Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy 4th

Guess I am not as techie as I thought because last night worked to schedule this to post today at 1 EST....
got to the airport to pick up my daughter's college room mate and nothing UGH!
 Her friend is visiting from Austraila and of course they lost her luggage.
We wait for quite a while but finally they said someone would bring it tomorrow.
Got a little dinner and now home at last...don't you love how life gets in the way?

Thanks to Sheri at My Sheri Crafts
for asking me to be a guest designer a true honor for me. She ask for a 4th of July card
I don't know why but I really struggled at first but happy with the way the card came out

The card started with a A2 Base
First mat Papertrey Ink Vintage cream
Second mat from Basicgrey Lemonade 6x6 stack
Main layer from FancyPantsDesigns
I used Tim Holt's distresser on all the edges
And inked them with Dune by Color Box
the stars on the left were done on my
Gypsy WildCard page 69 I hide the inner star
So the stars would cut solid
Cut them out of navy DCWV at 3.75
And DCWV Christmas glitter mat stack 3.50 I also use this to cut the 4th and background
I dabbed some red stickles on the stars and smeared it around for some sparkle
Happy 4th is from SVG cuts Made in the USA collection
I cut this from a scrap and inked it with Dune
The ribbon is some I tea dyed and crinkled myself
Some buttons from my jar and a little faux stitching


  1. I love this! The buttons and the torn edges are just the right touch! Congrats on the guest design too!!! :)

  2. Oh wow, Karen, this is so gorgeous! I absolutely love it! You did such a great job on this...just beautiful! I have spent so many hours in the Albany airport. I used to live and work in upstate NY and Albany was the closest airport and I had to travel all the time. Congratulations on your design team spot...I'm headed there now to check it out :) Have a great weekend!!


  3. Great card! Love all the details! You should come and enter this over at the Creative Cutter Room flag challenge, details are on my blog! :)

  4. What a super cute card!!! Love those buttons!!!! Great job!!!!

  5. Congrats Karen!!! You did a fabulous job!!! Congrats again :)

  6. This is a great card. I love the aged appearance you gave it. It is very Americana. Congratulations on your guest designer spot! Hugs,Pam


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