Sunday, May 18, 2014

More Reasons to Celebrate

I found some fun new challenge blogs recently, A Vintage Journey (Tim Holtz themed) and Craft Hoarders Anonymous (boy do I need to use up some stash in their challenges!) I made a card to fit both of their current challenges - make something "all about him" and use your hoarded ribbon, twine, etc. I have a friend who is about to finish his Masters degree so I made this card for him:



The "frame" is ribbon and rick-rack stapled together and then painted black to visually unify it and bring out the texture. I think it is also appropriately manly in colors and imagery so it fits the Vintage Journey's All About Him challenge. ;-)

Also, don't forget about the May Celebrate! challenge at Inspiration Journal. You have until the end of the month to link up your project for a chance to win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium.

Most of the supplies I used for this card can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10! ;-)


15 comments:

  1. Nice card, love the patriotic theme! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  2. Lisa this is fabulous - I love how you thought outside the box by using the patriotic stamp with different colors. Who says you can't use ribbon and rick rack on a guy card. Great job and thanks for traveling with us at A Vintage Journey.

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  3. so beautiful... that rocks and looks so great!

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  4. Your card is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. What a cute way to use this patriotic stamp! Love your composition! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #8: Ribbon, Lace or Twine, Oh My!

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  6. Love the frame around the image. Nice use of the ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  7. Awesome ribbon treatment! This is so great! Good way to get extra use out of the Uncle Sam stamp, too! Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  8. Love all the mixed media you used! Love that uncle Sam stamp. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

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  9. I LOVE this gorgeous manly make Lisa! It is patriotic but also perfect for a congratulations card the way you have used it - great use of Tim products too. Thanks so much for joining in our 'All About Him' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  10. Very cool...love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  11. Saw this posted on Inspiration Emporium's facebook page and had to come and comment. I love this card, the Uncle Sam image is punchy and works so well with your message. :)

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  12. What a great showcase for Uncle Sam - bold and yet with a perfect vintage look too. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey!
    Alison x

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