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Proud To Be An American

I love celebrating Independence Day with he parades, the cook outs, the gathering of friends and family and fireworks. I love seeing people proudly displaying their flags and kids decorating their bikes with streamers. Now doesn't this little bear look like he is enjoying the July 4th festivities?

Patriotic Bear and the "Proud to be an American" sentiment are part of the Meljen's Designs new release available at Whimsy Stamps.

As soon as I saw the new release, I knew exactly want I wanted to do. For once, a project turned out the way I envisioned it. This little bear is so stinkin' cute and he certainly looks proud. Here is a closer look at him.

I forgot to take a close up of the bottom portion of the easel card. Sorry.

Be sure to show off your Red, White & Blue projects in this week's Meljen's Design challenge. Melissa has some super cute, patriotic stamps in the new release that you could use. (You do not need to use a Meljen's image to enter the challenge.)

I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day. Thank you for looking!

**Edited: Woohoo! My card is going to be featured on the SNR Card Universe.



  • Images: Patriotic Bear and Proud to be an American from Meljen's Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Papers & CS: PTI white CS, Georgia Pacific CS, all other papers are from the 4th of July Project Pantry kit from Taylored Expressions
  • Inks: None
  • Tools: Cricut, Plantin SchoolBook cart, MFT large scallop border, CuttleBug, Spellbinders Nestabilities, paper piercer, Prismacolor and Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Stickles (gold & tiara), Zig Writer marker, misc. wood button & white twine, misc. cork, Ric-a-rac from above mentioned Taylored Expressions kit, Sakura clear Gelly Roll pen
  • Techniques: Faux Stitching, Easel card


Pascale said…
Super patriotic card I love the spotty papers you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale
Erin said…
great card- he is super cute.
I love the added cork!
Heather said…
YAY! Erin answered my Q!!! That IS cork!!! WOW! I am LOVING the look of that. Your card is divine. Great easel card and the images / embellies are darling! Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
Judy said…
What a fabulous card! I really really like this one. It has some what of a country feel to it, and I love that. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Helen Dooley said…
Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing on For Fun this week! I love Meljens images. You made an awesome card with it.
A.J. said…
Great card - I love your backing papers and great image. I especially like the wooden buttons too!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Marlene said…
Love your patriotic card! Your bloggy title goes great with mine today. God Bless the USA! :)
Erin... said…
Adorable!!! The papers and button are so fun! And I LOVE that Meljen image!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something this week! Happy 4th!
Liz said…
Thanks for playing along at OSAAT not once but twice Your work is STUNNING
Liz xx
Annika said…
Wonderful layout and layering! Beautiful card that looks like I'd want to touch and stroke it... erm, I think that sounds a bit wrong, lol
Karin said…
Completely cute :) Love the papers and the star embellishments...Oh and the stitching too!
Monika Reeck said…
a cute patriotic card your much dots on there...Great card..thanks for joining with us at Digi Doodle Shops Best this week, hugs, Monika
JLJ Designs said…
Very cute card! I love the little button accents. Thanks for joining us at Glitterbabe's Challenge.

CraftinGranny said…
Wow, 2 cards this week Cheryl and you definitely hit the jackpot with this one. Love those stamps!! Now I've got to head on over and get

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at For Fun! Hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Carol
Jeanette said…
This is a darling red, white and blue card for the 4th of July celebration.
Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.
Another wonderful patriotic card!! He's having a ball with his sparklers!!! Love that polka dot paper too!!!
Happy 4th!!!!!!!!!
otomys said…
Lovely cards, Cheryl. Wonderful colours and layout. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week! Hope to see you next week, too.
Amelia x
Deb Neerman said…
This is absolutely adorable ... love it!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Stars" challenge!
Lisa said…
Just adorable! Love the colors and the cork is a nice touch. Thanks for playing along with us at FFC!
Cat said…
Your card is adorable! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!
Nordicblogger said…
Cute card. Love the use of texture, button, trim, etc.
This is gorgeous! Rich beautiful colours and great embellishments!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps :)
oh i would definitely "parade" around in my bathrobe - if i had one - lol! this is super, super cute!!! and i'm so glad you joined in the fun at glitterbabe's challenge!!!!

hugs :)
Sandy Hulsart said…
You are right, this bear is "too stinkin' cute" and you have colored him perfectly. Your card is wonderful, perfect blend of papers and embellishments. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at ABC Toys and Crafts.
Debbie said…
What an adorable card. Love your colors! Thanks for playing with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday.
Stephanie said…
Wonderful card! I love that you made it into an easel card. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.
Melissa said…
What a cute, cute, card. That little bear is adorable!! Thanks for joining us at S2G!!!
Outstanding! This image is so stinkin' cute, and your presentation is amazing! Thanks again for playing with ABC Toys & Crafts!
Padster said…
I soooooooo love them Meljens bears and lvoe what you've done with him.
Thanks for joining us at I Did it Creations this week
Debbie x
Tracey said…
Hi Cheryl, another fantastic card, love it!

Thanks for joining us at For Fun!

Have a great weekend :)

Mary Ski said…
Very cute! What a proud little bear. Thanks for sharing with FFC
Andrea said…
This is stunning!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Stamp Something!
hayward69 said…
Fantastic card. Love the image and the dp. Nicely coloured in too. Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx
Denise said…
What a darling Fourth of July card! Such a cute little guy. Love the cork board look of the scalloped edges. Thank you for sharing it with us at Practical Scrappers.
Carol Ann said…
Great fun card. Thanks for playing along at One Stitch at a Time.
Carol Ann xx
Gina said…
Wonderful card Cheryl, and he's even carrying sparklies too! Thanks for playing at Glitterbabes Challenge XXX
Chrissie said…
Goodness what a lot of challenges for this superb card!
Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week!
Lori said…
Wonderful easel Card, Cheryl! I love all the gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Romance Challenge!

Love and hugs ~
Tammy Miller said…
What a great Card, Thanks for playing with us at Glitterbabes Challenge!
Pauline said…
Wow Cheryl.... this is a stunning creation! I love the muted colours and the layers of embellishment! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week!
Jo Davies said…
Wow wonderful patriotic card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something!
Karen Howard said…
This is really stunning! Love the image, fantastic coloring and the details are incredible!!! LOVE IT!
Trish Hughes said…
super cute, love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with IDIC.
Vicki said…
Great patriotic it. Thanks for joining us at Glitterbabe's Challenge.

Amber said…
Fabulous card Cheryl!!!
margie c said…
What an adorable and super patriotic easel card! I love it! and this lil bear is just too cute!
Thanks for playing along with us both at Oh, Alice! and Pixie Dust Studio :)
hugs, margie
Katja of Katzz said…
Wouwww this is really great!
Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Such great card. Thank you for joining us at DDSB! :)
Rachel Hope said…
Adorable!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!
Angelwood said…
What a gorgeous card and image! Love the papers you've chosen - so cheerful! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Romance. hugs, Angela
Georgia said…
Adorable! Thanks for playing at S2G TT.
Karen said…
Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
KymKreates said…
Your project is delightful! I am soooo glad you went round in circles and got dotty with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Good Luck!
Ann English said…
Hi, Cheryl-terrific card!!! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!
Claudine Poch said…
Very sweet image and beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.
Alicia said…
So cute! Thanks for playing with us at I Did It Creations!
jo said…
So lovely! Thanks for playing along with DDSB this week! :)

This is great!!! Thanks for playing along at Paper Romance this week!

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