in the AMAZING new format! This sleek, space-saving style has a larger cutting surface and offers greater cutting precision and leverage. I think they're AWESOME and I'm a Huge fan of them!!! The Extra Large Star Punch I used on today's card has a new item code, 119875 and sells for $16.95.
  • The Woodgrain Background stamp (117100) offers a beautiful masculine feel to projects! I stamped this JUMBO stamp in Brocade Blue ink, then on Brocade Blue cardstock! All of the Stampin' Up! Background stamps still come in Wood Mount only - but I actually prefer the Wood Mount version in this large stamp since I like to stand while I'm using the larger background stamps and put a little muscle in them to get a fully inked image! This stamp measures the full size of a card front - and sells for $17.95.
  • My card layout is based upon last week's sketch challenge at the PPA, I missed the deadline to enter the challenge but still loved Margaret Moody's layout!
To place a Stampin' Up! order On-Line, CLICK HERE!

Stamps: Woodgrain (117100), Perfect Punches (120516 - Clear Mount)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Card Stock: Night of Navy (100867), Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
Embellishments: Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (109110), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144)
Punches: Scallop Trim Border (118402), Scallop Oval (119856), Oval (119863), Extra Large Star (119875)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
You can begin ordering these amazing new products from the NEW catalog today at 12pm (MT) via my SU website! Stay tuned for a special offer later today.
~Kari Linder


  1. I absolutely LOVE this, Kari! Great mix of patterns with the stamps and papers you used! Love the added bling, too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I like the stamped woodgrain touch and the little 4th of July parade on your card! :)

  3. Too fun! I love the details! I always forget that I can get rid of the 'legs' of the rhinestone brads--thanks for reminding me. :-)


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