Scrapbook News & Review 4th of July Blog Hop and Mini Tutorial and Blog Candy



Welcome to the Scrapbook News & Review “Oh Say Can You See” July Blog Hop.  I am so happy you are able to spend some time with us hopping around to see all the wonderful cards for this challenge.  If you continue reading my post, you will find a mini tutorial as to how I created my card.  Tutorials are posted every Tuesday.

There are a whopping 95 blog hop participants.  You can start at the beginning of the hop by starting at Scrapbook News & Review.  If you came from Winnie’s Creations, you’re on the right track.  Travelling all the way from Winnie’s blog in Norway, you had a long trip, so grab an iced coffee and sit a spell.  Shelly Skala is the next participant so scoot over and visit her very fun blog, Jaspere’s Little Corner.

A little word about my image–it is one of the stamps I designed and can be purchased at Sunflowers and Dragonflies Creative Designs.

Wow, look at the blog candy up for grabs!

For a chance to win the 4th of July cake stamp, simply leave me a comment.  Tutorial suggestions are welcome.  The winner of the blog candy will also work with me to come up with two custom-made stamps.  The stamps will include a return address label, and a “made by” stamp for the back of your card.


After colouring the image, I cut star shapes with my Cricut.


To add interest to the stars, they were run through the Cuttlebug with a swirly template.


Next, I distressed the edges with orange ink.


Card front is 5″ x 5″.  It was run through the Cuttlebug twice to completely cover the front with the dot pattern.


With a stylus I gently pushed the back of the holes so the seam on the front would be completely gone.  Cool, eh?


Lots of pop dots make all the layers pop.

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Posted on : Jul 04 2009
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64 People have left comments on this post

Jul 5, 2009 - 05:07:11
Lisa Cook said:

Awesome project!!!

Jul 5, 2009 - 05:07:22
lucy edson said:

Beautiful card, Beth! Love the way you embellished the stars!

Hope you had a great 4th! 🙂

Jul 5, 2009 - 06:07:45

What a cute card! Thanks for the tutorial. Have a great 4th week-end!

Jul 5, 2009 - 06:07:53
Thanh said:

I love all the little things you did to make this card, Beth!

Jul 5, 2009 - 07:07:40
Sheena B said:

I absolutely adore this cake! There is a cake-maker I’ve seen online who does the most amazing zany defying gravity cakes you have ever seen – this stamp reminds me of her work! Love the card!

Jul 5, 2009 - 07:07:17

Darling card

Jul 5, 2009 - 07:07:54

Darling card, happy holiday

Jul 5, 2009 - 09:07:20

I have loved every single project that I’ve seen using this cute cake image – yours is just DARLING!! I’m offering blog candy on my blog and would love for you to hop on over and enter to win it!

Jul 5, 2009 - 09:07:34
Sheila said:

Great card. I like the different textures on the card as well. Great tutorial.

Jul 5, 2009 - 10:07:05
Leah said:

How beautiful your card. I love the textures used. great tutorial

Jul 6, 2009 - 01:07:47
Lynna said:

Great card with all the layers and dimension. Thanks for the tip on using the stylus to get rid of the line of the cuttlebug folder. TFS

Jul 6, 2009 - 03:07:25
christine said:

Hugs, Christine

Jul 6, 2009 - 12:07:44
Seleise said:

super super cute! and great idea for the stars and the seam!

Jul 6, 2009 - 08:07:41
Risa West said:

Your card is totally awesome Bev! Your image is so darn cute and the star embellishments totally rock! Thanks for the hiding the seam tip…very awesome!

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