Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I Heart USA card using Cricut Independence Day

Tuesday as Monday is never a good thing--at least the week is only four days!
Here is an Americana Card I made that has a vintage feel.  All the papers are from Michael's and I used glimmer mist on the cricut cut to add some subtle shine.  The Independence Day cartridge is a great one--so don't put it away--keep it handy!!
I made a number of these to send to some active duty service men and women from a church group.
I used the stars cuttlebug folder for the middle layer and did some inking to add to the vintage feel of the card.
Here is the inside
I really like the button and twine--talk about Home Spun.  I left the card 1/2" longer, scored it and folded it up to the inside--saves another cut and you can make it into a pocket to add a picture if you wanted to!

Still not feeling well but I have been working on another readers challenge.  On Wednesday I will have be showing my solutions to a challenge from a very loyal reader-Jennifer-who is preparing for a baby shower.  I will have two options that can be used for the invite or the thank you.  I also have decorations and favor ideas--not all are home made but when your throwing a party a balance of work and fun must be maintained.  LOL.  I even have a video!!!
Make it a great one!

23 comments:

  1. great card - love the use of the stars cb folder. hope you are feeling better soon!

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  2. LOVE this card! The colors and feel of it are so up my alley. I hate Tuesday as Monday but at least I worked this weekend so I know what I'm walking into today LOL! Feel better soon!

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  3. I think the service men and women who receive this card will be thrilled. The vintage looks is very American.

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  4. Great card Bryan!! I am glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. It is so nice of you to make cards to send to service men & woman. You are a great person!

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  5. Great card! And love that you made them to send overseas to our service men and women!

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  6. Wonderful card! I love the little "pocket", and , of course, the shimmer! Make sure that you are getting plenty of rest so that you can give your body a fighting chance.

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  7. Nice card. I especially like the idea of a "pocket" to add a note or picture. May have to try this.

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  8. Bryan so sorry to hear you are still not feeling better. I love the card you made. I always forget I have that stars cuttlebug folder. You are right about the button and twine! Love it!!

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  9. Great card Bryan! I love the unexpected on the inside with the twine and button. Sending you get well thoughts!

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  10. This is an amazing card!! Looove the vintage feel of it!! :)

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  11. Bryan, They will be happy to receive this. Do you also know about Operation Write home? I just blogged about. It's another great program and being on the receiving end of a card it truly meant a lot, and now I am doing my part to give back.

    Thanks for doing this!
    Tammy

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  12. Nice card....hope you're feeling better!! We are sweltering with "Texas-like" heat in the northeast!! Take it back! LOL

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  13. Very cool card!! Hope you are feeling back to normal soon!!

    Bev B

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  14. I really like the embossed stars. Don't know if I have that folder or not. But if I don't I want it. This is cool and will be much appreciated! TFS. By the way, I did 2 masculine cards tonight for a July and an August birthday (since I was the one to challenge you for masculine cards) and I was the first challenge that you mentioned.
    Mstgane

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  15. Great card! The star EF is a great addition.

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  16. A perfect card for this month. Love the stars. Hope you are feeling better this evening.

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  17. I love the way you inked the stars,for that vintage feel!Awesome job on the inside of your card, something different love the pocket & button with twine.Great card tfs (you need to get plenty of REST) hope you're feeling better so,remember rest rest... get some rest!!!

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  18. Ohmygoodness, Bryan!!! I am so very excited that you've been working on my challenge!!! :) That's so nice of you, especially when you're sick! I can't wait to see what you have in mind!

    I hope you get better soon! Take the time and take care of yourself.

    I love to hear that you donate cards! I make cards for hospice patients & it's so rewarding. It's like the shoemaker's children have no shoes, though. One month, we made 300 cards to donate and then I didn't even have time to make Valentine's for my own family & friends...

    -Jennifer

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  19. Great card!Hand made cards add joy to those who receive.
    Great job!

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  20. Great Card Bryan! I love the twine and the colors you used.... :)

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  21. My eldest grandson is currently in basic training and this card is perfect to send him. Thanks for the inspiration! Another good idea as always!

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