Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Birthday USA

ETA: I failed to member a great new challenge blog a friend of mine told me about...The Birthday Sundaes challenge blog! It's a blog dedicated to birthday-themed challenge, fun!! Head on over and check out this week's challenge!!

Happy July 4th weekend to everyone! Hope you're all enjoying some time off from work and are taking some time to relax with friends and family! We're headed to a local town parade and then off to a BBQ, where we plan to ingest large quantities of meat and sweets! :-) Today's card is perfect for a Keep it Simple post and this simple card only took me two evenings to complete! Don't you just hate when that happens? Some nights I just stare at a pile of paper and stamps and can't seem to come up with a thing. So...I walk away. I came back to the studio last night and had this card completed in about five minutes!! (Even with learning how to use my brand new Bow Easy, which was given to me by a dear crafty friend! And...I LOVE it!!) My card features a brand new image from the newly release Seeing Spots stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy. Love this set, there are literally hundreds of options with these darling round images. I stamped the star three times and punched out the images with a 1" circle punch. I embossed a 3.5" square of kraft cardstock to showcase the mini stars, and I added a piece of twill (check out that fabulous bow...thanks to Bow Easy!) to the embossed cardstock. A little happy birthday sentiment - sent out to our great country on this holiday weekend - finished off this CAS card. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Kim Singdahlsen said...

These are such simple elements but you have put them together with great impact...love it!

Sonia said...

I love your cards Kim... They are always beautiful... You should link this one at Birthday Sundaes we have an anything goes birthday challenge there. HUGS... Sonia K :) AKA /Scraps 4 Fun

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful CAS design Kim! Sounds like you had a fun filled 4th!

Kristie said...

Hi Kim!
I love your card design and I'm thrilled you found Birthday Sundaes. However to be eligible for the challenge, you need to link our challenge blog in your post. You can check out our rules here: http://birthdaysundaes.blogspot.com/p/challenge-rules.html

Kristie
Birthday Sundaes Owner

Michelle said...

Love this CAS birthday card! Glad you are sharing this with Birthday Sundaes!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This card is simply beautiful! The embossing block looks great and the bow makes it pop! It is such a nice birthday card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Birthday Sundaes!