Site Meter

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

Welcome to the Paper Spa - if you are participating in the SNR Card Universe 'Oh Say can you see 4th of July Blog Hop' and this is your first time to the 'Spa' I want to welcome you and invite you to come in and rest awhile. If you have come from Melissa's Moments then you are right on track, however if you have not and would like to start at the beginning of the hop you can go here - you will eventually come back to the spa where you can relax a little longer. If you have never participated in a blog hop before - it is really quite fun and there are little surprises along the way, so you really don't want to miss one single site.
In honor of America celebrating our Independence today, I have created a special card. Do any of you have a Cricut? And if you do, how much do you use it? I use mine once in a while, but while thinking about the project I wanted to make for the hop, I realized I didn't really have any 'star' stamps (well I discovered I do have a couple) - but I don't have star punches and since I was short on time, I turned to my cricut to cut out the stars. I also discovered this really fun star with a tail in the cartridge that I was using - 'Home Decor' - Once I added the white dots and the metallic star to the middle of the cutouts, I was ready to assemble my card. I used a bg stamp that has the words to "America the Beautiful' a very fitting image for today. I then layered my cutouts, popping the big star and then added the sentiment. Inside is another cutout (perhaps I will show a photo of this a little later).
Now, not to create another diversion for you, but I discovered that this card also fits the challenge for Day 126 on the 365 card blog however, you will want to hop on over to Treasured Dreams to see what Karen has created - her card is absolutely gorgeous and she has a little surprise for visiting.
And speaking of surprises - I will be putting together a RAK package for one lucky poster - I will choose Monday so leave a comment with your email so that I can contact you.
Happy 4th of July - and have fun hopping -
Oh, and thanks for visiting the Spa - do come back when you can really relax and spend some time rejuvenating.
*~*Paula*~*

90 comments:

Maggie said...

isn't the Cricut and cuttlebug unbelievable for crating?
Happy 4th,
Maggie

Stampin_melissa said...

What a lovely card Paula! I don't have a cricut, I can't justify the cost. Perhaps if I could get more scrapping done. :D Happy 4th!

runningonink said...

Gorgeous card! Have a great 4th!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!! TFS and Happy 4th!!

Jaspere said...

This is great. I really need to use my Cricut more.

silvia said...

Happy 4th!! Great card!! sillyscrap@aol.com

Jennifer E. said...

Whata fun card! TFS! Have a Happy 4th of July!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card- I love using my cricut too- I want the new stand and salute cart.
Happy 4th
Dawn in SC
http://dawnluvs2scrap-dawn.blogspot.com/

Rene said...

Beautiful card! I sooo wish I had a cricut! Anyway, Happy 4th!

Rene54692@aol.com

Ceal said...

Great card! TFS

Lorie said...

Love the star swoosh! Great card!!

Denni said...

Love your card! I don't have a cricut yet but I'm saving my pennies!! Happy Fourth!! dennicookie@embarqmail.com

Stacey Schafer said...

cute!

Tami B. said...

Such a lovely card! The colors and stars make is so perfect for the day. Happy 4th.

Joyce said...

Love the flourish tail on the star.

akagreenhouse said...

Have a happy 4th! akagreenhouse@hotmail.com
Cathy

Sonia Kertznus said...

Very nice card...HAPPY 4th...HUGS...SK :)

MrsETaylor said...

wonderfully simple and precious card. I love it
Erika
taylord.concepts@gmail.com

Sandi said...

Love the stars!!! Beautiful!!!

Norwayscrapper said...

Very nice Card!

Winnie@Norwayscrapper
wi-lu@online.no

Andrea said...

I love it! I do have a cricut and like you hardly ever use it, but when I do I am always glad I did. Hope you have great 4th of July.
andrea
scrapteaze.typepad.com

Colleen said...

Great card and great use of your cricut.

The Wired Angel said...

love your card.. thanks for sharing your creativity and participating in the hop. Enjoy your fourth!
Peggymarsh5@yahoo.com

~ Grace ~ said...

I love this star card! Thanks for sharing and being a part of Scrapbook News and Review Card Universe's Oh Say Can You See blog hop!

Ginny said...

Hi Paula! Wow, your card is amazing. Keep up the great work and happy 4th of July canucks _ revelation at yahoo dot com

Suz said...

I love my Cricut too. It helped you make a super card

Happy 4th

Donna B said...

I really like the star with tail! I'll have to look over my Cricut stash again!! Thanks for a cute card and a chance on the candy! Donna B. berkhof@bresnan.net

Shelley said...

Great card!

jtaylorsmom at yahoo dot com

Sue D said...

Great card. I don't own a cricut but a friend does. I may ask her to cut out these stars.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Karolyn Loncon said...

Hi Paula!! Wow!! What a fabulous project!! I had no idea that the Cricut was so versatile!! I have some BIG blog candy on my blog, too, and would love for you to hop on over and enter!! Happy 4th, Paula!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

This card came together beautifully. Love it!
one_who_crops at hotmail dot com

karen In Houston said...

Wow, I love your card and I did not even think of the cricut, I do not have alot of cartridges but do have a couple plaintin and doodlecharms and I am sure there are some stars there. Thanks for reminding me of the cricut......I definitely need to use mine more...
Happy 4th of July, love your blog...

Adrienne said...

I love the flourish star. And I have that cart...yippee! Thanks for sharing this great card. Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing. This is my first blog hop of this size and it's really quite awesome. I don't have a cricut, but who knows, maybe I'll have to put it on my "wish list".
Diana Enns
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Ina Ftacek said...

I have some cuttlebug embossing folders and dies no cricut but your cards are lovely anyways! Happy 4th and thanks for the entry and visit! hugs,ina

Beth said...

another beauty it is just amazing how different everyone's cards are and using the same theme this is an awesome hop.
Happy 4th

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th love your card I am new to the cricut and I have that cartridge thanks for sharing!

diane
tdharris1@cox.net

Cr8ive ME said...

what a great card.

Happy 4th of July!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card!!

Cathy said...

Fun....I've gotta dig my cricut out a little more often!

Cathy

Shelly said...

Your card is so cute. It is amazing what we can find on our Cricut, if we just take the time to look. I am guilty of not utilizing my cricut enough.

Have a great 4th of July.

Shelly
Manitoba, Canada
sandkjohnson@gmail.com

rush8888 said...

i love the star with the tail. sadly, a cricut is nowhere near the future. wonderfully sparkly card.

msfreida said...

Ohhh I love this! No Cricut here, but I do have a craft robo! Maybe I can figure something out that similar! TFS

freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

Ms. Cheryl said...

I have to admit I don't use my cricut often enough. I do have the Home Decor cartridge and I will be using that star with the cute tail. Thanks for reminding me, ms.cheryl
ms_cheryl_y@yahoo.com

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

Great card. That star with the tail is fantastic. Great job.

carpediem said...

What a great card! Happy 4th! laura j

Karen said...

Love my cricut! Can't stop using it. Thanks for sharing! Happy 4th!
kweight@byu.net

NitaBugg said...

I've got to look for that star on my cartridge. Thanks for the ideas. Nnitabugg@gmail.com

Chrisd said...

Lovely job. Love my Cuttlebug!
Happy 4th of July...

Jenny B in Indy said...

Pretty card! Happy 4th!

scrapaholicaef said...

Nice job show us more. LOL Hugs Alesia


scrapaholiaef@gmail.com

Christine said...

I have a cricut and I have been trying to use it more. I am DT on a cricut challenge blog - http://chirperchallenge.blogspot.com/. Check it out and join in sometime. We'ld love to have ya!

Blessings,
Christine

suzann said...

Super cute card!!

did3454 said...

Yeah, the cricut comes to the rescue. Thanks, Lynne

IRIT SHALOM said...

great card!!! love it!!

Hollyk said...

what a beautiful card.

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

What an awesome card...it's soooo right on today...

Carolyn
mcavoy_carolyn@yahoo.com

Ladydoc said...

Great card. happy 4th

Kim said...

star with the tail makes me wish i had a cricut, thanks for sharing this beautiful card.

CraftinGranny said...

Great card! I use my Cricut a lot and my Cuttlebug. Can't imagine scrapbooking or cardmaking without them. Thanks for sharing and a Happy 4th to you and yours.
cwest@magiccablepc.com

Lynna said...

I too, don't use my Cricut very often. In fact it is packed up right now cause I gave up my craft room and I don't have space to get it out.

Great card, TFS.

Jean said...

I do love this card and the way you have embellished it.

jeantall@bordernet.com.au

Nicole said...

I just LOVE my Cricut and love to cut stars more than any other shape!! Gorgeous card!! Happy 4th!
--Nicole
nwise@metrocast.net

Sharon said...

Beautiful card!!

Doris said...

Love the card. Really need to start using my stuff more to create

Carole RB said...

Great card. Happy 4th of july. Just click on my name for my email. I'll be back.

kim.mom said...

Love my cricut and I really love your card!

Leah's Card Designs. said...

Love your card!! What inspiration!!!

Janet Strain said...

Awesome card! Definitely my style of card... simple and clean. I don't have a cricut, but now I want one!

Jodi said...

Very cute card ~ I love the star with the "tail" behind it and the white dots just set the stars off perfectly. I've held out on a cricut for this long, but the more I see with these fabulous shapes, the more I am wanting one.....

jstanisch(at)aol(dot)com

Tina said...

Very nice card!

dclouser said...

Amazing card! Love the name of your blog, too!

Nikki said...

Great Card all you lucky ladies with those cricuts

And OMG is blogger telling me off ... "DUMSHET" that's my word verification ROLF
Nikki

Paper Patti said...

Awesome card! I love my cricut, too!

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Fabulous card and love the shooting star.
No Cricut here, I'm afraid, but what inspiration to save up for one.

jennifer said...

Great card Paula! I love the details of the white dots and stars. Hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!

Natasha said...

Oh, I love stars and your Cricut ones are gorgeous!
natashamurray12(at)gmail(dot)com

KanataNewf said...

Lovely way to use your cricut!

STAMPING SAM said...

Love the star trail and the dots, really makes it 'pop'!

woodujim@hotmail.com

STAMPING SAM said...

Love the star trail and dots, makes it 'pop'!

woodujim@hotmail.com

GinniG said...

I LOVE my Cricut! I have one of the very first ones that came out too. But I don't have the Home Decor cart. Looks like I need it tho! LOVE your card!

Heather said...

Love your card! Thanks for being a stop on the hop.
hippolito@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Love the stars! I need to use my cricut more!
busysewin@cox.net

DellaLuna said...

Sllghtly jealous of your Cricut! I love the card, and those stars are so cute. Thank you for sharing. I like your place on the web. :D

Kristina
alteredtome@gmail.com

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Way to Cricut that star!
Sandra
msk3@netzero.com

Tiffany said...

If I had a Cricut I'm afraid I would use it all the time! my email is tugboat318@aol.com

momto3yakimaniacs said...

love that cricut! that flourish trail off the star is fab!
yakimaniac5@clearwire.net

Nelda Deakins said...

Thansk for sharing you very nice patriotic card. Hope your 4th was great! Nelda Deakins
neldamc 765@ charter .net

Maureen said...

this card is awesome, love the swirly swirl with the star!
momostamper@yahoo.com

Margie said...

I use my Cricut all the time! Awesome card! margie_visnick@yahoo.com