Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Patriotic Card

This is a patriotic card that I recently made for Operation Write Home.  I originally saw this card on Pinterest, which led me to here where the sketch was originally from and OH. MY. GOODNESS.  Talk about amazing inspiration for this card style!  All the patterned papers are from the Paper Studio's Vintage Nation stack.  All the papers in that stack are gorgeous!  You will be seeing a lot more projects from me using it :)
I used a stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps for the sentiment and wrapped some red and blue floss around the white strip of paper.  It is hard to see in these pictures, but the white strip is embossed with a star embossing folder for added texture.  The star and circle die cuts were all made using the basic shapes in SCAL2.  I also added brown chalk around the star die cut.
The patriotic theme of this card makes me think of summer, the Fourth of July, BBQ's, and sitting outside in the heat watching fireworks!  We always get together with family and have picnics and go to the beach. The whole season is so refreshing.  I love summertime and am so glad it is finally here!

On  a side note, it appears as if Google reader will soon cease to exist on your blogger dashboard.  I have chosen Bloglovin my replacement reader and I hope that you will follow my blog with Bloglovin (button is on top right sidebar) especially if you are a current Google reader follower, so you wont miss anything from my blog.  Thanks to all who have chosen to follow my crafty posts :)

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
June 22 Catch the Bug Challenge (Red, white, and blue, F (freedom), and Kraft)
June 23 Craftin Desert Diva's
June 23 Eureka Stamps
June 24 TTCRD
June 24 Die Cutting Diva's
June 24 LEJ Designs
June 24 Simon Says Stamp and Show
June 25 Crafting by Designs
June 25 Papertake Weekly
June 25 IBSIC #56
June 25 Inky Impressions
June 25 Scrappy Mom Stamps
June 25 DL.ART for a man
June 25 Cuttin and Stampin
June 26 Word Art Wednesday
June 26 Paper pretties
June 29 Creative Inspiration Paint
June 29 Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe
June 30 DL ART monthly linky
June 30 Every Day is an Occasion
June 30 Ribbon Carousel
July 2 Aud Sentiments Challenge


  1. YOur card is beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.

  2. Oh wow this is a gorgeous patriotic creation. So love the mix of design papers.
    {I would love you to take part in my 600 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Beautiful card! Love the different pattered papers you used and the embossing looks great! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  4. Love your patriotic card. Great papers and patterns. Thanks for joining us for Funday Friday. Stephanie

  5. This is a fabulous patriotic card! I these papers and have this same stack! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

  6. Amazing job Beth love this card. Thanks for joining us at CI Paints!!1

  7. Beautiful card with nice colours and paper.
    Greetings Carola

  8. WOW - I'm not a big fan of red, white and blue but this card knocked my socks off. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

  9. What a great card for a really great cause. Love the red white and blue theme and the shapes of the gorgeous paper panels! Such a fab card!

    Thank you for entering the LEJ Designs Challenge #58 - add some texture....hope to see you entering more lovely makes in our future weekly challenges.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ Designs DT Member

  10. Fabulous card - great design and beautiful papers.
    Thanks for playing along at TPC this week.
    God luck.
    Debs xx

  11. Love seeing patriotic cards and yours is wonderful. The chalk around the star adds so much dimension. Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

  12. This is a really great July 4 card, Beth. Great combination of patterned papers and just really lovely! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge this week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. Great patriotic card! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  14. Gorgeous papers and design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  15. I really like the way you pieced the background with those banners. I'm visiting via WAW. Blessings!

  16. This is just super. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Red, White & Blue“ Linky Party. New Linky Party starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  17. Super card! I can see why you love that paper stack! The patterns are great!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  18. Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

  19. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining our June Bingo Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!

  20. Wow that's a fabulous layout for a patriotic card. Love the DP you have used.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  21. Beautiful card!! I love those papers!!! Thanks for joining us at CI Paints for the Inspired by Challenge!!

  22. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  23. Really cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'.

    Tammy S.

  24. Wow, this is such a simple and striking card! Love kind of style!!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely creation in our ‘Anything goes - Show your Season’ Challenge
    Do join us again!
    Rene (DT Crafting by Designs)