Monday, July 2, 2012

FCCB #118 - Kaboom! Fireworks Celebration

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Happy Monday All:

Hope you had a terrific weekend.  Although it was cooler, it was still hot and muggy here.

I am so excited.  This is my first post as a member of the FCCB Design Team!  I am so honored to be counted among the talented designers on our team.  Stop by FCCB and join in on this week's challenge and take a peek at my Design Sister's blogs as well. 

This week we are celebrating July 4th!!!  Challenge #118 is Kaboom! Fireworks Celebration.  This card will be the only fireworks going off for me, as we are so close to being in drought status again in our area.

Celebrate front.
Today is my Dad's birthday.  He would have been 82 today.  He passed four years ago and I sure miss him.  He was usually the recipient of a Red, White and Blue birthday cake.  He was our Firecracker!!!

A peek inside.

Here is the recipe for my Kaboom project:
Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.50")
  • Red mat - cut @ 4" x 5.25"
  • Firework mat - cut @ 3.75" x 5"
  • Small red mat - cut @ 1.50" x 5"
  • Small white mat - cut @ 1.25" x 5"
Celebrate:  WILD CARD, pg 59, Star-s cut @ 2" using Phrase feature
Fireworks:  WILD CARD, pg 59, Star cut @ 4" (Real dial size) using Icon feature, cut 3 times
Cardstock:  The Paper Company
Patterned Paper:  Provo Craft (Pathways Creative paper - Americana pack)
Ink:  Tsuneiko (Rich Cocoa - Momento)
Accents:  Recollections (Mini Star Brads)
Stickers:  Me & My Big Ideas (Firecrackers and Star Border - Patriotic Kids Borders) and (Yellow Star - Patriotic Sayings)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG) and Xyron (Xyron 150)

I cut the Fireworks cut on WILD CARD three times, once in each color.  I then cut each of the fireworks out on the red and blue cuts.  Using the top of the middle firework I cut the top off of the red and blue and angle cut to make the pieces to create a spiral look.  I think they turned out really cute. 

Drop by FCCB and enter your Kaboom! creation.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot - #62 - 4th of July
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - #167
Sentimental Sundays - #109 Be Patriotic
The Pink Elephant - #TPE 155 - Red, White and Blue
BBTB2 - Patriotic Challenge
Paper Playtime - #78 - Red, White and Blue as main color

Toodles and Happy Crafting,


Sonya said...

Love those rockets!!!

Arin said...

Great card! I love how you tied it all together on the inside. Enjoy your holiday and the remembering of your father and what a "fire cracker he was". My grandfather was like for me as well. :-)

Jayne said...

Wonderful card Belinda.
Jayne x

recollectionalley said...

Great card! What a nice remembrance of your Dad! Happy 4th! Have a great holiday and stay safe!


xxcalamityxx said...

Fab card Belinda
Looking forward to working with you at FCCB

Janis said...

Great blog background... I love your card inside and out! :) Janis

Megan said...

I love the inside and outside of your card! So cute!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card. Love how you created the fireworks. Looking forward to working with you.

scrapqueen141 said...

Like your card, great job! And welcome to the Design Team!

Melissa said...

Your card is cute inside and out! Congratulations & look forward to working with you on the design team!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Such a festive card, inside and out. I understand your feelings about the holiday. My Daddy passed 7 years ago on July 5th. We were called just before midnight on July 4th though, so it's a bittersweet holiday. He was quite a firecracker too. Here's to them. Thanks for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

Stephanie said...

Terrific card. I love the 4th. I love all holidays with red, white and blue. The 3 firecrackers front and center are so fun. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

Sandi said...

wow, super pat card, inside and out, thanks for joining us at the BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

~JulieH~ said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

Glenda said...

Wonderful patriotic card inside and out! Love Wild Card cuts! Thanks for sharing at BBTB2!
Congrats on FCCB design team!

Jeri said...

Fantastic card. Your Dad is seeing it from up above and smiling. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous card!! Great take on this weeks inspiration photo. Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!

Jennipher said...

Great Patriotic card! Love the firecrackers and die cut sentiment. Thanks for sharing @ Sentimental Sundays.

Carole Beath said...

Great patriotic card. I understand your feelings about your Daddy. My dad passed away July 3, 1984 and I miss him every day.
Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ..

Suzanne said...

Lovely card and I love your side bar. So fun and patriotic. Thanks for sharing about your dad too. Glad you could join us for the BBTB2 challenge.

shelly said...

great card! thanks for sharing it and your dads memory with us at bbtb2

Brenda said...

This is a fabulous card! I'm sorry for the passing of your father, I'm sure that he would have loved this card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

Susan said...

Super-fun card, packed with a bang!! Thanks for joining us in the Patriotic challenge at BBTB2!

Tangle said...

lovely! such fun bright colors. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!


mum of two said...

What a great patriotic card! I love the "celebrate" up the side. Thanks for play with us at Paper Playtime this week. Hope to see you again soon :)