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Stars and Stripes

July's NBUS (Never Been Used Stuff) challenge is to incorporate stars and/or stripes in our projects. I have tons of stripes but the stars were a little more difficult to come up with.  I  wanted to step away from the Fourth of July theme that most people associate with stars and stripes. I found this background stamp from Jubilee that I don't think I've ever used it. It's a confetti type background and difficult to see in the photos. I didn't want the background to over power the cards. I found some feathers in my stash that matched almost perfectly so you'll see those quite a bit with this Jubilee Greetings to Go collection. 

Club Scrap papers, stamps and tag. Recollections feather. Prima flower. 

While going through my stash for never been used stamps, I decided to use some other neglected (non-Club Scrap) stamps. I love the Tim Holtz blueprint stamps and have quite the collection but haven't used most of them. Here I stamped the background and embossed in white, it really doesn't show up but it gives the background texture.
Club Scrap paper, stamps and ribbon. Tim Holtz gift stamp. Dazzles stars. Recollections feather. 

I used the Position It! to line up the Bon Appetite stripe stamp. I couldn't be happier with the result! One area didn't stamp complete and was super easy to just stamp it again without anyone even knowing. The panel looks like one large background stamp. I just love it when I rediscover a tool!
Club Scrap papers, tag and ribbon. Paper Smooches wine stamps. Recollections feathers. 



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