Tuesday, June 17, 2008

INDEPENDENCE DAY

When the current Stampin' Up! catalog was first introduced last summer, one of the stamp sets that was an instant favorite of mine was Independence Day. The 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday ... when celebrated in the Midwest (Iowa/Nebraska to be specific)! When we're in Arizona for the 4th (which is usually the case), it is one lame celebration! It's usually 110+ degrees, fireworks are illegal, and just too darn hot to do anything! Btw, we've been above 110 degrees the last few days ... ughhh!!!!!!!! It's so-o-o hot!

I used Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) for this card. Everything on this card is pretty self-explanatory, but wanted to point out that the Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is threaded through a hole created by the Horizontal Slot Punch, and the Real Red CS circle behind the "happy 4th!" sentiment was pierced using the Punches Plus Classy Brass Template. RECIPE
Stamps: Independence Day
Paper: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, and Real Red CS, Real Red and Brilliant Blue Prints DP
Ink: Red Red and Brilliant Blue Classic Ink Pads
Embellishments: Brilliant Blue Brad, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Punches Plus Classy Brass Template, Horizontal Slot Punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

24 comments:

Melissa Kulesa said...

Super cute!!

Connie said...

I LOVE this card! You just sold me on that set...

Angie Tieman said...

This is fabulous-o! I just posted a 4th of July card today too--not as cute as yours though! lol! BUt at least *great* minds think alike, right?!

Sue said...

This is a WOW card!

Melissa said...

Oh dear - This is a CASE for sure! I just got this stamp set myself and with the 4th of Juy being my birthday, I HAVE to make this card!

Fabulous job!
M.

StampMom said...

Holy moley, this card is AWESOME Nancy -- you've outdone yourself!!!

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card Nancy! I love your take on the sketch.

Lovetostamp6 said...

Beautiful card Nancy, I knew I should of ordered this set!!! Even if I did soon, I don't think I will have it for the 4th! I LOVE your card and fun design.

Sorry to hear its really hot by you, maybe with it being so hot you get to be stuck inside and stamping LOL:)

I will do my best to order this set right away, since I was inspired by your GORGEOUS card!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Pam Varnell said...

Nancy,
How darling. I love the colors. Great card!!
Pam

LeAnne said...

Great card!!
LeAnne

Alexandra said...

Beautiful patriotic card Nancy - I love what you did with the sketch! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anonymous said...

Joan says: Nancy, I love your 4th of July card. It has so much "pop" to it; it really stands out. I did not buy this stamp set either!!!!! Thanks for all of your great ideas for us to see.

Joan
Maple Grove, MN.

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic card Nancy!! I've not seen this set as it's not in our Canadian catty ;)
Love what you did with it! Awesome job with this sketch!

{stampininthesun} said...

Super cool card! Thanks for reminding me that the 4th is coming up!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

fran said...

Wonderful card! I love the 4th too!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a wonderful card Nancy! Love the swirls behind the star! 110 degrees...I'd melt...lol! Try to stay cool! :D

Jessie/knightrone said...

Geez, that is HOT!! Sorry the 4th is lame there, but your card is fabulous!!

Pam Wood said...

Beautiful card Nancy! I too LOVE the 4th of July, it is a little boring here in phoenix, but it is still a favorite of mine! I love this card too! Great work AGAIN!!

silke said...

Fabulous card - you have worked this sketch perfectly - I love it!!!

Lynn said...

Super cute & patriotic card! Nice sketch...your card came out perfect. 4th of July without fireworks would be sad...but I must say I love AZ and would move there in a heartbeat if I could. ;-)

Jackie Pedro said...

This card is awesome, Nancy! Love the big star and the traditional Red White and Blue! Hope you're able to beat the heat by stayin' in and stampin'!!

jen del muro said...

SUPER DUPER FANTABULOUS!!! Can you tell I love it?? hugs-jd

Linz said...

Darling!