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Friday, June 28, 2013

Last Post of the Month of June

You know I did not realize until I looked at my calendar today that the next time I post a blog will be in July!!!!  I cannot help be feel a little like "where did June go".  It just seemed to pass so quickly.  I remember this feeling when I was still teaching and knew that July meant prepping to go back to work in August.  This year I guess I am just reliving my teacher days by feeling this way.  Kind of funny, huh?

Today I am going to share another patriotic card with you that would be perfect for the 4th of July.  I am planning on using it for a birthday card myself but the nice thing about it is you can choose to use it however you want.  Ready to start?  Let's go.

Isn't he cute?  I started with a base card of Night of Navy cut at 5 1/2" by 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  I added a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Whisper White to this using runner adhesive.  For the top layer, I cut a piece of Real Red to be 4" x 5 1/4".  I then took a 2" x 2 1/2" piece of navy and ran it through the big shot using my stars impression folder.  I used my white gel pen to color a few of the stars and set this aside to dry.  I then took a scrap of white and cut off 1/2" strips.  I attached these to the red using my 2 way glue pen.  Once attached I trimmed off the ends that hung over and then attached the navy stars piece to the corner with runner adhesive.  This was attached to the base with runner adhesive.  I cut a piece of shimmer champagne card stock at 3" x 3 1/2" (this might not be exact but I think it's close) and attached it to the center of the card front with the runner adhesive.

To make Uncle Sam's hat, I started with a piece of white that was around 2" x 2 1/2".  I added a couple of shimmer red card stock strips that were 1/2" in width to this with runner adhesive.  I added dazzling diamond glitter to the white strips of the hat with my 2 way glue pen.  The hat brim is a piece of navy that I had left over (it's about 1/2" wide also).  Using the 2 way glue pen, I added blue glitter to it and attached it to the card with the 2 way glue pen.  I also added 3 stars punched out with the star punch from the holiday set.  They are champagne also.  Before attaching them, I added a star brad to the center of each - one red, one white, and one blue.  They were then attached to the hat using glue dots.

The beard, hair and mustache are all from the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch.  The hair on the forehead is just a piece of the circle attached to the brim of the hat.  The mustache is 2 of the scallops still attached and cut to just be half circles.  Whisper White was used for these as well as the white of the eyes.  I also used Night of Navy for the eyes and Basic Black too.  I used Blushing Bride for the face and the nose.  The face is a 1 3/4" circle.  The eyes and nose are from the owl builder punch.  I drew the mouth on with a black marker.  All pieces are adhered using my 2 way glue pen.  The finished Sam is attached to the card with his hat using dimensionals.

Well that's it for this week.  I wish you all a wonderful weekend.  Have fun and be safe.  I will see you all next month!!!  Thanks for stopping by today to visit.

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