Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fourth of July

In the USA bar-b-ques and picnics are common for the Fourth of July.  They're usually followed by watching fireworks.  It's usually a fun day unless the weather fails to cooperate.

The biggest problem I've run into is that sooo many people I know (including my husband) have 4th of July birthdays that it's often impossible to celebrate with them all at the same time. 

So I've got to get cracking and make some 4th of July birthday cards.  This one is not for hubby, I prefer to give him something a little less girly.

Here's the deets:

stamp - Mo Mannings "Waiting for the Parade" digi
ink - hp printer
paper - Bazzill "Admiral" and "African Daisy" cs; October Afternoon "Boarding Pass" for the striped paper and "5 & Dime" for the embroidery design paper and "Sidewalks" for the gingham checked paper
miscellaneous - copics; My Favorite Things "Circle" "Banner" and "Star Border" die-namics; Spellbinder's "Picot Edge Circles" die; star mini bards; blue bling; baker's twine; USA charm; white gel pen for polka dots; machine stitching

Here's the challenges:
Bronte and Bella's #141 - Straight from the Heart (when it's hand crafted it's straight from the heart)
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Stars, Stripes and Sparkle
Paper Play - Flags, Pennants and Banners
Delightful - Celebration
Cute Card Thursday #223 - Patriotic
Crafty Sentiments - Red, White and Blue
4 Crafty Chicks 4CCC#96 #96 - School's Out
Simon Says - Sporty/Patriotic
Tuesday Throwdown #104 - Gingham
Going Grey - Fourth of July
Simply Create Too #16 - the Country Where You Live
Really Reasonable Ribbon #50 - Red, White and Blue with Ribbon (I hope twine counts)
Allsorts week 160 - Any Die Will Do
Corrosive #152 - Summertime Girls
Card Making Mama's #48- Red, White and Blue
Raise the Bar - Summertime

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. oh gosh, is this ever cute! love the banner! :)
    hope you are having a wonderful day!

  2. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us for our School's Out! challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  3. Wonderful job sure is super cute! Thanks for joining our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  4. What sweet, sweet card! Such an adorable image! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  5. holy smokes, that's a lot of challenges!!! Cute card. What a fun day to have a Birthday celebration!


  6. Holy smokes that is a lot of challenges!! Cute card. what a fun day to have a B-day celebration!!


  7. Like the cheerful card. Banners are popular. Especially like the doily. Thanks for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Gingham Theme Challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer Mth Jun Tuesday Throwdown

  8. Your card is stunning Chris! Love the bright colours and the little banners.

    Thanks for joining the CCT challenge blog this week!
    Katharina x

  9. Your patroitic card is so cute--love the stamp! Thanks for joining us for our Challenge #16 - "Country Where YOU Live". PS We're having a DT Call--check us out!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  10. Totally ADORABLE! Thanks so much for joining our "STARS/STRIPES and SPARKLE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  11. Absolutely gorgeous card! Great in it's colours!
    Hugs Lotte

  12. aww what a cutie.. i love the papers too
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Red,White and Blue challenge
    Lisa x

  13. so very cute love it!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

    Your fabulously festive card fits PERFECTLY into our STARS, STRIPES AND SPARKLE challenge at Shelly's Images this week - thanks so much for entering!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen leeflang
    SI DT

  15. Chris your card is absolutely gorgeous, so sweet and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

  16. Fabulous and fun card! So glad you joined us at Raise The Bar this month!

  17. This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas for our Red White and Blue Challenge hugs Susan x


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