Good morning ladies! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday weekend. My hubby and I did a little unpacking and cleaning (him more than me) but overall it was very relaxing. My favorite kind! I did make a few cards on Friday since I was off from work due to the holiday but nothing that I can show you *just yet* :) I do have a project I came up with over the weekend for Limelight Papercraft’s big July project.
Each month Mandy of Limelight Papercrafts challenges the design team to make a project in a specific theme. This month we were challenged to make something with Stars & Stripes. It didn’t have to be patriotic per say, but to incorporate these designs somewhere in your project.
I am the first one to admit that I am horrible at planning ahead for these projects and tend to do them just a couple of days before they are due. The problem with that is I don’t allow myself enough time to plan to get things from the store to incorporate into my projects according to the theme, so I’m always scrambling at the last minute trying to make it work from what I already own. This month was no exception!
After going back and forth about what to make, I finally decided on making some fans. I figure being in the middle of summer, the fans might be nice to use at an outdoor BBQ to keep cool from the heat.
I used lots of different October Afternoon paper from the Detours and Ducks in a Row lines. Holly Doodle alphabet stickers in chocolate and raspberry from Pink Paislee. Adhesive backed pearls and rhinestones from Kaisercraft. An assortment of ribbon including tulle, ric rac, gingham, and crochet all from Limelight Papercrafts. I picked up the popsicle sticks from Michael’s, the silver bucket from Target $1 spot and the buttons are from my stash.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Limelight Papercrafts design team for some fabulous Stars & Stripes themed projects!
Don’t forget to check out the sales this week over at Limelight Papercrafts:
All Fun Flock
All Pink Paislee Stamps
All Unity Stamps