Stampin’ Up! Swirly Celebration!

Good morning, good morning!  As we head into this three-day weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation, I figured I’d share a quick and easy, patriotic-themed card with you.  And since I know you’re getting ready to head out of town, or get to the grocery store to buy ingredients for the cook-out on Monday…I’ll get right to it! 🙂

I used the Swirly Scribbles Framelits and some silvery stars and the Thoughtful Banners bundle – along with the Lucky Stars TIEF.   Take a look-see:

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I used a couple of challenges to help me with this one.  The first was a sketch challenge from CAS(E) This Sketch:

CTS #179 Sketch
The second challenge gave me my color scheme.  TGIF Challenges #62:

TGIFC62 Sketch
I’ve done a couple of patriotic cards in the past few weeks, where I used slightly different colors for the red, white and blue.  This time, though, I just kept it simple and used Real Red and Night of Navy along with my Whisper White. 🙂  And I added some silver.  Cuz….you know.  Silver…fireworks…stars….

Okay – this one was quick – so….hang on.  It’s going to go fast!

I started by running a Real Red panel thru the Big Shot in my Lucky Stars TIEF, then I SNAILd it to a Night of Navy mat.  I cut a couple of Swirly Scribbles die cuts – one in Whisper White and one in Night of Navy, and adhered them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

Swirly Celebration 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners Bundle – which gets you the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the Duet Banner Punch.  I stamped the banner image in Night of Navy and added the sentiment in Real Red – this is a photopolymer stamp set, so it was easy to line up.  Then I punched it with the Duet Banner Punch and popped it over the swirly-do’s with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I made some Silver Foil stars – the large star is the smallest in the Stars Framelits die set.  The little ones are cut with the star border die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  I popped the large star on with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The little stars are all stuck on with Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front! 🙂

Swirly Celebration 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers
On the inside, I took a Whisper White panel and cut the strip of stars out of the bottom of the panel with that little die from the Mini-Treat Bag Thinlits.  Then I found some really cute little stars in the new Better Together stamp set and added them in Real Red and Night of Navy across the top.

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Then I SNAILd the panel to a double mat of Real Red and Night of Navy and into my Whisper White card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

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For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I stamped more of the Better Together stars in Real Red and Night of Navy on the front…

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…and again on the back flap!

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Et Voila!  See?  I told ya – fast and easy.  It probably took me longer to write this post than it took to make the card!  And I think it’s fun, don’t you?  Once again – Swirly Scribbles shows its incredible versatility!  I hope you like it. 🙂

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I’m off to get my pre-business trip hair cut – I didn’t do that before the last trip and had to have an “emergency” hair cut in Savannah.  And it wasn’t great – so I’m trying not to make that mistake again! 🙂

Have a super day!





Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Swirly Scribbles die cut; sentiment banner

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Swirly Scribbles die cut

Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner mat)

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Swirly Celebration!

  1. Mom

    Very handsome! Even at 0-dark-30. Those colors that do not run are the best! And your design uses them to great effect.

  2. Awesome card! Love the design and the star punches and die cuts are fantastic! 🙂

  3. Love it! Your silver stars really add the pop!

  4. You have created such cool layers and textures for a super fabulous 4th of July card! Thank you for sharing your red, white, and blue card on our color challenge at TGIF! Have a very happy sumer holiday. Smiles, Elizabeth

  5. Oh, this is so fun! Great take on the sketch!

  6. This is too perfect and I love the inside!

  7. Thanks so much, Chrissy! 🙂

  8. AMAZING, you picked the perfect color combo and products for these challenges. Love all of your little details. Thanks for playing at #TGIF Challenges this week

  9. Love your use of the swirly die!! I am always a sucker for stars! Thanks for playing at TGIF!

  10. What a great card and use of the swirly framelits! Love the regal colors 🙂 I’ve been somewhat unplugged this week, so I’m late, but I’m glad you joined us this week at TGIF! A great patriotic card!

  11. Thanks much, Holly! 🙂

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