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!