Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July Hero Cricut Stand and Salute Card

Happy 4th of July!  Today's quick card was made using the Cricut Stand and Salute cartridge and the digital Independence cartridge (for the heart).
 I cut the heart at 2-1/4" and the "liberty and justice" frame from Cricut Stand and Salute at 5-1/2".  A quick tip on cutting the frame since it's super skinny:

On the Expression, multi-cut two times and put your blade at 3 and your pressure at 3 and your speed at low.  That's your only hope of getting the skinny bits of the frame to cut.

On the Explore, put it at the setting above iron-on vinyl and cut twice.
The "hero" stamp is from the Close to My Heart Artiste stamp set that comes with the Artiste cartridge.


Here is the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month for July - a full alphabet stamp set! Normally, these are $29.95 but this month, it's only $5 with a $50 purchase!  WHOOP!

It's just $5 when you spend $50+ at my Close to My Heart shopping page.

Here's a quick link to the online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 


New Cricut Giveaway - Creative Holiday Cards
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Doing anything exciting for the 4th of July? We are swimming at my mom's house - she lives a street away so it's very convenient.
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Winner will be announced on July 6, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

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38 comments:

  1. My son is home from college (in Ohio) so, we are going to have a bbq... chicken on the grill w/Chivetta's, corn on the cob, salad w/toms, cukes and fixin's... salt potatoes, baked beans and watermelon.. YAY!!
    And we usually go sit on a road, just out side of town, with a great view of several close towns' fireworks.. and bring some snacks with us..
    L.r. Smith on fb...

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  2. We're taking it easy and enjoying the weather with a walk by the lake, simple but fun!

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  3. Going to enjoy husband having the day off. This evening we will drive into town for the second night of fireworks.

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  4. I road in my friend's golf cart in our community parade this morning! Fun!

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  5. HAPPY 4th of JULY!! I have no plans today. my kids are at Lake Lanier for the first time!! so a laid back kinda day! thanks so much for the free file! enjoy and be safe!

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  6. Like the Patriotic Card. I have the Stand & Salute cartridge. I recall buying it at Big Lots for a low price in an after Thanksgiving Day sale. No plans as such for 4th of July other than bbq at home for us and time to relax. I forgot for a second that it was a holiday when I almost went out to ck for mail and then recalled no mail day due to holiday.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  7. We're smoking some ribs, Michael came home for the weekend and I'll be crafting most of the day!! How about you, Joy???

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  8. Love the very patriotic card! Happy 4th of July! We are having a picnic at my my brother's house next door with the kids.

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  9. Relaxing and chatting with friends--the best for any holiday.Love the card. I am in a small art group and we will be making cards for vet center and to send to service men and women. Your ideas are always so great. I also really appreciate the coupons in case I am ever near somewhere to shop. Thanks Elizabeth txormt@yahoo.com

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  10. Love your card! Happy 4th of July! We are staying home today, celebrating at my sisters house on Sunday.

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  11. Awesome card Joy I love it and I want to thank you for showing all the things on this cartridge as I got it out and used the flag from the other day for a 4th of July LO for 2013 I didn't even know it was on there. YOU ROCK
    Hope you are having a firecracker of a day!!!

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  12. Already went to the localparade with 10 grandchildren, rang our "liberty bell, had a scrumptous lunch, leaving soon for another picnic, then home to make a HUGE batch of popcorn and off to the fireworks!
    Love your card.

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  13. Perfect card for today. We are having a cook out tomorrow to celebrate the 4th and my son's birthday--couldn't get everyone together today.

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  14. Happy 4th! Loved your patriotic card! We'll grill burgers for the family and have the usual sides. Later, we'll watch the neighbors fireworks and enjoy our beautiful weather!

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  15. I love your card. We're getting together with family later today for a barbecue and to watch fireworks. Happy 4th of July to all.

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  16. Happy Fourth of July Joy! No big exciting plans for me! Hope you had fun swimming!

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  17. We're having a bbq with friends and watching the fireworks at the park! =)

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  18. We are enjoying our 4th relaxing at our pool and grilling taking a break from unpacking.

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  19. We're with friends in the country (in fact, I'm surprised I have service right now!). We plan to barbecue and set off some fireworks on their property - fun! Happy 4th!

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  20. Happy 4th! My hubby is working and I'm enjoying time by myself. Hooray to our independence! ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  21. It's a slow day here which is great. We did barbecue for lunch.

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  22. Grandchildren are swimming. I just finished cleaning up the lunch dishes! Happy 4th to you.
    Martha from Norman

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  23. Didn't make any plane because of Hurricane, so glad nothing happend. Happy 4th of July to all.(^○^)

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  24. Beautiful card. Yes we are glad we have our freedom. Happy 4th.

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  25. Great 4th of July card Joy! I got together with a good friend and we scrapbooked this afternoon. What fun! Thanks for the chance to win! Patty

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  26. No big plans. Hubby putting the magnetic primer on what will be a craft room wall. We are making it a magnetic/dry erase wall

    http://baccsurfs.wordpress.com/

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  27. Just reorganizing my scrapbook room! Thanks for chance to win

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  28. Love your card! I so like it when you use a cartridge that I have thanks! 4 of July is that my house this year,cookout with family & a new baby boy(great nephew)born on July1st ! Then we all drive down to the Park at dark & watch the fireworks! TFS & a chance at this weeks cartridge,creative holiday cards.
    rosebud222222222

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  29. We stayed home and tried some new recipes. Love, love, love your card! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

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  30. We are camping in Illinois and having a great time! Love your 4th of July card.

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  31. Picked up limbs + pinecones after Hurricane Arthur. Cooked on the grill last night during the storm. Stayed home, but we were able to hear firecrackers (although we could not see them). Happy 4th Joy (swimming sounds like fun).

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  32. Scrappin' GrannyJuly 5, 2014 at 5:27 AM

    Love your card with the patriotic sentiments. We had family get together and picnic.

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  33. We stayed at home and got to visit with my great-granddaughter. Don't get to see her often, only in pictures.

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  34. That's a beautiful card Joy! We went to our friend's home and had a bbq. So fun to spend time with them. Hope you had a Happy 4th.

    Leslie

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  35. Very nice card. I have the Stand and Salute Cart. I will be staying home comforting my dogs as I do every Fourt of July and New Year. To tell you the truth I dread both of the holidays because the fireworks scare my dogs so much.

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  36. We barbeque with family and then come home and do as partnerfor pets and cuddle out dogs. One of mine is currently hiding behind my computer in his Thunder Jacket. Jill P., Manteca, CA

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  37. My family and I went to a bbq and then watched some fireworks to celebrate the 4th.

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  38. Me and my husband didn't do anything. On the 4th of July is my son Birthday and he turn 21year old. And he move out of the family nest and know we are first time with not having any kids running in and out of the house. But he call and ask if I wouldn't mind that I the mom was it be OK to have his own party with out us. And trying real hard not to cry and I said yes it is your day and I know that you just moved out and it is your 21 birthday and you only get to celebrate it only one day for the rest of your life but I did say be careful and not to drink and drive and for some reason there is nobody that has not drink please and call and we will get ya home safe and I want get mad. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest and I will understand if you delete it but I don't have anyone to talk to.
    Have a great day and think you for listen or delete it but I do fill better. Thank you again :-)
    Delama :-)

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