Saturday, July 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Red, White and Blue

It's time for a new challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Red, White and Blue.

Be sure to check out our newest Guest Designer: Hannelie Bester at Desert Diva.

Here's my card!  I went with two different blues.  When I had just the navy as is in the challenge graphic, it had such a patriotic look that it didn't shout "thank my lucky stars for you".  I wanted to brighten it up a bit but still stay within the challenge.

CC Lucky Stars

This star stamp set was great stamp to work with.  The stamp includes 9 patterned stars and the die cuts them all at once.  So it was very easy to fill up my jar!  

I've become a much bigger fan of shaker cards since I discovered foam adhesive sheets.  I'm sure I'm late to the party, but I used to try to cut foam tape to fit the shape.  It also helps that the die was made to cut out the center.  I cut a piece of acrylic using the ouside die (without the center).  I stamped, then cut the paper and foam with the center of the die in place. (BTW - this is the one time that I don't try to trim down those pesky metal tabs on a die.  You know what I'm talking about - the ones that stick out after you cut a die set apart and can draw blood because they are so darn sharp.  If you cut the center piece from the die set and leave the tabs on both sides - you can easily line up the inside with the outside to cut them at the same time which you want to do to get the paper and the foam exactly the same!)

I hope to see you playing along!



  1. I love this card so much, Kim. Your star filled shaker is adorable and the sentiment is perfect.

  2. This is the CUTEST little jar o' stars I've ever seen!

  3. Beautiful card, Kim. I love shaker cards and your jar filled with pretty stars is perfect. Have a great 4th weekend!

  4. Love this jar full of stars, Kim! Great design!

  5. This is the cutest card Kim! Love the patriotic colors and the fun shaker jar full of stars. Yes, that adhesive from does come in handy!!

  6. Wonderful take on the inspiration photo, Kim!

  7. Beautiful jar filled with fun stars!! Awesome card!!

  8. You are rocking the shaker cards! Another fabulous one and a great take on the photo!


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