Monday, June 29, 2020

Happy Birthday USA!

I am descended from families who arrived in the New World beginning in 1620 and from others who arrived on our shores as recently as 1930. Celebrating a 244-year birthday on Independence Day is an important occasion in our family. I am proud to be an American.
It's time for Double Trouble Challenge #60. Because this is the fifth Monday of the month, the challenge theme is Anything Goes and lasts only one week. This challenge begins on Monday, June 29, and ends on Sunday evening, July 5, 2020. There is an optional twist where we are asking you to use red, white, and blue on your card. Other colors are also permitted. And, as a reminder, you may submit your card to any of our partners from past challenges. Visit our blog for a current list.

I decided to partner with Crafting Happiness Challenge #55. Their theme is Anything Goes. 

Onto a green-blue card base, I added a panel of cloud-patterned paper then added coordinating patterned paper along each side. The balloons were die-cut, the sentiment was computer-generated and adhered with foam tape. Enamel dots were added. The inside was lined with a panel of white and some coordinating paper. 
We hope to see you at our fun challenge - you could win a prize! Visit the DTC60 blog for the details.

Stamp: Computer-generated sentiment
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Pool Party, Real Red & Not Quite Navy; foiled cardstock in red & blue, white glitter paper
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug "Patriotic Parade" Collection
Die: Paper Smooches (balloons)
Misc.: Enamel dots and foam tape


  1. Very neat card, Melanie! Love the heart paper along the sides.

  2. The foiled balloons are so fun, and the cloud paper is perfect! This is a fabulous celebratory card! I enjoyed being your Crazy Cousin this month!

  3. What a neat background you have with a love for America! Your card celebrates it perfectly and is so cute :)

  4. Fun birthday card. Thank you so much for playing along at my Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  5. Love balloons high in the sky and the foil is an excellent choice of these balloons...and love all the border papers inside and out.