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Monday, July 5, 2010

House Mouse Challenge #73 -HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

FRONT OF CARD

INSIDE OF CARD

Welcome to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #73.  This challenge is a surprise for our Teammate, America Kuhn.  Her birthday was July 4th. So the challenge this time is to make a birthday card.

America is taking the summer off to travel from Washington State to New York State with her family.  It is also a cross-country move for them.  So to let her know we are thinking of her, the design team has made birthday cards for her, as she will be checking in to the challenge site while on her journey.

Since her birthday was July 4th, I decided to go with red, white and blue and stars and stripes, And as you can see, the little Gruffie is all set to serve up the cake for this special occasion.

I colored with Copic Markers.  The stars were cut on my Big Shot using a sizzix die.  I added a little bling to the stars with some rhinestone stars in the centers.  The Frame is from Spellbinders.  Inside I have used the Stampin' Up Top Note die and stamped some fireworks and embossed with tinsel red embossing powder.
The sentiment is by Dacie's.

To check out the other birthday cards for America, go to the House Mouse and Friends Challenge blog and have a peek.........they are outstanding!  And while you're at it, dust off a house mouse stamp and enter the challenge.  It runs through Sunday, July 18th.  We are offering a House Mouse Stamp as a prize for this challenge.

Happy Birthday, America, enjoy every minute of your trek across the United States to your new home with your family.  Hope there is a delicious cake and some cool ice cream. And, best wishes for many more happy healthy birthdays...............

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great Monday.  Until later...................


12 comments:

Curt in Carmel said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! The colors are so bold and bright! Love the sentiment on the inside as well as the fireworks going off in the background! Exquisite detail! Best, Curt

Patti J said...

Sue, this is wonderful!!! I love the brightness of it - what a wonderful birthday card - America will love it! Your picture at the top of your blog tugged at my heartstrings a bit! I love fly-overs. DS is a USAFA graduate, class of '98, so we have seen many, and they never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing your card, AND your photo!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Sue :-) the image is adorable and the stars and fireworks are gorgeous America will just love this am sure ! :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Sue.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rica said...

Sue this is absolutely adorable, I love the sentiment and fireworks. Great layout and fabulous image, great colouring and fab details.
Thanks for your comment - can't have a party without music lol.
hugs Heather xx

scrapperjulia said...

What a terrific birthday card for America, Sue! Love the patriotic look of it!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love all the details of this card Sue! That punched frame is so cool! So many details and such wonderful colors...OH MY!. I think we really put on a good party!

mycardz said...

Hi Sue! Yay, we did it! I was so worried I would spoil the surprise somehow, I'm so relieved it actually worked! Thank YOU so much for the awesome stamp too! I think we should have LOTS of participants. And, as for your card - wowzers! It's so gorgeous. All the extra details you always add really make your card so special (I know this for a fact!) I also know our dear America will love it! Thanks again - awesome job! hugz, Mary

Debbie Pamment said...

I'm sure America will be overwhelmed by this Sue - it't truly fabulous!
xXx

theneon said...

You are such a good DT member -- I remembered that it was America's birthday from last year as I have a friend's whose birthday is also the 4th and it is always so much fun to make that special birthday card -- your's is no exception! Very very special. ahhh, and just "one more" stamp to put on my list of wants. LOL

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Hi Sue!
Your card is adorable. Love all the stars, papbers and this great image.

Hugs, Natascha

America said...

OH my goodness!! what a fantastic surprise!!! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL card!! Im half way across the USA now and checking in. I LOVE LOVE LOVE what I see here. WOW! THANK YOU SOOOO very MUCH for the awesome birthday wishes and for being so thoughtful and super-super sweet. :) WOW!!! You guys have totally made my week!!!!! :)