July 4, 2008

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY - STAMP SOMETHING WITH SOME BLING!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all have something fun planned to do today! We will be sitting on the deck of our houseboat watching the fireworks over the lake - I am very excited about this as I have been told it is a fabulous show!! And, the best part is, we don't have to drive anywhere - lol!!! So, today is another Stamp Something Challenge with a theme of bling - some bling on your creation, whatever you want! So, I made this card in honor of my friend and fellow Stamp Something DT member Melissa, who is celebrating her birthday today - how cool is that???!!!!! I hope she already received this in the mail, otherwise I am ruining the surprise - lol! Happy Birthday M! love ya girl!!!! I am excited about how this card turned out, it was exactly what I wanted for her! I used my stamp set Pun Fun and paper pieced the bird using this fabulous star paper from Adorn It! (I am COMPLETELY out of my SU! star paper) which goes really well with Not Quite Navy card stock! I then took the dp and cut it into three equal strips to make the background for my card. The image is stamped on Naturals White card stock and the corners are punched with the Ticket Corner Punch, which I then added faux stitching to. I used my slit punch to make the scallops, I just like the deeper scallops it makes rather than using my corner rounder. I then added some white mini eyelets (gosh I hope SU! does not make these retire, I love them!) which I added to the scallops with my Crop-a-dile. The stars are punched out of Naturals White card stock using my Large Star punch. I added the red, blue, and dazzling diamonds glitter to each using my Tombow adhesive - I love this glitter, but gosh, I always make such a mess, lol! I then let them dry and popped them up on dimensionals and was done! I hope you like my challenge card - please make sure you go over and check out what the rest of the DT did, I can assure you, you will love them all! Have a fun and safe Fourth of July!! And, leave me a comment to be entered into the drawing for the Coconuts gift certificate!
*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

29 comments:

Dottie K. said...

This is such a cute card and love the stars. Happy 4th of July! :)

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh, I'm lovin' the sparkly stars! GREAT!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Terrific card Alex! Love those stars, they look fantastic. Cute paper pieced bird too. I'm sure that Melissa will love it! Have a wonderful 4th holiday with your family! :)

Ana Baird said...

Super cute card Alexnadra1 Have a lovely weekend!

Scrappy Girl said...

Hope you enjoy those fireworks. I think the rain is going to put a damper on things here. Oh well....could be worse...could be snow. LOL! Happy 4th!

Becky Carafa said...

Awesome card! Love the piecing! Happy 4th of July!

Michele said...

I love the sparkly stars, Alex! You are so talented! Happy 4th to you and the family!

Emily said...

Gorgeous Alex! I love the glittery stars and the eyelets in the scallops. Happy 4th!

Michelle said...

What a great card Alex. Happy 4th. I hope you are enjoying your Summer with your family.

Melissa said...

It's awesome Alex and even though I haven't gotten it yet, I still love it! :-)

Many blessings my friend,
M.

PS - Enjoy the fireworks from your front row seat!

Lauren said...

Fabulous card Alex. The layout just rocks! Happy 4th to you and your family.

Christi said...

What a cute card Alex!! Happy 4th of July!!

Chris said...

this is super cute!!

Vicki said...

Another great card. I love how you did the bird and I love the sparkly stars. I bet she'll love it. Enjoy watching the fireworks from the boat. Bet it will be awesome.

Jo said...

What a fabulous card Alex! I'm positive Melissa will love it! Happy Independence Day and enjoy yourself :)

kathleenh said...

I love the glitter on the stars. Bling is always good! Happy 4th to you and your family!

Kim Marie said...

What a pretty glitter card! Perfect for a celebration on July fourth! Hope the fire works were awesome!
Kim Marie

Marilyn said...

Oooh - the stars are gorgeous! Love the sparkle!! Love the eyelet border too!! Hope you had a wonderful time out on the houseboat!! What fun to not have to drive to see the fireworks!!

Maureen said...

love your sparkly stars sistah!!!just like the stars you are watching on the houseboat!!!
((()))reen

Char- said...

How lucky you are to be able to enjoy the 4th this way. Hope the show was great.

corinnesomerville said...

I only have 4 words for you...

25 Days Until Convention !!!

Yippppppeeeeeeee !!!!!

Love ya!!! (okay that might have been more than 4 words :)

Nikki Bond said...

This is wonderful Alex...love all that glitz! Hope you had a wonderful 4th and a great weekend! {SMILES}

Bunny B said...

Cute blinging card! Hope you're having an awesome weekend!

Rose Ann said...

I love your cute bird and sparkly stars, Alex!! All of your eyelets look great too!!

NattyK said...

Great card. I hope you had a great day. x

Cindy said...

I just got back from my travels and couldn’t wait to see everybody’s designs! Love the sparkle, Alex!
Hope your trip was wonderful too.

christie said...

Very sweet! Love those glittery stars!

Erin... said...

Another amazing card Alex!!! And I can't believe you did all these before you left!! Love it!!

Manna said...

Oh, what perfect card for July 4th! The little birdie is just too cute!