Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waving Flag birthday card

Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too is up to it again!! She has asked her design team  to create a project with the fabulous  theme:
"Hooray for the Red, White and Blue"

Here is my red, white and blue card.  I took the idea of the flag and tweaked it just a little. The card is all hand cut (no Cricut... I know... GASP).  

I created this template for the waving flag shape by tracing the edge of a plate.  I made one slightly larger for the shadow layer. The white one will become the flag, and then later on I cut a card base using the shadow layer for my pattern.

I cut the base layer again in red polka-dots.  I flipped it over and marked every 1/2" so I could trace some stripes.  I then hand cut them to piece on the white base layer.

I again used the template to make the blue stars from some DCWV patterned paper. I measured down so this portion would cover three stripes.  The width is up to you, but mine is about 2 1/2".

I assembled the flag first, then I got ready to cut it up!! :)  I wanted the sentiment to peek out from under a stripe, so I measured my sentiment and cut out a red stripe with an Exacto knife to create a window.

After my window was cut, I finished the card base and repeated the cut out.  I then curved my acrylic stamp to fit inside the window and stamped it onto the red polka-dot layer inside the card through the opening.  

See?? Here you can see the window better. 

This is what the inside looks like, I mixed-and-matched a couple sentiments from a Hero Arts set called Big Hugs to get this completed sentiment. I added some gel pen stitches to the inside and outside layer and I was done! :)

Here's my little goof up! :)  That just shows it's handmade right?

This is the card opened up, you can actually see the window in this shot.  This cut could almost double as an open book shaped card.

Feel free to re-create this card for 4th of July, or a birthday card, like I did.  Have fun! :) If you do make this style of card, please leave me a link in the comments section. I'd love to see what you do with it.

Jump over to Tracy's blog at and 
see what she and her other Crafty Designers have to share.

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Unknown said...

I adore your beautiful card!! TFS!!!

KardsbyKadie said...

Cheryl - I love the card that you created. Thanks for sharing such a fun and fabulous card with us. Love visiting your blog!
Kadie (fellow CJToo DT member)

Unknown said...

So fun! Have a great 4th!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card!

Shelley said...

Very cool card! :) Have a great 4th! PS...Love the vacation pics..they were beautiful!

Shelley - Fellow CJToo DT member

Michelle said...

Awesome job with the stripes! Great card! Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

Sue said...

What an awesome card. I love how you hand cut it to look like a waving flag. Fantastic job. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Ibn said...

So fun! Have a great 4th! Kristy