Monday, June 23, 2014

Patriotism In A Box (TCPTUES269)

Hi all! It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another TCP Tuesday! Today we have an Inspiration Challenge for you! Here is the inspiration pic (above), love that blue!

Here are the Deets.
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and ourFacebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES269. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.
I decided to use our "Card In A Box" Cutable for this project. These Cutable files are so great, if you have a Silhouette, there's an SVG for cutting, and if not, there's a PDF that you can print and cut. I used the PDF, printed it on the backside of my DP and then folded. Easy peasy.
I borrowed the acetate strip idea from new Cat Packer Christine Okken's gorgeous card in a box here. I thought this shape, from our new Petal Posies CutUps, looked a bit like a starburst and would give a cute "firework" look.

I also used the 3x3 Stars CutUps, the Your Number is Up stamps, Numbers Plate CutUp, and the new set Vintage Summer, with the coordinating Framed Up CutUps.

A few gems for embellies finished it off! This card was so fun to build. I really enjoyed it. It folds down flat into an envelope for mailing, then the recipient can pop it back open for a fabulous 3D look.
I don't know that I'm giving this one away, however. I think it will be part of my Independence Day decor. :) 


Nancy Thomas said...

Love this Noelle - the flowers look like sparklers.

ChristineCreations said...

What a cute design...the numbers and the stars and the vintage set....all put together so beautifully!