Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Independance Day Step Card

I'm sharing an Independence day card with you today....
Two weeks ago I was searching for a suitable balloon die for the new baby cards I will be selling soon. (all will be revealed lol), While searching I found a die set from Sizzix designed by Stephanie Barnard, I watched a youtube video to find out more
I bought this set which arrived last Thursday. There are 23 dies in the set. In comparison with buying just one balloon die I really have found myself a bargain. In the set are the main dies for creating the base and an L shaped layering piece for the front, then 3 different sized balloon dies and three shadows for them. also 3 different tails for the balloons, There are also 3 dies to cut patterns in the balloons and a die which cuts a tiny row of balloons too. The words "Happy, Birthday, For, You" and their shadows complete the set, such a versatile collection of dies.
So the first make with this set had to be a card for my American friends who will celebrate Independence day on July 4th
Stars stripes and plain scrapbooking papers were used to die cut the balloons and other pieces after cutting the main piece from plain white card, 
a star punch was used for the star embellishments and my Sizzix Alphabet Framelits set was used to cut the letters and numbers. The card came together very easily, I am very happy with the results

I am entering this card into some challenges as follows...

Crafty Creations: Red White and /or Blue #292
Pile It On: Flag Colours #75
Creative Craft Cottage: Spots or Stripes #42
Craftin Desert Diva's: Red White & Blue


  1. This is a lovely card. So perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Hope to see you back soon and good luck. Ursula DT.

  2. What a WONDERFUL card! So happy you linked it up to the Craftin Desert Divas Red, White & Blue Linky Party!

  3. What a beautifull card !
    DT Crafty Creations Challengeblog

  4. Beautiful step card
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage Challenges and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne DT

  5. Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  6. Oh I just love how you used the dies to create your festive and fun July 4th card!! Fabulous job!! :)

    Thank you for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "July 4th" Linky Party.
    ~ DT Lori

  7. Just love your 4th of July step card - perfectly coordinated!! And, festive too! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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