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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

4th of July, Birthday AND Challenge Card......


Wow, talk about multi tasking! First and foremost, I was creating this card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. This time the challenge was "Getting Edgy". Any project with a fun edge on it.  I had to do a picture without the white underneath so you could see the "edge" on it.




There are so many really cool border or edge punches any more, but I decided to go even "edgier"!  I used my large star punch from Stampin' Up! to create my edge.  The red and white strip is a piece of ribbon, and the firecracker was made from cutting a rectangle in blue and then cutting some red strips to glue on it.  I LOVE the cards that use your own handwriting, and though I don't love my handwriting, it's not too bad.......until I start trying to write on my projects!  I don't know what happens to me when I try that!  It never even looks like my handwriting.  I never know whether to just write fast and get it over with, or if it would look better to write slower and try to have more control......nothing works for me.  UGH!  So if anyone has any advice on this matter, please enlighten me via email or in the comments section - I would appreciate it!!

Here is the card from the front showing the edge when it's slightly open....


And here is the card from the front with it closed......


I also debated on whether to cut off the part of the stars that were hanging over the edge, but then I thought, "wait, it's suppose to be EDGY!"  So I left them.

This card serves another purpose - it's going to be J's dad's card for his birthday.  His birthday is on July 3rd and I have heard him mention that his birthday always got kinda mixed in with the holiday; so even though I used the patriotic colors, I wanted to be clear on what we're celebrating.  I think he'll love it!

Thanks for stopping by and as always, I love the comments!  If you wanted to see more of the projects from this challenge, or to play along, go here.

7 comments:

FLEUR de Lo said...

I love your interpretation of this challenge! It's such a fun, spunky, sparkly card!

Laura Davis said...

What a FUN card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
hugs
Laura

Patrice said...

Love the stars on the border!

Michele Gross said...

Super fun star border! Love how creative and spirited it is :) Thanks for getting edgy with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Julie Day said...

Love how you made the stars your edge! What a fab celebrate card :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Super fun and so patriotic. Love that great star border. Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Christine said...

Such a fun card! I am looking forward to designing with you!