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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday America...

 I downloaded "Americana Kids" - a freebie from Dearie Dolls to use for my 4th of July cards for family.  If you are not familiar with Mary Ellen Smith's web site, check it out - everything she draws for this site is free!
Here you can see three versions of the same image.  All were colored with Copics, each in a slightly different palette.  The first and third versions were fussy cut, sculpted and mounted on foam tape.  A Tag die set was used to create the tab and slot for the ribbon.
This first one will be the one entered in the challenges.



Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Incy Wincy Designs – Friends Forever
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #310 – Flag Day
Simon Says Wed – ATG
Fussy & Fancy  #190 – Punches & Dies
As You Like It – Fave Way to add Ribbon & Why [not one fave - I love the versatility - see each card in trio has a ribbon - all used differently!]
Inspiration Destination #131 – ATG Just for Fun
Really Reasonable Ribbon  #167 – Summer w/ ribbon or trim
Crafty Girls Creations – #38 - ATG Always  [JFF]
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP
Scrapper's Delight #68 – ATG Always
Sweet Stampin' – Stars and Stripes

Create wildly and color with abandon!


  1. Such a perfect and fun card, I love the flag banners and how you have coloured the image.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  2. Great cards and use of the American Kids digi!
    Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our Flag Day challenge!!

  3. Love all three versions you created with this image. Her website is amazing and that she does it for free...what a nice thing to do. I downloaded this and can't wait to color it up..even if I'm a tad late for the 4th of July.

  4. What fabulous cards and variations, Ginny. Super fun and creative as well. Thanks so much for playing along in our Summer Challenge. I love seeing your amazing creativity, and I hope that you will join us again soon. Don't forget about our fun Blog Hop on the 13th, and of course, all the fabulous products available in the RRR Shop. We love having you join us!
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  5. P.S. Before I run off, I want to personally invite you to stop by and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday. Our challenges are always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we offer AWESOME prizes. Our primary sponsor is Simon Says Stamp, and then every other challenge has other fabulous sponsors. I hope you will link up with us. You can find that fun challenge here:

    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. A brilliant patriotic card. Great use of ribbon. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  7. Beautiful card, Ginny. Sweet image. Terrific job at cutting it out.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  8. Sorry Ginny, I meant to say thanks for joining AYLI challenge!!!!. Elaine

  9. Awww, both of these are so cute-- and your coloring skills are evident! Looks like you had fun!
    Thank you for sharing these patriotic cuties with Shopping Our Stash this week!

  10. Ah, these are all so cute!!! And colored superbly (as always!). I especially like how the hair color is different in each. Did you match it to the recipients?

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. How cute are they! Lovely cards. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  13. What a sweet pair! I love how different all of the cards are even though you used the same image. I think I like the first one the best!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Anything Goes challenge.

  14. they are all such fun cards! the image works so well with the style chosen. thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  15. Great fun card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  16. Adorable cards, Ginny! Sooo patriotic. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  17. Gorgeous card.. Thank you so much for joining our 53rd challenge at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good luck at the draw.. ;) xx ~RoRa

  18. Fun card. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge last month. Hope to see you again soon. Sorry I am a little late with my comments.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x (DT)


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