So Swell

Hi friends!  I'm popping in to change up the scenery with a card that's been sitting on my desk half-finished for a couple weeks now. I decided to finish it up this afternoon while I was clearing off my desk.

It was inspired by the Sensational Stripes Diva Inspiration challenge.  (The challenge runs through the end of the month, so there's still plenty of time to play along!)  I stamped the big stripey star from Seeing Stars twice on sahara sand and three times on smoky slate and then punched out with the large star punch from SU!  Next I ran the starry die through my machine twice with bashful blue and stamped the medium stripey star on the two biggest stars on the die.  The slate and sand stars are stitched to a piece of white cardstock embossed with stripes and I popped the blue stars up on dimensionals.

The slate background is embossed with my favorite stars and swirls embossing folder, then I cut a bashful blue stitched circle and then a vellum stitched circle and stamped the Congrats that's swell sentiment from The Buzz on the vellum and layered everything together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

July 2015 Inspiration Challenge
Enabler's List
Stamps: Seeing Stars, The Buzz (Verve Stamps)
Paper: bashful blue, sahara sand, smoky slate (SU!), vellum, white
Ink: bashful blue, sahara sand, smoky slate (SU!), archival black (Ranger)
Accessories: Starry Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), stars & swirls embossing folder (Sizzix), large star punch (SU!), stitched circles stax (MFT), sewing machine


  1. Adore this, Julee!!! Fabulous take on the photo. Those striped stars are fabulous :)

  2. Love how you used the colors and those sweet stars! Looks like pre-school is giving you a break...yeah!!

  3. Great card for July! Love your colors!

  4. Love your beautiful stars and stripes card. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,


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