Friday, July 6, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Flair

     Hope everyone had a super Fourth of July!  Since I was in the patriotic mood, I decided to make a few creations keeping with the R-W-B color scheme.  All of the cards were made with the June Kit of the Month, from Unity.  Every Friday, there is a link up over on the Unity Blog.  It is called Friends with Flair.


     The first is an invitation for a cookout.  It all started when I was playing with the diagonal stripe border that is in the kit.  I grabbed my Memento markers and went to town.  I also used the stars, grill, condiments, and sentiment from the kit.  All with scraps, and embossing folder, and a Martha Stewart corner punch!

     Card #2 is also with scraps, but I added a little stitching stamp for the borders.  Some 3D snowflakes were used to accentuate the "Cool", as were the Diamond Stickles on the ice.

     For my third card, I looked at a pile of edges that were laying on my desk for 6x6 papers I had cut recently, and decided to make a banner background, like I have been seeing on so many cards.  Let me say that I have a feeling this may be a new favorite for me.  I have a shoe box full of those little pretties, and want to use them up.  I used the sentiment and butterflies, which are also from the June kit. The big splurge on this one was using the pearly swirls and gems.

     Please take a little time to check out all of the talented artists that have linked up for you today.  There is a ton of inspiration to be had!  Thanks so stopping by, and please enjoy your weekend!

25 comments:

JenMarie said...

Love these!!! So fun!!

marilyn said...

Great cards....made from scraps--AMAZING!

Emily H said...

Wow! These are fab! I hope you had a great 4th. :)

Mary said...

WOW!!! All of these cards are amazing! Love how you used the bling. Perfect for a 4th of July card.

Ruby said...

All cards are lovely.

Linda said...

holy cow what amazing! cards

Melissa said...

Wow! Look at you...three cards!!! :) Love red, white and blue together! The combo just never gets old for me! Love the festive look of the first card, the cute factor of the second and the serenity of that third one!

Crystal said...

I love your trio of patriotic cards, so fun!

Carol L said...

You've been on a red, white & blue extravaganza! Great cards, and Mr cool guy is too cute :)
I got my dies today, and guess what I did? I ordered the MINI flourish instead of the large one.....awrgh!!!! LOL

Mirta Sanchez said...

I'd love to come to your cookout, thanks!
Love the ice cubes, can't wait to ink mine up now!

Barb King said...

Nice cards, the colors really pop!

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a creative lady you are! These are amazing, loving all the different details in each one. Cracking up at the ice cubes, they are too funny. Have a great weekend.

Eva said...

Your cards are all great. Love the red, white and blue.

JPScraps said...

All three cards are amazing! I have to say that the last one is my favorite. Great idea for using up those little strips.

Donna Hanley said...

Mary Anne, What a great bunch of r-w-b creations. They are all so nice. Can I come over for a cook out- pretty please?? LOL the little cool guy is just precious and I love the used of your scrap papers for your third card. Enjoy your weekend.

Patti J said...

Wow, Mary Anne - you have been very busy! I like different things about each card, but all of them are wonderful! My favorite is probably the last one! Great job, my friend!

Julie Odil said...

Very patriotic. Love the banner card.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Hi there, have so missed ya (-:
You are having a real patriotic mojo ...these are great!
Loved your card holder too!

Will be glad to see this heat wave leave!

Becky said...

What great patriotic cards Mary Ann, love them!

Sarah Mailloux said...

I was looking at the stripe border stamps and trying to figure out what to do with them, thanks for the ideas! I love what you did with them!

jennifer mitten said...

I love all of your fabulous cards!,,

The Other Patti Sue said...

All 3 are absolutely magnificent! Stay cool!

jackie 4124 said...

Awesome cards!

Michelle said...

These are such great cards!!! Love them all!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
WOW, how busy! These are great cards, I've seen the look of the last one also and you finished it off perfectly. You are really doing those kits well my friend.