Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July Invite

Today, I thought I'd share an invitation I made for some upcoming weekend plans. 4th of July is one of my favorite times of the year. I don't know if it's the fireworks or parades or maybe the music. It's just a lot of fun.

Card Notes:

Stamp the image onto the X-Press It Blending Card & color; Trim image.

Trace the fireworks with the Quickie Glue pen and sprinkle with glitter; Tap off excess.

Cut two stars out of complimentary patterned paper using the Cricut electronic cutting machine; One star should measure 4 3/4" while the other is 5"; Mat the smaller star with the bigger one.

Cut a 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper; stamp the sentiment onto this piece of patterned paper & mat onto black cardstock.

Finish by simply assembling the card.

Stamps: Stampendous Cling Firework Day Set CRS2033; Mini Happy 4th SSC478
Patterned Paper: various pieces from October Afternoon Rocket Age Collection
Cardstock & Specialty Paper: Copic X-Press It Blending Card;
Recolllections Black Cardstock; Cardbase (unknown)
Diecut: Star from Plantin Schoolbook cartridge cut with my Cricut
Markers: Copics R20/R21/R24/R27/R29/B0000/B91/B93/B97/B99/BG10/E00/E01/E40/E41/E50/
Glitter: from the Stampendous Glitzy Glitter 80's Flashback set GK02
Adhesives: American Crafts Permanent Dot Runner; Sakura Quickie Glue pen
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink; Ranger Jet Black archival ink

Thanks so much for visiting. Happy 4th of July Everyone!


  1. cute, cute, CUTE!!! I don't have that fella yet. He's adorable with that striped top hat! Beautiful job coloring him also!

  2. Happy 4th to you!! Cute card!

  3. Fantastic card- put a big smile on my face!

  4. oh, Melinda, he's just precious! I don't think I hav him either. LOVE the jumbo patterned star! Thanks so much for all you sweet comments! Sorry I haven't been by this week :( Hope you have a wonderful 4th tomorrow!

  5. Thanks for the lovely comment in HA flickr and my blog, Melinda! I just found out that you are a music teacher! My family and I are big on classical music (both of my kids play cello and piano). Love the music (Dance of the Hours) link that you shared in the previous post! Happy 4th of July to you! God bless America!

  6. Hi Melinda, love your 4th of July card--it is too cute. Happy 4th of July to you.

  7. What a wonderful patriotic card! Love the big star and your coloring. Happy 4th of July!

  8. What a cute card! Thanks for coming over to visit today, hope you are having a great 4th!

  9. Fantastic card! Love how it goes off the base!

  10. I'm not sure how I missed this fabulous patriotic card. Wonderful design.