Monday, May 25, 2020

Stars and Stripes! Patriotic Thank You Cards with Die-Cutting

Memorial Day might mean picnics, parties, and a day off from work, but it's important not to forget the reason for the day - and it's a great time to honor and thank our heroes. Today I have a few simple  ideas for handmade cards to say THANKS to our veterans, soldiers and their families. And the best part? You don't even need patriotic supplies in your stash to make some red-white-and-blue goodness.  Ready to take a look? 
Stars and stripes are a pretty obvious and FUN way to go for patriotic cards, and you might just have the perfect items already in your stash. I used the Stars Die Set, which makes 6 stars from one pass through the machine. I die cut them in two shades of blue for lots of mix and match possibilities. Think about the stars you already have in your stash - you might even find the stars you want in a Christmas stamp or die set! 
Now for the STRIPES. You can certainly just trim some stripes on a paper trimmer, for a simple and quick option - but I loved the idea of using the Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner Die for my stripes. This die has three widths of banners and they come all attached as one piece. You can certainly cut them apart, but I tend to leave dies like this attached because one pass through the machine gives me three quick banners at once - or in this case, three quick stripes at once. 
To finish off this card I pulled two stamps from the Thankful Harvest stamp set. This may look like more of a fall set, but I love it because these sentiments are so versatile. You might be surprised what you can find in your crafty stash to pull together some pretty great patriotic cards, even if you think "I don't have anything patriotic in my stash!"

 In addition to Memorial Day, today is also Die-Cut Obsession Day on the Impression Obsession blog. Head over to the IO blog to find links to all the designers sharing some die-cutting goodness today. I'm so glad you stopped by today, and no matter how you're spending the day, I hope it's filled with LOVE and peace. xoxo

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1 comment:

Celeste Goff said...

Gorgeous cards and perfect for Memorial Day!