Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Red, White, and Blue Birthday


I have a friend who was born on July 4th, so I always make her a patriotic birthday card and this is one of those. I began with punched 1" squares of red and blue patterned papers and adhered them to a piece of white cardstock, then die-cut it with a Top Note die. This was placed on a white card base, and I added some balloons done with a MS punch, and pieces of assorted red, white, and blue twine to each one. The word "Happy" is from Simon Says Stamp "Oh Happy Day" dies, and the word "Birthday" was done with a Sweet n Sassy die.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - birthday cards to celebrate their 9th


Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

23 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Carol. Lovely use of twine, your creativity is fabulous.. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "USE TWINE" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

jimlynn said...

A fun card for a July 4th birthday! Love all the red, white, and blue pieces and that big happy birthday sentiment. Great card Carol.
Lynn

Diane said...

Very pretty and colorful card, I am sure she will love it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Wendy said...

How pretty and patriotic, too! So sweet & perfect for that 4th of July birthday! I love the quilted look and all your great diecuts, Carol! Your friend will love this! TFS and have a great day! :)

Barbara said...

Wow! I love this idea of a patriotic card. She is lucky to have you as a friend. She is going to love this one. Glad that you shared this with us at Double D Challenge Twine. Hope to see you again.
Barbara Design Team member

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I think your mojo is peaking! This is another amazing card, Carol! Love the way your mind works. The balloon strings look great with the different colors twine. The patchwork is brilliant.

Darlene said...

LOVE THIS!!! Simply awesome and great use of twine! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TWINE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Lin said...

Love this quilty-looking design, Carol, and your mixed font! Fun patterns, too - thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Daffodil Cards said...

A SUPER DUPER patriotic card, love the patterns and the red, white and blue.
Faith
x

cotnob said...

A fun card Carol, I love your super patriotic design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Janice M said...

Oh I LOVE the country/patriotic feel of this one a lot Carol!! Great way to use twine for the DD challenge also. I'll have to try and play in this one cause I have PLENTY of twine to use up.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very gorgeous and a great design. It reminds me of a quilt pattern.

JD/ Jill said...

Really cute card! I know your friend will love it. I always like when you do that patchwork background. In fact, this is one of the ways you were an enabler I went and bought that SU die so I could make some of these after seeing your cards!

scrAPpamondo said...

It's a so happy and lovely card, and your patchwork just brilliant as always! Fab use of scraps pieces!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You always excel at this FWB bday cards. I remembered your friend with the July 4 bday but felt it was kind of early for that. But you go with your timely self!!

Barb said...

What a lovely patriotic card Diane. A great design idea. Barbxx

Vicki robertson said...

Such a happy, fun card, Carol! I love the patchwork background and balloons. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Twine" Challenge.

Mrs A. said...

I love your design and it is going to please for sure. Hugs Mrs A.

Vicki robertson said...

Carol, thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such a lovely comment!

Jeanne H said...

What a happy card! I am going to have to CASE it! Lots of scraps here and the Top Note. Thanks!

MaryH said...

Just had to scroll down when I got a glimpse of this RWB quilt card. Like the die shape that you've cut this one with, and how clever to add the balloons in the theme colors. It makes an A-1 patriotic birthday card. I had a friend who was July 3, and I always did her cards in these colors. TFS & have a good weekend.

Stampsnob. said...

Love the quilt look Really nice card.Lis

Rebecca Gillard said...

A great design. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x