Patriotic Greeting Card

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Greeting Cards | 0 comments

 

I know it’s not even close to Fourth of July but I couldn’t wait to use the Banner Blast stamp set to create this quick and easy patriotic greeting card!  I regularly donate supplies to a friend (hi Cindy!) who creates cards for Operation Write Home and I think this would be a great card for those in the military.

Patriotic greeting card

How do you like the background image?  That is a new stamp called Hardwood and can be found in the Occasions catalog.  It is quickly becoming one of my favorites background stamps and was also used in the projects in the previous post:  http://www.keenankreations.com/2014/02/stampin-up-new-hardwood-background-stamp.html.

Those cute little banners are from the Banner Blast stamp set and are punched with the coordinating Banner Punch – both items can be earned for free during Sale-a-bration which ends March  31st.  During Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration Brochure with every $50 worth of product ordered.  Each of the punched banners are popped up with a Dimensional as well as the greeting.  The greeting for this patriotic greeting card is from a hostess set called Express Yourself and is die-cut with the Bitty Banner Framelit (I trimmed the left side with scissors so it’s straight and not notched like the right side).

Here’s the list of Stampin’ Up! supplies:

  • Stamps:  Hardwood, Banner Blast, Express Yourself
  • Ink:  Midnight Muse, Real Red
  • Paper:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Banner Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits, Dimensionals

Remember that you can order Stampin’ Up! supplies online by clicking the “Order Online” link to the right or I can place your order for you.  Don’t miss out on the Sale-a-bration promotion!  Make sure to get your order in before the end of March.  The Banner Blast stamp set and punch are two of the most popular Sale-a-bration choices from my customers so far too :-)

I’m sending this card to a family friend, Steve Mix, who served in the military and recently published his first book, Goodbye From The Edge of Never.  I’m reading it now and am having a hard time putting it down!  Our family has known Steve since he was a teacher to my oldest son (about 15 years ago) when he attended Morgan Autism Center.  We all loved him as a teacher then and now consider Steve a good friend :-)

I hope you enjoyed this project and will be inspired to create your own patriotic greeting card to send to someone that has served or is currently serving in the military!

 

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