Stash Challenge: Stars

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  We have a super fun midweek challenge for you but before we present the midweek throwdown, let's take a look at all the participants' cards from last week's digital challenge.  To see details about their cards or to visit their blogs… please click on their names in the original post. Many thanks to all who played along with us this week!

And now for the 3 winners of the digi stamps from Wink Wink Ink!!  Yolanda D., Marianne, & Christy!!  Congratulations ladies we'll be in contact with you soon!

Stash Challenge: Stars
This week we have a super fun challenge for you, lots of great samples as well as tons of ideas to get your mojo going!  It occurred to me the other day that we've been hanging out on the Stars and Stamps blog for four months now and haven't yet honored our blog name.  So, what better way to do so than to spend time stamping with our favorite stars!!!   

Figuratively speaking, that is!!!  This week's stash challenge is to create any card using STARS!

Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Use patterned paper with stars.
  • Create you own patterned paper using a star stamp.
  • Punch out stars as embellishments.
  • Cut out a large star to use as a background layer (something like the Cricut might work for this).
  • Stamp any image that has stars in it.
  • Use brads or other embellishments shaped like stars.
If you have other ideas of how to add STARS to your card creation, please leave a comment at the end of this post and while you are at it, let us know what STAR you would love to spend time stamping with!!!

Before you run off though, you have to check out these amazing cards created by Debi Rice.  Debi used this printable star template to create the stars on each of her cards.

On this first card, Debi used blue background paper then layered red and white stripes vertically.  The burgandy ribbon slips under the colored stars, and is glued down.

The blue star on this next card has an envelope created with a star.... it opens and inside, there is a note card to write on. 

Debi has a tutorial on her blog showing how to create the envelope and star so be sure to stop by her blog, Creating Cards On A Budget, to check it out.

And in case that is not enough inspiration for you, here is one more awesome card created by Debi!  Thank you Debi, for the beautiful sample cards, star template and tutorial.

To play along in this week's stash challenge, simply upload a project to your blog or online gallery then leave a direct link to your project in the Mister Linky widget at the bottom of this post.  When a NEW challenge is posted next week, we'll include photos of the cards that used this challenge before then!

We'll also select one of the participant's to create a sample card for next month's stash challenge.  To be considered though, please make sure to include your email address in your blog profile or somewhere on your blog so we are able to contact you.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you join in the fun!

A note for those who join us for multiple challenges; Be sure to copy the FULL url for the whole blog post to copy into Mister Linky. It automatically seems to remember the last card you entered the last time you used Mister Linky, and will link to the post with that card instead! To view the FULL url click on the post title or select the post in your archive.

Melissaward  – (May 19, 2010 at 10:15 PM)

Here is a link to my card :)Im kind of new so not sure what else I need to do :)

Thank you

Carol L  – (May 20, 2010 at 4:22 AM)  

Debi, your cards rock! Thanks for the template too!
Here's my star cards:

Cheryl  – (May 20, 2010 at 12:18 PM)  

Had fun with this one....If you have time please check out my blog for a link to a preview of some freebies!!

Kate  – (May 20, 2010 at 1:20 PM)  

My blog hop card has a star on it (can you believe I've made my blog hop card already?) but I'm not posting it til the hop. :P

Maybe I'll steal some time to make another star card. I'm WAY behind on challenges!

CARO  – (May 20, 2010 at 1:27 PM)  

I really didn't cheat ;) I had my sketch card that used a bunch of stars done before Wednesday!

Martha  – (May 20, 2010 at 4:56 PM)  

I did a double header by using this week's sketch and doing it with stars!

Karen Howard  – (May 20, 2010 at 6:59 PM)  

Love everyone's cards and Debi, the star template is awesome, thanks for sharing!

Unknown  – (May 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM)  

I seem to have disappeared from Mr. Linky's list. I put myself in again, so hopefully I'm not listed twice.

Operation Write Home  – (May 21, 2010 at 11:14 AM)  

Yolanda, Mister Linky had crashed the other day - it's fine to re-add yourself!

Jan Hunnicutt  – (May 22, 2010 at 8:16 AM)  

Great challenge! Debi you cards are awesome!

Missy  – (May 23, 2010 at 7:24 AM)  

I know I am late but still wanted to share my card. You all did such a fabulous works of art.

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