4th of July Cards

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I’m so far behind in posting cards. I took my annual vacation to the scrap retreat a couple weeks ago and I just can’t seem to get caught up.

These 2 cards were made for a guy at work. Mary Ellen at Dearie Dolls made a basset hound holding a flower in May. So I asked her if it could be switched out to hold a flag and she did it! So I made cards for the guy at work to give to his mom and aunt. Then I made extras and mailed it to my family. My husband colored the image in photoshop. He is so amazing and I’m so grateful he helps me in my hobby.

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And this one I made for Sketch Saturday #367 since Deedee’ s Digis was the sponsor. I used Hats Off Digital Image @ Deedee’s Digis.

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A Sweet Fourth of July

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Sweet 4th of July

I needed a Fourth of July Card for a Secret Pal….standing order for a lady at the retirement home. I found this sentiment, “Have a Sweet Fourth of July” and thought it would be perfect with this image from Diane’s Daydream Designs.

CHALLENGES:
1) July Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5 – original from Tuesday Morning Sketches #211.
2) Tuesday Throwdown #202 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:
Image: Playfully Patriotic Color Set @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kraft, Arctic, Maraschino)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Paper Studio Embossing folders (lines, stars), star brads, pop dots

Red, White and Blue for you!!

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Yippee!! It is finally the 21st so I can reveal all the changes that have been made to the challenges at Clearly iStamp Blog.

Go check it out I think you will like it! Plus, we are looking for members to join the CiSC Design Team. If you interested GO CHECK OUT THE DETAILS!!

So the first CiSC Challenge (CiSC1) is:

Color Challenge – Red, White & Blue

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I went with the traditional Fourth of July/American theme because this is a door hanger (12 x 12) we will make Saturday at the Retirement Home.

I think I might make this into a card too!

I used MOJO298 Sketch as inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) MOJO Monday Sketch 298 – use the sketch as inspiration

2) Cut It Up Challenge #21 – Red, White and Blue (must have a die cut) All the stars except the tiny ones were cut on my Cricut. The letters were also cut using the Cricut.

3) Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #2 – Red, White and Blue

4) Simply Create Too Challenge #40 – Your countries flag colors. (U.S. – red, white and blue)

5) Squigglefly Challenge #24May Your Colors Be True, Red White and Blue!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Summer Fun Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, white, blue jean)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Classic Cricut Font Cartridge, jewel star, red jewels, pop dots, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

A WOW packed released at Clearly Digi Stamps!

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Good Morning.

Today is a SUPER COOL day because my husband, Patrick, is releasing his first digital stamps! So that means I have a lot to post today since I will be making samples with his digital stamps! Plus I STILL had to play with the other digital stamps because they just are too darn cute not too! So I will try to keep the chatting to a minimal so this post isn’t a mile long!!

And the other AWESOME news is the new Clearly Digi Stamp store is finally up and running!! So come check it out I think you will like it!! **The old store will take you to the new store but if you want the address it is www.cdstamps.com

If you played in the all day challenge at Clearly iStamp or you stopped by to see what all the excitement was about then you would have seen this card already. But had to post it again because I like it a lot and it’s a digital stamp from my husband, Patrick. This is one dragon that you will get in the set called Dragons. I’m so lucky to have a talented husband that draws and a wonderful friend, Stephanine, that is amazing at sentiments for cards! They make my job a lot easier! I just love love love how this card turned out. It was all based off the wonderful sentiment. The sentiment isn’t included in the digital stamp but feel free to use it…..I just printed it out in word.

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Since we are on the topic of Dragons check out this one, Knight Marshmallow Roast, as by Patrick. This is another sentiment that Stephanine (my nick name for her!) came up with!! I love that girl!

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This image is perfect for Father’s Day, Birthdays or just a Hello or Encouraging card for someone in the military. Patrick hopes to have a series of these as we already have a request for a tank and Navy guy. If you have any request let me know. This is Soldier Tom, named after my step-dad who was in the army.

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Now here is some inspiration from digital stamps for two other AWESOME designers we have on the team. I am truly blessed to be able to play with all these images.

This is Asian Plants from Laurie Wilson. I’m so happy with how this card turned out! Thanks Laurie for giving us such great images to work with.

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Challenge:

1) Sentimental Sundays#154 – For a Special Woman

Austin made this cute image and asked for help with sentiments….so of course I go to Stephanie and this is what she comes up with! Of course we are laughing but I send it to Austin anyway and apparently laughter is contagious because Austin got a kick out of it too! So she decided to include it in her stamp set, Elephants and Umbrellas.

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Now that you have ooooeed and awwwed over these stamps go check out the rest AT THE NEW STORE!!!

SUPPLIES:

On this Birthday Soar

Stamps: Dragons @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Hello Summer)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart balloon punch, black string, pop dots, computer

Knight Marshmallow Roast

Stamps: Knight Marshmallow Roast
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (A Boy’s Life)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Soldier Tom

Stamps/Images: Soldier Tom Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Deck the Halls Green)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, black ink pad
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #194

Asian Plant

Stamps: Asian Plant
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: (pink embossed) Pebbles inc (Fresh Goods- Window Display)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, The Paper Studio embossing folder – wood
Sketch: i {heart} sketches #10

Elephants and Umbrellas

Stamps: Elephants and Umbrella
Cardstock: Bazzill and Hobby Lobby
Inks: pre-colored image printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, brad, American Crafts twine (grey/white)
Sketchs: I {heart} sketches #12

Red, White and blue and a Happy Fourth to you!

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I’m a little early with wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July but it’s the week of so I think that is close enough!

I made this card for the card class I taught at church this past Friday (June 30, 2012).

CHALLENGES:

1) Catch The Bug Challenge – It’s all about the Season! Well, none other than a SEASONAL CHALLENGE.  With the 4th of July just around the corner here in the US and Summer having OFFICIALLY arrived (have you been sweltering in the heat this week??)  So – Seasonally – create a card or project that either has something to do with SUMMER or the 4TH OF JULY.

2) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #223 – Patriotic! So this week we want to inspire the patriot in you…It may be a famous person from your country, a famous place/landmark, your flag, colours or just a special time of year…whatever being patriotic means to you!

3) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #48 – Color challenge – Red, White, Blue.

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill cardstock, We R Memory Keepers – Summertime Fun, Pinkpaislee – Block Party

Accents/Tools: star punch, scallop circle punch, lace trim, pop dots

Rocket into the Fourth of July

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If you want to know how to make this please stop by my tutorial at Clearly iStamp.

CHALLENGE:

1) Creative Inspirations #167 – Trooping the colour – red, white and blue

2) Crafty Cardmakers #70 – Anything but a card, tag or ATC. I made a door/window decoration in time for the Fourth of July!! One of my favorite holidays!!

 

Freedom

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This card was made just for fun!! Haven’t had time to do that in a long time so it was very nice. The challenge at 365 Cards was “Freedom.” While going through some paper last night I found this piece in my scrap drawer and thought it would be perfect. Then when trying to decide what I was going to do I thought the sketch for April Card Challenge was perfect. And that is how this card was made. Thanks for looking.

CHALLENGES:

1) Day 36 @ 365Cards – Freedom. Such a great word, and it means different things to everyone, so we’d like to see what it means to you.

2) April Card Challenge on sb.com – Sketch category. Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock – Bazzill

Patterned Paper – unknown from scrap drawer

Cricut

Basic George Cricut Cartridge

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