Friday, May 13, 2016

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by Stripes

Crisp stripes lend a jaunty and playful feeling to design. Mix those stripes with florals and other patterns, and you've got a whole lot of inspiration!

I searched the web for a variety of images with stripes, and here is a look at a few of my favorite finds:

I particularly love the addition of polka dots with stripes. It's fun and makes quote a bold statement!

My Favorite Things has some awesome striped products to make your paper crafts jaunty and fun. Let's take a look at some pretty projects that will inspire you to create with stripes!

Melania's bold black and white stripes come to you courtesy of the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics. Paired with metallic gold and the Pretty Posies stamp set and Die-namics, these stripes make quite a statement!

You’re Amazing Card by Melania Deasy featuring the Because You and Pretty Posies stamp sets and Die-namics, and the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Sophisticated black and white stripes add an elegance to Donna's design. The jaunty angles create quite an impact with that one perfect poppy.

Way Amazing Card by Donna Mikasa featuring Amazing and Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp sets and Basic Stitched Lines, Falling Leaves, and Lisa Johnson Designs Poppies and Leaves Die-namics #mftstamps

Sometimes you just need a little bit of stripe around the outside to make an impact. Karolyn's clean and graphic design gets a little extra boost with the addition of stripes!

Happy Heart Card by Karolyn Loncon featuring Because You stamp set and Die-namics and End of the Rainbow, Stitched Heart STAX, and Blueprints 15 Die-namics #mftstamps

Cute cards can benefit from stripes, too! Kay adds stripes to the launch pad for her pretty rocket from the Out of This World stamp set. Looks like a beautiful day for space travel!

Take Off Card by Kay Miller featuring Out of This World stamp set and Die-namics and Blueprints 1 and Blueprints 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

And of course, the sophistication of black and white stripes is the perfect design for a special couple on their wedding day. Barbara's pretty blue birds and gorgeous array of flowers beneath the Cheerful Cages Die-namics make this card a keepsake.

Love Birds Card by Barbara Anders featuring Tweet Friends and Lisa Johnson Designs Spring Wreath stamp sets and Die-namics, and Cheerful Cages, Dimensional Banners, and Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Before you go, take a look at a few of the delightful striped things you can buy at the My Favorite Things online store! Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it's back in stock!

Here's to a creative weekend!


  1. Love stripes. And that dresser!

  2. My weakness is stripes! Add some polkas, and I'm like all jelly. LOL! :) love this Friday of inspiraTION, SRO. :) I'm going to go stripe something up now. We'll see if it sticks. ;)

  3. Oh boy do I love the inspiration you found & what amazing cards!