Saturday, June 23, 2012

Flag Birthday Card

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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.

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Unknown said...

Fantastic card! i love how you made it wavy too.. Thanks for sharing!! Its fantastic!


snappy scrappy said...

Great job!! Hand done and no! Lee-Ann :)

Patricia Hurlburt said...

LOVE your card! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Pat N. said...

OMG, Cheryl! You are amazing. Your card is beautiful and I can't believe you hand cut everything. You go girl. Terrific job! Love the cut-out window. You are too smart!--Pat

Bobby said...

Your cards are always great. I like the idea of the window so the sentiment shows up inside and out.

Cathie w said...

SUPER CUTE CARD....thanks for sharing


Claudia said...

Wow, I love the flag card! My son's birthday is July 5th, it would be a perfect card for him.
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Nanascreativecorner said...

Your card is great!

Edwina said...

Wow! It is beautiful! you did a terrific job on your card and explaining it. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Sheri said...

Love the card and thanks for the explicit directions!


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vick6740 said...

This is wonderful! I really love the detail you put into it! Great job!

Carla said...

Your card is amazing. I love the window idea and to have hand cut it, it's amazing you did a great job, thanks for sharing.

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Brendanc said...

Love your flag card! I am going to be scraplifting this!! What a great card!

TeresaK said...

Wow, no Cricut! No SVG's?! You did an amazing job on this cute flag card!

Adrian said...

Wow, u did an awesome job!

Robin said...

Super Cute!!! Great job and I may just need to give this a try!


Chriss America Real said...

Wow girl! I don't think I could hand cut something like this! Amazing job! Your card is fantastic!



Sheri said...

I'm making 4th of July cards today while it rains, thanks for the inspiration!

Day 2


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Anonymous said...

I love your flag card! I love that the Happy Birthday peaks thru. It gives your card character. Imagine a world where we make a card without Cricut cuts. lol. I made 4 cards this am and yep no Cricut. My stamps were feeling neglected. lol
dmcardmaker at alo dot com

Amy said...

What a great card! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing and for providing such a great tutorial.