Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrating the 4th with Pop it Ups!

Happy Independence Day! Today I have a fun patriotic card to share that I made with some of Karen Burniston's new Pop it Ups dies.  I have to admit, the entire card was designed around this fabulous star border - I absolutely love it. Stamps and embellishments from Tim Holtz added the perfect vintage touch!

The card base was cut from white cardstock and inked lightly with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. To apply the border, I ran blue Kraft Core-dinations cardstock through my Xyron and then die cut it with the Katie Stars Frame Edges dies. I applied the border to my card, then sanded lightly. To add a little sparkle, I used the same die and cut the border from glitter paper. I applied the star cutouts randomly to the negative space on the border.

How cute is this little banner? I used one of the dies from Karen's Lots of Pops die set to cut the individual flags out of burlap paper. They were folded over a length of idea-ology Paper String and glued. I adhered the ejected stars from the border to each little flag. They are too adorable!

For the inner panels, I cut the card panels again, this time out of red Kraft Core-dinations. I removed the center portion and adhered it over the white card. After sanding lightly, I adhered idea-ology trimmings. The images were stamped on white cardstock using Denim Adirondack ink, then cut them with the oval from Karen's Oval Accordion Card die set. (I love mixing and matching her dies - they all go so well together!) Finally, I added a little banner cut from glitter paper using one of the dies from the new Lorna Label pop-up set and added idea-ology Chit Chat stickers.

You can view the entire Summer 2014 Pop it Ups release here. The dies will be available in mid-July, so make sure you ask your favorite retailer to order them! The other supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a safe and fun holiday!


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