Monday, June 27, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #20

At Celebrate the Occasion this week, we're celebrating the 4th of July and it's time to make a project using red, white, and blue! I just love this time of year, we always get together with family and friends and go to festivals and watch fireworks and the weather is nice and warm, which is always a great thing! For this card and tag, I used K & Company paper and made a pocket card. I printed out some of the words to the Star-Spangled Banner, because besides being one of the best patriotic quotes out there, it's also my 6-year old son's favorite song. :)

Then the tag fits in the pocket that I made by using the zig zag stitch with the Sew Easy and sewing it and reinforcing it with large brads.

To make the embellishment, I scored a strip of paper every 1/2 inch and then made an accordion fold to make it look like a firework. I then ripped a couple of the pleats just to make it look a little more worn. I used glue dots to stick it to the card and then added the sentiment on top.

Make sure you come and join us this week at Celebrate the Occasion for this fun challenge and to check out all the fabulous work from the rest of the awesome Design Team!! All you need to do is create a card, layout or project and post it by Sunday, July 3rd, 11:59pm (EST). The winner will be selected and entered into the monthly drawing!

Challenges I entered:
Designed to Delight - red, white, and blue and/or Christmas
Card Makin' Mamas - red, white, and blue
Dream Valley - use ribbon
My Craft Spot - seeing stars
More than Favors - tags
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - red, white, and blue
Play Date Cafe - color challenge

Have a wonderful day!


DIANA L. said...

Nice card and matching tag I love everything about it.

Rhonda Emery said...

wow what a pretty card love all the little extras and all the details. hugs

Joy said...

What a great card and tag !! Love the papers and the stiching!! Thanks for playing along this week at My Craft Spot !

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a wonderful card, I love all your details and your paper choice. Really great card and tag :)

GiGi said...

This card is just awesome! I love the pocket card and that cool rosette! Great job!

Bridget said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us for our Saturday DT Challenge @ Designed2Delight!

girlia said...

very nice1

Tracey said...

FABulous pocket card!! THanks so much for joining us at The PLay Date Cafe :)

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome tag and card!! I love the accordian embellishment! TFS!
Sherrie K

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Great card and tag!! Love the stitching! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Ashley said...

Adorable Card!! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!


Maria Elena said...

Great project ! Love that rossette !
Thanks for playing with us at S by Abby.
~Maria Elena~ DT

Esther said...

Love the beads, the tag and the rosette! Great job!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Awww!! I love this one too! :)

TFS, Cheryl @

Lisa said...

What a pretty card!


Mags said...

How fabulous is that gorgeous rosette! Terrific card, those beads add a fantastic dimension! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

As an author, have you come across NaNoWriMo? Participants spend November writing a 50,000 book. Google the website, it's wild and great fun!!

luv, Mags x

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Me again today! As usual, your project is amazing! The papers look fantastic and I love your Sew Easy work! I really need to get one since my sewing machine is on its last leg! Enjoy your family fun this weekend!

dstandard said...

Awesome card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Kate said...

Great pocket card! I love the paper you used for the rosette. It creates a fabulous look!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

CraftyJAR said...

I love love love this! Love the colors, love the stitching, love the accordion folded firework, love the beads, Just love it!

Mary said...

Beautiful card, love all the detail! Great idea on making the pocket and adding the tag. Love it!!

Amy C said...

Great project!! I love the stitching. Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!!

Scrapping Mommy

Addicted Scrapper said...

Love it all!!! Thank you for sharing at Scrapbookaholic

Sprytebyrd said...

Love this! I love the use of the beads!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments