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Friday, September 21, 2012

A Patriotic Card

I have never made a Red White and Blue card for the 4th of July or for any other occasion.  So that meant that I needed to go to the Internet for some samples!  Something I don't ever mind doing!  I LOVE going on the Internet.  

Now I'm going to fill you in on a bit of information first because what I will say later is going to make me sound VERY old.  My dad was the youngest of 10 children.  So that meant that he was an uncle before he was even born.  So with that said you can do the math. This card is for my cousin's grandson (my dad's niece).  I don't know what that makes him to me.  Something about cousins removed twice, three times, whatever.  I just know he's a grandson of my cousin.  I don't follow the family tree stuff much.  Too many nuts in that tree!!! LOL

OK, onto the card.  I found this card on Sharon's "Created by You" website.  She has some fun cards on there and I check in on her site often!

This was just the card I needed to make for the open house that is tomorrow!  Nothing like waiting until the last minute to get the cards you need done, huh?  And this was one I couldn't send out later.  I HAD to make it and have it ready for the open house!  So here it is.  It's a very easy card to make.  I punched the stars out of glitter paper.  Actually I used glitter wrapping paper that I had gotten at Michael's.  It's not as thick as the card stock glitter paper so it was very easy to punch and I knew it wouldn't ruin my punch!  I also bought a roll in red.  I cut strips of red and set them in place over the white card.  I added the angled pieces and then the stars on top of that and set them in place with some tape and brads.  Then I taped that strip in place.  I stamped the words and assembled the card.  Oh, before I set the top layer on I did cover the bottom strips with Crystal Effects and covered it in the clear/white glitter.  Once that set up then I put the card together. 

I think it's a perfect card to give to a guy, especially one who is going into the Marines.  The party for him will be fun and we will be sending him off with wishes of a safe time in the service.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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