Monday, July 2, 2012

4th of July Challenge

Today's challenge over at Exploring Cricut is to create a card, layout, or papercraft using red, white, and blue. My project for this challenge is a 5x7 card.
I decided to stay pretty simple with the design of my card. I started with a blue base which was the only blue I planned for on the card. I used Art Philosophy cartridge to cut 2 cupcakes (1 set in white, then the liner in cranberry). I then used the coordinating stamp set to stamp the detail on the cupcakes' frosting. For the final touch to the cupcakes I added diamond stickles by Ranger (cause who doesn't love "sprinkles" on their cupcakes!
My favorite part of the card are the firework burst that were cut using the Stand & Salute cartridge. Two burst were cut out in silver and two in cranberry. After running all four burst through the Xyron I layered them on the card to resemble a fireworks display.
I then cut the "title" for the card from the Independence Day cartridge.


Independence Day: 4th of July (2.65)
Art Philosophy: 2 cupcakes (2.5)
Stand & Salute: 4 firework burst (2.18)
cardstock: Pacifica, Cranberry, White Daisy
ink: cranberry
stickles: Diamond


  1. Emily - this is too cute! Thanks for showcasing your project and I'm excited to be on the design team with you! You did a great job. I absolutely love the fireworks. Really adds to the card. :)


  2. So fun! Love all the sparkle!

  3. This is beautiful Emily!! Love the fireworks, those yummy cupcakes and the great title!! :)

  4. This is darling Emily! Love those bursts of color too! So fun and creative!

  5. Hi Emily!Saw your Beautiful Card at Exploring Cricut.New Follower.

  6. Emily, I love your card! Those fireworks are fabulous! I am really excited to be on the Exploring Cricut DT with you. Happy 4th!