Patriotic Cards

Someone asked for help with cards for her parent’s nursing home. She was specific in wanting July 4th cards. My Buddy Judy sent me her left-overs from last year, so I put them to good use and created 6 or 8 cards with her supplies, then created a few more. Here is a selection from the cards were mailed.

Created during SCS VSN challenges
Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches stamps
Simply Stamps Ribbon Store
Simply Stamp Ribbon Store on Kraft

I think the box held 15 or so cards. I counted but didn’t really pay much attention. I promised her 10 cards, but she got a few extra. Once I had an idea, I duplicated it several times. These will be given to the residents at the home and there are around 70 residents. Hopefully several people are providing enough cards.

A Yankee Doodle Card

I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve been to a movie, so I’m not familiar with too many of the ones that have been made within the last 20 years. But I do have some favorites from long ago. One of my favorite movies is “Yankee Doodle Dandy” about the life of George M. Cohan, starring James Cagney. As I was creating a lot of patriotic cards yesterday on Flag Day, it occurred to me that one would be perfect to enter in the As You See It Reel Challenge. This card was really fun to create. I used the Fireworks Stamp and Stencil set from Taylored Expressions. I stamped the starry background in Blue Denim. Then lining up the first stencil, I brushed on Blue Denim to create the first part of the fireworks burst, then brushed on Red Velvet using the second stencil to complete the burst. The focal image is the flag map from the Old Glory set from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The sentiment from the Patriotic Mini Strips set from Taylored Expressions was perfect over the flag map. As George M. said throughout the movie and at the end “My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you”.