I am so excited that you are here and hopping through Pink E's 4th of July Blog Hop! This is my 2nd blog hop ever, as well as my 2nd with Miss Pink E! She is wonderful and hopefully you have enjoyed yourself so far. Only a couple more blogs to go until you're done. I also hope that you have been inspired by all the red, white, and blue to go make your own creations for friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers!
Here is the line up for the blog hop. If you did not start at the beginning, why don't you head over to Pink E's blog and start there.
1.) Creations by PinkE: http://simplypinke.blogspot.com
2.) Moe Creations: http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com
3.) Snappy Scraps: http://leescraps.blogspot.com
4.) Sandy from Ukiah: http://sandyfromukiah.blogspot.com
5.) Girlia's Cards: http://www.girliascards.com
6.) HTB Creations: http://www.htbcreations.com
7.) Crafting with Creative M: http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
8.) Life and Mixed Media: http://lifeandmixedmedia.blogspot.com
9.) A Newbie Crafter: http://anewbiecrafter.blogspot.com <===== You are here!
10.) Stampin' Voila: http://melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com <===== Next blog!
Now, onto my project. For this card I used the Art Philosophy Cartridge and Stand and Salute Cartridge by Cricut. The card base was cut at 5" and the second layer was cut at 4.5" from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and the hat was cut from Stand and Salute at 3". I layered everything together and at the end added the Liquid Pearls to give it a little pop. I stamped a sentiment on the inside "Let freedom ring". I was really pleased with how it turned out. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Here are some pictures of the card:
I also created a video on the making of the card. If you have time now, I would love for you to watch it! If you would rather continue on through the hop and come back, that would be great too! Here's the video:
Giveaway Time!!I'm also having a giveaway today, if I reach 125 followers. The giveaway is a set of Cri-Kits gel pens for the Cricut. These are a $47.99 value! The one thing I should mention is that on the Neon plastic box, one of the tabs on the side did snap off, they still stay in the container, but you will notice that one of the flaps is missing from the clear plastic case. The pens are all in tact. :)
Here are the rules for the giveaway:
1.) You must be a follower of my blog
2.) Tell me below what your favorite memory is from Independence Day growing up. Please also leave a way for me to contact you.
The winner will be announced via Random.org. The contest ends July 7, 2012 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time Zone. I will then contact the individual to let them know they won and get a shipping address. The pens will be mailed the week of July 9, 2012.
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my card! I hope you and your family have a great Independence Day and stay cool. It's hot out there!!