August 8, 2011

A Patriotic Thinkg of You

This card I made following a sketch in the Cricut message board.  Decided to go with a patriot theme, since I will be sending it to a friend of our that is in basic training for the Air National Guard in Texas.  I know how important it is for them to receive mail during this time since it is the only communication they get during basic training.
The "thinking of you" is from Alphalicious cartridge, an older cartridge.  The papers are from a DCWV mat stack that has such a nice combination of plain colors and patterns to go with them.  I love this stack it is so handy.  The tag is cut from Stand and Salute and is suppose to be a dog tag.  I cut it out of silver paper and I added some "chain like" cord to it as the chain.
I love using my Cuttlebug folders to add that special touch to cards sometimes, however many times they are too small for the cards i make so they don't cover the entire surface I want them too.  This one being a patriot theme I wanted to use my stars folder, but it did not quite cover the area.  then I had an aaaah  haaaa moment (rare LOL) so I did part of the paper with the stars and the other part with a stripe folder to make it look like a flag.  i think it came out pretty cool.  You have to be careful when using two folders so you don't run over each other.  Here is a closer look.
Didn't it come out neat, I was pretty happy with it.
I left the inside very simple so I could write a note in it to our friend and see how she is doing.

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Cocoa's Mom said...

Donna! What a brilliant embossing idea! Your card is fabulous. TFS Christine

Helen Dooley said...

This is a great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at ForFun.

Helen Dooley said...

This is a great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at ForFun.

Cricut Couple said...

Love it! The colors are fantastic too!

Merry said...

Wow...very clever layout. Terrific card. Saw you on Make it Monday.

Sharon said...

This is great! Love how you did the embossing1 That is neat!! :)

Shirley-anne said...

hello Donna .Love it .great embossing technique . Thanks for showing on Make it Monday .

Lisa Jane said...

what a fab patriotic card - love the lettering
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
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