Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Celebrate the 4th!!



The 4th of July is right around the corner, and oh what a fun time it is.  For 22 years I have been a delegate to the National Education Association's Representative Assembly.  This takes place each summer during the week of July 4th.  While we are very busy during the days inside the convention center, our nights are free.  And oh how fun it is to celebrate the 4th in a different city every year.  I have seen fireworks from coast to coast.  I have seen them from the water as well as from land.

Every fourth year our convention is in Washington DC.  That is my favorite place to celebrate the birth of our nation.  There on the mall, The National Symphony Orchestra, with a host of celebrities and dignitaries present a beautiful salute to our country.  It is fun to sit on the steps of the capital with a picnic meal and watch the performance and fireworks.  Last year, I watched the fireworks from the top of the Westin Hotel while eating dinner.  We were sitting next to the floor length windows that overlooked the Mississippi River.  There the fireworks are shot from barges on the river!  So much fun.

This year I will be watching the fireworks in the great city of Chicago.  I did this a few years back and it was a great show.  We watched them from the Navy Pier.  
This card is a gate fold card with the base measuring  8.5" x 4.25".  To hod the card together I used stars and stripes ribbon with a little label attached. 

 The label is cut from the LACEY LABELS  cartridge and the stamp is from Hampton Art.  I attached the stamp to the ribbon with foam tape.  
The banner is made with three different circle cuts from the ACCENTS ESSENTIALS cartridge.Now, take a look at the inside of the card.
I continued the use of the banner on the inside of the card.  The 4th of July cut is from the INDEPENDENCE DAY cartridge.  And the cuts on either side are from A CHILD'S YEAR.  The papers I used are from DCWV, The Paper Company, and AC  Specialities.  

Go see some fireworks and enjoy the 4th of July, no matter where you are.  
Happy Birthday America!

Challenges
My Sheri Crafts   Independence Day or Canada Day
Celebrate the Occasion   July 4ht  red, white , and blue
Craft Us Crazy   Red, white or blue, and or summer theme
Scrapbookaholic By Abby   red white and blue
Amber's Crafts and Stuff   Red White and Blue
Use It Tuesday   Red White and blue

16 comments:

  1. Hi Charlotte, such an awesome Patriotic card. I am loving the gate fold with the band, super cool. TFS! ~Shen

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  2. Bee-utiful Patriotic card. Not seen a gate fold card before. There are several Patriotic red/white/blue challenges out there you can enter this card in.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  3. Such a cute card! The fireworks in Chicago are amazing, I live about 60 miles from there. :)

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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  4. fantastic 4th of July piece! and i'm so jealous you get to celebrate 4th of July in such ways it becomes memorable! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday :)))

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  5. Very nice, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  6. DC is one of my favorite locations for fireworks too. Thanks for playing with us at Use it Teusday-Haven

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  7. Your card is very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB and CTO! :o)

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  8. Very nicely done, thanks so much for joining CTO!

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  9. Great card- enjoy the fireworks and thanks for sharing with us at FCCB

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  10. cute. Thanks for playing with us this week while we Celebrate the Occasion!

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  11. Oh how much fun to celebrate the 4th all over the country! It must be amazing to see the celebrations from coast to coast! Your card is wonderful! I love the beautiful banners! Thanks for sharing this creative card with us at CTO!

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  12. Love the band on your card!! Adorable!! Thanks for playing with us over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!

    Ashley

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  13. What a fun card, great colors and so nicely done! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

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  14. love the banner! TFS at scrapbookaholic

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  15. Great gate fold Charlotte! Luv the band...Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

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