Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Happy 4th...


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Oh my, I woke up and realized that July 4th is this very weekend, and I hadn't made a single card! Granted, I've been a wee bit busy with Gallery Idol 2010 (thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has voted!) But, Independence Day is upon us, and I thought I'd better get cracking!
For my card, I started with this week's fabulous sketch from Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. Also, Julee Tilman is hosting a star challenge, and what could be more perfect for 4th of July? I hemmed and hawed a little over whether to go traditional, and my decision was made when I saw the Curtain Call Challenge colors.
Since it's technically the birthday of our nation, I went with this adorable little cupcake, which I colored and paper-pieced in what else? Red, white and blue. To give him a little patriotic vim, I added a fun little top hat set at a rakish angle. I decided to set him up in the air, carried away by some starry balloons to celebrate this happiest of fourths!
BEAN NOTES: Taylored Expressions Beach Bum Stamp, Verve Seeing Stars Stamps, and Stampendous Patriotic Pair Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow Ink; Reminisce Designer Paper; Stampin' Up Whisper White, Real Red and Night of Navy Card Stock; Papertrey Ink Kraft Card Stock; SU Circle Punches; Papertrey Ink Clouds Die; Big Shot; Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: Copic Sketch Markers

21 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card makes me smile! I love how the stars are shooting off of the cupcake. And what a cute little Uncle Sam hat on it! Excellent card!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh how sweet. I love it. Uncle Sam is a so cute. Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

total fireworks . . . love the "ribbon and badge."

Cards by Gina said...

What a fun and festive July 4th card! Have a great weekend!

Suzie said...

Just adorable, Regina! Such fun elements! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ann Schach said...

This is just adorable, Regina! Super-duper cute!

Stacey Schafer said...

FANTASTIC! love this patriotic card, Regina! great use of color and sketch:) Thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Diane said...

This is toooooo stinkin' cute. Love your ribbon

LeAnne said...

Very cute, Regina!!!

Patti MacLeith said...

Such a happy card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card! Love the cute cuppie. Great take on both challenges. :o)

Marisa said...

Totally adorable! Great double challenge card. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call :D

Lea L. said...

This is too cute!! I love the star shaped balloons that you added to him!! Thanks for playing at the Curtain Call this week!!

♥♥♥Lea

Sue Kohler said...

Oh my what a super cute card! The cupcake is a wonderful choice! thanks for sharing with us at Curtain Call this week! :)

Shelley Germann said...

What a cute little cuppie! So darn cute...really!

Linda Callahan said...

Very cute card!

Courtney said...

Sooooo fun. Love the little cupcake. Happy 4th!!!

Suzie said...

Congratulations, Regina, on winning the TESC118 Prize Sketch ... I just opened the Taylored Expressions Feedblitz email! So very much deserved! This IS just such a cute card!

RiNNE said...

Congrats on winning at TE! Your creation is awesome!!

Maureen said...

so fun, Regina!!! Love how you popped up the stars...very festive!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just absolutely adorable! Fabulous red, white and blue!