Jul 02 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Patriotic

I missed out on doing the Bloggers Challenge last week…I was a little busy working on earning the Cruise!  But, I wanted to make sure I did play along this week!  The theme is Patriotic cards in celebration of Independence Day, of course!


I knew I wanted to use July Fourth again, too.  Although I'll probably use it again a few times before I put it away…the firecrackers could be birthday candles and the stars can be used at ANY time!  It really is a versatile little set!



I started again by using Pacific Point as the base of my card and layered on Poppy Parade…my two new favorites for patriotic colors!  I added another layer of Whisper White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I made my own "designer paper" by stamping the fireworks in Pacific Point and Poppy Parade on Whisper White, then layered it on Pacific Point and wrapped the Real Red Satin Ribbon around to adhere to the back (I can't WAIT to get all the new ribbons I ordered!!)  I punched a Pacific Point 1 3/4 Circle, then added the Poppy Parade Large punched Star.  And, finally, a little heart Bitty Button.  Did you know that the smallest heart in the Heart to Heart punch fits it PERFECTLY???  Thanks to Mary Brown for that little tip!


OK…hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend!  Be safe!

20 People have left comments on this post

Jul 2, 2010 - 09:07:10

Lovely card, the heart looks great added to your star.

Jul 2, 2010 - 09:07:29

Connie- this is so CUTE! Love the papers, the heart added to your star! Perfect for the celebration

Jul 2, 2010 - 10:07:21
Marsha said:

Great patriotic card….love the heart button on the star!

Jul 2, 2010 - 10:07:15
Deb said:

Love your card, Connie! I am in love with the bitty buttons, too! Thanks for sharing!

Jul 2, 2010 - 02:07:33
Ida said:

Great card.  Love the images you used and the little heart button (so cute).

Jul 2, 2010 - 02:07:56
Barbara Washington said:

Love the design of this card. The little heart is a great addition.

Jul 2, 2010 - 04:07:10
Lisa Bohler said:

That is such a darling card!  Great combo of colors…love that the Real Red ribbon looks so good with the Poppy Parade…I will have to try that!!!  Happy 4th!

Jul 2, 2010 - 06:07:20
Lisa Martz said:

What an adorable card, Connie!  Love it!

Jul 2, 2010 - 08:07:18

Great card Connie!  Love the addition of the heart and that ribbon is beautiful!  Happy 4th of July!  đŸ˜€

Jul 2, 2010 - 10:07:21
BarbaraD said:

GREAT patriotic card!  Love it!

Jul 3, 2010 - 07:07:20

wow this group can really rock one stamp set…and each and every card is so unique…love the blue you used Connie…a different take on this challenge..
connie paxman

Jul 4, 2010 - 10:07:32
kim howard said:

Love your created designer paper, it's gorgeous!

Jul 4, 2010 - 08:07:43
linda monroe said:

Very sweet.  Love the colors

Jul 4, 2010 - 10:07:44
Gerrie said:

Sweet, the heart is the icing on the cake! Luv it

Jul 4, 2010 - 10:07:03
BarbaraD said:

Simple layout, but has great details!  Wonderful card, as always!  I'm beginning to regret not purchasing that fabulous patriotic set after seeing all the great things you have done with it.   Oh, I can't forget to CONGRATULATE you on achieving cruise!  Way to go!!

Jul 5, 2010 - 10:07:18

Great card!  I love the new colors!!

Jul 5, 2010 - 10:07:00

What a great card!!! Love that stamp set and agree you can do lots with it!! AND a huge congrats on earning the cruise!!!! Way to go girlfriend!!

Jul 6, 2010 - 10:07:20

What a wonderful patriotic card, and in new colors too boot!!  Love how you used all the elements!

Jul 7, 2010 - 05:07:31
Lori said:

What a fun patriotic card!  Love the designer paper you made with the images from the set.

Jul 10, 2010 - 01:07:57
Toni Tessler said:

Love the little heart button on this!   Very crisp, and clean.  I like it!