Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, USA!!

Back in June, I was lucky enough to win a Paper Sweeties challenge, and as part of my prize, I get to Guest Design with the team this week!  Debbie couldn't have chosen a more appropriate inspiration photo for me, as, if you look closely, this flag is actually a quilt!

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Here's my take on it:

Paper Sweeties #33

supplies: red and tan cardstock, My Favorite Things Die-Namics Quilt Square Cover-Up, red, blue and tan dps from various paper pads, Darice Quilt embossing folder, Simon's Happy Birthday die, Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy sentiment, Paper Sweeties Apple Pie and Frosting flower sequins, Lil' Inker Stitched Stars die

I chose to use an antique tan color instead of pure white in my design, and I'm really pleased with the way my card turned out!  After I pieced and quilted my star, I wanted to add some more blue, so I die-cut a star for the center, and added some blue flower sequins.   I don't usually have more than 1 shot of a card, but in this case, here's another:

Paper Sweeties#33

Thanks for visiting, and be sure to visit the Paper Sweeties blog to see what the Design Team did with this inspiration, and then I hope you'll play along, too!  The challenge is open all month long, and the winner gets a fun shopping spree at the Paper Sweeties store!

I think this card will work for the current Sparkle & Shine challenge, too, so I'm entering it there.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful quilt card, which is perfect for the challenge...love it! It's great to have you as guest designer this month!:-)

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  2. What a fantastic card. It so looks like a square from a quilt. Love it.

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  3. Hi, Lin! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I adore the fun patterns you used, and the great use of the sequins! SO glad you are our guest this month at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  4. Lin your card is wonderful! I love quilts so much and quilt cards are always charming! The antique tan color is perfect too! So happy you won the June Challenge and are guest designing with us! :)

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  5. So beautiful! LOVING the patchwork!!!!!

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  6. Congratulations on your win Lin! What a fantastic quilt style card and perfect for the upcoming celebrations!

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  7. Congratulations, Lin, on winning and being a guest designer! And this quilt card is beautiful! I love it and have to use my die...you can tell I've quilted, right? Hugs!

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  8. Wow! This is beautiful!!! thanks for joining us as Guest Designer this month at Paper Sweeties!

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  9. I think this is my favorite 4th of July card I've seen this year!! Love the antiqued look of this quilt. Fabulous!!

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  10. Fab quilt card, Lin, and I love the blue patterned star in the center!! You embossed it beautifully too!!

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  11. Love, love, LOVE your beautiful 'quilt' card, Lyn! The red, white and blue sequins from Paper Sweeties add just the right amount of sparkle to this wonderful card! Thanks for being our special guest designer this month at Paper Sweeties :)

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  12. Lin, this is fabulous! Your quilt is just so pretty and I love the patterns! So glad you joined us at Sparkle and Shine! XX

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  13. Beautiful! LOVE the rustic homespun feel!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle and Shine!!!

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  14. I love what you've done here! The tan is perfect with the other colors and helps to really capture the cozy feel of a quilt along with all of the texture... just beautiful!

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