Sunday, May 15, 2016

Red, White & Blue Patchwork Birthday

I have a friend who was born on the 4th of July, so every year I make her a patriotic card. She loves that she always gets fireworks and the day off to celebrate her special day! (lucky girl!) I started with a navy card base, and used a top note die to cut the red panel. I cut 1" squares of designer paper snippets and glued them onto a scrap piece of cardstock, then punched it using a SU! scalloped top tag punch. I die cut the white panel with a petite scalloped oval die by SB after using navy ink for the SNSS birthday sentiment. The balloons were done with a Martha Stewart punch, and I added some twine from the twinery. A red snippet of ribbon to the tag, and some assorted sequins finished this card.

I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground #229 - which is to use snippets.

I'm also sharing it with the Happy Little Stampers May Anything Goes with Dies challenge. I used the SU! top note die, as well as the SB petite oval die.

Sunshine returned to PA today along with some much cooler weather and strong winds! I'll take it!!! That bright sun always makes me feel better than rain!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!



Barb said...

What a lovely idea to make Patriotic cards for your friends 4th July Birthday. I love this one. The patchwork tag looks fantastic. Barbxx

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, such a lovely bright and cheerful design - I'm sure your friend will love her card.

jimlynn said...

Red, white, and blue AND so pretty and fun!!! Looks like a celebration and this she will love I'm sure. Wonderful card Carol!
I think all the rain you had finally made it's way to Texas. Enjoy the sunshine and we'll enjoy the rain.

scrAPpamondo said...

Carol, YOU are the most creative person in blogland!!! :D Such a great idea making a patchwork tag! And you have used snippets of papers for it and for the balloons! You are just a genius, my friend! :D Great inspiration!
Love the colours and the patterns of this patriotic card, and I'm sure that your friend will love it too!! She is lucky to have her birthday on the national festive day!
Hugs and have a good week!

Heidi Stamps said...

I just love patriotic days and cards, and this is really lovely! The patchwork is so fun to go with this theme!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I love a good R-W-B card and this is for sure a goodie! Your friend will just love it, Carol!

Daffodil Cards said...

What a great idea for your friend and a great card.

SARN said...

Love the red, white and blue snippet usage on this card. Great tag and lots of lovely die cutting for embellishing.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Terrific work Carol! Such fun for a July 4th Birthday too :)

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground.


Di xx

MaryH said...

As this scrolled up I'm thinking "Could be a patriotic card", then read the post! Perfect! Love all the 'homespun' patterns on these fun balloons, and it's just a real pretty card. Perfect for your friend's special birthday...Love the balloon strings too! TFS

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely creation, the colours are just beautiful and it's so nice to call in and see what you have made.xx  {aNNie}

*Vicki* said...

Now how cute is this!!! I adore your red, white and blue party theme here and I think it's just perfect for a birthday card!! :) Your friend will love it!! HUGS

LesleyG said...

Love it! Such a fun card and great way of using snippets, and I'd forgot about the top note die, it's one I will never tire of xxx

Emma Sims said...

Love this card! Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge
Emma - DT Member

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't know how you keep on being so productive and creative and post-ive, Carol! I wanted to tell you how much I love this bright snippets card, but to get here I came in the front door and also loved all the awesome cards you've made since this one!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous tag with those patches! Love it :)
THANK YOU so much for playing with our Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes with Dies - May Challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Red, white, and blue! Dots, gingham, and chevrons together! What's not to love about this card. And indeed, what a nationwide celebration we have for your friend!