Friday, September 2, 2011

Strippin' ....

Hehehehe!! I KNEW that post title would get your attention!!! (I really shouldn't be typin' these things up when I should be sleepin' instead!!

I hate when I get in a rut ... you KNOW what I'm talkin' about ... when everything you make seems to look the SAME as everything else you make??? I've really been making an effort lately to try and shake up my layouts ... I seem to revert back to a similar looking layout all the time. Which is what inspired this card. I used this as my sample for the Free for All challenge I hosted over on SCS today ... Crossing Strips. Pull out all those paper strips you have been saving in your scrap pile ... c'mon, now!! I KNOW you have 'em!! Pieces you just can't BEAR to throw out 'cause you MIGHT be able to USE 'em?? Go for it. Remember when Egon tells the other "Ghostbusters" not to cross the streams??? Fuhgetaboudit!!! CROSS 'EM!! Ghostbusters logo

The challenge is basically to use paper strips and cross them over each other to create some sort of pattern for your card ... I think this one may stretch some WAAYYYY out of the zone, but that's what I'm hoping for. There are already some really fun and creative ideas showing up in the gallery. Check it out!

Crossing Strips F4A80 Challenge Gallery

I'm giving this to my nephew, Dan. He's turning the big 3-0 tomorrow ... I remember 30 ... sorta ... maybe ... Smiley from

Stamps: Family Reunion
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Rich Regals Patterned Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Limited Edition DSP
Accessories: Large and Small Star Punches, Wide (Large) Oval Punch, Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, Rich Regals Button, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Paper Crimper, Small Silver Brads, Paper PIercing Tool/Mat, Dimensionals


Anonymous said...

Great card for your Nephew. Love the colors. Judy Wineland

Elizabeth said...

Great card - like how you've used up your snippets. You're quite right, we collect a lot of these. Elizabeth x

Danni said...

Love this card! How awesome!

Unknown said...

This card is totally awesome!! Love the title of your post too!!

I will be showcasing this card on My Crafty Picks #32 with a link back to your blog on 9-4-11. Make sure to stop by on Sunday to check out all the picks and pick up your Blog Badge for being featured too!!

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Take care
Tiffany Bauer

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Love this card! I normally don't care for cards with strips of paper, but this patriotic type theme is great with them. Love how you interwove them, crimped, scalloped etc the strips.

Kristie W. said...

Super cool card design! Love how you used the paper strips.

Traci S. said...

Hi Wendy!

I have never tried a card with strips of paper. This is wonderful. I first looked at it, and all I saw were crosses...and it gave me joy. Then I saw the stars...and the color theme, and it reminds me of our men and women in the military. And, how my son will be joining them.

This card made of "strips of scraps" sure made a big impression on me. Thanks for sharing it with us!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Krista said...

I love this layout and what a great way to use up those scraps!!! I just added this on Pinterest.....let's see where it goes! :)