Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hello Tuesday!

Finally today's temperature is to be between 80-90 degrees.  Now maybe my tomato plants will strive....  However, that is another different story all together.

So let's get back on track.  In celebration of 4th of July, I made this card and sent it out to all our family members. 

Recipe for Happy 4th of July Card
(Stand and Salute Cartridge)

5 x 10 - Base card scored in half
4 3/4 x 4 3/4 - Dark Blue card stock
2 x 2 - (4) Squares (any design) center
2" - Red flag (page 23)
2 x 3 1/8 - White card stock attach to back of flag
7/8 x 7/8 - Blue square attach to front of flag
3/4" - White star use black out (page 32) attach to front of flag
1" - (2) White stars use black out (page 32) attach to corners
(2) Red buttons with fine hemp twine
White card stock to make your own "Happy 4th of July" sign
Use foam tape to attach flag to card
Use Glue dots to attach buttons

It was a very simple and easy card to make.  Since the card size was unique.  I needed to make my own envelope.  Below is how I made them.

Envelope Recipe:

8 1/2 x 8 1/2 card stock paper - any color/design
Martha Stewart Scor board - Scor at 3 1/4 all away around
Fold and adhere

This envelope has plenty of room for the height on your card. 
Finally, I've decided to enter this card into some challenges.  Here is a list of where you might find my card:

Whimsical Wednesday - Let's Get Patriotic (must use brads, bling or buttons)
Creative Cutter Room - God Bless America (must include a flag)
FCCB Challenge Me Monday #66 - 4th of July (use red, white & blue)
Scrapbookaholic By Abby #8 - Red, White & Blue
Celebrate the Occasion - 4th of July (red, white and blue)
My Craft Spot - Seeing Stars
My Sheri Crafts #63 - Independence Day
Craft Us Crazy - Red, White & Blue
Use It Tuesday - Red, White & Blue
Amber's Craft and Stuff - Red, White & Blue
Sentimental Sundays - Patriotic/Use the color's of your nation's flag
Party Time Tuesdays - 4th of July
Ribbon Carousel - Happy Birthday America

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. super job! I like the added button. Thank you fro joining us at CTO

  2. What a great card! I love all the pattern paper! Thanks for playing at WHimsical Wednesdays and CTO!

  3. I love all the different papers used, it turned out fabulous! Thanks for playing along at CTO

  4. Great design. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us this week at MAG

  5. Terrific card! Really love the hearts & stars & the way the flag pops off the center of the card. The buttons with the twine are cute too!
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes from your newest follower,

  6. Very cute, love the pattern!!! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  7. Great card! Love all the details! Thanks so much for joining us over at CCR! DT Member Carri :)

  8. What a great patriotic card ! I love the papers and the buttons! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot !

  9. This is a really great card...love all the details. I am sure your family members will love it. :)


  10. Great card!! Love the buttons and all of the pretty papers you used! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  11. Lovely Card! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB & My Craft Spot!

    FCCB & My Craft Spot DTM

  12. Adorable card!! I love all the layers! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!


  13. Great card-- love the buttons! Thanks for creating with us atFCCB this week :)

  14. Very cute, you did a great job, thanks so much for joining CTO!

  15. What a great project !
    Thanks for playing with us at S by Abby.
    ~Maria Elena~ DT

  16. Very cute...love the design! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO and FCCB! :o)


  17. Great design! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.
    Lisa C

  18. I love the squares in the background, they really make your image stand out, great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  19. Super card! The layering looks fantastic!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot and Fantabulous Cricut!
    Small Bits of Paper

  20. Shawn,
    What a great card! i love how you did the papers and the one in the left hand corner...perfect! What great details too! Great job.. thanks for playign along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

  21. Wow Shawn how sweet of you to make a 4th of July card and send it out to all your family members. I love how you matted your card and laid everything of out. Such a fun patriotic card. Glad you could join us at Whimsical Wednesdays this week..thank you!

  22. Super dooper cuteness!!! LOVE LOVE the layout of it all. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Scrapbookaholic By Abby.

  23. wow, what a lovely 4th of July card, very bright! thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday :)))

  24. great Card. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Red, White & Blue challenge, hope you see you back soon. Hugs lin

  25. Great card! Happy 4th of July to you. Thanks for playing at Use it Tuesday!!

  26. Have been thinking about gettting Stand and salute. Nice to see some of it features. Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday- Haven

  27. Wonderful card!! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!!

    Scrapping Mommy

  28. great job!! Thanks for sharing at scrapbookaholic

  29. Fantastic card....you really out did yourself!
    Thank you for joining our Patriotic challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

  30. AWESOME job with this COOL card!LOVE all the great details and colors,Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

  31. Great card!!! Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!

  32. Great combination of patterns and embellies! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)