Saturday, July 4, 2009

"Oh Say Can You See" 4th of July Blog Hop

Heeeelllllllloooooo everyone! Happy 4th of July! I am Grace Lauer, Scrapbook News and Review's Marketing Director, which means I am a SNR STAFFER and I have part of the secret code further down within this post. I want to welcome you to yet another blog on the Scrapbook News and Review Card Universe's "Oh Say Can You See" 4th of July Blog Hop. It's a big one isn't it? The more to inspire you with!

Want to know when where it begins... click here. If you came from Helen Dooley's blog: http://tomorrowstreasure.blogspot.com/ you are on the right track! This is one large blog hop and I hope you are enjoying yourself. Lots of wonderful projects to make and learn from. What a wonderful way to get inspired on our countries birthday. I have a freebie for you and the piece of the code for the contest to win the 1 year subscription for Scrapbook News and Review!

I have a 4th of July fireworks card for you. This was a crazy card I created that was a little outside my box. Yet this was so fun to create and I had a blast mimicking a firework explosion. Here is a little explanation and instruction for you if you would like to create this card.


Out for Publication



4th of July card Instructions:
  1. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock, fold in half with bone folder
  2. 3 3/4" x 5" piece of red cardstock
  3. Draw along the edge of red cardstock with gold ink pen
  4. Stamp 13 - 15 small 4th of July images with red pigment ink on extra white cardstock
  5. Heat emboss with red glitter embossing powder
  6. Color in with blue, red and gold markers
  7. Cut around images leaving 1/16" of white around embossed image
  8. Adhere all cut out images onto blue cardstock
  9. Cut around all images leaving 1/16" of blue around the white
  10. Cut 7-9 1" strips of white fibers
  11. Adhere red cardstock in the center of the folded card base
  12. Choose the main embossed image and adhere it to the center front of the red cardstock with two layers of pop dots
  13. Choose five embossed images and adhere them around the center image with one pop dot
  14. Adhere remaining embossed images with mono adhesive around the embossed images from the previous step
  15. Roll the 1" strip of fibers into a ball, try to keep the fibers out of the adhesive, and adhere under the popped up layers of embossed images.
  16. Spread extending fibers into place before adhesive drys.
I hope you enjoy creating a card similar to this. I can this design in several ways. How about creating a Birthday card or New Years card? I hope you have been inspired a bit not only here at my attic but during your journey through the largest blog hop SNR has ever had almost 100 blogs! Big kudos to Anne House for putting this all together with the support from the Scrapbook News and Review staff. Don't forget all the wonderful bloggers who have signed up and participated for this holiday event.

We are having a summer full of paper crafting goodness and just for this event I am going to give you a sneak peek of the class I will be teaching one week from today for Scrapbook News and Review's Spring into Summer Event. My class is

Now, I promised you some freebies! As you read before I am SNR's Marketing Director so I will ask nothing more of you then to spread the word of our up coming event. If you leave a comment here on my blog telling me that you have posted on your blog or Facebook or twitter... about Scrapbook News and Review's up coming Spring into Summer Event and leave me a link to where you posted it, you will be entered into a drawing for a ONE MONTH FREE subscription to Scrapbook News and Review! You will need to post this by 10PM CST on Monday July 6th. How easy is that? Just spread the word about this amazing event! There is a graphic below for you to share!
Next, for you I have your code... yes here it is... are you ready? ................ "NOT WHAT" got it? Do you know what it is yet? Continue to play our code game by hopping through our Scrapbook News and Review Card Universe's “Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop”. Your next blog is...


Go check her out!

I would like to say thank you to all the heroes around the world. Here is a little something honoring my personal Hero and please take a moment to honor those who have been lost and who have fallen.

Thanks for viewing my blog I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July!!!

54 comments:

  1. fab card! Very fun...your blog is fun too! Love your little video.
    Happy 4th!

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  2. What a gorgeous card with great instructions! Have a super duper great 4th!

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  3. Awesome card!!! tfs and Happy 4th!!!

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  4. Wow thanks for including instructions too.

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  5. Hi Grace-
    I love your card and the firewoorks at the end is awesome- I added your link and picture to my blog please check it out! Happy 4th I hope I win the candy!
    Dawn in SC
    http://dawnluvs2scrap-dawn.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love your firecracker card & the firecracker slide show! (Great sound effects!) Have a Happy 4th of July!

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  7. Congrats on being a staffer :) and thank you for a fun blog hop and for the word.

    Giving away a cuttlebug machine and new folders, don't forget to enter your card in the challenge it fits the patriotic theme this week.:)
    Maggie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

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  8. Super card! thanks for showing us how to make it!

    Happy 4th

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  9. Awesome card, and great instructions! TFS!!

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  10. very nice...HAPPY 4th...HUGS...SK :)

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  11. This is so much fun, Grace. Your card reminds me of the grand finale when they shoot off tons of fireworks at once. Made me smile. Happy 4th.

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  12. Love the fibers in this card. Here's a link to my post:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1418256904

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  13. oh, oh! I think I know the phrase:) Love your adorable card and the fantastic song!

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  14. Gracie, I'm not even an American, and when I came to your blog, that music made me start crying. Thanks for sharing such a great project. Huge hugs

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  15. Great card !

    Winnie@Norwayscrapper

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  16. Happy 4th of July. I love the card. I will be posting the event on my blog, I will do this Sunday after the blog hop, so I can post it at top. scrapteaze.typepad.com

    Andrea

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  17. Love your card and your fireworks display. Very nice touch. Enjoy your holiday!

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  18. grace this is such a FUN card! TFS!
    Thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog!
    michelle.
    http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  19. Great card Grace! I love coming to your blog - your layouts and cards are so pretty :)

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  20. Your card is absolutely beautiful, Grace!!

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  21. Awesome card

    Happy 4th of July

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  22. Love your cards and the fireworks at the end, perfect ending for your post........
    Wishing you a very happy 4th of July.............
    Will be posting about the events on SNR later..........

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  23. Wonderful project!! I love all the flying fibers and the "out of the box" arrangement of the images. Brilliant!! I have blog candy on my blog, too, and I would love for you to hop on over and enter!

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  24. Thank you for the instructions to a great card and the ideas how to use it for other themes. Also, I loved the firework display.

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  25. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work and your holiday. Have a great 4th.
    Diana
    dj_enns@yahoo.com

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  26. what a fun card.

    Happy 4th of July!

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  27. I loved your video!!!! I also posted on my blog about the SNR blog hop. (It's towards the end.) Thanks for such an awesome time! gassgirl340@yahoo.com

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  28. Grace now this is one fun card and thanks so much for the instructions hope you are having a wonderful 4th

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  29. Awesome card .... and I love the music and special effects of you blog too!! Very fun ... have a great 4th!

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  30. What a FABULOUS card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

    I have just spent the last 15 min enjoying your your beautiful music and fireworks display! What a tribute you have here! Thank you! :) God bless our USA!

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  31. Love your card....busy but it totally works!!!!

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  32. Here's the link to my post about the upcoming event:

    http://www.sunnysideofcrafting.com/2009/07/04/looking-for-fun-and-to-be-challenged/

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  33. your next event is posted on my blog: http://rush8888.blogspot.com/

    love what you did when you worked outside the box! if one has enough images for any event, this will do wonderfully.

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  34. That is such a fun card. it really does look like fireworks just went off everywhere. What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. What a fun card - it really captures the feel of exploding fireworks. Great job!

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  36. Your card Rocks!! Awesome job!

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  37. What a great card! So much fun. Happy 4th. Love the video, too.

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  38. Love the fireworks! Happy 4th

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  39. What a striking card and thank you too for the detailed instructions!!

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  40. Love the card and your blog. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make the card. Happy 4th and God bless!

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  41. Fabulous card!! I love the "explosion"!

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  42. Awesome card! Very creative. TFS. Happy 4th!

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  43. Great card!

    Thanks for playing along with us!

    Hanneke,
    Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

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  44. Grace, your card is so fun, festive, and unique- love it!! Hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July weekend :)

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  45. Wow -- awesome way to recreate fireworks!

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  46. Gorgeous card, great instructions!

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  48. http://bylisac.blogspot.com/2009/07/cool-event-to-share.html
    Here's my link! Thanks so much!
    busysewin@cox.net

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  49. I have added your event to my blog! I love that fireworks card! So nice!

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  50. what a neat idea -- you totally captured fireworks!!

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  51. What a super fun card!!

    Thanks for playing with us at the CCB!!
    **Jackie**
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

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  52. Hi Grace! Love the SNR cover! Great Fourth of July slideshow. That was some blog hop. I've grabbed the SNR add for my blog.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know how you feel about this post. I hope you enjoyed your time here and will come back and view more. Don't forget to fallow my blog to keep updated with new projects and ideas.
~ Grace ~