Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

Hello friends ... Happy Fourth of July!  We have a busy holiday weekend ahead of us as I'm sure you do too.  So, I thought it best to send you greetings for our Independence Day a bit early! 

I'm sure you're like me ... when anyone says "Red, White, and Blue" you think of our grand old flag ... and I think of Betsy Ross.  See the thread spool?  I added it in her honor.  The background papers are scraps from various retired collections.  Two blog challenges this week suggest these glorious colors as our palette ... ColourQ and Wee Memories ... thanks ladies!  Another blog tells all visitors to "Check it Out" and use checked or plaid paper - what a great idea!  Visit Simon Says Stamp to see more!  (Cute name, huh?)

A large chipboard number took center stage for this project.  I added Fine Cosmo glitter to the chipboard letters because every card needs some bling.  Don't you agree?  The stitching is inspired by Papertake Weekly Challenge.

For the spool I wrapped navy blue floss around a ... well, I don't know what you call these!  Paper spool?  You can get packages of them at any fabric store.  I stamped mine with a word stamp using Sahara Sand ink.  It's mounted on Dimensionals to give it the attention it deserves.

The ribbon is seam binding dyed with Bashful Blue ink.   This time I dragged it across my Chocolate Chip ink pad for an aged look.

And last but not least, I do love that tag!  My newest addition ... Because I Care stamp set.  It's a wonderful new Hostess Set and the script is just perfect!

Be sure to stop by the challenge blogs linked above .. there is so much to see!  If you would like your own copy of our new Idea Book and Catalog - please contact me directly and I'll get one mailed out right away.  It's filled with glorious goodies!  You can also view it online (see link below).  To order Stampin' Up merchandise  ... CLICK HERE 24/7!

Supplies ...
Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pad #105208, Dimensionals #104430, Bashful Blue Re-inker #105221, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad #100908, Because I Care Hostess Set #118384 (wood), #120118 (clear), Fine Cosmo Glitter #108796

Thanks for visiting - have a safe and happy holiday!



  1. Fabulous card Joanne :-) perfect 4th July card :-) I love the cotton spool and the letters too ,,, everything is lovely :-)

    thanks for joining the PTW and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x

  2. Wowzers, your card is amazing. I love all the handcrafted embellishments and stitching!! Thanks so such much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine