Thursday, July 2, 2009

God Bless America! - Cutting Cafe Style

I am so blessed to be part of the talented design team at The Cutting Cafe! I can't wait to get to know the other talented women better.

What a delight it's been to work with these images. I love the fact that I can alter them to any size I want, they don't have to cleaned or stored (except in my computer) and there are so many to choose from. Regina has a buy one, get one offer now so be sure and check it out!!
For my first projects, I chose to use the greeting card folder and the 4th of July printable stamp sets combined with some beautiful digi papers from Lizzie Ann Designs called Stars and Stripes. Such beautiful rich colors that I think compliment the 4th of July Printable Stamps perfectly!

The beauty of these sets is that they're not just for the 4th of July...they are the perfect sets for patriotic cards to be sent to our brave soldiers overseas. My set includes 2 each of the 3 cards I'll show you today plus the greeting card folder which can be repurposed if desired. Um, how about a candy folder? :-) I'll be sending these with cookies when I do the next round of Operation Baking Gals.

All three cards are 5-1/2 x 4-1/4". I got those great acrylic stars at JoAnn's on clearance last year. 3 sizes, 3 colors, tons of stars...$2!!

I decided to use a Basic Grey Magnetic dot to keep the folder closed
rather than a ribbon as I didn't know if this will be going to a man or a woman. Did you notice that I combined 3 different digi papers from the Lizzie Ann Stars & Stripes set on the folder? Isn't is cool to be able to do that? You can click on the photos for a closer look...there's just so much to show you in a single post. I used stickles to give some of the images some sparkle and dimensionals to pop things up for interest.
Supply List
SU Bordering Blue, Riding Hood Red, Papertrey Ink Kraft
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Stickles, dimensionals, paper piercer, tag, ribbon, Basic Grey magnet, acrylic stars and images, Scor-Tape

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Gretchen said...

Peaches are beautiful! Why am I not surprised to see them on your blog?

Regina Easter said...

oh my word this is the most stunning proejct ever...i love everything about it....hugs

Jaspere said...

Wow! These are just so stunning. You went all out on this project and didn't pull any stops.

Mary Beth said...

Charlene, these projects are awesomely pretty and cool! Congratulations on all your wonderful accomplishments. You're amazing!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What an amazing project! I can see I am going to be learning some things from you.

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

Wow, I am new to this digi stuff, but I like what you have done with it. What do you do, upload it and print and color them?

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