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Friday, July 2, 2010

Bloggers' Challenge -- Celebrate

July 4th weekend is here...and for us Americans it means celebrating our patriotism. We all celebrate in a variety of ways, but don't you think a card is needed, too?!! And that's the theme of this week's challenge....Patriotic. And what's more patriotic than good ole' Uncle Sam?!!
Since I have NO stamps that fit this theme, a little creativity was in order....and I had seen this cute little guy circulating around the web, so I thought it would be perfect....after all, I have punches! To create this cute little guy, I used the Large Word Window Punch (it's been renamed to "large"...gotta wonder what SU has in store for us, huh?!!), Large Square 1 3/8" Round, 1/4" Round, Small Star, and Scallop Round. Assembling him was fun!

This card has a few retired items on it, but it also has two new items....Pacific Point is the background, or blue color...and the greeting was created using the new Perfect Punches stamp set, but I substituted the word inside.

Thanks for stopping by....enjoy your holiday weekend, but be safe! Oh, hope you'll take a bit of time to see what the others have done with this challenge.

Stamps: Perfect Punches, Matchbox Messages

Inks: Whisper White, Blush Blossom* (I lightly sponged on cheeks)

CS: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red, YoYo Yellow*

Punches: Large Square, Large Word Window, Round Scallop, 1 3/8" Round, 1/4" Round*, Modern Label

Misc: Real Red Marker, Basic Black Marker, Dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Stars EF (non SU), Big Shot

*Retired

Please note: ALL materials used to create this sample are from SU!, except where noted.

19 comments:

BarbaraW said...

Adorable card. Uncle Sam never looked so good.

Lisa Bohler said...

What an adorable Uncle Sam! Love the textured background, too! Happy 4th!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, Uncle Sam looks great!

Chrissy D said...

Oh is this adorable! Great job with your punches!

Connie said...

Very cute! My punch class LOVED that Uncle Sam! Love the background on your card, too!

Ida said...

What a FUN card. Your Uncle Sam is just adorable. Way to be creative. - Happy 4th to you and your family.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun fun fun! I love the cute punched image! Happy 4th to you.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is fabulous! Beautifully created.

Lisa said...

This is so cute! Love Uncle Sam!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so cute Barbara! Very clever too! Happy 4th of July! :D

Connie Paxman said...

Oh my goodness the textured background, the stars and the little man is perfect for Uncle Sam. Great take on the challenge.
connie paxman

Linda Monroe said...

Very clever. i love the comment 'i have punches!' how true, we often have the supplies if we just think to be creative.

Basement Stamper said...

Great paper pieced Uncle Sam-very creative!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love love love Uncle Sam!! And your card is awesome!! Have a great holiday!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I'd say a lot of creativity for Uncle Sam! Luv it!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

so cute and creative!! Great Uncle Sam.

Lori said...

Too cute! Perfect patriotic card.

Margaret Raburn said...

Your uncle Sam is so cute and creative! Great way to make a patriotic card without patriotic stamps! Looks great!

tonistamps said...

OMG! Uncle Sam is so cute! I love the little modern label punch, and how you mased it to add celebrate. Love this card!

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