Thursday, July 9, 2015

Red, White and Blue Congrats

Happy Thursday!

I am back at the craft desk today.  Yesterday I spent in front of or under a fan since our A/C was out.  Thank goodness it was a cooler day (85 tops … that’s cool for Texas in July), but it was one of the most humid day in days … ugh!  The A/C went out Monday evening and was out all day Tuesday.  My furry felines had a great time running from window to window chasing birds and squirrels.  At night they slapped at geckos on the window screens when I had the lights on … too hot to keep lights on.  I am so thankful for the A/C guy that came out to repair the A/C.  Bless his heart he had to come out twice because of a faulty part.  Just a few hours after we were blissfully cool again the A/C went out … again.  David, our A/C guy had to make the long trip back into town to get us operating again.  I am thankful for a working A/C and the cool it produces.  Well, let’s get onto the project from the craft desk.

I decided to play around with Red, White and Blue for this project.  Can’t celebrate in July without a little Red, White and Blue, so here is a little ‘Congrats’ card. 

I pulled out the Chalk Talk Framelits dies to make the sentiment pop off the page with some Gold Foil paper.  I added a star and some stripes for a subtle nod to the celebration of our nation.  One of the stamp sets used here was from the Paper Pumpkin Birthday Bundle kit.  I really love those balloons.  And here is an inside view:

On the inside I added another balloon with a star and a banner for the sentiment.  The red and white stripe DSP was used as the foundation for the sentiments banner.  I had a lot of fun playing around with these stamps and paper choices.  Although I love red, white and blue color combos, I don't play with them often.  

Here are the details:
Stamp sets:  Paper Pumpkin Birthday Bundle and SAB2015 Simply Wonderful (retired)
Card stock:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Foil and Fresh Prints DSP stack (retired)
Ink:  Pacific Point and Real Red
Misc:  Chalk Talk Framelits dies, Banner and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punches, Cherry Cobbler and Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, Paper Snips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals

This card is entered into the follow challenges:

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,


Barb Ghig said...

Such a fun congrats card, Belinda! I love the patriotic color palette, and how you completed the inside of this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Barb Ghig said...

I apologize...I meant to add: Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the fun balloons and your red, white & blue color combo. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great holiday feel congrats card! Thanks for joining in at JUGS300!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love the fun balloons with the red and blue hanging strings. Fun design. Thanks for celebrating our 300th challenge with us at JUGS!

Vicki robertson said...

Super fun red, white, and blue card! Love the balloons and striped twine. Thanks for joining the Dies R Us July, "Stars & Stripes Challenge". Come back soon!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fabulous creation ... great job! So glad your A/C is back ... that must have been grooling! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘STARS & STRIPES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A fun and fancy card with lots of elegant detail.
There's perhaps a little too much layering and detail for a clean and simple card but thanks for sharing.
Less is More & ATCAS

Diane said...

What fun colors, design and idea Belinda. We are in a heat wave here in the Northwest also.

Hugs Diane

Asha said...

What a fun card, Belinda! I can almost hear the party poppers! :) Since you're such a party girl I've decided to stalk ya! LOL. Hope you had a wonderful 4th.
hugs, Asha

Neets B said...

What a lovely celebration card but as Sarah mentioned, there are perhaps a few too many elements for Less is More.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More said...

What an amazing creation! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

Anne said...

What a fun card Belinda, happy and bright!
Thanks for joining us this week
Less is More

Deepti said...

Fabulous design and the inside :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

Anja Curvers said...

Wow awesome design inside and outside. Glad you joined us over at ATCAS.

Bhavana said...

Very cheerful fun card . THanks for sharing your card at ATCAS