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Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!

Happy July 4th everyone!

It's a day for family and friends, having fun, and relaxing, and good eats! We are doing all of those things and wrapping up with a great view of the San Diego County Fair fireworks tonight.

For my 4th of July card, I started out with inspiration from two challenges. The layout comes from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch, and the colors come from the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. (I love the photo they have this week!)

All of the images are stamped in Distress inks. The background is made using the SU woodgrain background stamp and I've used many dies and a SU punch for the rest of the wreath elements.

Here's the inside:

Unfortunately, it's back to work tomorrow, but at least it will be a short work week.
Again, Happy 4th of July, and as always, thanks for looking in.


Stamps: July Fourth set by Stampin' Up and MFT Let's Celebrate stamp on the inside
Paper: SU Pool Party and X-Press It Blending card stocks
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Barn Door, Fired Brick, and Peacock Feathers
Other: SU Star punch, SU Swirly Scribbles Thinlets die, Avery Elle banner die, Die-Namics circle and banner dies, SU twine, enamel heart, rhinestones, dimensional tape, the Big Shot


  1. Fantastic patriotic cards Colleen. Love the layers, the stars and fireworks... so perfect with the red and blue. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  2. I LOOOOOOOOVE this card! I would save this and put it out every year along with my patriotic decor, LOL! That perforated die in the background is awesome, and I LOVE the red woodgrain....well, I LOVE everything about it, really! Can you tell that I really love this card?! HA! Hope you have a marvelous 4th!

  3. Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  4. Colleen, I ADORE this card! The red woodgrain is fabulous! The festive stars and the twine bow are perfect! The inside is just amazing, too! XX

  5. LOVE this design... inside and out, it's perfectly patriotic and fun! Great use of the Curtain Call colors and the sketch!


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