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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

*** Stars 'n' Stripes ***

Happy 4th July to all my American friends, family and scrappy sisters!!  Hope you all have a wonderful and safe day!!  Well the Pride have all been busy scrapping and creating away in their dens for you all. welcome to our "mini" blog hop.... We have all been on the prowl for some creative designs for you to sink your teeth into!!  Our theme was stars n stripes.....and without any further ado here they are....

My first project is an easel card ~ a vintage Americana easel card.

For this project I have used some digi papers that I downloaded from http://www.mymemories.com. I just loved all of the papers that were in this digi collection and they fitted so well with what I saw in my minds eye :).


The images I have used are freebies from http://sweetlyscrappedart.blogspot.com. I have also create two rosettes from some scraps of Kaisecraft ~ "Squadron" that co-ordinated purrrfectly. I have added some wooden buttons which I painted a rustic red and some red bakers twine.




 My second project is something a little different, not 4th July, but still keeping in the stars n stripes theme.  I have used a Kaisercraft collection from a few years back, called "Squadron".  I have been hoarding this for the longest time!! This little pocket size mini is folded from one A4 or 8"x 11" piece of paper.  You can find the tutorial for this over on Sandy's blog at Sandy's Space  I would be more than happy to show how I adapted Sandy's tutorial to make mine.
 I glued my pages to create 6 mini pockets, each pocket measures approximately 2" x 3" and is just big enough to mat a mini wallet sized photo on. I cut some tags on my cricut and they are also matted with photos. There is not a lot of real estate for embellishments or lumpy scrapping :( {which is something I struggled with} but it is a great quick gift idea or school holiday project!! It is definitely all about the photo's.  I filled mine with random pics of my three sons throughout the years!!   If you are interested in a tutorial on my take of this mini, please leave a comment and I'll see what I can do!!


Well there you have it there are my projects for July 4th celebrations....hope you all have a safe and wonderful day and enjoy all the fireworks tonight!!

Thanks so much for prowling  with me....I hope you enjoyed my purrfect creations ;)...please pounce on over to  Suzie.  If you have stumbled upon this post by accident...please head back to  Elsa at JustafewDesigns  so that you won't miss any of the Dens creative scrappiness.  Here is a list of all the Dens for you to prowl through.....

Kimi ~ you are here :)

 hope you have a  purrrrrrrrrrrfect day !!
......and remember to Roooaaarrrr with Pride 


15 comments:

  1. OMG Kimi, I love your easel card and the mini is just fantastic. Gosh I just want to fly to Australia and steal it out of your craftroom while you are sleeping. lol Great job. Blessings Sherain

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    1. Sherain...thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such an awesome comment...I really appreciate it. Come on down we sure could have lotsa paper fun and make all the noise we want ;) lol

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  2. Hey Kimi girl! Love your projects! That easel card is too cute and of course I'd love to see a tut on that mini you made of your boys! Enjoy the rest of your week sister! xoxo!

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    1. awww Linda thank you so much...one tut coming up!! you have scrappy week...ttys my sister!! {{hugs}} Kimi xx

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  3. wow sissy 2 projects!! and both adorable...love the printed papers!! Im gonna have to try that site sometime. Your mini is too cute and awww you cut into your hoarder stash! That is the hardest thing to do...trust me... I know!! lol
    Thanks for participating, always being someone I can count on and for becoming part of my family!!!
    love ya!
    Elsa
    xoxox

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    1. OMG Sissy I know you know how hard it was for me to cut that paper, but you know what I just gotta make room for all that stuff at your house. I am proud to be part of your family Sis and even prouder to have part of mine!! Take care of you..Love you big time {{hugs}} Kimi xx

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  4. Thank you Scrappin Sista...Thanks for stopping by. {{hugs}} Kimi

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  5. Love, love love the VINTAGE!! It is gorgeous, and that mini album...YES WE NEED TO HAVE A TUTORIAL!! Have a blast today! :) Michelle

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  6. Awesome Kimi!! I love the vintage look that you create. So perfect for the 4th of July in America!!

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  7. love the details on your card, especially the pleated circles. And what a wonderful job on the mini-book. Thanks so much for the shout-out of my tutorial

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  8. You my friend are one very talented lady!! Your creations are purrrfect for this wonderful holiday!! Thank you for sharing your Stars & Stripes with all of us. I enjoyed the tiny mini sooooo much!! I am so honored to be in your company and hop that we will be creating together for a very long time. All my love my sweet friend.

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  9. Sweet projects today Kimi! Love the easel card and thanks for the link to the images - going to definitely check those out! LOVE the little mini album! Again, thanks for the link! I will be heading over to check that out after I finish the hop! Had to work today and just finished so I think I have missed the fireworks :( But my family is there :)

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  10. Kimi! This is incredible! loving the papers!!!

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