Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stars and Stripes Hop with Just A Few Friends

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Just A Few Friends!  Wishing all of you a very festive and safe Fourth of July celebration!  Have you been enjoying the hop thus far?  We sure hope so!  We've been busy prowling around our dens and sniffing out crafting items for our creations. You should have come here from Suzie's den, but if you didn't, please start at Elsa's den, she's our den mama and will start this hop off with a bang!

Our challenge this month was to use stars and stripes on our project.  I decided to make a book card based on a tutorial from The Rubber Cafe Design Team.  I can't believe how easy it was to make!  I didn't want to add too many embellishments on this project- not sure why, but I just wanted to keep it simple.  Believe it or not, most of the paper I used were scraps.  I used my Copics to color a digital image I got from C.C. Designs back in 2010.  Her name is Kiki.  Here's the front of the card ...

I did add a little bling - my red, white and blue stick pin - a red heart, a mini white heart and a blue star.

My GF Jenny had given me a couple of jute twine flowers and also shared the tutorial with me.  You can find the tutorial here, from The Bug Bytes blog.  They are also super easy to make.  I thought about putting another flower or a flat-back pearl in the center, but I wanted to show how the flower center looked.

This is the inside of the card.  Like I said, I kept it pretty simple.  The red base was embossed with stars from a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and I also cut some of the same embossed stars out to stick on the corners of the book.  Another twine flower and a SU sentiment are layered on top of the base using pop dots.

Now it's time to pounce on over to Margaret's den to see what she has created for you!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Remember, celebrate responsibly and don't drink and drive.  Until next time, be safe and take care.


  1. I love your book card Linda. I love the twine flower and the gorgeous stick pin. I also love the fact that it speaks volumes with minimal details. I love understated elegance. I am going to have to try and make the book. Thanks for sharing. Hoping on to the next den. Roar!

    1. Thank you for the lovely comments lady! I really appreciate it! Can't wait to see what you've made! xoxo!

  2. Linda! my girl! I love this shadow box...I've always wanted to try one but thought they were too hard to attempt!lol The colors you used are so subdue and go purrrfect together...but you know the Pin BLING completed your project!!! Just love the star and heart beads! I need me some of them! :) Thanks so much for participating and always being such a great support for me! I appreciate you and just love having you as one of my Lionesses!!!

  3. Awesome job on the book card!!!! You did good! And love the flowers... you made them look like fireworks using the baker's twine instead of the hemp. And love the added stickpin. I'll have to remember that one for next release. You've been busy girl! See ya soon!

  4. LInda!! OMG sister your card is soooo stinkin cute!! I love it!! and I am gonna lift your flower idea...that is awesome...I would never have thought of doing that. Me thinks you will have to do a tut on that book!! We could do a tut swap sometime...just skype me lol...love you {{hugs}} Kimi xx oh and Rooooooaaaaarrrrrrr

  5. I LOVE THIS!! I used this design to create some storage book boxes, but they didn't turn out even close to being as cute as this card!!! I am totally going to check out the tutorial on the flower. Great job! Have a blast today! :) Michelle

  6. Such a simple and beautiful card! I love the clean lines and the digi image you colored is soooo cute. Ohhhh, and I love the stick pin and the beads you used on it (it's my fave part of your card).

  7. Linda...

    It looks like we both had the same idea for the embossed stars...I used those in one of my layouts!! Your card too ADORABLE!!!! Wonderful creation!!! I would love to learn to make it!! And those jute twine flowers are just to cute...what a fantastic idea!! I am so pleased to be blog hopping with you as I truly enjoy your creations. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful 4th of July!!! I bet it's beautiful where you are today!!

  8. This project is so much fun Linda! I love those flowers - thanks for the link, can't wait to try them! LOVE your stickpin!

  9. Hi Linda!! I love this! So many wonderful details including the fun little girl. And that flower is so cool. Will definitely try to stop by that link and check it out!
    Hope you had a great 4th!

  10. So cute! I absolutely love the stick pin too!


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