Friday, July 5, 2013

Just Us Girls #196

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This week's Just Us Girl's Challenge is brought to us by Nancy and she has provided us with this fun sketch to work with.  Perfect timing as I needed a masculine birthday card.

Since the birthday boy was born on the 4th of July, I went with a red, white and blue theme, and then added a teensy, red maple leaf to remind him of his Canadian roots {grin}.  Since I totally forgot about the sentiment in the circle, I added some red, white and blue twine and a little tag in lieu.  Note to self:  check the sketch more carefully next time ;) 


I used the The Pink Elephant's inspiration challenge and am playing along with Stacey's Birthday Linky Party for a chance to win some great prizes.  All you need to do is create a birthday card and enter it with the Linky Tool on her post.  A great way to celebrate :)

The rest of the  JUGS team has some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog, and check out what the Design Team has created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week. 

Have a great weekend everyone, and I'll be back tomorrow with an exciting announcement!

 

What's In It? 
Stamps:  Tiny Tags (PTI)
Paper:  Real Red, Night of Navy, White
Accessories:  Pennant Trim Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Tiny Tags Dies (PTI), Sizzex Star 2 Die (Stampin' Up), Crimper (Fiskars), Maple Leaf Punch (Michael's $1.50 bin), White Half Pearls, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dotswinery), Buttons, Glue Dots





17 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

Super cute, Marisa...love the reverse negative design (does that make sense?) The colors are fantastic and so patriotic~ Now bring on those Maple leaves! :)

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Very Pretty!!!

Maria Levine said...

This is fabulous Marisa!! Love the red white and blue!! NIce job with the sketch!

Maureen said...

love the sweet little maple leaf in the corner...can you believe I noticed it right away before the rest of the card? LOL I do admire how the States goes all out for their celebrations :)

scrappingnana said...

Great masculine card. Love your design and colors.

Laurie said...

Adorable! Love the little banner in the corner!

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa this is super cute, I love how used the stars and that fantastic red, white and blue twine!

Betty Wright said...

LOVE the patriotic colors and details, Marisa! Great sketch, too!

Benzi said...

What a cool card. Love all the wonderful details with the red, white, and blue. Cute 'wish' tag.

Viv said...

I would be still sitting here staring at that sketch scratching my head. YOU on the other hand dived in and produced THIS amazing creation! I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, OK, I AM jealous! LOL xxx

Lynn said...

I love this patriotic card. Fabulous Marisa!

nwilliams6 said...

What a great sketch and your card is wonderful! Perfect for a 4th of July birthday. I like the way you did the sentiment - makes it even more special. Hugz!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a FUN & patriotic card! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

Christina said...

Fantastic use of the sketch, Marisa. Love how you snuck the maple leaf into the corner, and the simple sentiment tag is a great addition.

Bonnie said...

These stars are awesome, Marisa! I love how you've threaded the buttons! And exercise in patience!

Lisa Kind said...

Lovely, or should I say handsome, card Marisa! Lovin the stars and that cute little maple leaf!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous job with the sketch - I love the little maple leaf -- its so your signature :)