Patriotic Summer Scene with Guest Designer Holly

Hi folks!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sad to say this is my last post as a Guest Designer.  I have truly enjoyed coming up with these fun and creative cards to share with you this month.  Many thanks to BJ, Lori, and Gini for asking me to be a guest designer and for helping me out with my questions.  I have had a great time!!

For my card today, I was thinking about the upcoming 4th of July holiday, and I wanted to make a patriotic summer scene card.  This Patriotic Swag die fit the bill perfectly.  If you haven't checked out this die, it comes as one large connected die.  There are three pieces connected by some very thin strips of metal.  It's easy to snap them apart into three individual dies.  Look at the picture below.  You can see I separated the three pieces and then cut each piece with a different color of cardstock.

I used the following dies on my card:

Patriotic Swag
Victorian Picket Fence
Clouds and Rain
Grass Border

I started by sponging some blue and green inks on white cardstock and then I stamped the tree to one side.  The clouds were adhered so that some of them were floating past the edges of the scene.  The picket fence is actually some kraft cardstock that I distressed to look like a whitewashed fence and then I added the grass border to the bottom.  Finally I put the swag together and glued it to the fence, and then I pulled some of the grass out so it would be "blowing" against the swag.

Thanks so much for checking out my artwork this month. It's been a wonderful experience, and I know the next Guest Designer will have a great time.  I hope you all have a wonderful week and a Happy and Safe 4th of July!  :-)


  1. Holly, such a lovely summer themed card. I have really enjoyed see your lovely creations : ). Thanks so much for joining us. Hugs xx

  2. Holly, What a cute card - that Patriotic Swag die is always fun to use. We have certainly enjoyed having your share your delightful creations with us this month! Thank you so much.

  3. What a great card Holly and that die is so cute. :-)

  4. Cute summer card and perfect with fourth of July right around the corner. I've enjoyed having you as a guest designer for June. Thank You!!!

  5. Great idea, and such a lovely card., Judy x


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