Patriotic Christmas Card

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It's so rare that a card turns out exactly as envisioned from the get-go! I made this Americana-inspired card this morning while trying to figure out what to do with the three extra rolls of Cherry Cobbler scallop dotted ribbon I accidentally ordered. I was adhering the ribbon down for another card and was suddenly inspired to make this one.

I used the inset embossing technique (photo tutorial here) for the Whisper White snowflakes on the Night of Navy background. The sentiment is from Four the Holidays, which I know many of you got for FREE because it was a Sale A Bration choice last spring! Love SAB!

Anyway, wanted to share this card partly because it shows off that pretty ribbon, which you can enter to win by leaving me a comment on the post at the top of the home page! Check back on August 31st, 2011, to see the names of five lucky ladies (or gents!) who will be getting a 1-yard sample of each of the colors this scrumptious ribbon comes in. Perfect for playing with! Good luck!

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10 thoughts on “Patriotic Christmas Card”

  1. This patriotic Christmas card is the BOMB!!! And that sentiment is PERFECT. This would make a great card to mass produce and send over to the troops – maybe with Post-It note messages to them so they could re-use and send back home. Hmmmm – my wheels have started spinning……. 🙂

  2. You had me at Patriotic. LOVE this!!! (And gee, I don’t now HOW anyone could accidentally order something they hadn’t meant to order……ask me about the extra French Foliage and two Cherry Cobbler re-inkers. Hee-hee!)

  3. Dear Lyssa,
    Fantastic card! Might have to case it for a Support Our Troops stampfest!
    I’ve been viewing your blog for a year or so and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Your very talented. I think your demo blog is great also, and take a peak every now and then, especially when I need some encouragement. Thank you much!
    I suppose I could blame you though for my Mickey D’s addiction to the combo of oatmeal and an iced mocha. LOL!


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