Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July card and mini album!

Here is a card (and envelope) made using the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge!  This is a fantastic cartridge to use for those 4th of July and military cards/layouts/projects.

 I cut the "USA" at 1-1/4" and shadowed it.  Then, I just placed that on top of some Core'dinations cardstock I had run through the Cuttlebug with the Stars folder (love that thing!).  A quick little border and ribbon and you're done.


Here is my matching envelope for the card.  This card was given to my friend Valerie, who just got her U.S. citizenship - I thought she needed a USA card for the occasion.  Letters on the envelope are sticker letters.  I made this last year (but never posted it) - thus the sticker letters and not Cricut letters.  Ha ha!


I gave Valerie this mini album I made for the occasion so she could put her photos in it commemorating both she and her husband becoming US citizens.  More about the album HERE, including a cut file for your Cricut Design Studio software, so you can cut this out also!

Have a wonderful 4th of July!  We're going to see fireworks and a soccer game tomorrow - along with swimming and bar-be-queing, so it should be fun!  What are you doing?

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84 comments:

  1. This mini album would be perfect to make with a group of students. Although we are not in school in July, I could use the same theme for the American Revolution. Thanks and enjoy the holiday weekend.

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  2. Cool card and amazing album! How sweet of you to make these things for your friend and her DH--and congrats to her on becoming a US citizen!

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  3. That little album is delightful!

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  4. Both are so cute. I'm sure your friend was thrilled with her gifts.

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  5. Both way too cute. Love the embossed stars on the card.

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  6. What a nice a gift! The embossing is a nice touch. I love the mini albums with all that ribbon. Very cute!

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  7. What an awesome card and mini album, congrats to your friend for getting her citizenship :)

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  8. On my, the album is so special! What a wonderful gift and especially to remember something as special as becoming a citizen. The card to go with it just tops the whole thing off. I hope all is well with you and yours and you are having a blessed 4th.

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  9. Great cards and I LOVE the mini-album. Great work as usual! TFS - Happy Holidays!

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  10. What a wonderful card and album, bet your friend loved it.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  11. I absolutely love this little book! Thank you for sharing it with us! Have a great 4th of July!
    Blessings, Donna

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  12. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    Erin K.
    ekell77 at hotmail dot com

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  13. very cute! I'm working Independence Day (i refuse to call it the 4th of July) and I will be giving God all the Glory for the blessing of being born in this country. I'm thrilled to be working/have a job so I won't whinge and moan over it!

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  14. ?Wow! You have been busy! Great stuff! It reminds me that I need to mail those 4th of July cards today! I'm already late.

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  15. really nice job. great mini album

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  16. This is a great album...need to pull out my gypsy and re-create one for myself! Thanks and have a Happy 4th of July!!

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  17. Great mini album sand card. The album is wonderful.

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  18. Love the mini album! We are having friends over and watching the fireworks from our pool. Great view!

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  19. The card, envy and that mini album are just wonderful! I'm sure Valerie still cherishes them. Sunday we are going to a Family Reunion. One set of Grandparents always did the reunion on th 4th weekend. They are gone now and us Grandchildren are starting it back up. Have a wonderful safe and happy 4th!! :)

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  20. What a very good friend you are! That album is super cute and I love love the card!

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  21. Great wordbook Joy.
    Very patriotic.
    And its all on one cart.....not a problem for me but for the ones that don't have a JB, thanks for sharing

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  22. Wonderful projects for your friend to treasure

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  23. That is such an awesome idea! I absolutely love how thoughtful it is, not to mention it is absolutely gorgeous! Great Job!

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  24. That star cuttlebug folder is so cool! Want it. Pretty card. Happy weekend.

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  25. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  26. Wow, the book is amazing! I love the card, and I have some time today to slip away and scraplift it! TFS

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  27. Such great projects. So festive.
    Happy 4th of July. TFS.
    Marcie

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  28. Great card and mini! What a great thing to celebrate too. I think that people forget that there are folks from other countries who do the right thing and become citizens legally. Thanks.

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  29. I love the card and mini album! thqnks for sharing! Have a safe and happy holiday

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  30. Both projects are super cute but I do love the album. I really want to make a mini album. It would be really awsome if you were to make a video on makig mini albums:) Thanks for sharing,
    Monica L.

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  31. Joy that album is perfect. I have a nephew that just left for Afganastan (sp?) and it would be cool to send this to his new wife to put pics of him in. Thank you so much for sharing the cut file.

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  32. I love how well everything goes together! These are some of my fav projects to date!
    If you're interested, there's a new card challenge here.
    TTFN!

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  33. this album is amazing. I love it.

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  34. Love the album...great card...thanks for sharing.
    Linda J.W.

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  35. Cool projects! I linked to this from http://bit.ly/as1zyY. Have a terrific 4th of July weekend. :)

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  36. love them both, too cute. I'm going to have to get the star folder you used with your cuttlebug, I don't have that one.
    Happy 4th, enjoy the family time :)

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  37. That mini album is a really thoughtful gift. Very Nice!

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  38. Congratulations to your friend, Valerie, and her husband. What wonderful memories she'll have when looking at your very cool creations!! Have fun this weekend, Joy! we are having friends over for a cookout!

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  39. Lovely card and mini album!!! TFS!!!

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  40. These are just too awesome!!!! Great work!

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  41. What a wonderful book--so much fun to make and look at.

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  42. What a warm thought for your friend and God bless her for being becoming a U.S. Citizen. Very nice card. What did we do before the C's ~ Cricut and Cuddlebug!!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  43. Great Card and Album Joy! I just love it! Have a fun and safe weekend! :) We always stay home for the 4th so I won't be doing anything except making cards... :)

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  44. What a wonderful post for this special weekend and what a very thoughtful gift.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  45. I love them both. The core'dinations paper looks terrific with the star embossing.
    The mini album is a perfect gift for your friend. I'm sure she will love it!
    Happy 4th of July to you as well. We're staying home and BBQing and spending some quality time together.

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  46. The card and mini album are so cute. Great designs.

    tfs

    bobbi

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  47. What a great gift for your friend...tfs!

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  48. What great cards and neat mini album..Happy 4th

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  49. I absolutely love, love, love that mini album. I am thinking of incorporating it into one of my double page layouts for competition!!!

    Angie
    overtherainbeaux@yahoo.com

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  50. I am sure she will love it Joy.

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
    Chris

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  51. Love the mini album!! Cute card, too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  52. The card is great. I love the mini album. I've always wanted to do one. Maybe I'll try that soon.

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  53. I love the card! I think the album is awesome! Nice work! Thanks for the ideas.

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  54. This is a really great mini album. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. I love the mini album and the card is just sooo cute. I need to get ther stara cuttlebug folder.

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  56. Loving my Cuttlebug more all the time and that Star folder is so great! DH had an acute heart attack last Friday - but it doing very well - so we're sticking close to home and enjoying family for the holiday weekend (maybe one quick trip to local craft store sale!)

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  57. Great 4th of July cards, I love the star embossing folder in the background to I have got to get that one sometime.
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  58. Love the card and album. July 4th is my 22nd wedding anniversary. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  59. Awesome! I might make one for my son too!!

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  60. Great job! Congrats to your friend :)

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  61. Your card and album are beautiful! I have Stand & Salute but haven't done much with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  62. great cards. love them. Happy Fourth of July everyone!

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  63. Love your card and the album! What a great gift for your friend!

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  64. What a great gift for someone just becoming citizens!

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  65. I love that cuttlebug folder. Perfect with standup and salute. That mini album is awesome and such a great gift

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  66. Wow, Joy! That mini is AWESOME!
    Thanks so much for sharing
    Susan

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  67. When my parents became citizens it was a very special day. I only wished that I did crafts way back then. This would have captured the day and ceremony perfectly. What a special gift for these new citizens. Thanks for sharing..... kgrin

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  68. Great card, thanks for sharing.

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  69. Love the mini album. New to circut; do you have to have the design studio in order to make this album? I have the stand & salute and would love to make this for my son who is in the military.

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  70. Love this project! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  71. Thank you for sharing, Joy!!! :)

    I actually have the Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge and the Star Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; now all I need is the cute paper!

    I LOVE your mini album (I like these better than scrapbooks)!

    We are going to Pink's Hotdog Stand in Hollywood (where you can wait 45 minutes in line, but that's half the fun!) and then to see the fire works!!! (we're escaping the AZ heat by visiting family in L.A.)

    Have a happy & safe 4th,

    Jennifer

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  72. Love this gift set and how sweet of you to do this!!! Congrats on your friends becoming US citizens!!!! Thanks for sharing another wonderful project!!!!

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  73. love both your projects, I've had a hard time finding 4th of July type paper this year.

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  74. Love the album! I always think of them as square or a word. Love how each page is something different!

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  75. What a wonderful gift! Beautiful job as always!

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  76. What a nice gift for new US citizens. The card and mini album are beautiful.

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  77. Love this patriotic word book, so creative and very inspiring!

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