Saturday, July 28, 2018

July 4th Cards


I know July 4th has come and gone for this year, but I wanted to share a couple cards I made that never got posted. I saw a card like this on Pinterest and loved the simple design, so I made a couple of my own. This uses red, white, navy, and kraft, and I used a SU! mini punch to cut/swap the stars into the fishtail banners. Those fishtail banners were just strips of cardstock that were punched on one end with a hexagon punch to create the banner look. Easy! The SU! sentiment was done with Navy Ink and I used some red, white, and blue twisted twine to wrap around the kraft panel and tie a bow. Here's the inside...



My friend Mary Anne shared a few Calendar designer papers with me, so I cut out the month of July, added a punched red star over the 4, and added a strip of navy stars dsp horizontally across the bottom, along with a background of white stars on light blue. The word "Happy" was die-cut with an Echo Park Happy Easter die using red cardstock.
I liked this so much, I decided to make a 2nd card...



This is made like the one above only I used a royal shade of blue instead of navy.



For the inside of this one, I used the royal cardstock instead of designer paper.

I'm going to enter the first card into the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps
JFF July 2018 color challenge - use red, white, and blue. The challenge is open until the end of the month so I decided to get these posted late instead of never.

Thanks for stopping by and here's wishing you a fantastic weekend!

Carol

13 comments:

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Carol! I wanted to tell you how much I like your patriotic cards; there is nothing better than red, white and blue on kraft! Hope your summer is going well!

cotnob said...

Super 4th July cards Carol, I especially like the ones with the banners.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

jimlynn said...

Both designs are great and perfect for the 4th. Love the banner cards with that wonderful red, white, and blue. VERY pretty!
Lynn

MiamiKel said...

So pretty, Carol! Love the crisp and classic look to this patriotic beauty!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those are awesome Fourth of July cards. I am glad you shared them too.

JD/ Jill said...

All your cards are very nicely done. I must admit I took a double take when I saw July 4th...(Keep in mine sometimes I don't know what day it is anymore...smile. (It made me wonder for a second what month we were in...Oh no, I think I'm in trouble...)

Wendy said...

Love these, Carol! I am happy to say that one of those was sitting proudly on my tv stand around the 4th! I loved looking at it every time I walked past it! Love the designs and the colors you used. I agree with the comment above....those colors look great with Kraft! TFS and hope your enjoying your Saturday! Hugs~

aussie aNNie said...

Red white and blue, looks fabulous together at the best of times but on a patriotic card, it is special...nicely created.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very nice 4th of July creations! I really love that twine you have. I also like the brighter version with the royal blue - it stands out really nicely on the kraft. Thanks so much for sharing them with JFF’s monthly challenge!

Daffodil Cards said...

Great combination of the colours and Kraft Carol. Great cards.
Faith
x

Lisa D said...

I can't wait to try that punch trick for the banners! Thanks for joining us at JFF.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It was a great design, and I enjoyed it so much! Sorry I am behind on comments.

E. Marie said...

Great card and calendar. Thank you for sharing this and joining the July challenge at Just For Fun.