Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy 4th Firecracker Card

Happy Summer Everyone! With summer official and the weather being hot, it is a good time for me to spend the hours away inside my Craftroom! I hope you are having a great summer so far!

I have many wonderful summer memories.  We moved almost one year ago and our last house had a pool. All our family and friends would come over to BBQ, swim, and celebrate holidays like Memorial Day & July 4th.  Independence Day was huge for us and we would spend $300-$400 easily on fireworks (Safe and Sane) to light off on our block.  My hubby is a huge pyromaniac and the kids loved it!  Our new house is in the hills. We don't have a pool and fireworks are not allowed. We haven't had any BBQ's and I'm not sure what we will do to celebrate the 4th this year.  Don't get me wrong, I do love my new house. There just isn't as much for guests to do here.  I figured I would make some 4th of July cards to send out since I probably won't be seeing friends and family this holiday. 

   I decided to make a Firecracker shaped 4th of July card. I wasn't sure what size to make it because it is so long and skinny. I ended up making 3.  This shaped card is from the Cricut Something to Celebrate cartridge. I love this cartridge. There are so many neat cuts and when I saw this one I knew it would make an adorable card.

I made the cuts at 6 inches, 7.75 inches, and 8 inches. The 7.75 inch card is perfect for a long narrow envelope that I have plenty of.  The 8 inch fits a little tight because of the many layers.  

I used Coordinations cardstock for all my layers. I ran the white layer through my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder to give it some texture.  I double cut the stripes layer in both red and blue to give it an extra color.  The face is from Peachy Keen's Everyday Character Assortment.  I cut out extra layers to give the flame more colors and layers. I finished off with some red glitter at the center of the flame base.  

The star sentiment bubble is from the Artiste cartridge and I cut 2 layers. I used my K. Andrews Designs Stamps for the sentiments.  The striped firecracker base and the 3 layer flame is popped up with 1 layer of foam tape.  The head layer is popped up from the striped layer, and finally I popped up the white layer of the sentiment. 

I inked everything. I wanted to add some bling so I found some Red, White, and Blue rhinestones and added them to each sentiment. This little one will make a great tag on a gift or maybe a small card for my son.

I added a white layer and stamped the inside with another sentiment from the same set. I hope you liked my cards. They sure were fun to make!

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Hope you have a blessed and crafty day!


Pat N. said...

What fun firecracker cards! TFS at DCD's challenge this week.

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such fun shaped cards! Carri~Abusybee
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Mom2Two (Jenni) said...

what a super cute and fun card!! Thanks for joining us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge Blog, best of luck!

DIANA L. said...

Great shaped firecracker cards Big medium and small I love them.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party. Have a blessed day

Georgiana said...

Super cute shape card. Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas.

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Lisa said...

These are so awesome!! I love the shape and the designs!! What fun cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!!

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Stacey's Creative Corner said...

These are adorable! Thanks so much for linking up with us at PDE Linky Party!

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Tara Bruening said...

Super cute and I love those peachy faces. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas linky party.

mum of two said...

How fabulous! I love your cute firecrackers and the little touch of sparkle is perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Red, White and Blue Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Diva DT)
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mamawcindy said...

Thought I would stop by and see what you have been up to. I am Loving your Firecracker Cards. There Awesome! Happy Fourth of July to you. :0)

Tam Hess said...
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Tam Hess said...

Hope you had a great 4th, find someone who is having a great party and crash their place? No mess for you! haha

LOVE your firecracker cards. So sweet and fun!

Tam Hess

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