Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4th Of July PPA-49 Inspiration Challenge

4th of July is really special here, especially since the parade runs right in front of our house!! Last year was our first year to see it, and I determined that every year I will ask off from work for two reasons: 1) I had so much fun watching it from our driveway with the boys (my two dogs Boz and Nando, and the hubby Phillip) and 2) I'd have to leave incredibly early since they block off the road, and I wouldn't be able to drive out of the driveway, or I'd become part of the parade

So I created this fun 4th of July card. I'm making 20 of them and they aren't all finished, so if you are reading my blog and are one of my usual card recipients...close your eyes!! Or at least act surprised when you get it ;)

This was made with one of the SU sets from the mini catalog (the fireworks) and one of the dollar bin stamps from Jo-Anns (the circle 4th of July stamp). I know you can't tell that well from the picture (lighting bad again) but each firework has Spica Giltter pen on it so they sparkle. Also, the blue ones have little blue pearls in the center (from the dollar bin at A.C. Moore). The yellow ones have clear Stickles. The scallop circle punch is from EK Success and star punch and star brad from SU. Finally the yellow border punch is from Fiskars. I have seen it used in a lot of the card magazines, and found it for 60% off at Jo-Ann, so you know I had to get it ;) I saw this sketch in the current Card Creations magazine, so thought I'd try it out.

Hope you get to enjoy fireworks or a parade this 4th!

P.S. After I posted this, I found out that the next challenge for Paper Pals Arts was an inspiration challenge for 4th of July, so this card works perfectly!!


  1. Simply gorgeous 4/7 card, it has a real celebration feel about it :O)

  2. Love your "fireworks" display! Great job with the challenge - thanks for joining us at PPA!

  3. Love the "pop" of yellow and the border! A wonderful Fourth of July card! Thanks for playing @ PPA!


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