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.