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May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo - Celebrate

Hello Fellow Craft Bloggers,

I am so excited to be part of The Gyptian's – The Bug Bytes Design Team, Thank you so much Pam!
I am so appreciative that I have been given the opportunity to join a group of ladies that are so amazingly talented.

I wanted to create a card for my husband to take to work for his co-workers as well as use the COM. (Cartridge of the month)
This was a challenge for me. I don't use Accent Essentials very often but I was pleasantly surprised with some of the cuts I never thought about using. No wonder this was one of the cartridges included with the purchase of the Expression. I believe I will be using it more often now. J
When I think of Cinco de Mayo, my 1st thought is of all the festive colors and ruffled dresses and lights and bright foods. So, I wanted my card to be a visual color blast. I didn't do anything fancy, just simple cuts and assembly.

Here is the DS File – The only cartridge used is Accent Essentials. Cinco de Mayo - Celebrate Cut File

I laid out the page for 6 colors on the cutting mat. 6 – 3 by 6 pieces of paper/cardstock.

Do you just love when the cuts actually work. - hehe

Assembly of the flowers and the border

Some Close ups.

Supplies I used:
Cardstock – The Paper Company and
Brads – Making Memories
Glitter Glue – Hampton Art (a la mode) and Sulyn Industires (Fred Meyer's)
Ribbon – ¼" Offray Grossgrain
Ink – Studios G (white) and Stampology (peridot – green, I just fell in love with this color.. why you ask. No idea!!)
Stamp – Making Memories (express it – magnetic stamps)
Adhesive – Zip dry (love this glue, just wish it didn't clog up at the end) and foam dimensional (generic – from OfficeMax)

Well, I hope you enjoyed my simple little card. I sure had fun making it and challenging myself to be 'organized' with all the information. This is the first time I have uploaded a DS file, so I am pretty proud of myself.

Hugs, and thanks for taking a peek at my project!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!


papillon digital design said...

Happy Cinco De Mayo indeed. The card fits so well and is colorful. Lovely job

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Happy Conco Di Mayo to you! This is an adorable card, love the bright colors and the bling!

Mrs B said...

Oh, I love the bright colors! Great job on your project today~!

Mandy said...

I LOVE the colors!! So bright and cheery! You did an amazing job! Happy Cinco De Mayo!

The Bug said...

What a perfect card for Cinco De Mayo! So bright and festive! You really did capture the ruffles and colors of the celebration! GREAT JOB!

Karen said...

Beautiful! As everyone has said, you captured the colors of Cinco De Mayo-and even the ruffles! I work for Beacon Adhesives, the makers of Zip Dry. Mike the Beacon Glue Guy has a tip for the Zip Dry clogging:
"The best way to keep Zip Dry caps clear is to not store it with the application cap. After you are done using the glue, let the cap drain into the bottle, unscrew it and store it with the flat cap. To clean out the application cap, I usually shove a popsicle stick into the cap and let the remaining glue dry onto the wood. The next time I use it, I yank out the stick and the dried glue comes out with it."
Hope this helps!

Jodie R said...

Absolutely screams Cinco De Mayo! So beautiful! We have a place in Downtown San Diego called Old Town. Looking at this card takes me right there. You did an awesome job!

amylynne said...

Love the bright colors! So very festive! I must admit I haven't used Accent Essentials very much either but I love the cuts on it! Fantastic job!

flowerdisco said...

I am a bright bold colors Gyptian too. The cards is awesome and you used those flowers in an excellent way for a festivity too.

Cherie said...

Wow! Your flowers are gorgeous! I live on the border of Mexico and your colors are just perfect for Cinco De Mayo! TFS!

MizMaryAnn said...

Wow your card is pretty enough to frame. I love the bright, bold colors of Mexico and you have captured it totally. Thank you for the download to DS. I'm going to make it today.

Karen said...

Love all of the bright colours and it is a great way to use up scraps!

TR said...

Everyone talked about the flowers but I like the layered
boarders! :D I've been noticing layers in boarders lately
and I like the colors of yours.

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