Thursday, July 5, 2018

Happy Birthday America!

Hi there,

Hope my American friends had a lovely day yesterday. I'm up first with the start of the new July Reveal. I know I'm a day late with this card, please forgive me, but I thought it may be fun to  show a different feel to the new Emma's Best Birthday Set 902, with a little help from Baxter - July 4th digi set 901!!!

I thought it would be fun to combine Baxter and Emma into a Fourth of July celebration card. So I started by printing the digis of the flag and Baxter on my computer.

The flag was cut down to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and then Baxter was fussy cut with the 5" mini scissors. I deliberately left a little white edge around him.

Emma was stamped in Hybrid Black Shadow ink, using the Stamp Platform and was then colored in with the Nuvo Alcohol Pens and she also was fussy cut leaving a little white edging.

The sentiment (from the Happy Birthday set) was stamped, also using the Stamp Platform, in Nuvo Clear Mark ink and heat embossed with Cerulean on to a scrap of white cardstock.

The star was cut out from the flag using the Tonic Shaker and Die set with the Tangerine.

The little stars from the Spellbinders Star Circles were mounded on top of the sentiment and the shaker element was placed over the top.

The shaker element was then placed in behind the star hole in the flag.

I used the Tonic Mirror Cardstocks Cobalt Velour and Ruby Red for the card base.

Some Gypsy Red and Denim Velvet Glitters were added to the cake icing with the Nuvo Smooth Precision Pen.

Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew was applied to the flag poles, the tray, the candle flame, Emma's shoes and Baxter's nose to finish off my little scene.

I hope you have enjoyed my share today.

Below is a list of the products that I used in my card today:

Emma’s Best Birthday 902
Spellbinders Star Circles

Have you checked out the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge over on Facebook yet? If not, you really need to head over there and enter with anything that uses an SNS image, either rubber or digi - and just to make it easier you can pick up free digis over on the website! So, really there are no excuses! The July Challenge has just recently opened and you have until the 25th of July to enter - winners will be announced the 3rd of August. Good Luck!

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,



  1. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us and Always Fun Chs.
    I have a new scrapbooking challenge blog if you are also a scrapbooker. Would love you to link up your layouts! Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenges
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  2. This is fantastic. I would love to see you come an join our new challenges over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge each month. We have new prize awards happening with certificates, badges and images plus Winners Video/Slideshow. Challenge is "Always Anything Goes", enter any Image or Project. Hope you keep us on your Challenge Blog List and join us each month. This is the link here....

  3. Wonderful creation, lovely image and great work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  4. Fantastic ideas, terrific tutorial, and I'm laden with ideas from your adorable card, Miss Shona! Great shaker element! Thanks for an inside peek at your photos app, and the way it says to capture more than one image. I just finished writing a post today, to be published on the 19th, with a digital tutorial for masking, adding elements, and shading the images. Thanks for the inspiration, and fun card! hugs, de

  5. Simply fabulous Shona and so full of celebrations. Hope Emma doesn't trip and drop that cake LOL. I am sure Baxter would love it if she did.

  6. Great combination of images and a great card for the Fourth of July. The coloring is fantastic.

  7. This is just wonderful love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  8. Such a clever design to celebrate our 4th holiday. Baxter is just totally cute waving his flag, and love the glitz on that yummy cake Emma is presenting. Hope you had a cool day to celebrate. It was bloomin' hot in Upstate SC. TFS & Happy wkend.

  9. So wonderfully creative Shona

  10. FABulous fun card..Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  11. What a lovely combination of digi and love the shaker star, fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  12. What an adorable patriotic card.Cute images and love the shaker card idea - Great job.

  13. Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  14. This is such a cute


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!