Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Salute to Veterans


Hello everyone! I’m back with another card for the Celebrate the Occasion Challenge! This week, the requirement was to make a project celebrating Veteran’s Day.

For my card, I did something that I haven’t done in a while - used patterned paper from a store AND my Expression. I’m still getting used to my Imagine, so that’s why I like to use it most of the time. Anyway, here’s my card:


My card measures 5” x 5” and the base is Kraft from the Paper Company. The navy blue mat is, 4.75” x 4.74,” and the red mat is, 4.5” x 4.5”. Both are open stock from Hobby Lobby. I used my Sukura gel pen to do some faux stitching around the card base and the red mat.


The die cut stars are from Plantin Schoolbook. I used the Roly Poly key. I do not remember the size of the yellow stars as I cannot seem to find my notebook, but the light blue star is 2.25.” I stamped, “Thanks!,” with VersaMark and heat embossed it with Zing embossing powder in pewter from American Crafts. I used Microsoft Word to type, “for all you do,” and I trimmed it and used my Fiskars square punch to make a banner.


Both of my pattern papers are Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. I used the same navy and red cardstock to mat the I Love USA paper. And to finish off the card, I took a button from my stash, tied a knot through it with white embroidery floss and used a Zot to adhere it to the card.

That’s my card for today. I thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day!


  1. Beautiful card, love the combination of DP's :)

  2. Another elegant card Trell! Very cute! Love all the faux stitching.

  3. This is just a great card. I love the design and the papers you used. Just beautiful!

  4. Great card! I love the paper you used and the stars!

  5. Really nice card and the pattern paper you chose is perfect!
    Laurie DTM

  6. Awesome card!! Everything looks perfect together!! :)

  7. I love everything about this card. Great job! Smooches... Felicia

  8. I am loving this card! You did a really good job on it, I am your newest follower hope you can stop by my blog when you get a chance!!


  9. I love the USA too and I LOVE your card!!!


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