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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Celebrate the 4th of July!

Isn't this card just adorable? I saw it on Gretchen's Blog Inspiration in Action. I don't think I've ever made a 4th of July card before!!! There's a first time for everything, isn't there? And I wouldn't have made one this year either had I not been blog hopping and found this card. I just couldn't help myself. It was just too cute and it was actually pretty simple to make too!!! This would also be a great masculine birthday card too!!!

I just love the little background dots, it gives it the appearance of fire works! I made it using the Stampin' Up! "Itty Bitty Backgrounds" set and Brilliant Blue ink.

The card stock used here is Whisper White, Brilliant Blue and Real Red. To make the stars you use the small star punch first and then line up the larger one over the punched out one and get it centered. Then punch it out. I made two of those in red and two in blue. The centers that were first punched out were used around the larger stars. See, that is what helped to make it simple! The word was done using the "All About U" set. It's a retired set but I was glad I still had it, I didn't have any other set that had the word "celebrate" in it that was large enough to read without being up close!!!

Isn't it a fun card?? If you are heading out of town for the holiday weekend I hope you have a very fun and safe time!

Thank you SO much for visiting today, Wanda


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my goodness, thank you for the reminder about Itty Bitty Backgrounds! I used to use that on just about everything, and I think I'm going to set it out on my table so I'll remember to use it. It looks great on your card -- sprinkles of stardust. Love those stars! Very cool!

Anonymous said...

I love your 4th of July card. I'm not sure that I have the 2 sizes of star punches - may have to think about buying them!! LOL Thanks for the great card idea. This card could be used for a number of different occasions.


Charlene H. said...

I finally ordered the large star punch. I never thought I would have a use for punching stars but I love how these stars look. I will definitely give this a try as soon as I order the small star punch!

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