Sunday, July 4, 2021

PP548 Stars and Stripes Stampede

Hi peeps!  Happy 4th to my American friends!  Anne Marie is our Paper Players hostess and she has a fun one---and it doesn't necessarily have to be patriotic...we just need stars and/or stripes:

My friend Karen made a cool fun-fold card on her blog a bit ago (you can see it here), and I thought I would re-create it for today's challenge.  You can find the measurements on the other Karen's blog HERE...she has a perfectly-written template and it just requires some careful cutting and scoring!  So here we go:

I used two different stamps to create my cowboy-themed card for a young man in our church!  I used several striped papers from Cowboy Country by Carta Bella, and my bronco image is from 100 Proof Press, stamped in Misty Moonlight.  The stars and barbed wire are from Yee Haw, as are most of the inside sentiments as well.  I added some Candy Dots to the stitched stars; on the first photo, you can see one of them looks a little pink; after taking that photo, I went back to my craft room and colored it with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Blend....looks better now!

Here are the side views so you can see the folds:

And here is the inside, stamped in Night of Navy and Merry Merlot:

I even added a little leftover strip of the DSP for more stripes!  This card has plenty of both stars and stripes!  

I hope you'll stop by the Paper Players blog to see some more stars and stripes, and then share yours with us as well!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy wanted to make some cupcakes for their July 4th party and decorate them with sprinkles.  She had a plan to make "USA" in red, white and blue sprinkles, then decorate the rest with gold stars.  We made some stencils with waxed paper and an alphabet and star die, then she went to work.  We were a little crunched on time, so the first few looked pretty good, but she had to rush, so the last stars were a bit messy!  Here she is starting the stars (we did a trial one with the "S" can see it next to her:

Looked pretty good!  We didn't know if it was better to put them on when the icing was still unset, but that would mean it would stick to the waxed paper.  If we let it set, the sprinkles wouldn't stay put!  Trial and error!

On to the the "U":

Finally, they were done!  The "A" was made with the little pearl decorations, so it's hard to see, and she had to put them on one by one!  I gave her a lot of credit...she did all of it by herself with only a wee bit of help from me (well, I did make the cupcakes and ice them, LOL!)!!!  

Have a blessed fourth!  

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Stampede (100 Proof Press), Yee Haw (ret), Endless Birthday Wishes (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Cowboy Country DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Merry Merlot
Accessories Dimensionals, Candy Dots (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Stitched Star Dies (Paper Rose)


Kampin' Karen said...

How creative! Cassidy did a spectacular job. There will be a stampede to get to chow down on them! Cute card.

Carol L said...

What a fantastic western-themed card and I really like that fancy fold, TFS the tutorial! Wishing you and yours a safe and happy July 4th celebration and with those beautifully decorated cupcakes Cassidy made, it's sure to be a crowd pleaser today! Let freedom ring :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Yee haw indeed LeAnne - that cowboy card is a lot of fun! A great fun fold and I love the stars and stripes with that cowboy. I love Cassidy's patriotic cupcakes too - I hope they tasted as good as they looked. Happy 4th July to you and yours!

laurie said...

Wow what an awesome the fold and all the cute details.

cute cupcakes too..yum!

Ann Schach said...

Whoa, Pardner! Your card is rootin' tootin' awesome, LeAnne! LOVE the western theme! Plus, Cassidy's cupcakes look yummy! Great job to both of you! Have a wonderful week!

Nancy said...

I have always been a little bit of a cowgirl at heart so this fun card speaks to me. I even have a belt with my name on the back, believe it or not. As for your card, I love the fun fold and I have since bookmarked it. Looks like you and Cassidy had a great time making cupcakes. Memories being made! Enjoy your week.

Lisa Elton said...

The fun fold is, well, FUN! This reminds me of my dad. The man loves his westerns! Terrific card, LeAnne. You tell Cassidy her 4th of July cupcakes looks fantastic, I would eat any one of them... maybe two!

Cindy Beach said...

You totally rocked this, LeAnne! What a fabulous card, a great design but love how you personalized it! Yummy hugs to the cupcake maker!

Debbie Crowley said...

I can clearly see where Cassidy gets her creativity! Love her USA cupcakes and her stenciling is beautiful. Now for the card! Amazingly perfect colors for your bronco, LeAnne. Great fun fold! Love this. Hope you are enjoying your week.

Amanda Mertz said...

I love this fancy fold for showing off lots of DSP! You used it perfectly for those stripes and stars! And I'm glad I'm not the only one still using those candy dots lol! Great themed card! Hope you have fun planned for the weekend!

Anne Marie Hile said...

This is such a fun card, Leanne! I love the western vibes and that mix of DSP is amazing. That big, bold birthday sentiment just makes me smile, too. Cassidy did a great job on her cupcakes, everything is better topped with some sparkle! Thanks for rocking my challenge this week, my friend!

Ida said...

What an amazing card. I love "western" themed cards and this one is super cool. - Cassidy did a wonderful job with her cupcakes, they look yummy.

Claire Broadwater said...

THIS CARD IS ROOTIN TOOTIN AMAZING!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!! I love the color combo, the rustic feel and all the western elements! Cassidy's cupcakes look great, too!