Tuesday, May 05, 2015

It's a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

Hola Amigos! 
Feliz Cinco de Mayo to all of my Mexican Amigos y Amigas!  Do you know the real meaning of 5 de Mayo?  If not, heres a little history: Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  Mexican Americans also often see this day as a source of PRIDE and honor their ethnicity by celebrating on this day.  Everyone loves to eat and drink and have fun on this special day because has a little Mexican in their hearts.
 And if you didn't know this about me, I am also Mexican American. :)
(hint - you'll want to remember little fun facts like this about me for upcoming CANDY)

And now for a fun and colorful *Fiesta* ...
I have created this colorful card with a combination of fun precision cutting dies by Frantic Stamper. I wanted it to look just like a little Mexican Fiesta!  Viva Mexico!  The top was made with the Bracket edger and the Dream Catchers to resemble a decorative Mexican Paper Banner, aka;m Papel Picado.

Cicno de Mayo Fiesta CARD RECIPE
Stamps; Studio G
Ink;  Stampin' Up!
Papers; Michael's Recollections Polkadot Pack, White CS, MM Reds
Accessries: Spellbinders basic Circle Dies, Creative Memories Circle Punches, Spellbinders Embossing Folder, Paper Studio Circle Gemstones, rhinestones, Martha Stewart Glitter and the following Frantic Stamper Precision Dies; Chilli Peppers FRA-DIE-09407; Native Pot and Cactus FRA-DIE-09405; Stitched Bracket Edger FRA-DIE-09404; Dream Catcher FRA-DIE-09410

Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Chili PeppersFrantic Stamper Precision Die - Native Pot and cactus (set of 2 dies)Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Stitched Bracket EdgerFrantic Stamper Precision Die - Dreamcatcher

Arent these dies so much FUN??  You can get them at Frantic Stamper Inc., HERE

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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
Art By Miran - Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper 
Cute Card Thursday - Use a Sentiment 
Loves Rubber Stamps -  Anything Goes 
Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
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Our Family is going out for authentic Mexican Dinner and Margaritas tonight!  Ole!! :)
I hope you'll enjoy celebrating with your Mexican Friends on this day too!
Thank you for stopping by! I love hearing from you.
America

17 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! So beautiful and colourful card! Love the bright colours and the diecuts are so pretty!!

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi America what a fantastic card I adore the colours you have used and your design is wonderful. I'm now your latest follower and im going to enjoy following your beautiful work.

Debs xx
{Debs Cards}

Diane said...

Woweeee sweetie, sure is riot of wonderful fantastic colours !!

hugs Diane xx

Denice said...

You've definately succeeded in making your card festive...I absolutely LOVE the all the bright colors and wonderful dies! So many beautiful layers! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, hope you'll join us again.

Sue from Oregon said...

You certainly hit this one out of the ballpark America!!!! I love the bright and festive colors and cool dies too!

Deb Bradley said...

Love this bright cheerful card Debbxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a colourful and cheerful card America great dies too.
Gr Karin

Anne Temple said...

WOW! Love this very colorful card. It's definitely very festive and bright.

Pat said...

Adore the vivid colors of your card! Ole!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge blog this week!

Tina Goodwin said...

Very cool card! It's so festive and bright. I love it!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs,
Tina
TTCRD DT
Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
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Aurora Aurelia said...

wooow cool.. perfect one for cinco de mayo... love all bright colours.. <3 Thank you for joining our challenge #31 at Art by Mi Ran blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. Good luck at the draw.. ;)

hugs,
~RoRa

Beth Norman said...

Stunning card. I love all its' brightness.

Rebecca Billard said...

Wow this is a real beauty! Just love the bright colors and all the awesome dies you have used! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Marcy said...

Fantastic card! Love how festive and fun it is. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMgosh Wow, what a fabulous card. LOVE it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Helen said...

Wow! Stunning card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

Hugs Helen P (DT) xx