Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lets Get Patriotic and Link Up the Love

As we walk through the stores we see all of the July 4th holiday decoration.  It is so much fun to look at the pretty things.  The other day I was in Hobby Lobby and right next to the July 4th isle were pumpkins, fall leaves and Halloween things.  Something is so wrong with this.  I do not understand why we cannot shop for one holiday at a time.  June is just not the time to be shopping for Halloween items.  At least it is not for me.



There is a great LINK UP PARTY going on over at Getting Cricky.  Simply go over to the blog and link up one of your favorite projects.  Visit other great blogging friends and spread the love.  You will need to share something that you are grateful for.  Well, I count my blessings for the many brave men and women who continue to work so hard to protect our country and our many freedoms


All of the paper I used for this card came from my scraps.  What a good use for them.  To make the red and white fan I cut 6 x 1.5 strips of each color.  I then cut them in half diagonally. Then I stacked them together.  To keep the papers fanned out evenly, I poked a hole in them and connected them with a brad.  After I got them glue to the card, I removed the brad and trimmed the (little tails) off of the bottom. Then I used a small plate to trace and cut a curved line at the top of the card. 

The blue border was created with an EK border punch. The ribbon helped to bring it all together.  The stamp is from the red,white and blue set by Pink By Design.  The entire set is wonderful.And of course, I added blue stars to bling it up!

Challenges
Whimsical Wednesdays   Patriotic with a brad,button, or bling
Throwback Thursday   Cricutless
Creative Cutter Room   God Bless America

38 comments:

  1. Love this and love the bling. I saw pumpkins at Hobby Lobby also and thought the same thing. I can't believe they are already putting it out, but I was in there today and they were actually putting out Christmas ornaments now.

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  2. What an awesome card...love it. TFS! ~Shen

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  3. Awesome card, Charlotte! And, GASP . . . you used BLUE!!!! Of course there is a shocking lack of ORANGE on your project! LOL! Just razzing ya! Love this card -- especially the glitter!

    ~ Jen

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  4. What a great card! I love all the glitter, the cute star brads and the fabulous border punch! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  5. How bright, yes patriotic, and lovely too! I really like your glitter and the punched edge you gave it also!

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  6. From your scraps!!! OMG, this card turned out beautiful!!! I'll have to take closer looks at all my scraps fron now on!!!

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  7. Hi Charlotte,Awesome job with this AMAZING card!Super details,colors and love the stars!Great project as always!!:)

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  8. Sorry forgot to Thank you for playing along this week at Whimsical Wednesday!!!:)

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  9. I love your card. What a way to get in the holiday spirit.

    LaKesha aka Scrappin Diva
    www.scrapingdiva.blogspot.com

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  10. Hi Charlotte, this is just super! I really love the sparkle, the bordered paper with that ribbon down the center is stunning!
    Great job.
    Wonderful to see you playing along with W.W.
    Take care my friend.
    Sonia

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  11. I love your card, it is beautiful. Using a plate was so smart! I just found your blog. I am a new follower:) Pam at craftycards4u2.blogspot.com

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  12. Great job on your card! It definitely is Patriotic and blinggy:)
    I'm peeking in from LULP K Andrews linking party:)
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.cm

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  13. What a beautiful card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Creative Times, Throwback Thursday Challenge!

    Ruthie :)

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  14. I didn't tell you I found your blog from the LULP. Please come over and see me too. Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/ I am your 251st follower, yeah!

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  15. Super card love the Patriotic glittery, bling happiness it shows.
    http:dianamlarson@blogspot.com

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  16. Charlotte,
    I LOVE all the bling! How clever to put a brad and fan it! I love the sentiment too! Great punch and love how you used your scraps. This turned out fabulous! Thanks for playing along at Whimsical Wednesdays.

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  17. New follower from K.Andrew's LLUP. I hope you come over & follow me too. Beautiful patriotic project.

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  18. This card is so beautiful and I love patriotic colors! I am here for the LULP and I am a new follower... Would love for you to follow me too! :)
    Amy

    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  19. Hello Charlotte! I am popping over from Ms. K's LULP. Your card is GORGEOUS! TFS.

    Happy Craftin'!
    Jewels
    http://beautifulcrazyscrappylife.blogspot.com/

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  20. Such a lovely creation Dropped in from link up party. Becoming your new follower
    Sonia
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  21. Like all the sparkle used. I was in Hobby Lobby & saw the same thing but knowing that Hallmark has the Christmas in July when the Debut ornaments come out I understand or do I.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  22. Hello,
    Very beautiful creation!! I love it!! Very festive for the fourth coming up!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Amanda

    http://tropickrafts.blogspot.com

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  23. WOW! I love the patriotic card!and the sparkle reminds me of FIREWORKS! TFS! I am a new follower and would love it if you could check out my blog as well :) http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

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  24. Wowzers! So fun and creative. I abosulutely love the papers. The sentiment is great too! Coming by to show some love from the Kristal's Link-Up Party and from CCR. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Cutter Room. Hope to see you for the next challenge.

    Christel
    CCR DT MEMBER

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  25. Super card! Love all the bling and the border punch! Thanks so much for joining us over at CCR! DT Member Carri :)

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  26. I love the design of this card and all of the glitter really makes it pop! I am a new follower coming by from the LULP. Melanie

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  27. This card is just great!! Being a Military Wife it warms my heart know just how much people appreciate the work my Husband puts his heart, soul, blood and sweat into. Thank yu for being so supportive of our troops! Did I mention I love the card?! The brighness of the sparkles and the details show your love and support! Thank you for sharing with the LULP with K. Andrew, I'm a new follower!

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  28. Love the glitter on your card...I'm stopping by from LULP...looking forward to being a follower!!
    Jeanette

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  29. I love the red glittery paper and the border punch you used. I am a new follower from the LULP. I would love it if you stopped by my blog as well.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  30. heyyi... A new follower from LULP :)
    love the bling on your card!! :)
    do stop by my blog sometime :) and here's the link http://pinkcrayonhandmadecards.blogspot.com/
    ~hugs~

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  31. This card is so beautiful! Really great project!
    New follower from LULP!

    Lori @ http://loriscraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love the glitters in this card:)
    I am here frm link up party n glad to follow u:)

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  33. WOW, beautiful patriotic card. I love the sparkle and detail. I can't believe that you have seen fall decor in store already! Thanks for the great reminder to enjoy the present! I LOVE this card! Thanks for joining us for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

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  34. I am now a follower from the LULP W/ K Andrew. ~Shen

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  35. Dropped in again to follow you as earlier the button was not functioning
    Love
    Sonia
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  36. Such a pretty patriotic card Charlotte. I love how glitter it is and I just love how sparkily it is. Thanks for joining in at Whimsical Wednesday.

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