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Sweet November Patriotic Betsy…

Rah, Rah, Rah!   It’s daytime,  so I made pinwheels instead of keeping with sparklers, for Sweet November Patriotic Pixie Betsy!  I ❤ them! I used a 5/8 inch square punch to punch the double sided pattern paper… poked a hole in the center of the square… cut up toward the hole from each corner… then folded one tip from each corner up to meet the center hole.  When I put in the teeny 1/16th in brads,  I caught those tips and kept them under the brad.

It’s June Release Tuesday Review on the All That Scraps Blog today, HERE.  If you want to see lot of fabulous designing… click over!  You won’t be disappointed!

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Betsy is inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover card-stock,  cut out and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Hair – E50, 30, 23, 25, 27, 29,  Skin – E0000, 000, 00, 21, Cheeks – R20 diluted with R00, Red – R24, 27, 29, 59,  Skirt – B91, 93, 95, 97, 99.

I used CC Designs Butterflies Postage set (images stamped with Pumice Stone Distress ink), It’s Your Birthday Sentiment set and Beach sentiments set (stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink).  I did use my Stamp a ma jig to position the sentiments.

The pattern paper is from K & Company. One of their little pads they make and say they’re for matting photos. I’ve had it for a couple years though… sorry… it’s a good one!  I was sure tickled to find it stashed away here!  lol  Edges all inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.  I found an Americana 12×12 paper pad from K & Company online… linked below… not the same thing but might give the older style look…

The little clouds are from the smallest Fiskars cloud punch series… so cute! (the smallest I could find says medium)  I colored them a little with some Warm gray copics…  W0, 1, 3.

The grass is CC Designs Cutters Grass border die!  oh,  I LOVE this die!  I crimped it too… love this little crimper! hehe… sorry gals…JK! lol   I gave it some inking with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the Ink Blending tool.

I used the Perfect Layers 1/8th in. tool to cut the red layer.

Card base is 5 x 7, cut from an 8.5 x 11 sheet of kraft card-stock.  Scored with a Martha Stewart score board.

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Challenges I’m linking to…

Fun With Shapes – Summer and use punches or dies (square punch for pinwheels, label punch for sentiment)

The Kraft Journal – use kraft and the Good ‘ol Summertime (kraft card base)

Paper Playtime – Anything Goes and a sentiment

Paper Pretties – Red White and Blue

Simon Says Stamp and Show – a bit of brown

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well… hip, hip, hooray!  Have a great day!  Thanks for visiting!  Wish we could get together IRL!

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Stamps and Such…

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37 thoughts on “Sweet November Patriotic Betsy…

  1. Oh my gosh Pam … You just keep making them cuter & cuter …. I wish I could find this mojo you have cuz I would sure bottle it & sell it (or maybe use it to make a card myself) … You’re amazing my friend & I TRULY love everything you did to this adorable card.

  2. Amazing card Pam! Just simply love everything about this incredibly cute card, it’s amazing. Love the details, you have such an eye for fabulous decorations and colourcombinations.
    This card is truly a wonderful work of art, it’s absolutely stunning!


  3. Absolutely darling! Love your patriotic card……beautiful coloring, design and details!!!!
    I’ve had company this past week, so I’m trying to catch up!

  4. I think you are probably costing other people money too! LOL This is adorable & it is a disease, you are right about that. Are there any pills developed for it yet? (Please don’t tell my husband if there are! hehe)

  5. Too darn cute! Pinwheels are amazing. So is the cutting!! I’m afraid she would lose a limb if I cut her out.
    Love the patriotic theme.

  6. Love the card, every time I see your cards it makes me want to try out the Copic markers.


  7. Love her! And the pinwheels are just the perfect touch. I was just wondering how I could make some the other day. You are always full of such clever ideas! The grass & clouds make it so dimensional! Another stunner!

  8. Go team USA – what a bright and happy card you have made! I love those cute little pinwheels and that sweet little cloud in the sky. Smile, smile – I am coming to live with you to take lessons. I clean toilets and wash dishes.

  9. WowPam I have been mia and missed so much!!!! I can see that your talent for cardmaking has not left you!!!!! This is gorgeous!!!!! Your coloring is fabulous!!!!! Wow !!!

  10. Wow! what terrific colors and layering! How clever to make those cute pin wheels! Thanks for the great tip! Yippee! Just in time for the 4th of July! You are on a roll! Beautiful!

  11. It’s a so wonderful summercard, gorgeous making! Thanks for playing with us at fun with shapes and more. XOXO Michi

  12. Cuteness!!! Those teensy pinwheels made me smile – what a fun card! Love this little sweetie – she may need to go on my ‘must have’ list of ‘needs’….. Hugs!

  13. Hi Pam, your card is so adorable!! I love the cute pinwheels that this sweet image is holding in her hands!! Your card really feels like Summer with the red, white and blue that you used! Can you believe that 4th of July is coming up soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. I love your card! I was so inspired I picked up the Betsy stamp to see what i can do with her. By the way, how did you make those arrows that frame Betsy and make it look like an international air mail envelope? It’s so cute I love it!

  15. Love the adorable mini-pinwheels and Betsy is adorable! I plan to showcase your creation on our Feature Me Friday segment of The Kraft Journal blog this Friday the 29th. Be sure to stop by the blog to pick up your Featured Artist button that day, or any day thereafter and thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

  16. Pam!!!! I thought I left a comment last week. Sorry! When I saw this on the ATS blog I almost died. This is BRILLANT. Love the patriotic theme and even better with pinwheels!!!!!! I have no idea how you fussy cut with such precision. It’s like you’re a surgeon with a scalepl. LOL! Love how you incoporated the post card images too. Another perfect creation.

  17. Super fun, love the papers and those little pinwheels are darling. I think my meece would love them! Trying to catch up in Google with a few extra minutes today!

  18. this is an adorable card! Love the patriotic theme and those tiny pinwheels. The colors look perfect mounted on Kraft cardstock. Congrats on being Friday Feature at The Kraft Journal blog!

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