Combining the sketch layout challenge from Paper Wishes message board and from Ribbon Carousal's happy birthday America challenge, this is what I came up with for one of my husband's buddies whose birthday was yesterday/July 3rd.
Paper Wishes sketch was turned on its side. I thought the horizontal layout would be better for using the "celebrate" sticker sentiment. PW or HOTP products used include the basic red card form, the mini ruby red brads, and the scalloped circle punch from Tonic Studio that was used for the half circles.
Ribbon Carousal encouraged the use of red, white, and/or blue as well as always using something from a spool. Spool products used include the striped satin ribbon across the top and the ribbon embellishment from Making Memories.
The Making Memories design embellishment set purchased at Hobby Lobby included the rockets, blue and red stars, the celebrate sticker along with the ribbon embellishment.
DCWV adhesive-backed textured cardstock mounts provided the dark blue background paper.
The plaid cardstock was purchased in a scrapbooking set about 4-5 years ago.
Inside there was also a happy birthday stamp, blue ink stamp pad, and light blue cardstock used from my stash.
I'm very pleased with the results. Hope you all like it too! Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!