Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cricut Summer Celebrations 4th of July Flag Card

I recently saw this furled flag on the Cricut Summer Celebrations cartridge and wondered why I had never cut it. I can't believe the great things on this cartridge!
The card is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and the flag was cut at 2-1/2".  Now, this flag is actually a shaped card - I went ahead and cut it once in red, once in white and then cut it up to make just the flag portion.  See below:

I did this because I really wanted to use the red paper straw as the flag pole.  I got the package of red paper straws in the Michaels' "used to be $1" spot.  

I used some Trendy Twine in red and blue to make a pom pom for the top of the flag pole. Glue dots were essential in adhering the furled flag to the straw and also the pom pom to the top.  Pop dots on the flag itself kept it at a height consistent with the straw.
Here is the new Stamp of the Month for June - it coordinates with the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and is so cute for the upcoming Fourth of July!

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59 comments:

  1. Cute card. I've never looked at the shaped cards on that cart.

    Fireworks bother my sinuses and my dog is terrified, so we stay home and watch on tv.

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  2. Yes, we go over to Silver Springs State Park in Florida for a celebration and fireworks . . . Love it!

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  3. Adorable card! I have never seen this cart before and need to check it out. We love the fireworks and sometimes oiur neighborhood has a good fireworks display and if not our Church does so we go to one of those. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!
    lindagk23

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  4. Love the card! I don't go to the fireworks displays any more due to my disabilities. I can't get around as easily as I used to and it scares me to go to big events with large crowds. I always watch the 4th of July shows on TV instead! Thanks!

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  5. Such a cute card!!! I'm lucky ~ I just have to stand in my driveway to see the 4th of July Fireworks show in my town! I like to watch the fireworks and listen to the Boston Pops on TV on the 4th of July, too!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  6. I love fireworks. I am limited to watching them on T.V. I have mobility problems and fireworks displays generally mean a good deal of walking and sitting on the ground.

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  7. I love fireworks and don't go to see them I can actually see them right from either my deck or my front porch which is cool the comfort of home no fighting the crowds I love fireworks. Love the flag you found I have the cartridge and am working on the 4th of July LO for 2013 so needed something for the upper left corner so here it is this flag Thanks.
    Love your card it's so awesome and never noticed all the goodies on the cart. either. YOU ROCK!!

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  8. Very cute. I like the twine pom pom. We can usually see them from our backyard and therefore don't have to fight the crowds.

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  9. Really like the 4th of July card. Quite clever with the twine pompom! We have our own 'little' fireworks display in our driveway and on the street.

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  10. Sitting with my family eating ice cream on 4th of July night watching fireworks and taking photos of course to scrapbook is what summer is all about! I love your card idea posted her today.

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  11. Have I told you lately how much I love you? And your blog is my top one for crafts.

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  12. Hi Joy, We'll i do not need to go out to see any Fireworks because my neighborhood puts on a show every year..we do it big here in Texas :)
    Thanks,
    Susie A.A.
    Rhm,Tx

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  13. We have never seen the fireworks downtown. Maybe someday.

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  14. Your card is really beautiful. I have that cartridge but have hardly used it, guess I'll have to check it out again. We can actually see the fireworks in our town if we sit out on the front sidewalk. Getting harder to see them every year because there are huge palm trees that have grown so tall they block our view of the lower ones. We decided this year we will drive over to the high school to watch the whole show.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  15. Hi Joy - sometimes we go see fireworks, sometimes not. Usually we go NEAR the display without going to the actual venue so we can avoid the traffic! I LOVE that flag card and love that straw! Happy 4th to you!

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  16. I don't go see the fireworks but watch them on the local TV channel & sometimes close by from my house

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  17. We buy our own fireworks and set them off. It is a lot of fun and the Grandkids really enjoy it.

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  18. We watch the city fireworks and then we set off our own for the grandkids. Jill P., Manteca, CA

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  19. Love the straw flagpole - great cut, great card for the 4th!
    We haven't watched fireworks for the last couple of years - just too much traffic getting to/from local shows. Up until last year, though, we did set off small fireworks in our street - gotta love sparklers!

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  20. I don't send 4th of July cards, but if I did, this would be a super cute card to make. We usually go to see fireworks on the 4th. Not sure about his year, though, as we will be visiting friends in Chicago. I guess we'll do whatever they like to do.

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  21. We usually go to see fireworks -- a big community display and this year we'll be able to shoot off some of our own too!

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  22. We usually go to see fireworks -- a big community display and this year we'll be able to shoot off some of our own too!

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  23. That is adorable! I love what you did with the straw and twine. Thanks for the inspiration!

    We usually go see fireworks, but I'll be glad when the kids are all finally grown so I can stay home. I hate the terrible traffic jams!

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  24. I love the flag! We always go to fireworks somewhere in the area. I am proud of my country and never miss a chance to celebrate it's birth! Thanks for the chance to win!

    mb6464@hotmail.com

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  25. I loved your patriotic card! We go to the town my brother lives in. He puts on their fire works show. So, we have our family reunion on the fourth and watch his show. FUN!

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  26. Fantastic card! Love the flag!
    We watch fireworks on tv on the 4th! Too hot, too many bugs, too many people to go somewhere to watch them!

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  27. So fun!! We usually just watch fireworks from our patio

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  28. Like the flag. Especially like the straw used. We go to see the fireworks but not every yr. I like watching the ones on tv.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  29. I love watching the firework show put on at our local park. I love your card and all the wonderful creations that you share.

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  30. I just love that furled flag card. What dimension. Our park district holds the fireworks display on the golf course right behind our house. It's been great while it lasted, but our house is for sale so this will be our last year of fireworks in our backyard.
    Elaine S.

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win! I loved seeing fireworks as a kid. Not so much now unless my neighbors set off fireworks. My poor doggies get too scared, so I stay home with them

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  32. Love those fireworks. Love them even more when watching them with the grandkids. Love your card also. Very patriotic. Thanks.

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  33. Thanks for sharing your darling card ideas, Joy.
    Martha in Norman

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  34. Great fourth of July card. I love the flag idea using a straw.

    Luria

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  35. Scrappin' GrannyJune 28, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Cute card. Love the way you cut the shaped card to use just the flag. We don't go to fireworks displays anymore, but usually some neighbors set off fireworks and we enjoy those.

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  36. Love the dimension you captured in the flag, Joy. Awesome project just in time for the 4th.

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  37. Yes! Yes! Yes! Fireworks are a must! Most of my family gets together and spends the day doing fun summer stuff and finishing the day with fireworks! The card you made is fantastic! Thanks!

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  38. We can see the sky-bound ones from our house, so we do small ones before the big show!

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