Thursday, July 1, 2021

Light it Up -- For Cute Card Thursday

 It's the first Thursday of the month, and Cute Card Thursday has now gone to monthly challenges.  That's right, monthly!  You have a whole month to make a card and try to win a prize from our awesome sponsors!  The theme is Anything Goes -- with the optional twist of Summer.  

The 4th of July is a big, big holiday here in the States, and my little town has a huge celebration.  Last year, of course, was a bust, but this year, the party is on!  There's things happening on all weekend, but the highlights are a huge parade, a beach party, and of course fireworks.  I believe this little guy is ready for the action...

adorable, isn't he!  He's from Whimsy Stamps, one if this month's sponsors. He is part of the Gnome Summer Celebration Digital Stamp Set.  He is one of 3 stamps in the set. 

I colored the Gnome Summer Celebration with Copic markers, then went searching for some patriotic papers.  I found these at AMBillustrations. They are the Stars & Stripes papers.

The blue star embellishments are large sequins from Close To My Heart.  I computer generated the sentiment, and placed it on a banner form Tonic Studios. 

I hope I have as much fun on the 4th as this guy appears to be having!

Join us this month as Cute Card Thursday! Remember, it's a month long, and the theme is Anything Goes, with the option of Summertime.  Our sponsors are Whimsy Stamps and All Dressed Up Stamps

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The House That Stamps Built -- Red, White & Blue
Double D Challenge -- Signs of Summer
Paper Craft Crew -- Summer Nights
Cut it Up Challenges -- Red,White, and Blue
Stinkin Inkers -- Let the Sparks Fly


  1. Hello my friend! OMG this is too, too cute! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Signs of Summer’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. This is so adorable, great image and design! So glad you shared with us at The House That Stamps Built and look forward to seeing you again. Donna DT

  3. You got me with gnome - this is so cute - and sure fitting our challenge of red,white, and blue. Great coloring as well. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

  4. Well how stinkin' CUTE!!! I'm all about gnomes, and your little guy is perfect. I love your design here too. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Double D Challenge Blog.
    Judy~DD DT

  5. Great card Julie. That gnome is the cutest but do I need another one .... lol.

  6. Darling!!!! Thanks for sharing this over at THTSB.

  7. Super cute card! Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!

  8. This is adorable!! And your coloring is fabulous!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.