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Happy Friday!  Or, in the case of this week - Fri-YAY!!!  I am so happy it is Friday :-)

It's the start of another bi-weekly challenge at FestiveFriday this week and we have another fabulous INSPO list for you.  This week we are celebrating Global Tiger Day!  Loving animals as I do, I am thrilled to be highlighting tigers this week.

As always, even though we are celebrating a specific theme, you do not need to follow the theme.  All you need to do is choose three words from the INSPO list on your card.  As you can see from my card - no tigers anywhere :-) 


I decided to start with paper piecing.  For some reason, and I have absolutely no idea why, every time I think of paper piecing I think of Beautiful You from Stampin' Up!  So, I stamped my image of a sophisticated lady wearing a gorgeous hat and matching dress (a la the great Audrey Hepburn) and positioned her in front of what I always think of as a pretty Italian Calle in Venice.  You can see many photos at this link.   

It could, of course, be Paris!  But I just love getting lost following the labyrinth of Calle in Venice, away from the beaten track.  I love Venice - but the throngs of tourists in the main areas are something I try to avoid as much as possible.  Venice really is magical once you get away from the throngs and find yourself in the backstreets.  Anyway, that was my inspiration - here is my card :-)


For my card I used, stripes, paper piecing, aperture and frame

As always, the design team has some fabulous inspiration for you.  We hope that you will play along with us - we would love to see YOUR take on the INSPO list.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters


Diane Evans 

Joanne James


Now, it's over to you.  We have that you will join us. 

I will be back tomorrow with my Paper Players card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Beautiful You  &  Mediterranean Moments  - Stampin' Up!
  • DSP: Stampin' Up!
  • Card stock:  Simon Says Stamp Kraft


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Beth McCullough

Beautiful paper piecing on this sweet card. I would love to go to Venice!!

Joanne Louise James

I love your chic paper-pieced lady Jaydee and this is such a great way to make her stand out from the background. I've never been to Venice but it sounds lovely - one for my bucket list!

Stephanie Lanzalotto

I love that stamp set, and I love the way you used it here, Jaydee. I love that you used only the yellow paper for color. Fabulous card. I also love your story of inspiration.

Ann Schach

Beautiful, Jaydee! I love her paper pieced dress and matching hat. The yellow stripes were a perfect choice, so chic and sophisticated. What a wonderful story about Venice! I enjoyed viewing the pictures.

Diane Evans

What and awesome card. The paper piercing and scene behind is perfect.


The paper piecing looks great, yellow and kraft are such a perfect color combination. Wonderful card!

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