Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Please take a moment today to remember those that are still fighting to make this celebration of freedom continue today.  We tend to take so much for granted.  When you're like me and have a servicemember in your family, it helps to remind you what this group of people have to sacrifice to continue to protect our freedoms.

I finally decided to post a card!  I wanted to make some cards for Operation Write Home that could be used for everyday, but yet conveys a patriotic message.  I think this card fits the bill!

You don't have to use patriotic design papers to make a patriotic card.  The design papers I used on this card are from the Winter Wonderland Specialty Pack from K & Company.  Look through that stash of papers that you've been hoarding and start using them!  It's hard to show all of the shimmer of these papers, but here's another angle:
Have a safe and happy 4th!   

REMINDER: More animals end up lost and in shelters on July 4th than any other day of the year. You can help by: 1. Keeping animals inside. 2. Create a calm environment for them with music, fans, etc. 3. Have updated ID tags on all animals and microchip.


Design Paper:  K & Company Winter Wonderland Specialty Pack,The Paper Company Cool Metallic
Cardstock:  Unknown Red High Gloss
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  K & Company Smitten Adhesive Paper Ribbon
Stamps:  $1 Rock On set, portion of sayings from Clear Breast Cancer set
Punches:  Martha Stewart Star Hand punches
Adhesive:  Ad Tech
Alota Rubber Stamps, Alota 62- The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics (...whose broad stripes and bright stars...) 7/9
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Red, White and Blue 7/6
Crafting For All Seasons - Red, White & Blue  7/6
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Red, White & Blue 7/8
CS Designs Challenge - Red, White & Blue 7/31   I won honorable mention for July!!!!
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Red White & Blue 7/6
Ellephantastic Challenges - Celebration 8/5
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog #18 - America  7/8
Heart Song Inspirations - Red, white and blue and/or paper piecing.  7/9
Little Red Wagon - Patriotic  7/6
Mark's Finest Paper - Patriotic  7/9
Off the Wall Craftiness - Red, white & any shade of blue  7/7
Photo inspiration to the left for Off the Wall Craftiness
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Colors of Your Flag - Red/White & Blue 7/14
Pixie Dust Studio - "Be Proud" Red, white & blue with optional stars  7/6
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - Red, White & Blue and patriotic  7/7
The Shabby Tea Room - Happy Fourth of July photo inspiration  7/8
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Stars & Stripes  7/8
Sugar Creek Hollow - Patriotic with your country's colors  7/8


Rufus said...

What a pretty yet patriotic card! This is going to be a big hit. Happy 4th of July and God bless America and her Hero's.

Davi said...

VERY pretty patriotic card!! I really like all the details. So glad you joined us at Heart Song Insp.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Lee, Great card and I love the look of your papers too.
:) Chris / CS Designs

ike said...

WOW - that is just so cool. I love how you've made the flag with the different Christmas papers... it's a brilliant idea. Stunning result. Thanks for sharing and joining us at SSDS this week.
Ike xx

Bunny said...

What a pretty card...Thankyou for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck,,]


Jan said...

A fabulous card Thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

Ellephantastic said...

Great card, very cleverly done.
Thank you for joining us for our Birthday Celebrations!
Don't forget there's a blog hop running all month with Candy at the end.
Also you get 2 entries for joining in our challenge...what you waiting for?!!
Good luck

Christine said...

Beautiful! Love the shimmer & shine. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Bianca said...

You have made a very lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Amy said...

Great details and I love your card! Thanks for playing along with OTWC!

Linda w said...

What a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Red, White & Blue challenge, hope you see you back soon. Hugs lin

ElizabethR said...

a great card those K&Co papers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Rainbow Lady's Challenge. Elizabeth x

Rainbow Lady said...

A gorgeous card... love the papers and well all of it.
Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Marie said...

Lovely Card, GREAT border!!!

Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Sandi said...

Lee- pretty card and great sparkle to it!
Thanks for playing in our 'Your Country's Flag Colors' Challenge #25!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Harriet Skelly said...

I think you met your goal - this is patriotic and can be used for many occasions - perfect for OWH! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great patriotic card! Just love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Sharon said...

I love the look of this card - greta papers. Sharon Head Designer CS Designs

Melissa S. said...

I just love this card. You used some great textures here. Thanks for joining us at CS Designs this week.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card for the Fourth Of July. Thanks for taking part in this week's challenge on the Come and Get Challenge Blog.

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Fabulous Patriot card, great way to use up those scraps!!

Thanks for joining us using the Patriotic theme at Come and Get It Challenges!


Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a lovely card you have created here. I love the layout and the fancy flowers and lace. Just awesome. Thank you so much for playing with us at Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope to see you again next week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Bless your heart for mentioning both OWH and animal shelters. :) Love our soldiers, love our animals. THanks for sharing your beautiful patriotic card with Speedy's Friends this week.

PokSa said...

Fantastic work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Melody said...

Lovely card!! Thanks for playing in our challenge!


DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Pattie G said...

WOW, this is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

CTgirl said...

Lovely card! I like the way you combined the papers! Very inspiring!

ShellBell said...

Gorgeous card Lee! Thanks for playing along with us at Heart Song Inspirations, and good luck in the drawing!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great way to use up those scraps and make a wonderful flag. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It.

Leah said...

Fabulous card! Love how patriotic it is. Thanks for joining us at Heart Song this week!

Nana Connie said...

Love seeing patriotic cards and they are even more wonderful when they come from a fellow OWHer. This one is incredible, Lee! Love the dp and that fabulous paper ribbon.

Roxann said...

Saw your 4th card on The Outlawz site and loved it! Love the shine it has to it!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card thanks for joining us at CSDesigns for red white and blue challenge!

Melissa said...

Lee this is perfect! I'm so happy to see you joining us at CS Designs! Now don't be a stranger, we'd love to have you join us as often as possible.

Gry said...

Great card! Love those papers!
Thanks for joining CFAS this week!
Hugs Gry

Missy said...

Happy belated 4th! Wonderful card!

Jen Leeflang said...

I love this card - the fireworks look great!
Thanks for joining us on our Red, White and Blue Challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy
luv n huggz

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Beautiful card so glad you could join us at Ellephantastic this month.

~Tammy~ said...

So wonderful and thank you for making cards for our service members to send home. This is near and dear to me as my husband has served on several deployments. I love your postcard! Beautiful design! Thank you for playing with us at OTWC! Hope to see you back!

Jaclyn Miller said...

All of your papers are so lovely together. Thank you so much for playing along at OTWC.

Marlene said...

What a fabulous patriotic card! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for letting me know about the win at Blog Guidebook! I've contacted them, but haven't heard back yet. May have been too late - but I appreciated the heads up!

Trish and Treasure said...

Love your patriotic card with stars.

Thistleblue said...

Lovely card with great papers. Thanks for joining us for this months Ellephantastic challenge.
Elle DT

Melissa S. said...

Congrats on the win over at CS Designs for this card. I knew it was special. Great joband can't wait to see more creations from you.

lis-m said...

hi there.. great blog..
found you through The Outlawz.. i am now a follower
hugs xx


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