Independence Day Card

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What’s On Your Work Desk This Week? #316

Hello dear friends – can you believe that it’s time for another round of What’s On Your Work Desk Wednesday (WOYWW)?

Every week, it seems like time flies by faster and faster!

The other day, I was shocked to learn that Independence Day – one of our most festive holidays here in the States – is just a week and a half away! Time to clean house! Time to send out barbecue invitations! Time to make cards in anticipation of this great holiday!

I have a large collection of red, white and blue stuff since I love the 4th of July,, so I pulled out my Close To My Heart Cardstock and Paper (Blue Ribbon) – Stamps (July Word Puzzle, D1289) and Ink (Moonstruck) – created some fuzzy tags with patriotic mulberry paper and embellishments – added some ribbon and bling – and created the card you see before you!

For those of you who live in the States, how will you be celebrating the Fourth? For those of you who live outside of the States, when do you celebrate your country’s independence?

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  1. Helen says:

    Happy nearly- independence day! great card.. helen 3

  2. Virginia says:

    Oh that card is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Anne says:

    Great card. Have fun getting ready for 4th and a great time on the day! Anne x #22

  4. Robyn Oliver says:

    Hi Joy….happy WOYWW….super patriotic card – hear it is a big thing in the US, here in Australia we celebrate Australia day – Australia Day is on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788.
    Have fun with the preparations for your big day. cheers RobynO#18

  5. AnyOldCraft says:

    What a wonderful card.
    I envy the US for their holidays.
    Ours in the UK are so boring in comparison lol 🙂 #27

  6. Your card is great and very patriotic. Being English I don’t celebrate Independence Day but it is my friend Allan’s birthday so I also have something to celebrate. I’ll think of you too.

    Barb #33 WOYWW

  7. Diana Taylor says:

    I love your card – it’s stunning. Enjoy all your preparations for the big day.
    Diana #36

  8. Sharon Madson says:

    Hi! Very patriotic card! Red white, and blue are such striking colors together, aren’t they?
    We are empty nesters, with no family here, so hubby grills and we try to stay cool. Not very exciting! Happy WOYWW! #41

  9. Lin says:

    What a great patriotic card! I love all the ways you brought these colors together! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  10. Lee Ann Barrett says:

    Wow, it has been a long time since I have seen mulberry paper! I know there is some somewhere in my stash! I love your updated use of this paper for a perfect patriotic card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge!

  11. Yes! That silly holiday is almost upon us. I just broke out with the RWB stuff too. I have a ridiculous amount of it. I am always stumped for ideas though. I love your card, very festive and your tags make me think of rockets. As for what I’ll be doing. With any luck, I might be driving back home across the desert. If not, hey at least I’ll be in a small town and they tend to do fun things for Independence Day. Judy #50

    • Create With Joy
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      Yes, the tags are supposed to have that rocket feel to them – that’s why there aren’t any ribbons on them!
      So glad you got that!
      Hope you enjoy your 4th and can’t wait to see what you do with your Red White And Blue stash!

  12. Carla says:

    Love your patriotic card! Thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart!

  13. Anet says:

    Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  14. amy says:

    Love the good ole Red, white and blue- The mulberry paper is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny’s.

  15. Amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. Very cool card! Great idea using the mulberry paper 🙂

    Thanks for joining us at LTSCB. Best of luck with your entry!

    Tammy DT

  17. Ema says:

    Simply fantastic! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  18. Joy, Your card is all dressed up in its red, white and blue finest. LOL Love your card. It’s so festive and patriotic. Perfect for the 4th. Thanks for joining us at the Mema’s Crafts challenge this month. Good luck. Hugs, Barbara

  19. Joyce Ann says:

    HAPPY 4TH! Thank you for sharing with us at Mema’s Crafts, good luck in the challenge.

  20. shelley says:

    Awesome card. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at

  21. Jacee says:

    Wonderful patriotic design!
    Thanks for joining in with this months challenge at Paper Creator, hope you’ll come and join us next time too, good luck!
    Hugs Jacee —- Paper Creator Design Team
    Simply Paper Card Design

  22. Elisabete says:

    Great festive card! Thanks for joining us this week at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday!

  23. LaVoice says:

    Perfect for the holiday.

  24. Beverly says:

    Everything it should be to celebrate our blessed country. It is fantastic. Happy Pink Saturday, and thank you for sharing.♥

  25. Tina Goodwin says:

    Wonderful card! I love all the different layers and embellishments. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  26. Dropping by from S’art-urday….love your card-I’m not ready for the 4th…but I will be grilling BBQ chicken♪

  27. Maryvonne says:

    Very nice card!
    Thank’s for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage, and good luck!
    Maryvonne DT

  28. Crystal says:

    Beautiful project! Way to go on incorporating the patriotic colors! Thank so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas. Hope to see you on our next linky party!!

    Crystal DT

  29. Mags says:

    A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  30. Craftybunny says:

    What a fabulous Patriotic card.Just love your ‘fuzzy tags’ and how you’ve built up all the elements.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  31. I hope you have a great Independence Day! Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Anything Goes”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  32. DanielleVincent says:

    Wonderful Patriotic card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin’ Kimmie for Try something NEW!

  33. Joyce says:

    Thanks for joining us at Your Scrapbook Place with your beautiful Independence Day card. Love the bright colors

  34. PLISSA ADD says:

    Beutiful proposal, thanks for join in Retarte at Stampartpapel…Hugs! Paula. DT

  35. WOW! Gorgeous colours. Great card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes!

  36. Katy says:

    I can definitely tell that you love the Fourth of July! It shows in your fun and festive card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this challenge!

  37. Gail L says:

    This is an awesome red, white and blue card and I love the ribbon. Good luck in your challenges! Hugs, Gail, Craft-Dee BowZ DT

  38. chanya13 says:

    Fabulous card with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner Agnieszka DT

  39. Rae Ann says:

    Love the layout of this card. The mulberry paper is a wonderful touch and adds so much texture!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  40. Tanya Miller says:

    great card and layout. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Tag It challenge (DT)

  41. Glenda Cates says:

    I love the card you made. As for us we live in the States. We also cook out then pick someplace to go and watch the Fireworks at. We take lots of snacks and things for my son to play with and just chill and enjoy each others company.

  42. Gorgeous cards! You can just see the time and love poured into them! So nice to do #OMHGWW with you!!


  43. Claudia
    Twitter: Imagesbycw

    I cannot believe I missed your beautiful card. Thanks for joining me @ s~ART~urday.

    We do not really celebrate July 4th here. Why? Well, family and friends live far away, so we enjoy the day – hopefully – doing something outdoors. Nothing out of the usual, just enjoying.

    I hope you are going to have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    • Create With Joy
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      I am fortunate Claudia – I am in walking distance of our community’s firework display! We will be barbecuing for our friends and then enjoying the show that evening! (If it wasn’t so hot, we would go early to hear the bands play before hand but where I live it is always a scorcher!)

  44. Neva Cole says:

    Very fun card with great details, thank for joining us at RRBC!

  45. Very patriotic card. Lots of fun. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  46. Evija says:

    Wonderful card! Thank you so much for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

  47. Sandy says:

    Love this! So bright and colorful. I really love all the layers and details! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  48. willeke says:

    Lovely card !
    DT Crafty Creations Challengeblog

  49. Anjie McChesney says:

    Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Tag it! challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

  50. Wendi R says:

    fun card, love the rockets!! thanks for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!!

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