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Friday, June 24, 2011

Hip Hip Horay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was feeling a little patriotic and had a birthday card to make for my Uncle whose birthday is on the Forth of July.  I love the silhouette cuts on A Child's Year and thought this one was so appropriate for his card.  He turns 82 on the 4th.  I also had picked up the Independence Day Cart last year and never used it so I thought the flog would be a good background layer for the festive little guy marching along in celebration!!!!  The card is a 5x7 inch with lots of layers and popping.  I did stickle all those little stars on the flag and it is hard to see how they sparkle on the picture.  The background paper was scanned into my computer and scaled down to size.  Now that I know I can do this I might not have to use up all my favorite paper.  I have a Epson Sylus Photo 1400 that does a fabulous job with printing.  I know this is cheating but I don't think I have very much room for more paper and it  turned out great!!!!    I used the stamped sentiments called celebration happiness by Hero Arts. 

Thanks once again for stopping by and taking a peek!!  I so enjoy when people stop by so let me know when you do!!!! 

16 comments:

Joy said...

This is darling, Sandi !! lol You tickle me about scanning that paper!! Love the cute lil cut and the seam binding!
xoxo Joy

Sherrie K. said...

Your card is awesome!! I love this cart and your details are just GREAT!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Ruthie said...

Hi Sandi!

This is a darling card!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cricut Cradz Challenge!

Ruthie :)

GiGi said...

What a fantastic card! I love the song paper and flag behind. Thanks for playing at WHimsical Wednesdays!

Kim H said...

Sandi,
Your card turned out AMAZING! I love how you did the background paper... I don't think it is cheating bercause it looks fabulous! Love all the bling. That cartridge is great! Your bow is perfect too! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

The Archiving Angel said...

Your card is fantastic. I love your choice of paper & the die cut you used. That crinkle ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes from your newest follower and Whimsical Wednesday Design Team Member,
Sonia

Melissa said...

Very nicely done, that ribbon adds just the right touch, thanks so much for joining CCC!

Cindy said...

Oh my your card is sooo BEAUTIFUL!I LOVE all the AMAZING details and the super paper,Fantastic job with it!Thanks so mush for playing along with us this week at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

scrappinlil said...

THis is awesome. I love the music sheet behind everything....so vintage like. I love that little boy with the wagon and his flag..so patriotic. TFS

Craftyanny said...

fab card Sandi, love all the little extras
Thanks for playing along with us on TPC this week
Anne x

ScrappingStephanie said...

Wow this card is just fabulous. I love everything about it. Love how you scanned your background paper and scaled it down. Sure is stunning. I totally agree with you about A Childs Year, I LOVE the silhoutte cuts of the children. There is something just so innocent about them. Great job with the challenge! Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Jenni said...

This is a charming card! I'm playing along with you at Scrappy Moms this week and I'm your newest follower!
Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

Scrappy Mel said...

How adorable! I love the music paper background. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love your card, very patriotic.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

fabulous card! thanks for playing with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!
liz

Shari B said...

Love this card. Fabulous!