Patriotic Colors at Miss Kate Cuttables

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I’m showing my true colors at Miss Kate Cuttables today.  Patriotic colors, that is.  I have two cards to share with you today.  I hope they inspire you to check out all the great patriotic cut files in the store and make a few of your own for friend and family for the 4th.  Here’s my first card:

Card made with the God Bless the USA title from Miss Kate Cuttables

I made a simple rocker card, but it has a real “wow” effect thanks to the focal piece using the God Bless the USA cut file.  It’s got lots of layers so this is quite a beefy piece, which I love.  I cut it from Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stocks.  I converted the “God Bless” portion to print only on the Whisper White.  After putting everything together, I used Wink of Stella on the Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler.  I only wish I could capture how beautiful that shimmer looks in person.  Here’s a close-up of that:

The God Bless the USA title from Miss Kate Cuttables turned into a rocker card

The digital patterned paper came from the Bada Bing digital collection by Amanda Heimann.  I changed almost everything, though, by reversing the color scheme and replacing the circles with stars.

For the inside, I used another Miss Kate Cuttables cut file, 4th of July Title and changed it to print only.  I added a few more stars and that did it.

The Fourth of July title converted to the sentiment for this card.

My second card was made using the July 4th Set which has SO many components.  It’s really a great buy.  My inspiration for this card actually came from this cut file.  Here’s the card:

Card made using the 4th of July set by Miss Kate Cuttables...turned into a shaker card.

The file includes three concentric stars.  As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to make a shaker card with them.  I had never seen a multi-layered shaker card previously (though I sure there must be some), so I decided to give it a go.  I kept the same format, but increased the size to fit my card front.  I used the small stars (reducing them to 1/4″ and smaller in size) in the same red, white and blue colors for the shaker contents…but switched the order so the shaker contents differed from the layers.  So, the bottom blue layer, with the smallest star, has red shaker content.  The middle white layer has blue shaker contents. The top, red layer has white.  Here’s a view from the side showing the layers:

Celebrate wm 2

I found the perfect greeting for the front of the card in the Birthday section of the store.  Yup, I did say I used the Birthday Word file for a 4th of July card. I inserted the word “Celebrate”, sized it to fit inside the largest star and welded it.  Here’s a closer look so you can see what I’m talking about:

For the inside of the card, I used the Independence Day Title and converted it to print only.  I think it goes perfectly with the front!

Celebrate wm 3

I hope you enjoyed my cards.  I always enjoy sharing them with you!

2 Responses to “Patriotic Colors at Miss Kate Cuttables”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    Multi-layered shaker cards, who would have thought of that? You would, that’s who. My daughter’s birthday is July 4th, so I used to do that kind of card for her, but have tried to make it more to her interests now. Of course when she was small we were able to convince her that the fireworks display was just for her birthday.

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