Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Proud to be American

Another card for the holiday weekend coming up.

This one shows our support for the wonderful men and women that protect our country each and every day. 
A huge THANK YOU goes out to all the great service men and women for putting their lives on the line every day for us.
There is still plenty of time to get a card done and send to someone and thank them for their courage to protect our country.
I literally used small scraps of paper and put them into a pattern on the card background. If you happen to be a quilter, you will notice the pattern is that of a log cabin quilt square. Log cabin squares always start with a square of red in the middle. 

The "Proud to be an American" was another part of a piece of paper from Memory Keepers 6x6 stack that I have been using. Yes, I used more bakers twine. 

I will be linking this card up to the following challenges and then getting into the mailbox to a special friend. 

Scrapbookaholic By Abby- Red White and Blue
Sentimental Sundays- Color of your Nations Flag
Scrappy Moms – Stand and Salute Cartridge challenge

Please stop by these challenge blogs to see the inspiration from the Design Team members and perhaps link up a project of your own.  

Here’s how I did it…
Card base is 5.25” square
Paper is scraps from my stash
Paper strips are all 1” wide and then cut to fit around the 1” square in the middle.
Center 1” square- next trip is 1” square, then 1” by 2”, etc keep turning your block a quarter turn when adding a strip
Service people/layers cut at 3” from Stand and Salute cartridge
MS red bakers twine


Ashley said...

Love your card and the glitter people! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!


Chriss America Real said...

This is just lovely Barb, good job!

Pat N. said...

Nice card, Barb. Well done with the quilting pattern!--Pat N.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful from one who is Proud to Bee an American.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

Really nice card, you did a awesome job. Hugs, Pam at

papertrails leaver said...

a terrific card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-)Amy

Joanna said...

Great card and great deatils, love it! Thanks for playing with us at SMS Terrific Tues. Challenge, good luck! :)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

great use of scraps! thanks for playing with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Scrappy Mel said...

So pretty! I love that it's a quilting pattern and the glitter soldiers! Thank you for joining us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)