Sunday, June 29, 2014

Celebrate Red, White and Blue

I don’t normally make 4th of July cards, but I had an idea brewing for a while now and I decided to try it out and see if it would work.  Plus I had this red, white & blue ribbon that I had bought when I was a dem for SU! (and that was at least 15 years ago) and I have never used it.  So, what do you get when you have an idea and old ribbon? This card! {Warning! Adorable cat picture at the end of this post!}
The orange is actually red
What I Used to Make this Card:
White Cardstock
Red, white & blue ribbon, 3/8” wide (like I said, I used SU! but they discontinued it)
Crafters’ Pick glue
Karen Foster Design Sparkle Brads
Acrylic Red and Blue Stars
Blue Cardstock Base
Silhouette Cameo Cut file of rockets
Hand Held Hole Puncher that has a very tiny hole (not the kind to make paper fit in a 3 ring binder)

First I had covered a spare piece of white cardstock with the ribbon.  I did this a while before I made the card but all I did was glue the ribbon to the cardstock.  Once it was dry, I trimmed it to the size I wanted and then “sealed” the edges with glue so the ribbon wouldn’t fray. That was my idea to test, as I have a hoard of ribbon that I never use - I need to start using it! And it came out better than I expected.  
Huge spool of ribbon                                                      Ribbon attached to paper
Close up of the brads
I literally have had the Karen Foster brads for at least 10 years and I had to find them since they didn’t fit where I had stored my other brads.  That wasn’t easy! But find them I did, so once the ribbon panel was completely dry I figured where on the card I wanted the 2 brads to be placed, punched a hole and attached them.  The next step was the rocket cut outs that I made with my Silhouette Cameo, using white cardstock.  It was a free file I got from somewhere – I haven’t got a clue as to where.  After fiddling with them, I glued them down.
Fiddling with placement

Next, I stamped the full stamp from the Simple Sayings set that said, “just celebrate” in the Jet Black ink.  I cut the “just” off and adhered the “celebrate” to the lower left hand corner of the card.  Lastly, I dug out some of my acrylic stars in red & blue, placed them where I thought they looked good, glued them on, then glued the ribbon panel, with all the attachments to a card base I made of blue cardstock.  It’s a simple card, but I think it is pretty, with all the sparkles and such.  I know the perfect little girl to send this to!

Also, I announced a couple months back I would be having a giveaway.  My Blogaversary has passed, but I haven’t been able to get it together enough to have my giveaway, yet.  I do have tons of goodies to giveaway, and I will be doing it eventually, but honestly it probably won’t happen until September.  I figure since this is my blog, I can have the giveaway any time I want, despite it being a Blogaversary celebration.  So stay tuned! Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed my card! Christi
Another View
 And, since I actually got a good picture of Mew (it is so hard to get a good picture of a black cat!!) I thought I'd share her & Junior being patriotic ~ 

I am thrilled to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenge - #21, Anything Goes
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - #135, Patriotic Challenge
Red Carpet Studio - #73, Born on the Fourth of July
Pumpkin Spice - #77, Red, White & Blue
My Sheri Crafts - A Star is Born (Use 2 or More Stars)
Cupcake Inspirations  - #267, Picture Inspiration 

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