Thursday, July 4, 2013

Celebrate the 4th with Red, White & Blue

Happy 4th of July!  This is my 2nd favorite holiday (#1 is Christmas!!).  It's such a fun celebration with festive colors and freedom that rings throughout the parties and BBQ's.  The weather is usually gorgeous here is the Pacific NW and  it's the best kick off to summer.  Of course the fireworks are fun too!  Here's my card I made for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

The group of demonstrators I'm a part of, The Pals, has a perfect patriotic color challenge for you to use Pacific Point, Real Red, and Crumb Cake.  I hope you are able to play along with us and get out your favorite supplies and join our group talented stampers!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • I love Chevron patterns, so I stamped the Oval from the Oh, Hello stamp set, then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.  See the pictures below for a little more detail!

  • The Label became my focal point for the center of my card!  It was the back drop for my sentiment which reads, 'You are the seed that decides the harvest around you.'  This is from the Harvest Blessings stamp set!

  • To follow the card challenge to use Pacific Point, I had to improvise and use Island Indigo since I was out of Pacific Point card stock!  (OOoops!)  But I think the shades of blue were so similar, it's a good substitute.

Stampin' Supply List:

Stamps:  Harvest Blessings Clear-Mount (126452), The Open Sea Clear-Mount (123032), Oh, Hello Clear-Mount (130733)
Ink:  Crumb Cake (126975), Island Indigo (126986)
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Island Indigo (122923), Real Red (102482)
Embellishments:  Naturals Designer Buttons (127554), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), the Baker's Twine is the exclusive Bermuda Bay from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit (130153)
Tools:  Decorative Label Punch (120907), 1" Square Punch (124094)
Finished Size:  4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Have a wonderful holiday!
~Kari Linder


  1. How nice, Kari! I love the banner and tag along with the Designer Button. Very pretty.

  2. Such a great card, Kari! Love the mix of elements and your choice of sentiment!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Dawn, Margaret, and Linda for your sweet comments! A perfect color challenge for the 4th of July holiday!

  4. Delightful card! Love the bits of bling! Thanks for playing at PPA!


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