Tuesday, July 2, 2013

With Liberty and Justice for All....card, product review, and links to holiday freebies!

This is one of my favorite times of the year!  We are a family that loves summer and history and fireworks!  Independence Day is always ripe with all of that, wrapped in patriotism and family celebrations.  We have lots to celebrate, especially since this is a busy time for our family businesses!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For fun (and stress relief) I made a quick card to send to someone who has been on my mind.  The starry base was created using FREE digital Pink Paislee files!  This week only, Pink Paislee is offering free downloads of red-white-and-blue paper patterns and elements that are perfect for the 4th of July!  Click here to download yours!  And if you are looking for some ideas for using these, check out their free idea ebooklet, Declarations.  Click here for the ebook!

I printed the starry paper on textured card stock.

The banner was cut from Cricut Holiday Frames and Tags (page 35) at 2" from kraft paper and scraps in my stash.  The text was cut from Cricut Stand and Salute at 3".  For the first time ever, I used the new E6000 spray.  (For years, I have used the original E6000 tubes of plastic adhesive.  That is the best stuff ever for non-porous stuff.)  I tried the spray on this paper project for the back of the text.

It worked great, didn't buckle the paper, and even with a pump sprayer, delivered an even coating of adhesive.  The best part:  absolutely NO fumes!

I layered it on a blue mat and placed it on a white card base.

Best wishes for a safe and happy July 4th!

Linking this week to...
Fantabulous Cricut
Exploring Cricut



Dk said...

Oh this is so cute!!! The 4th of July is one of my favorite times of year too!!

Darlene said...

This is FABulous! Love that banner and thanks for the notation about this new E6000 spray! I just ordered some and can't wait to give it a try!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Stars & Stripes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Marty said...

Nadia love your card. TFS the link
I also love the 4th of July I picked that day to get married on 43 years ago.
Have a great July Fourth!

Michelle N. said...

This is a wonderful card-love the kraft banner, and the paper you printed! Thanks for joining our challenges at Exploring Cricut & FCCB!

Unknown said...

What a lovely card!! I love the sentiment you chose!!
I am definitely going to need to give that adhesive a try!!!

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous, Nadia.I love that banner. The little circles look just like tiny baseballs.
Thanks for the adhesive tip.
Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

Anonymous said...

You know how much I love this card. Thanks for joining Jo's FFC, too.

Brenda said...

What a fabulous card Nadia! I love the banner and of course the sentiment!! The background paper is just perfect and how cool that it was free! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 and Jo's Funday Friday;-)

Georgiana said...

Awesome banner. Have a safe 4th! Thanks for sharing at Little Scrap Pieces.

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Susan Edwards said...

What a wonderful patriotic card, Nadia! Love the banner and sentiment. And thanks for showing the adhesive spray and your spray zone! And mostly thank you for joining us at BBTB2 this week!

Migdalia said...

A FABULOUS card! AWESOME banner! Great job!
Would love if you joined us ta Cut It Up Challenge.
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Sandy from Ukiah said...

So good to hear from you... you are such a busy lady. AND your photos are amazing as it seems everything you do is amazing.. I wish i knew where you find the time to do all you do.

D- said...

Love your card! Go USA!
Thanks for the other info, too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the banner and the phrase is fabulous. The bg paper is great. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Celebrate' challenge at Exploring Cricut, our 'Patriotism' challenge at BBTB2
and for playing with us for our 'Red, White & Blue' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Amy said...

Beautiful card! And thanks for the tip about the adhesive--didn't know E6000 made a spray adhesive!

Sis Patterson said...

Super card - love all of the fabulous details! And thanks for sharing about the pump spray glue - that is totally awesome! Happy 4th!

Threadbear said...

Very cool card, Nadia!! Thanks for sharing the link on the Pink Paislee freebies. And thanks, also, for the review on the E6000 spray -- I gotta get some of that!!

scootingranny said...

Really nice card...I just signed up to get the free papers and embellishments. I'm a frugal scrapper (not by choice, hahaha) so I appreciate the link.

I also use the e6000 glue in the tube for some craft projects but have never seen the spray glue. Guess I'll have to look into that as it would be so much easier on a cut like this than to use glue pen or try to use a tape runner without the gummy lines showing!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love the little banners on your card - so colorful! Thanks for the tip on how to put adhesive on the back of your sentiment. I usually dot it with a thin zig two-way glue.
Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

~ Jo ~ said...

Fabulous card!! I love that printed paper, its just perfect for this card. And thank you for your tip on the adhesive spray!
Thank you for playing along this week at Jo's Funday Friday!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Diane said...

Fantastic card! Thanks so much for entering at Exploring Cricut.

Kellie 0:) said...

Beautiful crisp and fresh card. TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining us at CIU for our New Nations Challenge.

Missy said...

What a super card Nadia, I love, love the little banner!! Thanks for joining FCCB's Red, White & Blue challenge this week!

Micki said...

I love it. Awesome card and definitely patriotic. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Liz O. said...

Fabulous card, great digi paper and great tips too! THanks for sharing Nadia and for joining us at Exploring Ccricut this week :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Liz O.

Scrapping Girl said...

Love the card! I will have to try some of this spray-always on the lookout for the best adhesive! Thanks for playing at BBTB2 and Exploring Cricut this week:)

Kim's Kreations said...

Love the banner. Great sentiment too. Thanks for sharing the tip on the adhesive and entering the Cricut Crawl challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

Heather said...

Great card! I really like that banner! Thanks for joining the Red White and Blue challenge at FCCB!!

Caroline said...

I love this card. Pretty printed paper, love the banner and the sentiment!!! Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

Unknown said...

Lovely work!

JJewel said...

Gorgeous!! Would you recommend this glue to use on a Fabric covered album to add things like chipboard or flowers to make it more crafty?

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