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6/24/2016

Uncle Sam

Good afternoon, Shure Happy It's Friday! Welcome. 

First please help me welcome a new follower whom I expect is known to quite a few of you already.
Vicki of Stamp Smiles... I had been seeing Vicki around in Blogland at places I'd visit, but we didn't connect with each other. I'm happy to say, now we have!!! For those of you who don't already know Vicki's wonderful work, do yourself a favor, and hop on over right now. You're in for a big treat. Thanks for joining as a follower here, Vicki.

OK...the USA's next holiday will be our 4th of July so have just now started on trying to have a couple cards done. I love Whipper Snapper images...this one was fun & easy to color.


- Whipper Snapper CY813 - Uncle Sam ...colored with copics. Die cut with S/B circle, then mat with a S/B pinking circle.

- PTI Sentimental Splits die to cut red and blue; the red was popped up on pieces of fun foam. The blue frame has dimensional foam that I found in a $1 Store, and is long skinny strips.

- SU Sizziz stars EF on the red swirl, also on the white card base.

- Gina Marie All Seasons set for the sentiment. Versamark and Wow Red Glitz EP heat embossing.
- scattered some blue & silver sequins around. (Gina Marie is a new company to me, that I tried out after a recommendation from KT Fit Kitty. I'm pleased to say the shipping was timely, and there was even an extra little gift tucked in the package. This could have been due to a cardinal EF that I'd ordered, and it was out of stock...or it could just have been a thank you for the order. Either case, I was pleased with the customer service!!! The sentiment stamp set has lots of holiday sentiments for which I search. KT recommended the shop for reasonable die prices so I checked it out. Got some dies and this stamp set. So far, have been pleased with the dies used (in a project that will be posted tomorrow evening). Extremely pleased with the cost of the products and the time to ship. Just sayin'.

The good thing about this card, is that since both red & blue papers were die cut, there's snippets to create another card (if I get It in Gear to do so!).

Ya'll enjoy the afternoon. Happy weekend too, and Big Hugs.



36 comments:

Carol L said...

I've always been fond of red, white, and blue cards, and I especially like the curvy panels on this one! The pinked edges of the image panel coordinate beautifully and the image of Uncle Sam is cute too! Well done, and well ahead of July 4th too - winner winner, chicken dinner:)

scrAPpamondo said...

Great patriotic card, Mary, and this Uncle Sam is really fun! Love the "waves" in red and blue on the white cardstock and the stars embossing

cheryl said...

Oh love red white and blue just love this to bits,great design too hun so effective hugs cheryl xxxx

Kathleen said...

Well Mary, I am glad it wasn't a Tuesday or a Thursday as the highlighted letters on your opening would have been a giggle.
Can't believe we are heeding to the 4th of July so soon, a great card and design.

Well we now have an Independence day too .. the 23rd of June.
Have a good weekend.

Kath x

Liz said...

Super card, Mary, great design for 4th July. I wish we had a similar celebration day in the UK. You all look like you have so much fun celebrating. xx

pam said...

Wonderful card you have created Mary, love the image and beautiful colours, fabulous background, love the curved shape.
Pam x

Pat said...

Your Independence Day card is a beauty Mary and such a cute image and love the unusual curvy die. Have a good weekend. x

Belinda said...

Hi Mary love your card for the 4th July. Thanks for visiting me and following and I will return the favour. Bel x

Lisa said...

This is so fabulous, Mary!! I love Uncle Sam!! So cute!! You colored him perfectly!! I love the curves and the embosses stars!! Perfect patriotic card my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maxine D said...

Cute card and beautifully designed and executed Mary!!
Blessings
Maxine

Valerija said...

Lovely card. I love the colours.
Valerija xx

brenda said...

A lovely image, colours and creation Mary.

Hope you have a lovely (and sunny) weekend.

B x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love it
Have a great weekend
Patricia x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Loving the card. Hope you get more cards made.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Georgiana said...

I sure love the patriotic colors. Great job with the embossing and neat fold!

Redanne said...

Such a lovely cheery card Mary, I always love red, white and blue as a combo! You have coloured the image so beautifully and I just love the design of the card, the wavy shape adds so much interest! Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous card Mary! I love the star embossed backgrounds and the curved panels, lots of interesting lines to follow! Great image too, and the touch of bling is just right! hugs :)

Marilyn said...

Cute card and image!!

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant card Mary, super image and of course colours, Kate x

Bonnie said...

A super Independence Day card, Mary! Love that sweet image and the embossed stars! I'll have to check out that company. Have a great weekend!

Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderfully patriotic card, love how you have put it together, great image and die cuts, love the added sequins too.
Faith
x

Pam said...

I just love this darling card, you can just hear Yankee Doodle Dandy playing in you head! Love the curved boarder and the image is so cute. Love the embossed stars background. A real Yankee Doodle Doozy!

Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Stunning red, white and blue patriotic card Mary!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Such a darling card! I LOVE the curvy panels!

Brenda said...

Well now you know that I'm a huge fan of red/white/blue due to the service of my two sons! But it is Uncle Sam that has caught my attention on this fabulous 4th of July card! He is just the cutest and you have colored him up so well Momma Mary. I love the dry embossing and love the wavy border cutout. Yep, I'm with Carol in that you have a winner here and done before July 4th! lol Hugs, Brenda

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the vibrant red and blue-love the embossed stars background too
Carol x

*Vicki* said...

Now how stinkin' CUTE is this Patriotic fella!??!! I love the embossed stars on this and your sparkles with the color theme is fabulous too!! :) I thank you so kindly for the nice warm welcome and very kind words my new friend! Hope you're having a great weekend!! HUGS :)

scrappymo! said...

Love the curved design elemnts on this very Cute Fourth of July card!

Gerrina said...

You are so in time with this one; and I like how you designed the panals/pieces in the colours plus such a fun image! A crad that poped out my blogrol in such a great way! Hope you're having a good weekend!

Nancy Stislow said...

What a terrific patriotic card! How I love your layers and wonderful coloring of your image! Beautifully done and so eye appealing!

Petra Swart said...

Love the vibrant red with the little bit of blue and the white, Mary!!! And your Uncle Sam is just the sweetest little guy!!!! Such a sweet card for 4th of July!!!!
Hugz

Pippa said...

Great card Mary. We do not have an independence day to celebrate here in the UK, however after all the fun and games with the result of the EU Referendum have shaken down and things have recovered we may get 23rd June as ours!

Loll said...

Adorable image Mary. Fantastic colouring and love the layout and design with the vibrant (and beautiful) red, white and blue. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Mary....this is one fabulous card. I love your festive look with all the red white and blue and Uncle Sam too!

Olga Fink said...

Mary I love this! It's a fantastic card!
xoxo Olga

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet Uncle Sam! He doesn't look the type to ask you to send him scads of money every year like the Uncle Sam I know. This must be his sweeter nicer cousin. Too cute!