Time for another Stampin' Up! Only Challenge!  For Challenge #73 we are featuring the theme of Patriotism!  All I can say is… Wow…  Somewhat difficult to do when you don't have any "patriotic" specific stamp sets but NOT impossible.  It just takes a little ingenuity and creative thinking.  So, here is my submission for the SU! Only Challenge blog.

Patriotic SU! Only Challenge #73

Patriotic Celebrations

Patriotic Celebrations

Here is my patriotic card featuring the Storybook Friends stamp set and a new stamp called "Off the Grid."  I was going to do a different card but was really excited when the "Off the Grid" stamp arrived!  It was on backorder.  I'm going to love this stamp, well, actually I already do love it!  

This was a fun, clean and simple card to create.  The base is Whisper White with a layer of Midnight Muse and another layer of Whisper White.  I stamped the Off the Grid image in Real Red then attached a piece of Midnight Muse with a bow.  Next, I stamped the bunny in Midnight Muse from the Storybook Friends and cut it out with the Oval Framelits.  I created another layer using the Midnight Muse cardstock which I then paper pierced using the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack.  The sentiment is from another new set called Sketched Birthday.

Now go visit the SU! Only Challenge Blog and check out the submissions by the other team members.

To purchase the products to created this fun and beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, you can find the supply list with product numbers listed at the end of this post.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.

Do you enjoy making similar handcrafted items? Not a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? DO you enjoy FREE products? Join Stampin’ Up! and my Sunny Crafting Crew now. It is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To sign up as a demonstrator and join my team, click HERE!


Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples

Project Supply List:

Ink: Real Red, Midnight Muse

Cardstock:  Midnight Muse

Accessories:  Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon

Tools:  Big Shot, Oval Framelit, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Bitty Banners Framelits

Stamp Sets: Storybook Friends, Off the Grid, Sketched Birthday