Saturday, July 7, 2012

Let Freedom Ring!

You can find my Fantabulous Cricut Challenge HERE.
You can find my Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge HERE.

Happy Saturday Bloggers,

It has been a lazy summer day here.  Not even the birds are chirping much today.  It will hit 100 degrees here today.  The a/c is working hard today. 

After looking at challenges for the last few days I decided to make another patriotic card.  I only do reds for patriotic things.  My Christmas tree doesn't even have much red on it.  But I do love the American and Texas flags and display them proudly.  Well here is my latest patriotic card.

The first cut I made from my new Stand & Salute cart was the Uncle Sam hat.  It is so festive.  I added 50 stars with a Jelly Roll pen to the field of blue on my flag.

So glad to be able to use this sticker from Me & My Big Ideas.  In my stash I have several sheets that are at least eight years old.  I have used several from these sheets over the years and this one was perfect for the Uncle Sam card.

I decided to make this an easel card.  One of the easiest and my most often used 'fancy fold' for a card.

Here is my recipe:
Size:  4.50" x 4.75"
Hat:  STAND & SALUTE, pg 27, Uncle Sam + Shadow and Blackout features, cut @ 3.5"
Flag:  This is hand cut as follows
  • 2 Red strips cut @ 0.75" x 4.5"
  • 2 Red strips cut @ 0.75" x 2.5"
  • 1 Blue square cut @ 2" x 2"
Inside Mats:
  • Red mat cut @ 2.5" x 4.5"
  • Blue mat cut @ 2.25" x 4.25"
  • White mat cut @ 2" x 4"
Sticker:  Me & My Big Ideas (Patriotic Sayings)
Color Medium:  Sukara (White Jelly Roll pen)

This card is entered into the following challenges:
BBTB2 - Patriotic Challenge
Cooking with Cricut - #93 - Happy Birthday USA, use Red, White and Blue
Die Cuttin' Divas - #72 - Red, White, Blue + Patriotic Symbol
My Craft Spot - #62 - 4th of July
Paper Playtime - #78 - Red, White and Blue
Sentimental Sundays - #109 - Be Patriotic
The Pink Elephant - #155 - Red, White and Blue

Have you ever notice that RIOT is in the middle of PatRIOTic?  Well that is all for me today.  Hope you have a blast today crafting or playing with your family.

Toodles and Happy Crafting,


Julie said...

I love easel cards! You did a great job on this one. I need to use a LOT more items in my stash too. I hope you stop by the challenge at

Gerda said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Sandi said...

this is a great patriotic card, love that top hat, thanks for joining us at BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

Jeri said...

Love your patriotic easel card. Thanks for playing along at BBTB2.

Stephanie said...

Love your easel card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulously patriotic! Thanks so much for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

Carole Beath said...

Very nice take on the BBTB2 patriotic card challenge. Thanks for joining us.

Suzanne said...

Great easel card. Love the flag and hat combo. Great job and thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Suzanne said...

Thanks for joining us at CWC too.

shelly said...

neat easel card :) thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

Pat N. said...

Very nice card! Thanks for sharing it this week at Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.--Pat N.

Brenda said...

Love your easel card! It is so fun and festive. That sticker is great too and is perfect for the inside of your card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

Susan said...

Wonderful card! Love the design, fold, and the cuts you used! Thanks for joining us in the BBTB2 Patriotic challenge.

Tangle said...

cute! love the clean and simple design. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!