Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Birthday celebration

While Independence Day is approaching, many challenges ask us to use red, blue and white.  I rarely send out July 4 cards because it is a day that we gather for barbeque and I'd much rather use these colors for decoration.

On the other hand, these colors often remind me of the retired paper pack Fanfare.  Its summer colors and patterns are very fun.  So I thought, however making a masculine birthday card with Fanfare?  I based on my card on the sketch from Seize the Birthday:

And my Fanfare birthday card looks like this:

My card is also entering the following challenges:

Color My Heart - Pacifica, Cranberry and White Daisy;
Gingerloft Challenge - Red, White and Blue;
Shopping our Stash - Red, white, Blue

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  1. Love the papers! And I tend to try non-holiday themes with the colors, since Independence Day isn't a big card-sending holiday. :)

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. And it is indeed a celebration in itself. A wonderful male card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Gingerloft.

  3. Lovely card, so bright and cheery. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft for our red, white and blue challenge xxx

  4. What a fun celebratory card! I love your tilted pinwheel and bold Celebration greeting. Nice job with the sketch, too! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week--we always enjoy it when you do!
    :) Marie

  5. I love this, Joyce! The colors work so well with the stars and stripes on the pinwheel! It's very patriotic-looking, whether you wanted it our not :) It also makes a great masculine birthday card!

  6. I love what you did with the old Fanfare paper. Great celebration card that would work well for many occasions. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart this week!!


  7. Fabulous card for Color my Heart! I so enjoy this creation. Thanks for joining us this week at Color my Heart.

  8. Such thee fun pinwheel! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!