Simon Says: Stars and Stripes

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Transport It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are inviting you to add some 

STARS AND STRIPES

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

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Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love

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It is Jess’s last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us :-)J

For Jess’s final guest designer spotlight she has created a delightfully patriotic  mini etc tag.  Using items from Tim Holtz’s holiday lines including Christmas fringe and Halloween typography, Jess shows you how to use your holiday themed items year round. 

Andrea made a quirky stars and stripes tag.  The stripes were made with paper strips and Tim Holtz’s Crochet Thinlits dies .  The stars were made with Simon Says Stamps’ Holy Stars die set and the creature was made using a Zini 11 stamp by Paper Artsy.

Anna-Karin made a stars and stripes tag, using mainly shades of yellow. The background was made with Tim Holtz’s Stars and Stripes stencils, and the lovely flowers were die cut with Tim’s Funky Floral Large die set.

Barbara has created an Etcetera tag with classic colors of the Independence Day! She used Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock for the butterfly, a lot of  Tim Holtz Distress ProductsIdea-ology Paper DollsIdea-ology Classic Label Stickers,   Idea-ology Numeric.

Cheiron created a patriotic card using the Tim Holtz Sizzix United States Thinlit Die cut from the Correspondence Paper Stash and Metallic Kraft Stock. She added some Stars using the Stars Layering Stencil. She finished it with a USA from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Americana Side Order.

Emma’s is celebrating the 4th of July with her Etcetera tag and she created a background of stars and stripes using Candied Apple and Chipped Sapphire Distress Paints, before adding the flurry of stars using Grit Paste through Tim Holtz’s Stars Shifter Layering Stencil.

Kath created a traditional style card to celebrate the 4th of July using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The Professor, Rays and Stars Layering Stencils, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Swirling Stars Thinlits and added a funky twist with Wildflower Stems 1 Stars and Stripes flowers

Lols made a tag using a Small Etcetera Tag, for the background she used a Falling Stars Layering Stencil. Lols also used a Paper Doll and a new Trinket Frames Bigz Die 

Macarena made a colorful card with randomly ripped stripes using Stamperia Patchwork paper collection and Tim Holtz Sizzix Crochet die which is able to embellish absolutely every project. 

Maura  made a steampunk style card for the Fourth of July, using Stamperia’s Mechanical Fantasy paper pad, Tim Holtz’s Mini Blueprints Set 2, and his Idea-ology Sprocket Gears. 

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media card using Tim Holtz Rubber Stamp Flag Sketch and embellished it with Prima Market Rustic Gears

Sandra went for a dimentional stars and stripes card using Prima Moulds like Cogs and Wings and Mechanica and Art Stones for the dimentional part, and she used Opal Magic Blue-GoldMetallique Steampunk Copper and Distress Paint Fired Brick to add some color to the back along with Nuvo Shimer Powder Catherine Wheel.

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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There are fabulous give aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out

You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight. This is a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules please read the challenge rules posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Please read the challenge rules on the sidebar. It has come to our attention that some are entering projects that were posted weeks ago. While they may follow the theme they are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. Lots of creative ways of using stars and stripes by the design team!! Fabulous inspiration.
    Thank you for this fun challenge.
    <3 J

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