Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Celebrate America!

Hello crafters and welcome back to my blog! I have a fun Patriotic card to share for my post at the Dies R US! Inspirational Blog!

To my American Friends, I hope you had a super Happy Fourth of July celebrating our Country's Independence Day! To my Friends around the Globe; Independence Day is Federal Holiday in the United States of America, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Our Country's Celebrations include Fireworks, Friends, Family Reunions, Concerts, Barbecues, Picnics, Parades, baseball games, All-American Food, Entertainment, Honoring our Military... and it's also my Birthday! ... Definitely my Fave Holiday! :)

Pledge of Allegiance

Card Recipe
Stamps: ODBD Pledge Allegiance Stamp (from year 2009)
Ink: Stampin' Up Blue
Papers; Bazzill Red CS, Creative Expressions Silver Mirrored CS, Martha Stewart Blue Moirrored CS and White CS
Accessories: Frantic Stamper Precision Dies, Creative Expressions Cutting Dies, Cheapo Dies, Avery Elle Dies, Spellbinders Dies, Ribbon and Metal Embellishment.
Techniques: Layering

D R U Products used
Frantic Stamper Precision Dies Star Card Panel

Frantic Stamper Precision Dies USA MAP

Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson Aurora Star

Cheapo Dies Soldier

Avery Elle - Elle-MentsWaves Die

Spellbinders Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles

*** Other Products ***
Ribbon, Metal Star Embellishment

Steps to recreate this fun card
First die-cut all cuts as shown

Next, create white card base and adhere panels beginning with the Red Cardstock panel, then the layered cuts as shown.

At this point, add ribbons across panels, adhere to back and place over card base.

Now stamp the Patriotic sentiment and die-cut with the Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles.

Line up all cuts as shown and adhere eat shape layering as shown for dimension.

After all panel cuts are adhered in place, adhere the layered soldier and add some of the extra stars scattered around the card. (these stars were left over from silver FS Star Card Panel cuts).

At this point, add a big bow and top off with a star embellishment to finish card. Any extra cuts can be added to the inside of the card to continue the theme.

That's it! Hope you will give these awesome cutting dies a try! :)
I'd like to also enter this card into the following Fun Challenges;
Artistic Inspiration - Anything goes
Always Fun Challenges -PATRIOTIC
Card Mania Challenge -Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - July Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Use at least 2 dies or punches
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Red, White and Blue
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Aything goes
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog - 4TH OF JULY
DL.ART - Red, white and blue
Dragonfly Journeys - stars and stripes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Summer
Fab 'n' Funky - Buttons and Bows
Jingle Belles - Stars and/or Stripes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes
Just Us Girls - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge -- Celebrate
Papercraft Challenges - Red/White/Blue
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Retro Rubber Challenge - stamp over a year old /Red, White and Blue
Shopping Our Stash - Geometric Patterns
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Just a bit Flash (shiny papers & glitter pens)
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - SUMMER
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have inspired you!

For more inspiration, please stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month. 1 lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. All the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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  1. This is just FABULOUS America! Love all the layers, patriotic colors and over all theme! WELL DONE!! Thanks

  2. This is amazing! What a great creation for your special day ! Awesome creation, thanks for playing with the Retro Rubber challenge this week!

  3. Wow! This is spectacular! I love all the gorgeous dies you used and the finished product is just awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  4. Excellent 4th card! Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  5. I LOVE all the shine and dimension on this card! Fabulously patriotic! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. What a magnificent work of art, love every single detail on this card, beautifully constructed, colorful and full of dimension.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at RETRO RUBBER and also at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

  7. Amazing artwork, I love colors and whole idea :)
    Thanks for playing with us at CardMania Challenges :)

  8. Elegant design so glad you joined us as we celebrate Christmas with STARS and/or STRIPES at Jingle Belles.

  9. What a fun card! Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, and sharing your card with us.


  10. Great project. I love the patriotic feel to it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa

  11. Hi America! Beautiful use of some amazing die cuts. This is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining my Stars & Stripes blog challenge and good luck :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  12. First of all, Happy belated Birthday! When I came to your blog, I wondered if your name was America and then I read that July 4th is your birthday, which instantly confirmed it for me. My birthday is July 3rd and my mum always told me that if I had waited till the 4th, my name would have been Sam! LOL But I digress... Your card is spectacular, which is what this holiday is all about! I love the background die and every other detail really. :D Thank you so much for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again very soon.

  13. Wow, so many details and dies. That`s a really great and spectacular 4th card. Many thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenge.
    Hugs, Silke

  14. Beautifully made! Thanks for sharing with us at Always Fun Chs.
    I have a new scrapbooking challenge blog if you are also a scrapbooker. Would love you to link up your layouts! Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenges
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  15. So much detail!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  16. Happy Belated Birthday!!
    A gorgeous creation for the Holiday, I love all the details and design.
    Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about Summertime!

  17. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for entering in the Southern Girls Challenge!

  18. Wow-- that is a beautiful card!!! So many gorgeous layers and just could not be more patriotic! Thank you for sharing at SOS.

  19. FAB!! Details are awsome!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good Luck!! Hug Lena

  20. Wow! What a fabulous project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Judy TTCRD DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  21. Such very special card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  22. Such a great card! Love all the dimension you have created on your project! Thank you for playing along with our "2 dies or more" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting ;o) Maike

  23. Happy Belated Birthday, America! I am just loving your card creation. All the elements just flow together. Well done. Thank you for visiting Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

  24. beautiful card I love all the dies you used.

  25. Beautiful creation! I love design!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge and sorry for late comment!