Thursday, May 21, 2020

Vintage Star Hello - Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches

  In normal times our family would be getting ready for an annual Memorial Day weekend camping trip with our church this coming weekend.  We enjoy the fellowship, food, fishing and kayaking during the weekend and will miss the outing for sure.  About the only thing that might be the same this year is our family heading out on our kayaks in the river...maybe.  It all depends on the weather and I hope we end up with a nice day because a change of social distancing scenery would be nice!

  I'm playing along with the The Card Concept today with a vintage inspired card.  I was inspired by the wood grain, colors, metal buckets and the stars.  See the end of my post for the inspiration photo.  There isn't much stamping on this card but I did pull out some scraps of retired DSP to create with so I feel good about using what I have on hand.

 This card starts with a Night of Navy base then a layer of retired Wood Textures DSP.  I created the patchwork star by adhering different patterns and sizes of DSP (all retired) onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut a star using the largest Stitched Star die.  This patchwork look is a great way to use up smaller pieces of DSP that coordinate.  A friend sent me a cool card that used this technique with a big die cut heart so you can really use any larger open shaped die.

  Next I stamped the 'hello' onto Very Vanilla in Night of Navy and cut it out with the new Tasteful Labels dies.

  The little galvanized metal buckets in the inspiration photo made me think of the retired Galvanized Metallic paper we had a while back and I thought it would pair wonderfully with the new jar punch.  After punching it out I used my scoreboard to make little scores along where the jar threads would be for a bit of detailing.

  I wrapped some natural colored thick baker's twine around the neck and added a retired Vintage Trinket safety pin to the knot.

  To decorate the jar I stamped a heart in Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy using the heart stamp from the Birds & Branches stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating die adding a plain Very Vanilla heart also.  I popped the hearts up on dimensionals to finish off this card.

  I hope you all have some fun plans for the Memorial Day weekend in spite of the quarantine.  Maybe some camping in the back yard?

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Well Said, Birds & Branches

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy

Paper: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Wood Textures DSP (retired), various retired DSPs, Galvanized Metallic paper (retired)

Accessories: Stitched Stars dies, Jar punch, Birds & More dies, Tasteful Labels dies, dimensionals, Vintage Trinkets (retired), thick baker's twine (retired)


  1. Wow, what a fabulous patriotic card Amanda! Love the woodgrain background as well as the star and all of the other elements! So glad that you joined us at The Card Concept and I hope you had a chance to get out on the river to kayak :-) Sounds like that would be a perfect day for sure!

  2. Oh my gosh, this is so cute, Amanda! I love how you interpreted the patriotic theme...I am going to have to remember this technique for the star, it's amazing! Thanks for sharing this at the Card Concept this week!


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