It's Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge! This week's theme was 4th of July! A great reason to celebrate! (Although I certainly don't know where JUNE went!)
We want to celebrate the addition of our Challenge Design Team, too! We have four FABULOUS women joining us…their talent amazes me! WELCOME!
Carrie Gaskin — Artistic Avenger
Deb Currier — ARTfelt Impressions
Lisa Martz — Get Your Stamp On!
Stacey Schafer — Stacey's Stamping Stage
And now for my Fourth of July submission. I've done several cards, so I decided to do a little favor you could have on hand at your picnic! Fill it with candy or some small "snaps" fireworks for the kids!
I used one of the returning colors, Pacific Point for the Pillow Box, cut with the Bigz Die in my Big Shot. Before I folded it on the score lines, I adhered a strip of Whisper White that I stamped with Stampin' Up!'s July Fourth fireworks in Pacific Point and Poppy Parade, one of the NEW In Colors coming TOMORROW! After folding it, I used the 5/8 Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon to hold it closed and tied a knot at the top. I stamped two large stars from July Fourth in Poppy Parade and Pacific Point, then punched with the Large Star Punch. Finally, I inked up the greeting with my Stampin' Write markers in those same colors and stamped on scrap Whisper White, punched with the 1 1/4 Circle, then layered on a Poppy Parade 1 3/8 circle.
These would be pretty easy to make up a bunch of them…the Big Shot does the hard part!
Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!