Saturday, September 11, 2021

Celebrate in the City

Hello Blogger friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. 

It's a solemn day of remembrance for the terrorist attacks that took place 20 years ago in the US.  There were memorial services held in NY, Washington DC at the Pentagon and also in Shanksville Pa where Flight 93 went down. 

I remember 20 years ago watching in shock at what was going on in NY as the buildings collapsed and the terror on the streets. Then hearing a plane had hit the Pentagon and then Flight 93 going down in Shanksville. It's something that I would never want to see repeated here. 

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. Today for your viewing pleasure I have created a slimline card featuring the new City Skyline Slimline + Pinking Shear Edge Slimline dies. For my sentiment, I chose the new Celebrate w/Shadow die.

I needed a birthday card for my nephew. I like to create his card with patriotic colors of red, white and blue. He is a vet and served 4 tours of duty in Iraq. And, I am proud of him and like to honor his service. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:

I wanted a fireworks background for my city skyline scene but I didn't have any of that type paper in my stash. So I looked on Pinterest and found some Fireworks paper that you could download for free. Whoo-hoo it was just what I was looking for! I printed it on 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock. So I will have some left to use on another project.

I decided I wanted the pinking sheer edge to frame my city scene. So I used the largest die 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" and cut in red cardstock. Then I took the next size die and cut again to get my frame. I like how it adds to the festive appeal of my card. The card base is also red.

Red card base: 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Designer Paper: 3 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pinking Shear Edge: 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Next, I cut the city skyline in a royal blue cardstock. And the Celebrate phrase in red and the shadow in white for contrast.
I decided to stamp some sentiments directly on the designer paper. I used the "celebrate" & "birthday wishes" words from the Lil' Bluebird Designs Happy Birthday set. And the word "party" from the Kitty Love set.

Now that all my card elements are prepared, I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the designer paper to the card base with double sided tape. The city skyline is also attached with double sided tape.
For the pinking shear frame, I used Tombow Mono liquid glue.
I added my celebrate phrase and scattered some sequins to the center of the fireworks.
And that's my card for this post. So until next time.......God bless

Stamps and Dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Catz has a masculine birthday challenge. 
2Aud Sentiments has a birthday sentiments challenge. 
3.  Seize the Birthday has an anything goes birthday challenge. 
4Addicted to Stamps and More has a birthday challenge. 
5.  Mod Squad Challenge Blog has a slimline card challenge. 


  1. A fabulous card. Love the skyline and the colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. GORgeous! LOve how you've shown us the build up of your card.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
    GDT Chrissyxx

  3. Your Slimline patriotic card couldn't have been posted at a better time. You did an incredible job with it, Mary! I was home on Saturday and tuned in all day long to the special coverage. Every time that talk about that dreadful day I learn something new! Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday! Take care!

  4. I love this so much. Your patriotism shines through this creation and it's FABULOUS!! Wonderful work here, and great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along us with us over at the Mod Squad.
    Judy~ MSC DT



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