Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Please take a moment today to remember those that are still fighting to make this celebration of freedom continue today.  We tend to take so much for granted.  When you're like me and have a servicemember in your family, it helps to remind you what this group of people have to sacrifice to continue to protect our freedoms.

I finally decided to post a card!  I wanted to make some cards for Operation Write Home that could be used for everyday, but yet conveys a patriotic message.  I think this card fits the bill!

You don't have to use patriotic design papers to make a patriotic card.  The design papers I used on this card are from the Winter Wonderland Specialty Pack from K & Company.  Look through that stash of papers that you've been hoarding and start using them!  It's hard to show all of the shimmer of these papers, but here's another angle:
Have a safe and happy 4th!   

REMINDER: More animals end up lost and in shelters on July 4th than any other day of the year. You can help by: 1. Keeping animals inside. 2. Create a calm environment for them with music, fans, etc. 3. Have updated ID tags on all animals and microchip.


Design Paper:  K & Company Winter Wonderland Specialty Pack,The Paper Company Cool Metallic
Cardstock:  Unknown Red High Gloss
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  K & Company Smitten Adhesive Paper Ribbon
Stamps:  $1 Rock On set, portion of sayings from Clear Breast Cancer set
Punches:  Martha Stewart Star Hand punches
Adhesive:  Ad Tech
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