On the 20th of each month, Splitcoaststampers has a challenge for the Dirty Girls past and present.  This month the challenge was to make a card or project that “screams school’s out for the summer… like the beach, camping, the mountains, bbqing, you name it, whatever screams summer to you is fair game.”  Here is my card.


Well I can’t think of much that “screams summer” more to me than July 4th!  The white lacy scalloped edging was made with the Martha Stewart “Picket Fence” edger punch.  The challenge also had a requirement to include mini brads.  Here are some little mini screw brads.  Aren’t they cute!  lol  I’ve backed them with some blue card stock to help them show up better.


So as to not leave anything to chance, the little sentiment tag has been taped at the top and then raised up towards the bottom with a dimensional.  It looks like it is free to move, but it’s not.  There is no chance for it to get turned or twisted.


I love to paper pierce and need to do it more.  Here I have used two different sizes of piercers to get a little different look.  The Ornare piercing tool and template (red) is a very small piercer with tiny holes that are quite close together.  The other piercer and SU! template make much larger holes.


Isn’t this a fun look!


Hope your summer is starting out with lots of sun and fun.

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Great Impressions BBQ; Sentiment Unknown

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Real Red; Flair Designs DP “What’s Cooking Collection”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: Martha Stewart “Picket Fence” Edger Punch; SU! 1/4″ and 3/4″ Round Punch, Piercing Tool and Template; Ornare Piercing Tool and Template; Karen Foster Design Mini Screw Brads; Stitched GG Ribbon

17 Responses to “Splitcoaststampers – June Dirty Challenge”

  1. Love it, Susan!! All that piercing is FABO!

  2. what a great card…love all the piercing and how you used the fence punch!

  3. how fun! Looks like a perfect summer card!

  4. Very cute and what say’s summer better then the BBQ grill?
    Hey that paper piercing template thingy is awesome. Pat

  5. Oh my gosh, I love it Susan! What a fabulous card for the 4th! I can’t believe it’s here already! Where is the year going?

  6. this is such a cute card-i love your use of the picket fence punch

  7. What a great summertime card, Susan! Love all your detail…like always. 😉 I do have to say that I’m really upset now that you’ve made me see that I NEED to buy an Ornare piercer. lol I always wondered how much smaller the piercing needle was than the “regular” ones, but didn’t want to spring for it if I didn’t need to. Just when I think I’m gonna be good and not spend anymore money on supplies, it’s always something…. Looks like I’m gonna have to be placing an order soon — oh, darn! lol But now maybe I’ll actually use those templates I bought so long ago. 😉 Thanks!

  8. This screams summer to me! Beautiful in the red, white and blue and I love the piercing and the border punch. Perfectly put together!

  9. Oh my, the piercing is awesome!! I love the colors and theme, but those mini screw brads are too cute! Love it!

  10. Awesome!!! I just found a new punch I HAVE to have!!

  11. How fun Susan. Love the layout and the grill!

  12. Susan, this card is so cool for the summer and the fourth! I love those little screw brads and all that piercing is awesome, gf!

  13. How cute! I really love the paper piercing and border punch! Love the little screw brads too!

  14. This is the perfect summer card, Susan….the 4th of July picnic is the highlight of the summer!!! I love the colors and how you used that darling picket fence punch…tooo cute!!!

  15. FANTASTIC Susan … this really does scream SUMMERTIME!!! I love piercing too but only have the finer tip piercer … love how you’ve used a different size piercer to get this affect!! Looks fantastic! Now I have to go buy another piercer … THANKS!!!

  16. Yep, this is the perfect summer card! Awesome job as always Susan. Absolutely adore the piercing.

  17. so cute, the picket fence punch is perfect with your image and love the piercing!

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