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Monday, June 30, 2014

Red, White, and Blue!

The Red, White, and Blue Linky Party is happening right now at
Here is a bit of inspiration for you.
I was digging through an old storage container from when I first started scrapbooking almost 20 years ago, and found some 8 1/2" x 11" pieces of scrapbook paper including the background sheet I used for my card. It is called Blue Stars. This piece of paper was manufactured by Paper Pizazz (Hot Off the Press) back in 1997. When I saw it, I thought it is about time this gets used! LOL!

It makes a great background for this super sweet cut file called International Beauty America by Treasure Box Designs. I added a firework from the 4th of July Banners by Miss Kate Cuttables and topped with some Trendy Twine. Then I finished off with my sentiment from Craftin' Desert Divas. This is from the stamp set called Celebrate Freedom. Links are posted below.

If you are looking for a few more ideas for the 4th of July, this is a quick and easy project that would look cute on the front of a gift bag or even used on a banner as well!
Supplies Used:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Celebrate Freedom
Treasure Box Designs: International Beauty America
Miss Kate Cuttables: 4th of July Banners
Trendy Twine: Stars and Stripes
Paper Pizazz: Blue Stars
Hollo's Paper Warehouse: Cardstock
Thanks for stopping by!
I want to enter my card into the following challenges:
My Craft Spot: #142 Patriotic
PDE Linky Party: #13 Many Layers
Pile It On: #26 Outdoor Fun
613 Avenue Create: #78 Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun: #13 Patriotic Colors
Crafty Catz: #237 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #63
Word Art Wednesday: #138 Anything Goes


Sukie said...

What a fun patriotic card! The background paper looks fabulous and I just love the twine topped firework!

Creative M said...

She is adorable!! A darling card my friend!!!
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Wow! Great card and the old paper doesn't look old! :) Fab job! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid xx

Nana said...

What a cute card. Love it. Thanks for linking up with the PDE Linky Party

Have a creative day.
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Janette said...

So cute and very sweet...
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Dewi Lestari said...

So cute! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Nikki Burnette

~ginny said...

And you found the perfect use for that 17 year old paper! LOL! Makes a great background for your design! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
Challenge #75 - ATG / No Twist
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
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Sharla said...

Darling Lady Liberty, love the fireworks!! Thank you for joining us at Pile It On!! :)

Susan Kennedy said...

She is just beautiful!! I love it!! Did you use chalk to add the shading? Love that paper LOL Funny.. I bet I have some of that LOL!!! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

super cute little card! Love it! just adore the fireworks!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Anonymous said...

Lovely die cut image! I should really start using my cricut to make image cuts! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

Creative Fingers DT 

Gwen said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot. Hope to see you next week!



Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

So sweet, Melissa! That little face is darling and the twine bow is a wonderful touch in your firework display!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper