Thursday, July 3, 2014

Celebrate

Hello~

Hard to believe that tomorrow is the 4th of July! I feel like the time is just flying right on by!  

This past weekend, I managed a small bit of crafty time to work on knocking out some cards for mailing to friends and family. Here is one of them. I am just now getting around to posting it. 

I kept it flat just for the purpose of mailing and many of you know I like to add big fluffy bows and embellishments. I sat on my hands a bit and kept it simple. I found some inspiration at Seize the Sketch.


I started with Kraft card base and added my layer of designer paper from my stash. Then I die-cut My Creative Time 3 x 4 Stitched Journal Die and added to the center of the card front. Next I die-cut some stars in different sizes and patterens using the 3 star stitched dies from My Creative Time and added them to the top of the Journal card.  Following the sketch, I cut a panel from patterned paper and stamped Celebrate from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.  Lastly, I wrapped some Blue Baker's Twine around the card front and tied in a bow.


Well, that wraps this one up for me.  As mentioned, inspiration was found at: Seize the Sketch.

Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice - Red, White, and Blue, Craftin' Desert Divas - Red, White, and Blue.

For my American Friends, I hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!  For ALL my friends, have a blessed day!
~Tammy~

25 comments:

Lisa said...

What a PRETTY holiday card Tammy!! I love the placement of your stars and of course those big sweet ol polk adopts!! BTW, thanks for my card, LOVE IT!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

just perfect!!!

Georgiana said...

Perfect patriotic paper. I sure do like the wood grain background paper with it.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! I love love love the wood grain and the stars!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

I have such a hard time not adding that bulk, too. ;) But you did an amazing job! This is adorable! I love the big dots and the woodgrain background. Great job with all the stars, too. The sequins adds such a great finishing detail!

Irish Cherokee said...

I think you did a stellar job of keeping it flat and true to the holiday. Excellent creation.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Tammy!! I love the papers and those awesome stars!! The sequins are such a perfect touch!! Patriotic and fabulous my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tina said...

beautiful card, amazing details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

~Tina
sweetie dt

Charlene said...

Beautiful 4th card Tammy!!!

Katie Melhus said...

What an awesome patriotic feel to this! So glad you joined us at Seize the Sketch!

Marybeth said...

Haha ,I had to sit on my hands a long time ago ,the postage was getting out of hand. You still managed lots of fun layers.beautiful card for the 4th of July! Hope you have a good one!

Marybeth said...

Thanks for joining us at Seize The Sketch. :)

jessica said...

Such an AWESOME card Tammy!!! LOVE how you used the MCT dies!
Happy 4th of July my friend! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE this festive card!! Happy 4th, Tammy!

Denise Diuk said...

What a cute patriotic card! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Audrey Pettit said...

Happy 4th, my friend!

Desire Fourie said...

Tammy this is just so creative. Love the stars and how you used the twine.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

stampwithsandy said...

Great patriotic card, Tammy! Love those stars, the font on the sentiment, and the background is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Seize the Sketch this week!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Gorgeous July 4th card with all those patterns and colors. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations. Nance, DT

Erin said...

Perfect 4th of July card! I love the layered stars and woodgrain background paper!

Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches Sparks!

Mollie said...

WOW! I LOVE your card! The stars look fabulous on that polka dot mat! Your b/g paper is awesome too! GREAT JOB!!! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!

Emily
Mollie's Motif

VanessaB said...

love the patriotic on the woodgrain background. perfect. hope you had a great 4th!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great patriotic card, Tammy! I think the woodgrain behind the red, white and blue is a great touch.

Greta said...

LOVE your 4th of July card, Tammy! Hope you all enjoyed the holiday!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that BG because it makes all of the celebrating stand out! FAB stars!