Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy July 4th

Somehow that whole Independence Day thing manages to sneak up on me every year. I have lots of fun papers and embellishments (not so many stamps however) that are all 4th of July themed, and I rarely get to use them because one day I'm minding my own business and the next day they are shooting off fireworks and giving me the day off work.
I managed to remember Independence Day was coming enough in advance to squeak out a few cards.  It helped that I had a new star themed die to play with.  I thought I'd try that hot trendy thing and piece parts of the die cut back in and boy, that's fiddly.
It does give you an excuse to immediately made two cards at once though, so there is that.  I made a couple more that looked like this one below.  I wanted to use that flag looking striped ribbon since I have a spool of it.  Yeah, two cards barely made a dent in it.
I also made this sweetie patriotic bear for a swap.  This is probably my favorite 4th of July stamp out of the few I own.  Hope you have a great July 4th, whether it is a holiday for you or not.
The Fine Print: Star border die by Memory Box, Uncle Sam hat by A Muse Artstanps, Hooray and patriotic teddy bear stamps by Rubbernecker, fat scalloped rectangle by Spellbinders, star dies by A Muse Studio.  Papers, ribbons, and star bling from my stash.


Sally H said...

Happy Independence day! What a wonderful selection of cards too! Love them all!

jimlynn said...

Judy, all of these are so cute! I do love that die on the first card and yes.....hooray for the red, white, and blue! The little bear on that last one is just precious! Love his little hat too and can even remember making those out of newspaper!
Hope you're having a great day!

Carol L said...

I love all of these cards, especially the first 2 with that fancy schmancy star border (which I'd never seen until now!!) Great job on each one, and a very happy July 4th to you and yours!

vic said...

Thee are fab Judy love those papers!!!

Vic x

Sue said...

Happy belated 4th July PJ love ALL these cards!!! huggles Sue xxx

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