Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day!!!! I hope everyone has a great holiday with family and friends! Of course , I had to make a patriotic card and use the beautiful Authentique paper pad, Glory. Ooohhh, it's so pretty, even though I cut off the distressed edges. What? Yeah, I don't care for very distressed edges. Crazy, right?
I was pressed for time because I'm leaving/ or already left for Block Island, R.I. I will schedule this to post in the future. Since I was packing I needed to make a relatively quick card where I didn't need to color an image. ( I'm slow so NO card of mine is ever quick, LOL!!!)

 So I decided to let the paper do the work and use this great sketch from The Sweet Stop Challenge 165. All the paper is from Authentique plus the Bazzill Kraft and the PTI cream CS. I cut 2 ovals with the small and large petite ovals from Spellbinders. I added a few panels  and a strip that was edge punched. Some blue and white bakers twine was layered on beige satin ribbon with a cute red heart button that was waiting to be used on the perfect occasion. The left upper corner was adorned with a few gems. I picked up a new TPC patriotic stamp set at Michael's and used the word "proud".

Thanks for visiting! I'm going to miss my craft supplies while on vacation. Oh well, see you next week!!!!

The Pink Elephant-Red, White & Blue
Phindy's-Song Inspiration-America the Beautiful
Sweet Stop-Sketch 165
Kraft Journal-Red,White & Blue
RCC60-Red,White & Blue
Tuesday Throwdown-Summertime
Sentimental Sundays-Patriotic sentiment


  1. What a great summer card, Kim! Using the patriotic color scheme was a perfect idea. Love your wonderful layers, and the combination of textures makes this a beautiful shabby chic creation! Thanks for participating in the Timeless Tuesday "All About Summer" Challenge. Hope to see you back next week.

  2. Beautiful 4th card!! I love all your wonderful details and distressing. So glad you shared with us at TT this week ;)

  3. Great card - so glad you could join our challenge this week at Phindy's
    Best wishes, Sharon

  4. Oh my gosh this card is awesome- it screams patriotic. I guess I have not seen this paper pad- is the image a stamp or part of the pad?

  5. What a beautiful tribute, Kim! Love your card.

  6. LOL None of my cards are fast either Kim. :-) You did a fantastic job letting those papers do the work for you. This is another gorgeous card. Hope you have a fabulous time on Block Island! Hugs!

  7. Gorgeous creation! I feel your pain - My creations can seem like they take FOREVER.

    I would be oh, so happy if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com - Our challenge is Anything Goes, so I know you'd fit in perfectly :)


  8. What an awesome patriotic card Kim. Love the papers, the heart button... the stitched and distressed edges look great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

  9. Awesome card! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

  10. Hi Kim - this card is fabulous. I love it. hope you are having a fabulous vacation xx Michelle

  11. Hi, Kim-gorgeous creation!
    So glad you shared this with us at Phindy's Place. Good luck and best wishes!

  12. I love this card, Kim! We're really honored that you chose to enter our "Summertime" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw. :-D
    NanaConnie DT
    PS Tuesday Throwdown is having a DT call until July 29 ! Maybe you should apply.

  13. I absolutely love RWB cards (or anything else for that matter too), and this one really sings. Thanks so much for sharing.

  14. This is such a great card! Im not quick at my cards either :-)
    Thank you for joining our summertime challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!
    <3 Emily-DT

  15. Fabulous card design! Love all the layers and your focal image. Thanks so much for joining our "Patriotic Challenge" at Sentimental Sundays!