Jul 4, 2009

Day 4 - 4th of July giveaway!

Happy 4th of July!

Today I have a couple of flag cards to show you. The first one was created very easily and quickly by first cutting a piece of the red background paper to fit the card, a square of blue paper for the corner and 2 ribbons tied in knots for the white stripes on the flag. I painted a chipboard star and added a rub on over the top when dry. (Supplies are all by Melissa Frances.) Quick and easy!The second card was made with more of a bright, fun style. I took a large piece of the circle cardstock and laid it over the card base upside down and sprayed with Graphite Glimmer Mist. After dry, I cut two rows of the circle cardstock (red side on the front) and used those as the red stripes on the flag! Then I just stitched little waves over the stripes. (The inside says, "...to be free! Happy 4th of July!")If you are afraid of where to stitch on the card, draw it out first lightly with a pencil and stitch over your pencil lines. Then erase the pencil lines when you are finished. Supplies are mostly Scenic Route's Garden Grove line.
These flag techniques could easily be used on a scrapbook page as well! I've compiled a little list of 4th of July titles for you:

America the beautiful
Oh beautiful for spacious skies
Fired up
Happy Birthday, America
Home of the free...because of the brave
I pledge allegiance to the flag
Let freedom ring
Red rockets glare
We the people
Land of the free
Lucky to be free
My patriot heart beats red, white and blue
Stars and stripes
Star spangled
Patriotism
United we stand

Hope that gives you some ideas! Please leave me a comment to be entered to win this prize pack and tell me... if you were free to do anything today, what would you do?Danielle

122 comments:

Jennifer said...

Love how you offset the red circles for your stripes!

If I was free to do anything today I would... well....travel to Washington DC to see one of the best fireworks displays!

Jenn in Vancouver

Ann said...

Great designs! If I were free to do anything today. . .hmm. . .that is a tough one. I think I'd want someone to cook for me! :)

Ruth said...

I love the first card...so effective yet simple especially if you were to be making quite a few for family and firends.....If I were free today I'd fly non stop around the world and visit all my family in USA, Australia and NZ!

sylvianne said...

I'd say someone: I Love You!

sylvianne said...

Great cards!
If I were free today, I'd say someone: I Love You!

laverneboese said...

love the cards. hmmm, if i were free to do anything today, i'd spend a nice, mosquito-free evening with clear skies and an awesome fireworks display with my family.

Rebecca said...

Awesome cards Dani! I would have my whole family together for swimming and BBQ like we did when I was a kid. Now everyone lives too far apart :(

SmilynStef said...

If I was free to do anything today, I would bring all of my family together to the lake for a wonderful holiday celebration. Thanks for the chance to win those yummy goodies.

Sophia said...

Beautiful cards Danielle.

If I had today free, I would love for my whole family to be with me this minute!

Daniela said...

Love the cards, Dani. The first one is my favorite!!!!

Cassie said...

If I was free to to do anything today I would travel to see my family in AZ. I miss our family tradition for the 4th

Tammy said...

i would scrap all day...

Amy Coose said...

Great designs, Danielle! If I were free to do anything today, I'd def. take a nap!

Kathryn Johnson said...

Gorgeous cards!

I wish I were spending the day at the beach with my family, enjoying a BBQ and watching the fireworks over the ocean!

Jillisgram said...

If I had the chance I would go to Washington DC today to visit the Statue of Liberty and watch the fireworks display.

Jessica Turner said...

I would be hanging out with my family instead of working! Would love to win. xoxo

Chrisd said...

What a wonderful flag papercraft you created. If I were free today, I would spend the day making more to send to Cards for Heroes.

BishopsMommie said...

I would wish to be a the beach on vacation with my Family...ahhh do you hear the waves?

zanne said...

Both cards are so beautiful!!!

If I would be free to do anything? I would love
to throw the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
a humongous party for the day!!!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

I would scrap all day if I'm free to do anything, alas... haven't scrapped at all, sigh...

deborahevertom@sbcglobal.net said...

Love that flag card!!! I doing exactally what I would want to do today.. I'm working on a commission in my art space....the happiest place on earth!

Lilly said...

What a beautiful card! I love it!
If I was free today I would go out with my family to dinner in a nice restaurant.
Thanks a lot!

NanaBeth said...

I am a first generation American-so the freedoms and opportunities of our country are very important to me. If I could do anything today, I would visit my father's grave. He fought in WWI and is buried in upstate New York. I have never been able to visit him.

Barb said...

The freedom to do nothing is good enough for me...thanks to those that fight for that.

Laurie said...

If I were free today, I would take my family to Walt Disney World

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cards....
If I was free today I would love to go to NY to see the firework display.
Jeannie in Florida

Jennifer said...

If I were free to do anything today, instead of cleaning house I would DEFINITELY be scrapping instead!

LisaNRoxy said...

Wow - great cards - very clever and very quick - love that.

If I were free to do anything today - I think I would take my nephew to Toys R Us for a shopping spree - then photo like mad so I could scrap the pics!!

AnnaMarie said...

What *beautiful* cards Danielle (as always :)) - and your titles are SO inspiring, maybe I can sneak in some scrappy time tonight? ;)

If I was free to do anything today, it would be extending the wonderful lazy day that I am having with my family :) to family and friends who are not close-by so we could all be together to celebrate this day. :)

Keely Yowler said...

Absolutely fabulous cards! If I were free to do anything today... I would wish for sunshine and have a cookout and firework with all of my children.

L.Phanthavong said...

Scrapbook to my hearts content!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful cards Danielle. If I were free to do what I wanted today it would be to sit in the sun and read a book

Anonymous said...

You are truly an inspiration!

Ginger's Camo Page said...

Love your cards - especially the first one!!

I I could do anything today I would do exactly what I am doing - - spending time with my daughter and husband. . .glad I am FREE to do whatever it is I wish.

Becca said...

love your designs and product. i would spend time with the love of my life and my family enjoying the beautiful weather and creating memories for a lifetime. hope you have a safe and happy fourth of july!!

schmidthouse said...

(I doubt Canadians can play along on this one) but as far as what I would do I would hug my nieces and nephews and tell them how much I love them...then we'd all eat ice cream ! Happy Fourth of July!

.charity. said...

If I were free to do anything other than celebrating my youngest son's birthday and my countries Independence Day.....nah! I wouldn't rather be anywhere but right where I am!

Happy 4th of July!

chiakish said...

I love your great designs!

Well, if I were free to do anything today, I would stay at home and watch the TV to find the updated US news.

Erika M. said...

If I were free to do anything today, I would spend time with my family and go see the fireworks in Atlanta.

Erika M. said...

If I were free to do anything today, I would spend time with my family and go see the fireworks in Atlanta.

jamie said...

your cards are great!
if i was free to do anything today, i would want to visit an old friend in the army that i miss.

Close To Home said...

just beautiful. i'd have a maid clean and organize my entire house. :)

Christine said...

I love those projects! Thanks so much for sharing

Hm. If I were free to do anything today, I'd be scrapping the whole day! :)

Ms. Cheryl said...

If I were free to do anything today I would sleep til noon, blog hop til 6:30pm and watch fireworks from the roof. Exactly what I'm doing because I AM free. I'm free to live in a country that continually pays the price for me to be free. Freedom isn't free. I'm thankful that there are men and women who sacrifice daily for me to be free. I'm thankful that I SERVE A MIGHTY GOD that sacrificed his Son so I could be free.
Scrap that, ms.cheryl

Steph said...

if i was free to do what i wanted i'd have a photo shoot with my hubby.

Sue said...

If I were free today I would clean my basement so I could finally have an area to scrapbook!

Anonymous said...

Great cards... I would love to go to the beach somewhere warm (it's windy and cool here today) and just lay there with a good book!!!

Jen Matott

julie.schellin said...

I'd love to be free from my chores for the day! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

'cine said...

I am free today, but the one thing I would love to do is spend time with my dad who passed away two months ago. So I will spend time with memories of him and how much I love him. I wish everyone a Happy Forth of July, and tell the people you love how much you love them and how great it is to be free.

Love and peace

VIcki Harmon said...

If I were free to do anything today I would spend that last hour with my mother to tell her how much I loved, appreciated, admired and respected her.

angie gutshall said...

Love your cards so cute! If I were free to do anything today I would go shopping by myself. I need a break can you tell.

Diana said...

Love the cards!! If I was free to do anything, I would go on vacation away from here with my family....

JPScraps said...

I'd be scrapping if I had my way :)

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

OMG,stunning hun! If I am free I would really love to try the scraplift challenge and do some scrapping today.

Laura Stewart said...

stop working but of course be independently wealthy

Suz said...

Fantastic cards thanks for the inspiration

I did just what I would have wrote for my wish to do...

Spend time with entire family in the back yard & swimming. Great food, fun & family=great day

Deana said...

I would have been off from work and lounging in the pool!

Gayle215 said...

I would not have had to work all day and would have been free to spend the whole day cooking out and spending time with my sweet husband and dear daughter who came home from college, last minute.

StacyC said...

I would love to have my whole family together for an old fashioned BBQ... Then go over the hill to watch fireworks over Lake Tahoe...

Leah said...

your cards are beautiful!
If I were free to do anything...it would be to live worry free every day.

feli said...

great cards there! i love especially the 1st one. thanks for sharing with us!

if i was free to do anything today, i would definitely spend my time scrapping all the way! :)

ourlittleblessing said...

hi there, nice cards!

if i'm free today.. i'd love to scrap for the whole day! kekekekk...

Gwen said...

I would go to NYC and watch the fireworks with my husband and 16 month old baby. Remembering how absolutely lucky I am to even have the opportunity to do so.

Mel said...

Love these ideas...If I were free today, I'd head out to Philly to watch fireworks, or head to Disney for their show...plus eat a ton of corn on the cob and fresh watermelon!

Debbi T said...

Beautiful, creative cards! TFS!

If I were free to do anything today, it would be to watch fireworks at the beach!

Anonymous said...

I had a great day of no rain with my family and friends and if I was free to do anything I would also have time to scrap!

Those cards are great and I wish I had made one for the hostess of the cookout that we attended.

sue_clarke@hotmail.com

Deanna said...

If I could spend today any way that I wanted, then I'd spend it just as I did--with my family at the lake. We swam, we ate, we relaxed, and then watched some fireworks out over the lake. It was a wonderful day, and I'd choose to do it all over again any time!

Traci from Ga. said...

I would love to go to Washington DC to see the fireworks :)

Heather said...

omgosh that giveaway is awesome!
and the card is adorable, great design!
well, it rained here most of the day, so i would have loved to have a bbq with friends. a traditional 4th!

Leah said...

I'd relax. read a book.

Sue Bone said...

I'd go to the USa and enjoy th 4th July.

Anonymous said...

I always love your work! If I was free to do anything...it would be to garden; rarely have the time anymore!
Cassie

Sandy said...

Just the same as I do every year. Spend it with my Fun extended family!

katie said...

very beautiful cards! i love the distressed look.

if i were free to do anything today, i'd go to chicago and celebrate the 4th in style!

Monica said...

Love the cards...
I would travel back home to be with all of our family in the Us to spend the holiday weekend! Oh how we miss
the USA!

Anonymous said...

Gr8 Cards
If I were free today..... Mmmmmm I think I'd spend time with my MIL as it's her birthday.

Cath - Staffordshire - UK

Arvet said...

Love your cards, tfs!
If I were free to to anything I would love to come visit you for the 4th and be able to study both the fenomena of celebrating the 4th and as an extra plus more of your work!
Since I live in Sweden it would be a bit to travel but I would love every second!

Beth Perry said...

I was free to do what I wanted today and I scrapbooked and cleaned and loved every minute of it. lol
Loving those cards and the techniques!!
And I love LOVE LOVE JENNI BOWLING!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
:D
Hope you had a wonderful 4th
B

Patricia said...

Great cards I love it. Thanks for the chance to win

Lindsay said...

Wow such adorable cards!!! Your giving me some great ideas!!!

If I were free to do anything today, I would take my niece to the park and take a ton of pictures for her scrapbook, then later go swimming in the pool and cool off.

Scrapamum said...

What cute cards! I love the colors ; )

Jennifer Moore said...

I love the cards! So festive and cool! If I were free to do anything today, I'd get a kitchen makeover of my dreams and have all of my home improvement projects done and paid for.

Jennifer Y said...

Your cards always blow me away! Gorgeous! Thanks for all the inspiration!

MandyKay said...

thanks for the title ideas! that is a super cute giveaway! thanks so much!!

if i were free to do anything today( the fourth) i would spend it all with my family and friends..oh wait i am! perfect.

Penny Smith said...

YESTERDAY I did exactly what I would have done-had a get together with family and friends! We had a blast! We are in a new neighborhood-and BOY were there fireworks!!!

Today-hmmm... I would probably scrap then nap! :) But alas, I have to volunteer then MAYBE scrap a bit.

Thanks for giveaway! Fingers and toes crossed!

brooke said...

If I were free to do anything today, it would be to spend it with my friends in AZ.

I love your cards. I should do more of those!

Maple said...

Lovely cards! If I were free to do anything today, I would finish scrapping my babies 1st year album!

Sarah said...

beautiful cards! Love that you gave tips for titles!

MJ said...

if i was free today, I would go for a walk in the mountains.

Ginger Dougherty said...

if I was free and it was free I would take my whole US family to see my brother"s gravesite in Australia...he passed a month ago...

I love the techniques used in the circle card....

sandra m. said...

I am free today thanks to this great country. I am spending the day with my family enjoying each other. Love the twill as stripes idea.

Doreen said...

I just love your projects. . I love to follow your blog, i enjoyed the 4th with family it was wonderful. . .Doreen

FruMaansen said...

Thats an easy one!

I'd scrapbook! :-)

Sherry said...

these are so beautiful! I love your take on different stripe methods!!

Bee Rozatti said...

I would go to an MLB Angels game with my All Star boys. . .

brian said...

I would spend time with my favorite family (ie, take a trip to Az...;)

rachel_kokes@yahoo.com said...

Be a stay at home mom!

Anonymous said...

Exactly what I've been doing...man, I love this country!

Both great designs. Love the diversity!

elysiamorasco@yahoo.com

Staci G said...

love both cards - especially the one with ribbon stripes. If I could do anything today...I would sit in the sun and read scrapbook magazines all day!

Thanks!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Spend the day with my fam of course. But if they weren't around I'd sleep in and then scrapbook all day, take a nap and then scrap some more!

Amy M said...

What a great prize pack. If I was free to do what I wanted I would walk up to heaven and get my mom and spend the whole day with her watching fireworks.

hannie said...

Of course I would be scrapping!

Baby Girl said...

Lovely patriotic colors! If I were free, I definitely want to take a good nap. :)

rebecca lucille said...

If I were free to do ANYTHING today...it would be to be with my mother and father on the 4th of July...I have such fond memories of our little "celebrations" ... my father would always make it a big deal for us ...and mom would always allow us to "stay up late" to see fireworks...and cook on our little grill! Such happy times!

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards! If I were free to do anything it would be to travel to Europe!

Diane B. said...

great giveaway! if i could have done anything today i would have scrapped my heart out.

Erin Bassett said...

Great designs!!

I'd scrapbook today!

JgWM said...

My day I plan to rest, since I have worked very hard this week. I hope to get a little scrapbooking done.

Beautiful ideas for cards!

Have a wonderful holiday.

jen said...

Those are great cards!
I'd love to have a guilt-free day to make cards or scrapbook! Alas, there's always other things needing to be done!

isa dona said...

want to scrap !!!

alexandra said...

travel to go to my parents house !!!
thanks for the chance

L'iza said...

the cards are amazing, on 4th i would like to go to the beach... but it's too far

isabel scrap said...

if I had time, I'll SCRAP !!! all day

vitoria said...

thanks for the chance !!!
if I was free to do anything I want today : just stay lying in the sun... with my kiddos

Kataroo said...

Scrapbook of course :) really and truly :)

Stay Funny said...

Love the cards!!!! Scrapped all w-end!

Kristine said...

Love the cards,the non-traditional card is awesome. It's great to do differnent things.
With life always being so hectic i think i would take the whole day for myself and make cards all day!!And then have a big dinner w/friends & family to celebrate the ending of the day!
Two great things in one day :o)
Kristine

connie said...

Beautiful cards. If I were free to do anything today I would pack up the family and spend it in Washington DC. I have never been and would love to be there on the 4th of July.

JET Bags said...

Sooo cute! If I were free to do anything...I would pick going to the beach with the family and watch my girls play in the sand all day, with nothing in the world to worry about. Just relax and enjoy some good quality family time.

NANCY DARE said...

Great card designs...since the 4th is my son's birthday I'll be doing what I always want to do on that day-spending it with him!...& he turn's 38 this year(yikes!)

Jean said...

If I were free to do anything, I would lead a life of leisure while someone else did all the chores.

Love these cards!
Jean
mjmarmo@comcast.net

mystyle said...

I would....Go to New York to see the Statue of Liberty and the Harbour fireworks show!