May 22 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Patriotic

Today’s Bloggers Challenge was to make a patriotic card in honor of Memorial Day.  Yes…I know it is only Memorial Day and not the 4th of July…but I didn’t have any stamps that said Memorial Day!  I’ve had this design in my head for a while and thought it would still be appropriate for a patriotic theme.

Now…did you guess right?  They are supposed to be FIREWORKS!   I asked my husband and he guessed flowers…then immediately said fireworks…so I’m hoping it is apparent to you, too!

I used the Daisies #2 die with Pacific Point, Whisper White and Real Red cardstock to make the fireworks.  I used the centers and varied them on the different colors to hide the holes in the centers.  The base card is Kraft cardstock folded to 4 x 9 to fit in a standard #10 envelope.  The hat base is a square of Whisper White with Real Red cardstock cut into strips and layered on the white to make stripes.  The hat band is Pacific Point.  I rounded all the corners with the small corner rounder.  I free hand cut the pennant with the words, Happy 4th of July, and added it to a "stick" of Kraft cardstock and attached some "fringe" to the side of the pennant.

I’m so happy when something turns out like I picture it in my head! 

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!


LAST CHANCE for my Vacation Special…ends Sunday, May 24.


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23 People have left comments on this post

May 22, 2009 - 08:05:27

Great Job Connie. I truly did recognize the fireworks ! Very clever idea. Nicely done…

May 22, 2009 - 08:05:38

Super pretty Connie!

May 22, 2009 - 08:05:25

Great card, clever idea!

May 22, 2009 - 08:05:48
Lisa said:

The daisies look great as fireworks! Great idea!

May 22, 2009 - 09:05:48
kim howard said:

wow! awesome card, love how much it POPS!

May 22, 2009 - 09:05:15

Great card! The daisies work perfect for fireworks!

May 22, 2009 - 10:05:57

Great Idea Connie! Love the card!

May 22, 2009 - 10:05:00
Neppie said:

I knew right away that it was fireworks. Gread idea using the flowers.

May 22, 2009 - 11:05:45
Ida said:

How clever and fun! The flowers as Fireworks is such a great idea. I love it!!!

May 22, 2009 - 12:05:18
Tiffany said:

This is super!!!! First thing I thought was fireworks so you did a great job!!! I am sooo casing this one!! TFS!

May 22, 2009 - 01:05:41
Shona Watson said:

Very cute Connie! I knew it was fireworks right away! You’re really getting your money’s worth from that die! Love the versatility of it!

May 22, 2009 - 04:05:20

So cool! I love the patriotic flowers.

May 22, 2009 - 06:05:34
Claudia said:

great card – neat use of the daisies!

May 22, 2009 - 08:05:51
Toni Tessler said:

Of course they’re fireworks!!! You’ve been on an amazing roll lately Connie. I’m so inspired by your work.

May 22, 2009 - 09:05:53
Lisa B. said:

That is a stinkin’ clever idea! Super card!!!! Love the hat, too!

May 23, 2009 - 12:05:34
Peggy said:

Connie – I love your work and this is a fabulous idea! I will have to include your idea in my “patriotic ” class to be held in June. Think I’ll add a bit of glitter or stickles for those folks like your husband who are more literal! ha! might help convince them to think out of the box a bit! Love it, thanks for sharing. I’ll be back soon to peak again at your inspiring work


May 23, 2009 - 06:05:13
Marcia P said:

Good diversity of the daisies! Great card Connie, I think it counts.

🙂 Marcia P

May 23, 2009 - 11:05:49

my first thought was…wow…the daisie die for fireworks….genius!! great job!!

May 23, 2009 - 04:05:25

Connie–great work. Love the things you can do with the dies.
So glad you played. Nola

May 23, 2009 - 08:05:20

Great card Connie! You sure do wonders with that daisy die! 😀

May 23, 2009 - 09:05:15
Nikki said:

Very pretty! Love the flowers. {SMILES}

May 25, 2009 - 02:05:43
Margaret R said:

What a fun card with the fireworks! Uncle Sam’s hat is adorable also!

Jun 4, 2009 - 11:06:56

This is so CUTE Connie! I look forward to working with you with SNS Stamps! TFS!