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Let Freedom Ring

>> Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow is our nations birthday, but I'll be celebrating this evening by watching fireworks from my mother-in-law's deck :)  The trees in our sight line are growing larger every year, so we're going to keep the tradition going as long as possible.  I hope that you have a great day tomorrow, however your choose to celebrate!

In the mean time, here are a couple of patriotic cards to kick off the celebration.

I purchased these star shaped shakers, along with a card that had the star shape cut out already on the front.  (Hampton Art brand) The white card was much too plain for me, so I cut it in half and only used the front portion and my own red and blue cardstock.  

I stamped the background using both the Interlocking Star Background and the Starry Background stamps.  I embossed a corner piece of red cardstock and after attaching it to the background piece, I covered up the seam with a piece of double sided tape and some red and blue glitter. 

I made a banner for my Let Freedom Ring greeting and embellished it with a die cut star made from sticker paper and blue glitter.  My sequin filled shaker seemed to get lost on the busy background, so I used a couple of punches to make a little frame to help it stand out.  

My second card is crazy easy.  It was only when I was choosing my embossing folder for the above card, that I realized I had 3 star themed folders.  If I knew this at some point, I had totally forgotten!  So, before I put them all away, I went ahead and embossed some red, white and blue cardstock . After rounding the corners, I attached the 3 strips to a Kraft colored card base and used the same cute sentiment.  

I added three punched stars for embellishment and called it done! 

Just thought I'd share this bit of random cuteness before I go...Bambi outside my front door this morning.  They're adorable when they're little and haven't participated in eating everything in my yard :) 

Enjoy your Independence Day!



nwilliams6 said...

Oh my gosh, Karin, that baby deer is the cutest. Look at all those adorable spots.

Your cards are really awesome. I love the shaker - it is so well done and stamped around and fun. The embossed stars in different patterns on the second card are fun too - I need some star efs! Super July 4th cards. Hope you have fun tonight!

Shelia said...

Great patriotic cards, Karin. I really like that shaker card. The background is super with the red & blue stars.

That baby deer is adorable!

Sue said...

These are both awesomely awesome cards Karin! Totally fun shaker card and I LOVE the 3 panel card! Your little visitor is adorable! Maybe you can train him to eat weeds??? :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Such wonderful patriotic cards, Karin! Love the star looks fabulous. And your star embossed card is perfect. Awww..bambi is adorable. I've seen the young ones coming thru our yard pretty frequently. And we have a family of bunnies daily. The baby is so cute, but he's getting bigger every day.

Robin Clendenning said...

Our deer don't come close anymore since we have 3 very large dogs up at the house all the time!!!
Your patriotic cards are so cute! I love the shaker card the best with the star cut out, how creative!! What a fun card!

Samantha said...

I love your two patriotic cards, Karin! Terrific backgrounds and layouts on both. Awesome job!

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