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Vintage look 4th of July card

The 4th of July has a way of sneaking up on me. France's national holiday is the 14th, so there's nothing to remind me of it here. Last year I completely forgot and didn't send a single card to anyone. I was on track to repeat that again this year and realized just last night that the 4th of July is next week! It takes a good week to 10 days for a normal, fairly flat card to get back to the USA so if I wanted anything to arrive anywhere near the 4th I needed to get creating! I whipped out three cards last night in a hurry and popped them in the mail this morning.

This card is one of the three. I took a free vintage postcard from Vintage Holiday Crafts and used it as my topper. The papers are also free and are from Cottage Market's Patriotic digital paper pack. The buttons are favorites from my vintage hoard and the gold twine is upcycled from a chocolate box.

I'm linking up with:
DL.Art's Challenge #135 "Patriotic"
Dazzling Diva Challenge #31 "Red, White and Blue—Anything Goes"
City Crafter Challenge Week 217 "Red. White and Blue"
Scrap Creations "4th of July"
Twisted Tuesday #179 "Red, White and Blue with Stars"

Paper—cardstock, Cottage Market's Patriotic digital paper pack
Topper—Vintage Holiday Crafts vintage postcard
Embellishments—ribbon, buttons, upcycled twine


  1. Beautiful card great papers I like the vintage look! I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #135 “PATRIOTIC” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  2. Everyone has their holidays in July it seems. Canada Day is on the 1st.

    I love the vintage vibe of this card.

    Shani you need to send me your mailing address to I want to send you something : )


  3. The retro theme really works with your card! Great job! Thanks for participating in the Dazzling Divas Design Challenge this week! Hugs, Cathy

  4. LOVE this, Shani! That background paper is the PERFECT complement to the darling vintage image, and I love the pops of red given off by the mats. Beautiful holiday card, Sweetie!!

  5. Beautiful image and card; thank you for sharing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  6. What a great vintage card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  7. Love the papers you used and the buttons.

  8. Great job whipping this together! Love all the vintage elements you used! fabulous card! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  9. Love your beautiful Card! Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  10. Such a wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  11. Très belle image Shani!


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