Thursday, June 11, 2020

Say Thanks With Patriotic Cards for Our Heroes {Plus a Big SALE}

A few weeks ago I shared some patriotic cards for Memorial Day, and I had so much fun with them I started crafting up some more.  Today's cards are perfect to send to a military hero who's far from home, or to say thank you to a veteran for their service. Ready to take a look at today's patriotic thank you cards? 

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There's something appealing about making simple cards in red, white and blue - the color scheme is already chosen for me, so it's just a matter of choosing some appropriate stamps and simple die-cut shapes to pull them together. The Old Glory stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey has long been a favorite of mine, and you can grab it on clearance if you don't have it! 

Today's projects feature two different card ideas with Old Glory, plus a great little sentiment set and simple die-cut stars. The bonus? Almost everything I used today is on SALE...but more on that later.
 There are some really great stamps in the Old Glory Set and two of them are border stamps.  In the first card above, you'll see I used both of the borders - the starry stripes and the striped stripes (is that a thing?) Don't you love the distressed look of these images? It's such a fun detail to the stamps.
On the next card, I used the striped border again. Along with the stripes, I stamped the solid USA image across the background at a diagonal. Such a bold fun background!

Layering some simple cardstock stripes and stars, plus keeping a really simple sentiment strip helps to balance out the busyness of these cards. The patterns and colors are bold, but having some solid space gives your eyes a place to rest and creates a more balanced card. (And sometimes. . .busy and bold is FUN!)

Conveniently, it's the perfect time to create patriotic cards and crafts for summer holidays, picnics, and parties. And all year long is the right time to send thank you cards to first responders and military heroes. 

Remember I told you almost everything I used is on sale right now? It's part of the Summer Super Sale at Spellbinders + FSJ and you'll find up to 50% on all kinds of products, including stamps, adhesives, paper, dies and more. 

Supplies on Today's Cards: all on sale!
Old Glory Stamp Set
(Old Glory Coordinating Die Set also available)
Letterboard Minis Stamp Set
Star-Dom Die Set
Journey Days Stapler
Brush Silver Staples

Looking for more patriotic inspiration?
You'll like these cards too! They feature two other patriotic stamp sets from FSJ that are also on sale now! Find the whole blog post here: https://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/2018/07/create-patriotic-handmade-cards-with-fsj.html
Land that I Love patriotic cardmaking ideas with FSJ stamps and dies to use as cards for heroes, and for patriotic holidays

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