Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

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Hi Everyone, just wanted to stop in and wish everyone a Happy Independence Day (or a Happy Monday if you don't live here in the US) and to share a few cards.  I hope you all have some fun things planned for today.  We are going to a baseball game and then watching fireworks afterwards.  I'm glad to have the day off!  Anyway... on to the cards!  First a card to celebrate the holiday here in the US.  I just think this set from Stampendous is so cute!

Next I have a card that plays along with this weeks CAS-ual Friday Challenge "Krafts-men" which is of course to make a masculine card using Kraft.  I used one of the bonus color combos from Summer Card Camp for this one and tried to make a one layer card.

It's sort of one layer, the washi tape is the only thing on top of anything else, the rest was accomplished with masking and distress ink.  I colored the body of the TV with my Versamark marker so that it would still be Kraft color but have some contrast from the background.

Continuing with the Kraft theme, I made this card a few days ago but am just now getting the chance to post it.  I just got this mini fruit set from hero arts and wanted to make a simple card featuring it. 

I like how the envelope turned out on this one, I have been making the envelopes to go with my square cards because I haven't found any to buy.  It also lets me make them whatever color I want!  Finally I made this card last night, it started out as a completely different idea, and after ruining one card front I decided the idea just wasn't going to work, it was awful.  So I salvaged my flowers and my green hill and tried something else.  

Thats it for me today.  I'm off to play with this weeks Summer Card Camp colors so I hope to see you all again soon with some more to share!   - Chari

United We Stand
Stamps:  Stampendous {patriotic pair & firework trio}
Ink:  Memento {tuxedo black} Jenni Bowlin {spice tin & cough syrup}
Paper:  Neenah Crest {solor white}
Other:  Ribbon, Copics, Stickles, Gelly Roll Gitter Pen, Star gems

Krafts-men Television
Stamps:  Paper Smooches {boob tubes}  Papertrey Ink {a little argyle}
Ink:  Distress Ink {wild honey & tumbled glass}  Jenni Bowlin {brown sugar}
Paper:  Papertrey Ink {kraft}
Other:  Washi Tape, VersaMark Marker

Fruity Thoughts
Stamps:  Hero Arts {designer fruit & friends sentiments}
Ink:  Memento {tuxedo black}
Paper:  Papertrey Ink {kraft}
Other:  Ribbon, Copics, Corner Chomper

Beautiful Blooms
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn {blissful botanicals & partly cloudy}  Hero Arts {magical background}
Ink:  Memento {tuxedo black} Distress Ink {shabby shutters & tumbled glass}  Jenni Bowlin {chicken feed & soap powder}
Paper:  Papertrey Ink {spring rain}  Neenah Crest {solor white}  
Other:  Copics, Smooch Spray, Papertry Ink Cloud Dies, Silver Uniball Pen 


Jenny said...[Reply to comment]

All wonderful cards Chari, love your Kraft cards especially :)
Happy fourth of July
Jenny x

cutiephinphin said...[Reply to comment]

such lovely cards!

Karen B. said...[Reply to comment]

Fantastic display of talent, Chari! I especially love the kraft card though, love those colors. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays too!

Ashley Newell said...[Reply to comment]

Your cards are AWESOME! You are super talented!

Also, did you see that you won a Unity prize for leaving a comment on my blog?

Heather I. said...[Reply to comment]

Sheesh Chari! You knock them out of the park EVERY time! I love them all!!! Especially the 4th of July card (SO cute!) And the boob-tube card!! I’m seriously considering splurging on a few Paper Smooches Sets this week... I’ve already loaded up at cart & now I’m just convincing myself that I really do neeeeeed them (I really do right?!?!?). Also, sorry I’m just now getting back to you, but about your comment on my blog hop post, I got the 12x12 acrylic sheets from my LSS ( - they do ship!!!). My mom ordered some from Oriental Trading this last week & they just came in and are NOT the same. The ones I got at my LSS are pretty sturdy, where the ones she got online are very flimsy! They come with blue tape-ish paper on each side that you peel away before you actually use them (so no messy fingerprints are all over them). Anyway, my LSS ships, so if you want them, you can always order & you’ll know your getting the good stuff ;). If you want to call their # is (954) 577-0999. Hope you have an awesome day!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...[Reply to comment]

These are fabulous, love the tv and the stamped envelope is great, I never get around to decorating envelopes, but that's a great idea. Thanks for all the fun birthday blog hop love.

lynn said...[Reply to comment]

you have such a charming card style, chari:) these are all so sweet!

yyam said...[Reply to comment]

Oh wow! These cards are totally awesome Chari! My fave is that first the festive feel!!!:)

Kryssi said...[Reply to comment]

You knowwww, these are all sooooo freaking adorable! You have a great eye for design! Also, mention the term being a 6 month commitment.

Kryssi said...[Reply to comment]

Oops.. I accidentally copied a sentence. lol.. I meant to say... Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...[Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness these are all so CUTE!!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Emily Leiphart said...[Reply to comment]

Four fantastic cards, Chari! The July 4th card is adorable and I LOVE the kraft cards. Thank you for being one of my Followers. I'm now one of yours! Love your work!

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