Sunday, May 9, 2010

Latest Sparkles Team Swap

Our next team meeting is coming up and I decided we'd do red, white and blue as our theme for this month's swap.  I recently got the new July Fourth stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalog and decided to use it on my swap project.  At first I pulled out Brilliant Blue and Real Red to use, but then decided to go for Riding Hood Red and Pacific Point since they're headed back to the SU! color lineup.  The firework background was created by stamping off once (removing the ink intensity by first inking up the stamp, them stamping on a scrap of paper before stamping on the actual card stock).  The top center one was not stamped off, and I really like the softer look achieved by stamping off, so that's how I did the rest of them.  The bottom red piece was stamped using the Dot, Dot, Dot individual stamp, inked with Riding Hood Red ink.  I used a sticky back rhinestone on the fire cracker, but the rest is all SU!  Take a peek:



I found these cute patriotic Sweethearts boxes while grocery shopping last week (at our local Ralphs grocery store), so I made a slide up treat like the candy bar one I made back in December.  To make the box, cut a piece of card stock 4 inches by 7 1/4 inches.  Score at 3/4 inches, 3 1/4 inches, 4 inches and 6 1/2 inches.  Stick the ends together with a little Sticky Strip and decorate with your favorite stamps/punches.  Super easy to make!

I'm really happy with the way they came out, and I hope the gals like them, too!  I'm off to my folks' for Mother's Day - have a great one!

9 comments:

Yapha said...

Super cute! What a great idea!

Alicia said...

Super cute! I didn't know you could find patriotic ones already! I am so going right to the store to find some!

Heidi Baks said...

I was searching around for patriotic cards, and many I saw didn't seem to have the right balance of stars and fireworks. You did a great job here!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Now *that's* star-spangled! How fun. . . .

Anonymous said...

So darn cute!! Wish I was going to be there with you!! Have fun.
Anne

Cindy said...

Cheryl, was that at Ralphs or Vons? Those are soooo cute!!!

jaydee said...

Fabulous project. This is just perfect.
hugs
jaydee

Debadoo said...

These are wonderful!!
Deb B

Jaime Benavides said...

These are fabulous Cheryl! You mentioned that they slide up like the candy bar ones...I've never made that before. Would it be too much to ask for a possible tutorial on how to recreate these? Thanks for sharing! ;)