Sunday, July 3, 2011

4th of July Birthday

Today's card is a little out of character for me, but I was "kind of" challenged to give it a try.  I'm glad I did...I had a lot of fun making it and like how it turned out. :)  I've never done a patriotic card before and wondered who I would give it to if I did. Well, we have a lady from our church who makes cards for everyone on their birthday (that's a lot of cards!), and I thought why not make it for her when I found out her birthday is July 4.  Oh, I almost idea for this came from The Friday Mashup.  Thanks for the little push, Kasey! ;)

I couldn't decide which picture I liked better, 
so I just put them both on. :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!  

Stamp Set:  Afterthoughts (retired hostess set)
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Real Red & Whisper White
Classic Stampin Pad:  Real Red
Punches:  Decorative Label & Boho Blossoms
Jewels:  Basic Pearls

I cut seven real red strips and six whisper white strips 5 1/2" x 5/16" for the stripes.  I trimmed the edge with a paper cutter after I had all the pieces on  for a smooth finish.  Not sure what size I made the blue...I was making it at two in the morning! ;)  I just know I made it big enough to fit the twelve flowers!


  1. Great card!! Love how you used the flowers for "stars". Thanks so much for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!

  2. Hi Sara, nothing like having a 'virtual' friend who gets on your case! I wonder, is a 'virtual' friend like an imaginary friend??? LOL. Hadn't see you playing along with us for a while so had to do a little prodding, nicely of course!

    Enough silliness, now to your entry in this weeks Friday Mashup challenge, I have one word for you and it's .... F A B U L O U S!!! Love those little flowers representing the stars, your friend from church will love it I'm sure, more importantly, she will love the fact that you thought of her.
    Good Luck,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. Thats a great card for someone celebrating a birthday on the 4th! Love the flowers in place of the stars, that is too cute!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Wow! I love this card too!
    It is perfect for a July 4th birthday!
    Thank you for pushing yourself, then you can push us too!
    Hugs, Dawn

  5. I love the flowers used as stars! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

  6. Well! For a first attempt, you nailed it! This is fabulous and so great that you have someone special to receive it! Love the 'stars' too!

  7. This came out great Sara... I love it! The flowers as stars is so cute.. Your leap into a Patriotic card paid off! What a nice way to say Happy Birthday to someone who does so much for others. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  8. Flowers for stars how clever. Great card. Thanks for playing along with the friday mashup


Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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