Make an Easy Patriotic Card or Invitation

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Make an Easy Patriotic Card or Invitation


It was SUPPOSED to be a wonderful weekend. My friend Jenny from Craft Test Dummies was having a card making party for the troops, beautiful weather and MORE yard work and a family dinner to say “good-bye”  to our middle son as he’s going overseas at the end of this week with his Marine Reserve Unit. PLUS today is the Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop.

And then I got the flu.

The, “I can’t eat, my head is splitting in two, and I’m just going to sleep my way through it” flu.

I missed the card making party and didn’t get anything accomplished for the blog hop over the weekend. So today I whipped up a few more of these cards (Yes, I did post them once a long while ago) to send to Jenny and share as a part of the blog hop so I can at least participate a bit.

I know. Kind of lame but you love me anyway, right? :)

So here are the instructions for my super easy card.

I’m not one of those people who LOVE, LOVE, LOVE making cards. I like it well enough, but it’s not one of my favorite crafts. So when I do make a card I like to make one that I can make rather quickly and make multiples of. THIS fits the bill nicely, thank you very much!


Here is what you need:

  •  4×5 Blank Cards and Envelopes
  • 1201-15 Darice Shape Hole Punch Value Pack
  • Red Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pad – Vintage Photo (optional)
  • Invitation Stamp for inside the card (optional)

Cut a square of blue paper to 2 inches by 2 inches and punch holes with the star shaped punch. Punch randomly and don’t forget to save the stars you punch out for a future project.

Cut 2 red stripes to 1/2 inch by 5 inches and 2 stripes to 1/2 inch by 3 inches.

If you wish, you can use the Distress Ink Stamp Pad to add color to the very edges of all of the pieces.

Adhere in place as shown.

Make an Easy Patriotic Card or Invitation


That’s all there is to it! Two pieces of red 12×12 cardstock and 1 piece of blue 12×12 cards stock should yield approximately 26 cards and I made them all in less than an hour. Not too shabby!

Now will you please pass the Ginger Ale and Saltines? :)


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