Happy Fourth of July

I’m having a wonderful 4th of July with friends and family.  If you ask me, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Going into it, we were scheduled for 100% rain which means no hope of a sunny day but I knew there was 100% chance we were going to have a good time any way.  Prediction = true :-)   My prayer for all is that you hug the folks around you and understand no matter what comes our way daily, we’re blessed to have our family, our friends (near and abroad) and each other.  Today I’m so happy and proud to express an appreciation for my country so I cooked up a true red, white and blue card.

I started out with Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One and cut a card base using the Spellbinders Hinged Card Base tutorial (someone always asks :-))  On top of that I layered Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight  (I sliced an inch or so out of the center then taped the two pieces together along the back).  I then cut the center out using Spellbinders Standard Circles SM.  I finished off with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Four (stamped with Waltzingmouse Stamps Florentine Frippery), that I scored on each pointed edge and curved using a pencil.  Recently Waltzingmouse Stamps released a cool patriotic set of stamps, so I knew that I’d be using USA 1776 today.  I adore safety pins and I picked up these antique 7Gypsies pins recently and I thought it would be the perfect place to thread on a red, white and blue pearl.

StampsWaltzingmouse Stamps – USA 1776, Florentine Frippery
Paper: Masters Touch 140lb Watercolor Paper, Bazzill
Ink: Amuse – Cherry, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight, Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels OneSpellbinders Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders Labels Twenty FourSeam Binding, Darice Pearls,  7Gypsies Antique PinRecollections Pearls, Button, Becca’s Bow Maker

Hugs friends, enjoy your fireworks!!

  • MYRNA SWEETJuly 4, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    Happy July 4th to you Becca. Once again another beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • DominikaJuly 4, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    Beautiful!!! I always like to check your blog and gorgeous cards. So inspirational! :)ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaJuly 4, 2013 - 3:25 pm

    Happy 4th. Becca! Gorgeous card creation!ReplyCancel

  • RitaJuly 4, 2013 - 3:29 pm

    Happy 4th July Becca. Your card is so beautiful. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxReplyCancel

  • TheresaJuly 4, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    Cute!!! Happy 4th of July to everyone in the good ol’ USA!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • MaritzaJuly 4, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    Beautiful and creative!!!! Happy 4th. of July for you and all USA…

  • Becky GreenJuly 4, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY BECCA!!!!!!!!!! :) Your card is LOVELY!!!!!!!:) There’s NOTHING LIKE Red, White & Blue! :) LOVE that little pin! :)ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJuly 4, 2013 - 4:02 pm

    Have a great day Becca. We were in New England about 10 years ago visiting my penpal and had a great time! Christine xReplyCancel

  • Claire LanganJuly 4, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    Gorgeous card….ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)July 4, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    Great card, Becca. You always come up with a new twist on things and love the curved back sections and the pearls on the pin.
    Enjoy the day with your family and friends!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJuly 4, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    Happy Independence Day! God bless America, land that I love! I love the red, white and blue!ReplyCancel

  • ann RobbinsJuly 4, 2013 - 4:58 pm

    Beautiful card. God bless America and God bless you Becca.

  • ChelseaJuly 4, 2013 - 5:05 pm

    Well that is a very cool card. I love how you got those corners to curl back with the pencil! Thank you for a wonderful inspiration. I hope you have a fantastic day with your loved ones – and stay dry!!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda McGheeJuly 4, 2013 - 5:45 pm

    Happy 4th to you too Becca!!!! Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • LorettaJuly 4, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    Love the card. Not only is it beautiful, but patriotic as only you know how to create. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.July 4, 2013 - 8:00 pm

    OMG….I love the curved center on this card. Wow….so absolutely cool. I love how you did the ribbon also. Just awesome. One of my many Fave’s of your cards. I just orders some antique looking pins. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJuly 4, 2013 - 8:04 pm

    Happy 4th of July to you. Sorry about the rain. Today we didn’t have any rain so my husband bar b que for our supper. Talk to my family out of town.

    Love your card. The beads set it off.ReplyCancel

  • Donna jamesJuly 4, 2013 - 8:24 pm

    You make the most beautiful cards! Everyday I cannot wait to open my email and see your incredible creations. I am always inspired. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift everyday! DazzlingD (Donna James)ReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsJuly 4, 2013 - 8:42 pm

    What a beautiful card -so very pretty! Happy 4th!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.July 4, 2013 - 9:27 pm

    Simply gorgeous. As always. Hugs & glad your 4th was wonderful & spent with family. A blessing to enjoy in our wonderful country. God BlessReplyCancel

  • Bev ProtheroJuly 5, 2013 - 12:06 am

    Thankyou for you contribution to my inspiration !!!! I eagerly look forward to your emails, and hey presto there is yet another fabulous card, I kove the adventure you ae taking into colour…. I have loved the subtle creams and pinks but the stronger colours are allowing my imagination to fly off inall directions.
    Your work is just beautiful … God bless those crafty fingers!!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 5, 2013 - 12:15 am

    Happy 4th July to all over the pond – love how you have used the filigree delight die and the pearls on the pin. We must have your sun here in the UK as we are about to start a bit of a heat wave – summer is here at last!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 5, 2013 - 12:33 am

    Happy belated 4th of July to you Becca, but I´ve first got the entry in my mail right now in the morning of the 5th. That´s one of the worst things about the Reader is gone, cause now we first get the mails almost a day later for everything, so many things is way too late for us overhere now, but never mind, the cccard is sooo beautiful as always, and you´ve done an outstanding job as usual hun.You´ve really mixed all these stamps and dies to perfection Becca, I love what you´ve done with this here.
    Hope you´ll have a wonderful week-end ahead too now.ReplyCancel

  • MelanieJuly 5, 2013 - 1:19 am

    Fantastic cardReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJuly 5, 2013 - 6:47 am

    Love this card!!!! Happy 4th of July Becca. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate then in the company of family and friends. Enjoy the fireworks!!!

  • colleen howellJuly 5, 2013 - 9:13 am

    very pretty card, I am very grateful to all of our military and prior military for my freedom. Thanks dad, both grandpas, my uncles and so forth.ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WAJuly 5, 2013 - 11:36 am

    Hope you had a wonderful 4th Becca. Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Tina EldridgeJuly 5, 2013 - 1:38 pm

    Hi Becca

    A lady, on the lovely Sue Wilson blog mentioned you this morning, so I thought I would have a look. Wow your cards are so beautiful. Just one look at them and I have been purchasing EK punches, I have quite a lot of the spellbinder dies.” Lucky me ” I think my husband will pull what hair he has left, out, because I can see me saying “but I need these items as well “. I will certainly be following your blog every day. :-)

    Kind regards

    Tina XReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 5, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    Hi Becca, So glad you had a beautiful 4th of July.
    Your card is so patriotic, lovely red, white and blue, and looks positively stunning !! I love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerJuly 5, 2013 - 3:42 pm

    Hi Becca
    Lovely card today.
    My Daughter was born on the 4th of July.
    Love Marion xReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJuly 6, 2013 - 1:45 am

    I hope you had a great 4th of July. You definitely add a bit of pop and sizzle to my crafting experience so shine on!!ReplyCancel

  • mary anneJuly 6, 2013 - 9:25 am

    really like this lovely 4th of July card. Think I’m going to have to pin it for reference.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaJuly 6, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    What a great card! I love the sanded cardstock!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa WilsonJuly 8, 2013 - 9:56 am

    I’d say you have outdone yourself, but you always do! This is really beautiful! I always start my Christmas cards early, not this early, but this year I may be inspired to get going! Thanks for your lovely inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Heather PeelJuly 10, 2013 - 10:34 am

    Wow This is a very elegant Design . I love it .thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us all here .huge Hugs heatherReplyCancel

  • Jill ShapiroJuly 10, 2013 - 11:37 am

    Elegant,gorgeous, wow!ReplyCancel

  • CAROL Y PARKERJuly 10, 2013 - 1:51 pm

    You always amaze me with your creations. God gave you a very special gift and I am so glad you share it with us! CarolReplyCancel

  • caroleJuly 11, 2013 - 8:21 am

    I hope I am at the right place for today’s comment! I really am excited to order and receive this Spellbinder gate die. It is very ornate and delicate looking. Thanks for sharing .ReplyCancel

  • JanJuly 11, 2013 - 10:04 am

    Becca, You are my favorite! Your work is consistently exquisite and I am always overwhelmed with your creativity. I am so happy I found you!
    THANK YOU for all you share with us.ReplyCancel