Thursday, July 2, 2009

Red, White & Blue For You

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I never make July 4th cards....does anyone really send them?  But I thought I would send one to my sister, and even though she won't get it in time, I think she'll enjoy it nontheless!  Today's challenge at SCS was to use corregated cardboard somewhere in your card.  I had almost finished my card when I read the challenge, but I thought I could still incorporate that into it:

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DSCF4540 And here is a closeup of one of the little corregated hearts I made.  I pulled apart the cardboard, cut it freehand into a heart shape and then ran my ink pads lightly over top.  I added some PTI buttons sewn with some thread, and it was done.  I stamped this image twice, once in Rose Red, then again in Night of Navy and cut out the starred section of the flag and glued it on top.  This is a large card, almost 5x7"; the images are from "Hero" from Artistic Outpost and Background Basics: Text Style from PTI.

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Okay, we have red and white (vanilla), but no blue...oh well, see the blue stars on my wallpaper!!!  This card was made from some pieces I had been pushing around my table, leftover bits from a failure, but too good to throw away!  The stamps are from Simon Says (they have hundreds of stamps!) but I don't know the name of the set.  Here's the inside:

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The same little flower is stamped all over the red circle, too!  I needed a quick little thank you card and this fit the bill.

 

 

Thanks for visiting today!

  • Stamps:  Hero, Artistic Outpost; Text Style, PTI, Simon Says Sentiments & Flower
  • Paper:  Confetti Tan, VV, Real Red, Night of Navy
  • Ink:  Rose Red, Real Red, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel, Fresh Snow, PTI
  • Acc:  Nesties, PTI buttons, thread, Daubers, lace from my stash

 

17 comments:

  1. I love your Fourth of July card. I should have asked you for help with my party decorations!
    That circle card is great, I love how you cleaned up a little and made a card at the same time.

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  2. WOW!! What beautiful creations LeAnne!! I really love the vintage feel of them! Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!! HUGS

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  3. Wonderful, LeAnne!!! Love your l'il corrugated heart ... sooooo cute!

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  4. These are great! I don't know if anyone actually sends the cards, but if I made one as nice as yours I'd find someone to send it to! Your sister will love it. ~chris

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  5. Gorgeous vintage July 4th card... PERFECT use of the cardboard, and your background is awesome, too!

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  6. Lovelovelove that 4th of July card!!! Just love that vintage feel! Gorgeous, as usual, LeAnne!

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  7. These are great, LeAnne! I love the vintage feel of your 4th card, and the lace and colors on the second one are just plain sweet!

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  8. Awesome work, I had to pop in and check out your blog. Beautiful stuff!

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  9. I hate the colors red/white/blue together. They just kind of grate on my eyesight when there are so many MORE beautiful combinations! So I never make a 4th of July card. I'm glad you forgot to do the corrugated cardboard til the end. That heart MADE the card come to life!

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  10. Oh GREAT looking patriotic card! Very cool! Love that sweet little "hi" card too!

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  11. These are really nice! I love your 4th card!

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  12. Great card, LeAnne! Your sister is gonna loves it!!!!! :)

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  13. I make one July 4th card every year. A friend of mine was born on the 4th, so she always gets a patriotic B-D card! She tells me her mom did her the biggest favor by having her on that day, because the whole country celebrates her birth with parties and fireworks! I LOVE the cardboard stars! That's genius!
    Your 2nd card is so pretty, I love those colors. I have yet to try making a round card?! I don't know why that challenges me so much, but it does! Pretty sneaky how you included your wallpaper as an element of your card! tsk tsk *wink*
    Have a wonderful July 4th weekend!

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  14. Fabulous designs, LeAnne! I LOVE that flag stamp, and your card is adorable!

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  15. Oooh I just love that flag card!

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  16. These are darling LeAnne! I love your work!

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  17. Love your cards -- I am drooling over theat ivory lacey ribbon. YUM! Love how you folded back, great card designs!!

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