Thursday, July 6, 2017

~Celebrate Patriotism~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
Hope your July 4th celebration was a great one. We spent the day with good friends of ours and their family. It's become our tradition the last 4 years or so. Karen is so hospitable and extends the welcome mat.
I made this card for my cousin to thank him for his military service and also as a 4th of July celebration card. I wanted to post it on July 4th but there was just no time. We went out to a farm to pick blueberries in the morning. Then after a quick shower we went to a card dealer to start the process of buying a new car. Then off to our friend's home for our July 4th celebration.
So I am posting it a couple of days behind schedule (lol)! Here are the details on how I created this card.
This is a card I created for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #640. I was the hostess and I hosen real red, dapper denim, smoky slate and whisper white for the color palette. Optional was to create something patriotic.
dapper denim, real red, smoky slate, whisper white
I found lots of patriotic ideas on Pinterest this week. Here is one idea I used for inspiration.

For my background, I used the Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder. My flags are cut in dapper denim with an MFT die.
For the stars, I used the Stampin'-Up "star framelits dies. The celebrate word is cut from the CottageCutz "celebrate phrase" die.
Well that's my card for today. So until next time........God bless.
card details:
Paper: real red, dapper denim, whisper white, smoky slate  
Paper Size: A2  
Accessories: celebrate phrase die (CottageCutz), flag stax & sun, moon and stars dies (MFT), star framelits (Stampin'-Up), star embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
I am also entering:
1.  TicTacToe Challenge- I chose summer, die-cut, pattern paper
2.  Crafting By Designs has an anything goes challenge
3.  Shopping Our Stash Our Stash has a flag day challenge. We are to use the colors of our flag.


  1. Fabulous card, love your design, it showcases all of this amazing dies beautifully. The embossing folder is awesome too.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. Mary what a fun patriotic card who cares if it's a few days late I love your color combo. So happy you joined us over at Tic Tac Toe challenge this week.

  3. Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

  4. Mary, what a wonderful card for your cousin! Nice idea to have the banners as a layer behind the stars. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenges!

  5. Great card.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs
    Mel DT

  6. What a fabulous and striking card! I'm so glad you joined us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and shared your talent with us.



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