Sunday, July 1, 2012

Exploring Cricut-4th of July

Happy Monday!!!! Hope everyone had an awesome weekend and are planning on having a big 4th celebration. Today at Exploring Cricut we are showing our 'red', 'white' and 'blue'!! And we hope y'all will join in with us and show yours, too!! Just make a card, layout or papercraft and link it by 9pm, EST, Saturday, July 7th. Please remember to add a cricut cut. Also, new creations-No backlinks, please.
For my card today I pulled out my Stand and Salute cartridge. I flipped through the booklet and decided to cut the fireworks on page 50 and the 'God Bless America' on page 68. After all, by the grace of God we can celebrate our freedom!! My fireworks were cut at 2.25 and 1.75 inches and the phrase at 2.50 inches. I cut two of the phrase and then cut the stars off of the red one and glued it on top of the blue. I then did some doodling with my white gel pen. The fireworks I cut out in white and then coated them with Waterfall Stickles. I then popped them up. The bg pattern paper is open stock from Hobby Lobby-Paper Studio. I got it last year and still had a couple of sheets of it. The sentiment on the inside is from the Happy Days stamp set from Mary-Cardz TV Stamps. The most awesome stamps out there!! Go check them out!
That is it. Head over and check out the creations my DT Sisters and Brother have created for some inspiration! Awesomeness for sure!!!! And then create and link up! That's the only way you are in the running for the great prize! I gave this card to my Secret Sister at church yesterday. Come back by Saturday and see what else I made for her.
I am also entering my card in the Bitten By The Bug 2-Patriotic Challenge that started last Monday. Since I don't usually send out 4th of July cards I decided to combine the challenges. Hope y'all don't mind!!
Hope ya like my card!!!! :)

21 comments:

Nana Donna said...

I love your card, the fireworks are great. Having two grandsons in the Navy I love seeing cards like this and Stand & Salute is one of my favorite cartirges

Ian said...

Sharon, this is wonderful! I love the bg paper you used, as it gives it a vintage flag feel to it. The fireworks are perfect and the waterfall stickles make them pop. You did a great job! Thanks for showcasing it and I'm happy to be on the design team with you! :)

Sandi said...

Sharon, great card, makes me ready for the K-Boom, thanks for joining us at BBTB2, hugs

Glenda said...

Beautiful Patriotic card Sharon! Love the fireworks and the pretty stripe paper! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2! Would love for you to share this at My Sheri Crafts!
Glenda

Annette said...

I really like your card! The sparkle and stitching looks so pretty.

Diane said...

Love your card Sharon! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and don't work too hard!

Anna K said...

Cute, cute card! Love what you did with the fireworks and God Bless America!

Melissa said...

Very pretty and a fun card too. Thanks for linking up at BBTB2! :)

Expressions By Elaine said...

Love those fireworks, your card looks great! I am going to have to get out my S & S cartridge(:

Brenda said...

Great card! Love the vintage feel this card has to it. The die cuts you used at just perfect for this type of card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Great card with the God bless America and the fireworks. Nothing more patriotic than that. Thanks for joining us for the BBTB2 Patriotic challenge.

Carole Beath said...

Your card is so great for the July 4th holiday.... Thanks for sharing it with us on our BBTB2 patriotic challenge.
Carole

Saints Rule! said...

Love it! Perfect for the fourth!

Stephanie said...

Great patriotic card. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2. Stephanie

Jeri said...

Boom, bang--that's me hearing your fireworks exploding. LOL Great card, Sharon. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2. Have a wonderful 4th of July.

Creative M said...

WOW!!!What a wonderful card!!!Love the fireworks!!
Migdalia
http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

DonnaMundinger said...

Wonderfully patriotic, Sharon! Have a fabulous 4th and thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

mum of two said...

Hi Sharon, long time no see :) I love your card! That patterned paper is perfect and I love your blinged out fireworks. I am really excited to be on the Exploring Cricut DT with you. Happy 4th!

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Nice patriotic card, Sharon!!! Love those fireworks! Thank for joining us in the Patriotic Challenge!!!

Susan

~JulieH~ said...

fabulous card as always Sharon! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2
Juliex

Tangle said...

lovely! love the simple yet tasteful design : ) Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!

-Rebekah