Happy Sunday - well, it is for me because my baby is home safe and sound and ready for me to spoil him! He looks soooo much like a man, I have a pang every time I look at him....he really is not my little boy anymore, but a wonderful, young man ready to make his mark on the world!! I will have some pics to share tomorrow but for now, on to my project! For this one, I did two challenges - one is for the Dirty Challenge Inside and Out that I saw on Rose Ann's blog where she has posted the rules for this particular challenge. Pretty simple and fun and oh so up my alley! I also combined this with another challenge for my good friend Dawn who is on the new OCC design team and posted their challenge of using buttons and brads! And lastly, I decided to try my hand at this cute little box in a bag that I saw on Nancy's blog who in turn found it on Diana's blog. THIS is why I love Stampin' Up! - these ladies are fellow demos who share their fabulous projects so that the rest of us can benefit too - love it, love it, love it and why I will NEVER leave my fabulous SU! roots!!! So, now on to the project! Look at that cute little bag, I love it and see myself making lots of these for gifts! And, the card, well, yeah, the stamp is NOT Stampin' Up! but I have a vast array of patriotic stamps and love my Uncle Sam image so I inked him up and watercolored him - he turned out pretty well, doncha think? And, for the challenge, I had to do the inside and decorate the envie as well so here are some pics of those. This first pic is of the inside of the card - I hand wrote the sentiment myself since I did not have one that I liked! (note to self, need some patriotic sentiments!) And, of course there are brads and buttons on the front to fulfill the requirements of the second challenge! This next pic is the stamped envie - well, I actually used my jumbo roller but hey, it's still stamped, right? I had a blast making these two projects and I hope you will give these two challenges a try! I will leave you with the recipe because I need to run and spend time with my son!!! Until tomorrow...happy stampin'!
Card and Bag Recipe: (all products Stampin" Up! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Night of Navy, Ruby Red, and Whisper White card stock, Rose Red Prints Designer Series paper, Adorn It! Dp
Ink- Night of Navy, Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Pads, Night of Navy, Ruby Red Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Classic Stars Jumbo Stampin' Wheel, Uncle Sam by Art Gone Wild, Flag by Stampabilities
Accessories - Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Slit Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Picture Frames Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Fresh Favorites buttons, mini glue dots, red sticky tape, dark blue ribbon from my stash, white brads from my stash, Basic white brads