Monday, July 8, 2013

American Pride

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July.  I realize it's been over a month since my last post.  As most of us, Summer time seems to be a busy time of the year with juggling kids, work, grand kids, family, and friends visiting.  Well I was able to find a little time to make a card to send to my Son-In-Law.  He is away in the military and I was able to put it in his care package of goodies just in time for the 4th of July.

Front Cover of the card

Inside Cover of the card

Close-ups of the card

(Red, White, and Blue Twine)

(Red, Silver and Blue Glitter Star Brads)

(Tiny Stars Embossing Folder by The Paper Studio)

(Star buttons from Joann's)

(Hero Arts Stamp - Sorry for the blurriness)

(Rhinestones from Joann's)

Card Recipe:

White cardstock ((7 1/2" x 9"); scored in half (3 3/4" x 9")
White cardstock (3 1/2" x 8 3/4"); embossed with Tiny Stars and foamed taped
Blue cardstock "American Pride" (2 1/4" x 8 3/4") Cricut Cartridge Stand and Salute
Blue and Red cardstock "Banner" (1.25" x 8.92" Gypsy) weld two together; Cricut Cartridge Stand and Salute
Red, Silver, Blue glitter star brads
Red, White, and Blue Twine

Patterned paper (3 1/2" x 8 3/4")
White cardstock (2 3/4" x 8")
Hero Arts Stamp "Happy 4th of July"
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Star buttons
Legal Size Envelope for mailing

Challenges I've Entered:

Pumpkin Spice - Stars or Fireworks 
Jo's Scrap Shack - /Anything Goes
Scrappy Moms Stamps - Red, White, and Blue
2 Sisters - Red, White, and Blue
Craft Lovin - Independence Day
Time 4 Scrap - Blue, Red, & White

Thanks for stopping by.  Please feel free to leave a comment, since I love reading them all.



  1. Shawn this card is so beautiful. I love the size of the card, nice and big. The colors, beautiful. So patriotic and love the design. Thank you for playing with us this week at Jo's FFC!

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  2. Love, love this card! Please let you son in law know how much we appreciate him for defending our country! I have a son who is currently deployed too, and I always put handmade cards in his care packages too! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

  3. I bet he was thrilled to get this awesome card!

  4. It's gorgeous! Thanks for joining at Chocolate,Coffee & Cards Challenges: 4th of July

  5. Oh yes, it's gorgeous !
    I love the size of the card too.
    Thanks for joining us at Time 4 Scrap.