Monday, June 27, 2011

Patriotic Star Shaped Card

Hello my blogging buddies!  I have been at the beach for the last 3 days, so that's why I haven't posted....  We went to Morro Bay and Pismo Beach, which are both beaches here in California.  I live about 3 hours away from the coast, and my husband and I decided we wanted to go camping, so we packed up the car and went!  :)  It was fun, but I am also excited to be home and, of course, crafting again!!!  I made this cute little patriotic card to (you guessed it) enter into a few challenges.  There are a lot of challenges going on right now that have the red, white, and blue theme.  I love this theme, and I have already made one patriotic card this year (you can see it here).  Well anywho, enough rambling, here is the card.... It's good to be back! :)

Cupcake Inspirations- create a card using the cupcake picture
My Craft Spot- use a star
Paper Playtime- use red, white, and blue & a stamp (I stamped the Happy Fourth sentiment)
Cricut Cardz- use a flag
Fantabulous Cricut- red, white, and blue
Whimsical Wednesday- patriotic, use bling, buttons, or brads (I used little star brads)
My Sheri Crafts- Independence Day
Scrappy Moms Stamps- use a patriotic cut
Use it Tuesday- use red, white, and blue & something from your stash (I used these brads for the first time)






Cricut cartridges used:
Graphically Speaking- Star cut at 5" (I welded two 5" stars together to make card base)
Independence Day-  I {heart} USA cut at 2.53", flag cut at 1.24"
My Pink Stamper stamps- Happiest Moments
Fiskars blue glitter gel pen
White gel pen
Star brads (The Paper Studio)

On the I {heart} USA, I cut it twice and then cut the heart out from one of the cuts, then I traced and filled in the inside of the letters with my blue gel pen.   

Hope you enjoy!  :)

54 comments:

Kate said...

This is so sharp! I especially like the rounded flag under the word art. Great card!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Bunny Vance said...

So cute, even the star brads!
Love that it looks like a banner too!
Great Job
Thanks for sharing,
Bunny
http://bunnyrunswithscissors.blogspot.com/
www.ajillianvancedesign.com

ally said...

That card is so fun and vibrant! Just loving it girl! :) Glad you had a wonderful time on beach and going campin! :)


Ally

http://www.allyrosedesigns.blogspot.com

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Welcome back! It sounds like a lovely trip! I LOVE your card! It is so eye-catching with the star shape and the details are just amazing! It is such a great card! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Kristie said...

Great card design, I love the heart!! :)

Karen H said...

Welcome home, Amy! I'm glad you enjoyed your excursion. :o) Now about this card... it's gorgeous! I love the star shape, but your doodling made it even more eye-catching. :o) I love that you made it about your love for this incredible country. The colors are so beautifully vibrant and every little detail is just perfect, right down to the festive brad and gorgeous rounded flag. Excellent work, my crafty friend! :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

In Love with a Bug said...

Oh my, this is a super cool card! I love the star shape and how you filled in the letters with a gel pen! Such a nice touch! Best of luck with the challenges. Melanie

Sandy from Ukiah said...

How fun to get away for a few days.. love the card.. you are so creative. Wondering where you live.. I am in Ukiah.. or you further south?

Sheila said...

Fun card!!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Amy, such a FABULOUS card...you rocked it once again. I love to visit and see all you awesome creations. ~Shen

Joy said...

This is an awesome card !! Love the shape and the cute heart....the colors just POP! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!
Joy

Amy said...

Awesome shaped card!! I love how it just "pops" with red/white/blue- and those brads and pen stitching really add to it! Great job!:)Amy

Janis said...

Love your card! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

The Archiving Angel said...

Your card is fabulous. Love the shape of it and the stitching. The little stars on the heart are a perfect touch. Your title turned out super cute too.
Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Especially_For_You said...

This is such an amazing card, I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing and for the sweet comment you left on my blog, I am now following you as well. :)

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Dusti said...

Adorable, love it. Your newest follower here.

Hugs
Dusti
www.scrappinwithcricut.com

Shelly said...

Very Cute! New Follower, please stop by and say HI.
Shelly
mypaperlove.blogspot.com

Arlene said...

This is a really great card! Love all the details and that the base is a star. Great job. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I am now following you too. You also have a great blog! :)

Arlene.

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

This is a such and awesome card love everything about it
thank you for playing along with the paper playtime team
The Scrapbooking Queen

Southernbelle said...

Hi Amy! I am a new follower to your blog. First, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Your blog looks awesome!

And this patriotic card is fabulous! It really pops and I love all your attention to detail!Very nicely done!

Aymee
'A Scraphappy Southernbelle'

Melissa said...

The is very pretty, you did a great job on this card, so colorful! Thanks so much for joining CCC!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Amy, this card is just fabulous! Love all the details in it! Thanks for your sweet comments and for following ~ I'm a new follower for your wonderful blog! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Channa said...

Hi Amy, Your cards are beautiful. thanks for becoming my follower, i was your 100th follower. I am glad that you found me!!! Chann

Christine America Real said...

This is just beautiful Amy! Love it!

chrissandlou.blogspot.com

CA Scrapper said...

Great card!

Leslie

Linda Beeson said...

I always enjoy Pismo Beach, what fun. Your card is amazing! I already love red/white and blue projects but this is really great with the various cuts you used.

Daisylove Creations said...

Wow!! You did a fabulous job on this card, I love all the details!! Just became a follower. Don't want to miss a thing :0)
Hugs,
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Amy this is a great card!! Love the shape, the layering, and the work you did with your gel pens. Such a good job! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow! You did an awesome job! Love the shape and the way you layered everything!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx -PP/DT

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

LOVE this card!!! :-)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

just fabulous! thanks for playing with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!
liz

Christine said...

What a great change to see a card in a star shape! Very nice! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Paper Playtime.

Sonya said...

What a perfect card!!! Love all those amazing Red, White and Blue details. Thanks for taking the Use It Tuesday challenge!!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Great card!! I love all of the fun details you added to your shape card! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

I love the overall design of this card, it really came together well. The color blue really jumps out as well. Well done!
Benadet
bernadetscraftblog.blogspot.com

Marlene said...

Great Card! Love all the details! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB and My Craft Spot!

Marlene
FCCB & My Craft Spot DTM

Dinah said...

Your card is awesome with great details! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday.

Emily said...

What a great shape card! Nice job!

Heather B said...

Great card! Love the shape and the sparkle! Thanks for playing at Use it Tuesday!

Pat N. said...

Your card is terrific. So bright and colorful. Love all the cuts and embelllies you included. Just a great job!--Pat N.

Sandy S. said...

Wonderful card. Following your blog now and look forward to seeing more of your creations!

Happy Crafting!
Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Scrappy Moms Stamps said...

I love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

- Scrappy Mel

joeygirl86 said...

Great card! Thanks for playing with us at SMS Terrific Tues. Challenge, good luck! :)

My Play Time said...

great card! new follower.

Kim H said...

Amy,
Your card is just AMAZING! i LOVE the shape, the cuts and all the welding! All the stitching and bling are just perfect! Great job ~ love this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

ScrappingStephanie said...

What a stunning card. I totally love the heart. I have a thing for hearts and wish I could put them on everything...Love the way you incorporated the heart on your card. Great font. So creative that the flag is round and layered under your font. Gee can't say enough great things about this one. Awesome. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Jenni said...

Your card is so cute! Thanks for checking out my blog too. I am now a follower! Have a great summer!
Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

Hi Amy,
Your card is gorgeous!!!!! Isn't camping at the beach the best?? We're in Redding where it gets REALLY hot and we try to get to the coast as often as we can. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I am now your newest follower as well!! :) ~Laurie~

Zulma said...

Nice card and shape! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Challenge this week.
Zulma DT

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your cards is fantastic! Great shape too!

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com

Amy C said...

Super cute!! I love the star shape and the hint of glitter. Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!!

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Evanna said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB this week!!

Cindy said...

Your card is soooo Flippin' COOL!LOVE the shape and all the AMAZING details,Just so BEAUTIFUL!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

Sheri said...

Great shaped card! Luv the extra details! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)