Just for the Fun of It

There are a number of challenges online this month that call for patriotic themes or red, white and blue so I took this opportunity to pull out my Hero Arts stamp sets, "This is Big", and "Operation Write Home Year Round Sentiments". In addition, this called for die-cutting with some glitter cardstock! I used a label die by Spellbinders, star dies by Spellbinders and MFT, button die by MFT and stamped star by Hero Arts.
Let's Craft and Create challenge 149, patriotic or red, white and blue
The House that Stamps built Challenge DCCJ319, red white and blue
Kat Scrappiness July challenge, patriotic or pets
Cardz TV challenge 93
Crafters Castle July challenge
DL Art July challenge
Word Art challenge
Color Dare challenge 350 inspiration

a2z July challenge, Sparkle and Shine with Hero Arts
Crafty Hazelnut's July PP challenge
Time out challenge 139, freedom flowers or moon inspiration
Papercraft challenges #4, glitter and sparkles
Stamplorations Summer theme and sketch, stamps with AG


  1. Oh I love that plaid background and all the sparkle on this lovely patriotic card! Thanks for playing along in the "Red, White, and Blue" challenge over on THTSB!

  2. I like the background, kind of a homey pattern to set the shapes and stars against. Wonderful card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  3. Nice variety of die cuts you used against that background paper which I love...everything pops and great layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  4. Love all the sparkle and stars along with the RWB. Great use of the background paper and fun sentiment!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Love you design and use of colors. Great background and love the die cuts, too. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

  6. Great combination of stamp, die and colors!! Thanks for joining our July Challenge at a2z.

  7. Beautiful!! Love the shape of the dies you used! And I have that same blue paper (have had it forever!!) and this is the perfect way to use it. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  8. Very nice card for July 4th theme. I especially love the background and the star accents. Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

  9. Great card Karen, Love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking!

  10. Cute design! I like how you made the sentiment the focal point with the stars all around. Thank you for sharing your creation at the Color My Heart Dare blog. 💙☕MissCarrie

  11. Wonderful....patriotic....I love it. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  12. A nice design and very festive! I just love the red, white, and blue combination. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  13. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour My Heart colour dare challenge. I hope you can join us again soon. Congratulations on winning the Ruby Award.